Lasering In On Precision Dentistry

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At Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we want our patients to know the benefits of using a high precision dental laser.

Did you know you can improve your dental experience dramatically by choosing laser dentistry? Laser dentistry promotes lesser bleeding and faster healing times. A dental laser is more accurate and comfortable than the basic dental drill.

Lasers are now used in many cutting-edge Seattle dental practices like ours for a broad range of services. Lasers allow dentists to be extremely precise when working on both tooth and gum tissue.

Dentists use lasers to:

  • Remove decay while preserving more intact tooth material
  • Firmly attach bonding material to a tooth
  • Remove oral lesions or obtain tissue for biopsies
  • Reshape receded gums
  • Eliminate bacteria while performing root canals
  • Increase the effectiveness of tooth whitening agents

Dental patients benefit with:

  • Fewer stitches – some surgical procedures require no sutures when a laser is used
  • Faster healing
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Decreased damage to surrounding tissue/bone
  • Less pain – eliminates the need for anesthesia in many procedures

Brian McKay, DDS, uses dental laser technology for cleanings and periodontal treatmentsAt Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile and a lifetime of good oral health.

For questions about laser dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry or dental implants, call us today to schedule a consultation at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

Posted in Dentistry

Keeping You Comfortable

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The team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry makes a conscious effort to help our Seattle dental patients feel comfortable. Though our chairs are cushy as can be, we are not only talking about physical comfort here. We are talking about emotional comfort. In other words, peace of mind.

Here are four ways we are dedicated to your peace of mind at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, serving Edmonds, Des Moines and Seattle:

We don’t judge you.

Our team has devoted their professional careers to promoting oral health and creating beautiful smiles.

The friendly dental team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry is here to help you, regardless of the state of your teeth. We have treated patients with severe tooth neglect, advanced gum disease, enamel erosion caused by eating disorders, and even tooth damage caused by illegal drug use.  The team understands and empathizes with our patients.

We protect you from pain.

From topical analgesics to oral conscious sedation, we will eliminate or minimize pain as best we can. We are pros at administering barely noticeable injections.

 We help you with your dental anxiety.

Fear of the dentist is far more widespread than you might realize and certainly nothing to be ashamed of. The perceived loss of control, instruments poking in your mouth, and teeth being worked on is not pleasant. Some people get claustrophobic because they need to lie still in the chair for treatment.

Sleep dentistry (oral conscious sedation) not only helps with pain management, it allows you to sleep through your appointment. There are different levels of sedation, so you don’t have to be completely unconscious unless you want to be. If you would like more details about sedation, call us to schedule a consultation. We can talk about the different levels of oral conscious sedation so you can choose the one that is best for you.

We communicate with you.

We take pride in our reputation as effective and caring communicators. Procedures are thoroughly explained and all your questions will be answered prior to treatment. If you are not sure you want to start treatment, we are happy to let you think about it for a while. There is no rush.

Enjoy a friendly and comprehensive dental experience at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. We are enthusiastic about keeping you comfortable. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Is A Tooth Implant The Same As A Dental Crown?

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At Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we would like to clear up the confusion surrounding dental implants and crowns. Many people wonder what is the difference between an implant and a crown.  They can be combined in one procedure. And both can be used with other dental restorations.

Let’s clear up the confusion.

 A dental implant can work as a foundation for a crown.

A complete dental implant/crown procedure includes a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and a beautiful crown.

A crown can be used to protect a weakened tooth.

Removing decay weakens the tooth. Once the decay is removed, a filling may not be enough to restore necessary strength. Likewise, after a root canal procedure, the remaining tooth may need strengthening. A crown may be used in both of these scenarios. A strong, natural looking crown protects the remaining tooth and functions like a natural tooth

A crown can be attached to a dental bridge.

When a tooth has been taken out, a dental bridge may be used to restore part of it. The reason we say ‘part’ is because a dental bridge does not restore the root of the tooth. A crown can be used with a dental bridge to restore the visible part of the missing tooth. A dental bridge used to replace one tooth requires the removal of tooth structure from adjacent teeth. With a bridge, it requires three crowns to replace one missing tooth!

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we place many dental implants and crowns. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today, and see how we can make you smile.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants

A Facial Or Filling?

A Facial Or Filling In Redmond?At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we know that we can’t completely fool you. When you receive treatment at our comfortable cosmetic dental practice, you won’t actually believe you are at a plush Seattle spa relaxing with cucumbers over your eyes.

Just because we can’t recreate an identical spa experience, that doesn’t stop us from trying.

We have a terrific dental comfort menu for our Redmond cosmetic dentistry patients.

  • Oral Conscious Sedation: Choose your level of sedation for confident relaxation
  • Topical analgesic
  • A variety of media choices
  • Soft bite blocks to rest your jaw during treatment
  • Personalized attention from our friendly and thorough Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry team
  • Ergonomic reclining chairs for maximum back and neck comfort
  • Rigorous  infection control protocols for peace of mind
  • Cutting edge technology

Are you in need of tooth restorations, teeth whitening, orthodontic solutions, or just a thorough dental cleaning in Seattle?

Enjoy a luxurious dental spa experience at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry without paying extra. We are enthusiastic about gentle dentistry. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Total Mouth Reconstruction Is Now A Reality

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At Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, your smile is important to us. We specialize in smile makeovers and total mouth reconstructions.

Have you had several teeth extracted? Do you have other oral issues like bone or gum recession?

Implants 

Dental implants are strong, functional, and natural-looking restorations with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.

Dental implants have been used for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. Also, they can provide a foundation for bridges and anchored dentures.

Missing Teeth, Bone Recession, Gum Recession, and Broken Crowns

Every smile makeover patient requires a unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving numerous restorations:

‘Margaret’ was a 67-year-old woman with a mouthful of problems. She had undergone extensive radiation for cancer several years earlier. The radiation therapy damaged soft tissues in her mouth and worsened her tooth decay.

Eventually, most of her back teeth top and bottom had to be extracted. Four of her remaining teeth were chipped and her gums had receded revealing the metal bases of 2 old crowns.

Margaret was also missing bone structure due to recession after the extractions. To create a stable site for the implants, she received bone grafts.

To restore a pleasing smile, she received 8 tooth implants. The implants anchored partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth.

Soft tissue grafts used to cover exposed tooth roots protect teeth from receding gums and can relieve sensitivity. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth received a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers.

The outcome? A sensational smile and renewed confidence! Plus no more dentures masking the taste of food and moving around in her mouth.

This case is representative of many of our patients who have a combination of problems and numerous missing teeth. At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we solve problems that many patients thought were impossible. Worried about your smile? Call us today for a smile makeover consultation.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentist

Pamper Yourself With Professional Teeth Whitening

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Do you ever treat yourself to a few hours of pampering and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed? You will feel relaxed and refreshed after teeth whitening too. For people throughout Seattle and the Puget Sound area, Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry is the destination for a whiter, brighter smile and a healthier mouth.

We offer an array of options for achieving a whiter smile, including:

  • 2-hour in-office power whitening that brightens teeth up to 8 shades
  • Professional take-home gel and trays for rapid results
  • Whitening options for people with sensitive teeth and gums

The proven teeth whitening system used in our practice has been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness. We brighten smiles every day and have hundreds of satisfied cosmetic dental patients.

To schedule a teeth whitening or cosmetic dental consultation, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry today. We are an exceptional dental practice serving the greater Seattle area.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Teeth Whitening

Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

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Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle specializes in full mouth reconstructions and smile transformations. Some Seattle patients wonder if  the phrase smile makeover is the same as general cosmetic dentistry.

Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a remarkable smile.

Generally, however, a complete smile redesign combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile transformation. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.

For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

A smile makeover involves at least two procedures, and could be a full mouth reconstruction. Successful smile transformations fill our Smile Gallery.

When Brian McKay redesigns a smile with aesthetic dentistry in Seattle, Dr McKay studies several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves amazing results and sets our practice apart.

For a smile makeover in Seattle, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry today.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Perfect Smile

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

This message from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle is about tooth enamel: one of the strongest substances in the body. Strong as it is, it is non-renewable, so it’s important to take good care of your teeth.

Even though every drug store carries hard bristle brushes, we counsel our patients to use a soft-bristle brush. Use a gentle touch, too. Scrub too hard and you can erode enamel. It is ideal to brush immediately after eating, but brushing within 60 minutes of a meal has benefits. The quicker you remove food from your teeth, the better it is for your enamel.

Flossing regularly is also important to keep gums healthy. Whether the food is on tooth surfaces or hidden in between, it is not doing your enamel any good.

We recommend a checkup and comprehensive cleaning every six months. Our hygienists remove tartar and inspect the health of your gums. Regular checkups prevent issues and save you money on expensive restorations down the road.

Remember: never use your teeth for opening packages! Keep scissors and bottle openers handy. We see damaged teeth and dental work as a result of patients using their teeth as tools. Biting down on something too hard, like ice or hard candy can also hurt enamel.

Lastly, remember to drink plenty of water. Try to make it your go-to beverage. Coffee, sports drinks, soda, wine, and tea all contain a lot of acids and/or sugar. These drinks cause a lot of tooth decay for non-water drinkers in the Seattle.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, your dental health matters. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry

If Only I Had Taken Care Of My Teeth…

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How many times have you said, ‘If only!’ ‘If only I had changed my oil,’ ‘If only I had stayed in college,’ ‘If only I had worn sunscreen.’ At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we hope you don’t ever say, ‘If only I had taken care of my teeth!’

If you have neglected your teeth, we invite you to let us help you get back on track to oral health.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we are committed to helping patients establish and maintain good dental health. We help all of our patients feel relaxed and comfortable in a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere.

We have treated countless people who avoided the dentist in years past but have recommitted themselves to healthy oral habits. We can promise you that your overall physical health and happiness will be enhanced if you start taking care of your teeth today.

We have a comprehensive menu of treatments for any dental issues you currently have: tooth decay, stained teeth, chipped teeth, gum disease, broken crowns, old unsightly fillings, and even missing teeth.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a checkup with us today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Dental Health

How To Get The Whitest Teeth

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Some people’s teeth are whiter than others, but it’s safe to say that most of us want our teeth to be pearly white! If you are one of those people, then teeth whitening from Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry can help you achieve that beautiful smile you deserve.

In this post, we want to share some tips on teeth whitening and what we can do for you!

Don’t Forget to Brush
The first tip seems like a no-brainer, but many individuals still forget this practice. We are talking about daily tooth brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and prevent tooth decay. Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we consume (drinks, food, etc.) but when we brush our teeth, it curtails the damage.

After brushing teeth, another tip is using a fluoride rinse to finish the cleaning job. Fluoride helps get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it prevents it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

Sometimes the discoloration is too severe to be reversed by home remedies. That’s where teeth whitening from Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle comes in. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we have that can improve any smile. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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