Test Your Cosmetic Dentistry IQ

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Are you up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle? Take our quiz and find out!

1. This popular treatment uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished.

A. Veneers
B. Flossing
C. Defanging
D. Bonding

The correct answer is D, bonding.

2. This procedure is very common and its main purpose it to lighten the color of one’s teeth.

A. Teeth Bleaching
B. Teeth Whitening
C. Inlays and Onlays
D. Buffing the Ol’ Pearly Whites

The correct answer is B, teeth whitening.

3. These thin, porcelain coverings are custom-made for each tooth and are usually used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

A. Wax lips
B. Bleaching trays
C. Veneers
D. Tooth socks

The correct answer is C, veneers (although tooth socks do sound cozy!

4. Which dentist serving the area can skillfully perform state-of-the-science cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a celebrity-caliber smile?

A. Dr. Brian McKay at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry
B. Dr. Bertha Bicuspid
C. Dr. Leo Spaceman
D. Dr. Whitey Toothson

The correct answer is A, Dr. Brian McKay.

We hope you aced our quiz! Cosmetic dentistry from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can transform your smile. We’ve improved the smiles of people from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond, who also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Dental Crowns Solve Dental Dilemmas

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A dental crown is a strong, natural-looking tooth restoration that covers the top of a damaged tooth. At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas.

Crowns can remedy the following issues:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost a considerable amount of tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes bite misalignment

Before we can attach the crown, we must prepare the tooth. Any decay is removed, and the tooth is shaped  for the ideal fit. Then a mold is taken before a temporary crown is placed. The final, permanent crown is made in a dental lab from the mold.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle dental crowns are a reliable and versatile restoration. We’ve placed them on people from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond, who also come to us for complete cosmetic dentistry services and much more. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Our Top Priority

Seattle teeth bleaching best priceAt Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, our top priority has always been our patients, and nothing is ever going to change that. Not only do we want want each one of you to enjoy excellent dental health, we want you to have a positive experience in our office.

What do we mean by a positive experience? No one really enjoys going to the dentist, and we understand that. Most of the procedures we offer aren’t painful, but no one likes having a bunch of tools in their mouths. One of the things we always aim for is efficiency. Rest assured, we’ll be thorough. But we won’t have you in the chair any longer than is necessary.

There are practices that try to rush patients through a checkup like they’re a car going through a carwash, but that is not the way we do things. No one wants to be treated like they’re just another patient!

Above all, we will keep you fully informed about what we’re doing. There is time and expense involved in your appointments, and part of our job is explaining to you everything we’re doing. Dentistry is a science with a lot of big words, but we’ll always make sure you know what’s involved with your unique situation.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, each patient is our top priority the moment they settle into one of our chairs. We want people from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond to be happy with their experience here. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to 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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Correcting Severe Dental Problems

Correcting Severe Dental Problems in Seattle

Each restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure performed at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can address a specific issue. A porcelain veneer can correct the surface of a tooth that is discolored or has had enamel loss. Bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.

Some dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.

What is the difference between tooth bleaching and whitening? Whitening is the term for procedures which remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade.

We live in an age where virtually any dental issue can be corrected. To find out what cosmetic and restorative dentistry from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can do for your, give us a call! Find out why people from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond trust us with their smiles. Schedule an appointment 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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Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

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When people think about improving their smiles with cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are a popular option. At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, veneers correct flaws and leave you with a magnificent smile.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit veneers one at a time to go over the front of your teeth, giving them an attractive, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

Veneers are one of the most in-demand options available from modern cosmetic dentistry. They are very strong, and are made to match the color and shape of your teeth.

We offer DURAthin prepless veneers, an advanced over traditional veneers. With traditional veneers a thin layer of enamel is removed from the front of each tooth. That isn’t necessary with DURAthin veneers: they are reversible far less invasive.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. We’ve placed them on patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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5 Ways To Floss Daily

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If you’ve noticed that you’re too tired to floss your teeth each night, this post from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle is for you. We want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss, since it’s an essential part of your daily dental health routine.

  • If you’re an early riser, try flossing in the morning right after you brush.
  • Try just after lunch, but before you go back to work.
  • Before or after you exercise. Your oral health is just as important as your physical fitness. Keep some floss in your gym bag and give your teeth and gums some attention along with the rest of your body.
  • During the nightly news or while watching Netflix.
  • While taking a bath. Any task is more enjoyable if it can be done while relaxing in a warm tub. Light some scented candles, play some soothing music and turn off your cell phone for an at-home spa experience for an at-home spa experience.

Along with brushing, flossing should be part of your daily routine. So should regular checkups at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. We offer complete general dentistry, and patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond make sure to see us every six months. They also improve their smiles with our cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Top 5 Do’s And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene

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By taking good care of your teeth they can last you a lifetime. That’s a goal worth working toward! It all comes down to your daily dental health routine, and checkups at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

In this blog post we offer five tips for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

  1. Brush and floss daily. As a rule of thumb, we recommend brushing twice a day and flossing once. If you want to brush three times and floss twice, so much the better!
  2. Brush properly. You know what they say: if you’re going to do something, do it right! Proper brushing means using a soft-bristled tooth brush to get the inner and outer parts of the tooth, the chewing surfaces, and along the gum line. Brush for at least two minutes, and don’t forget your tongue!
  3. Don’t go to bed without brushing. Plaque is that filmy stuff that constantly builds up on teeth. It is the main cause of tooth decay. When you brush before turning in for the night you get rid of the plaque that has accumulated.
  4. Limit sugary and acidic foods. Acids in the mouth erode tooth enamel. Acidic things like fruits, teas and coffee can do a number on enamel. And alas, sugar converts into acid. You don’t have to avoid them entirely, but minimizing intake is a really good idea.
  5. Drink plenty of water. Drinking enough water leads to good hydration, of course. But water can help wash out sticky and acidic food debris left on teeth after eating.

Another big part of the equation? Regular checkups at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. We offer complete general dentistry. Patients throughout Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to us for cosmetic dentistry. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In this post from Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we explore some specifics about brushing your teeth. One key to getting the most out of your toothpaste is getting plenty of foam when brushing.

Working up a good foam is brought about by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then brushing at a 45 degree angle. The foam helps dislodge food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around as you finish brushing to pick up any stragglers.

The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel. Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are best. Harder bristles can put the enamel and gum line at risk.

The fluoride in the toothpaste promotes remineralization of your teeth. This takes time, so be certain you brush for at least 2-3 minutes, and get the foam throughout your mouth.

Flossing is an important part of cleaning your teeth. It doesn’t matter whether your floss before or after brushing. There are different types of floss available and they’re all effective. We do, however, recommend string floss over floss holders, because with string floss you can get all around individual teeth.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle we want all our patients to brush and floss twice a day. People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond trust us with their dental health by scheduling twice a year checkups. Our services include general and implant dentistry. Set up an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Think It’s Not Necessary To Replace Missing Back Teeth?

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Sometimes when people lose a back tooth they wonder whether they should bother doing anything about it. After all, the gap doesn’t show when they smile and there are other teeth to do the chewing. Why not leave it be and save some money? Actually, there are several very good reasons to replace a back tooth with a dental implant from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

  • The adjacent tooth (or teeth) may start shifting. If a tooth tilts, moves, or rotates, it can impact the bite. The unopposed tooth can also move, though it generally moves outward from the bone (over-eruption). Teeth that are displaced can become more vulnerable to gum disease, decay, or TMJ pain.
  • The underlying bone will begin to atrophy. Without the tooth root, the jaw bone shrinks. This changes the dimensions of the face and gives it a sunk-in look due to a decline in supporting bone. The vertical shortening progresses and becomes more pronounced as you get older.
  • There will be additional stress on the teeth that take over the chewing functions. This can bring about excessive wear, fracture, or pain.

If you have a missing back tooth and want to learn about dental implants, call Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond come to us for implants and for comprehensive general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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What Can Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry Do For You?

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Not so long ago, your average dentist focused almost entirely on fixing problems like cavities or gingivitis. Not here! At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we stress good dental health, and treating little problems before they get out of hand.

A big part of this is seeing our patients for regular cleanings and checkups. For most, that means every six months. That’s just a rule of thumb, and can vary from one to the next. Those who are at high risk for something like gum disease, for example, may need to come in more often.

Regular checkups also help:

  • Cavity prevention. You may have the beginnings of a cavity but feel no symptoms. As with so many things, the earlier we diagnose and treat a cavity, the better. Treatment will be easier, and it can save a tooth that might be lost if the decay were discovered later.
  • Control plaque and tartar. Plaque is that filmy layer that forms on the teeth. It’s easy to brush it away, which is why you should brush regularly. Plaque can harden into tarter; it tends to accumualte in those areas where brushing doesn’t reach. Even flossing may not get it all, but we will!
  • Maintain overall health. By now the link between your dental health and general health is well-established. Poor dental hygiene is associated with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.

Of course, it is essential that your brush and floss your teeth twice each day. Remember, a clean mouth is a happy mouth! Find out why people from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond come to Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle for dental implants, complete cosmetic dentistry, and much more. There is a lot we can do for you! Please call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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