Cosmetic Dentistry in Seattle
Also Serving South Lake Union
Cosmetic dentistry can correct a number of aesthetic issues affecting the color, shape and size of the teeth. Depending on the specific treatment, cosmetic dentistry can improve the look of the following:
- Dull or discolored teeth
- Small spaces between the teeth
- Minor chips and cracks
- Unevenly sized or short teeth
- Severely worn teeth
To be successful, cosmetic dentistry requires the artistic eye and technical skill of a dental team like Kois Dentistry. Our cosmetic dentists are known for delivering exceptional care and stunning results that look natural. The following cosmetic dentistry treatments are available at Kois Dentistry:
Veneers are a versatile dental restoration that can conceal a number of dental flaws. Shaped like tiny porcelain shells, veneers are slipped over the front surface of the teeth and bonded into place. They can be used to mask small chips or cracks, improve the tooth shape or size, create uniformity between the teeth and close small spaces between the teeth. Veneers are custom-crafted to each patient’s unique specifications and designed to blend in with the surrounding teeth for a flawless result. Modern materials are very strong and last for many years with the proper care.
Teeth whitening is a process that uses chemicals to bleach the teeth. The treatment can bleach deep-set stains and whiten the overall shade of the teeth. Teeth whitening can be performed in the office, under the supervision of our dentists, or at-home with a take-home bleaching kit. The advantages of in-office whitening include a short treatment time, quick results and the fact that the dentist can control the bleaching ingredients to prevent sensitivity. At-home teeth whitening is convenient and can be performed to accommodate your schedule.
In addition to Invisalign, Kois Dentistry offers traditional orthodontic systems that use metal wires and brackets to help guide teeth into the proper position and alignment. Orthodontic treatment can not only improve the appearance of crooked or improperly spaced teeth, but also the health of the mouth and prevent more serious dental problems in the future.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-created, clear plastic aligners to gradually shift teeth into the desired position and alignment. The aligners are comfortable to wear and can be removed for eating and drinking. And, because they are clear, they are virtually invisible, making them an attractive option to patients that want to straighten their teeth in an inconspicuous manner. Total treatment time varies by patient, but most wear their aligners for approximately a year before achieving the desired results. Our dentists monitor Invisalign patients regularly to ensure the teeth are moving and straightening properly.
Laser Gum Recontouring
Some patients are perfectly satisfied with the size, shape and color of their teeth — yet self-conscious of their gums. Prominent or excessive gum tissue can cover up the teeth and look distracting. With the help of a laser, our cosmetic dentists can carefully remove excess tissue and recontour the gums so they look proportional and complement the teeth.
While cosmetic dentistry treatment beautifies the teeth (and sometimes the gums), it has no bearing on the health or function of the teeth. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can be combined with each other or with a restorative dentistry treatment to achieve the desired results.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
Are you unhappy with a particular aesthetic aspect of your smile? Would you like to discuss your concerns with our cosmetic dentists? Contact Kois Dentistry today by calling (206) 515-9500 and request an appointment.