Schedule Your Coronation

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We treat all of our patients royally here at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, but some of them receive actual crowns. We’re not talking about crowns a king or queen wears, but crowns for your teeth! If you live near Seattle, our practice is a great place to get your teeth looking better than ever. And putting a crown on a tooth with problems could be just what you need to attain a sensational smile.

Crowns are a therapy for a multitude of problems:

  • To safeguard a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth.
  • To cover and provide strength to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining.
  • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • To improve a tooth that is too small or misshapen.
  • To cover a tooth with acute discoloration.
  • To add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure.

If you feel like you have a need for a crown, don’t look any further than Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry. Our dentists and lab techs have the experience, training, and proficiency to make sure your crowns are fabricated and placed correctly. There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We carry out a comprehensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

We then prepare your tooth so that the crown will fit the way that it should. Once the tooth is prepared and ready, we use state-of-the-art tools to fit the crown on your tooth. When done properly, crowns can last many years. Crowns are outstanding way to safeguard and enhance your smile. Schedule a coronation today!

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Affordable Teeth Whitening In Seattle?

Affordable Seattle Tooth Whitening If you are like most web users, you have probably seen the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’.

Some show a ‘real Bellevue mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Kirkland dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing Redmond tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

Unfortunately, most of these are rip-offs. In a recent article, the Better Business Bureau explains the scam:

The countless Web sites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

The BBB has received complaints about the following company/product names:

  • Dazzle White
  • White Smile
  • Teeth Smile
  • Dazzle Smile
  • Ivory White
  • Max White
  • My Whitening
  • Gleaming White Smile
  • Advanced Wellness Research

Don’t trust your smile to an internet scammer. Your tooth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth bleaching. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free tooth whitening. You can reach us at 206-973-2407

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Same Day Smile Makeovers At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry In Seattle

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry In Seattle Have you ever wished your Seattle cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth.

Unlike a crown procedure, your dentist does not need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration. If the teeth in question have decay, come see us immediately.

Call 206-973-2407 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures to create complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled cosmetic dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be made in any size or shape.

Are veneers
strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to Brian McKay. dentist McKay will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable in Seattle
?
The cost of cosmetic dental veneers at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry is competitive with other premium cosmetic dental practices in the Seattle area. We use what we believe is the top WA dental lab to create our veneers and a significant portion of the cost of veneers goes to the lab. Porcelain veneers are often less expensive in Seattle than crowns and orthodontia. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office at 206-973-2407

 

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Dragon Breath?

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Many people mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to insufficient brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. Your dentist can help you identify the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath.

Your diet dramatically influences your breath. Because foods begin to be digested the second they enter your mouth, and because they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body, you probably will be able to smell strong foods like onions and garlic long after you’ve eaten them.

Therefore, using a mouthwash will only mask the smell. Constantly sucking on breath mints is also not a good idea. This may bring additional oral problems – especially if the mints have sugar. If you want real relief, you may need to avoid strong foods altogether.

In addition, many dieters in and around Seattle find that their diet regimen is making it harder to keep their mouth fresh and clean. Low-carb and no-carb diets promote fat burning, but the side effect of bad breath can be caused by the chemicals released during this process. Increasing water intake can help alleviate this.

Lastly, flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath. Many folks don’t realize how much food can be stuck between their teeth, and this food can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed. More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which can cause tooth decay and gum disease.

I’m Dr. Brian McKay of 
Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. My practice provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to residents in the Seattle area. I am dedicated to prime oral health for all of my patients, and that includes fresh breath. I also want them to love their smile, so if you have any questions about smile redesigns or other cosmetic dental services, give us a call at 206-973-2407.

“Serving you since 1997.”

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/low-carb-diets-can-cause-bad-breath, accessed on August 12, 2013

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe For Seattle Smiles?

Affordable Seattle Dentistry Sedation When I discuss sedation dentistry with new cosmetic dentistry patients, I encounter many misconceptions. The purpose of today’s Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry blog article is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about dental sedation.

Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some nervous  dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep. In most cases, you are relaxed but not totally knocked out. When we need to ask a dental sedation patient a question during the treatment, the patient is able to hear, understand, and respond.

Myth #2:  Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment

Anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous sedation dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.

Myth #3: Most WA Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry

Some WA dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your WA dental insurance benefits.

Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Cosmetic dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry meets all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans and thousands of WA dental patients have safely received sedation for dental treatment.

For more information about anxiety-free dentistry, contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry at 206-973-2407 today to schedule a sedation consultation.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Live Better In Seattle With Dental Implants

Seattle Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures can cause more problems for Seattle denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look better than a toothless mouth,they leave much to be desired because they affect two essential activities: eating and talking.

Unfortunately, many frustrated Bellevue denture wearers have quit dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip.

Implant dental procedures are allowing former denture wearers to re-engage in life.

Consider the advantages of implant anchored dentures:

  • They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Your denture is fixed, it will not move around in your mouth.
  • They prevent bone loss that can occur when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not irritate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is required.

Patients who have replaced their traditional dentures with implant over dentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of maintaining your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

If you want more information about dental implants, call 206-973-2407 to schedule a consultation with Brian McKay. Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry is located at 600 Broadway Ste 600 in Seattle.

“Serving you since 1997.”

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

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People that are plagued with dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common diagnosable mental condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously.

Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be difficult, but a person can live a perfectly healthy life without getting on an airplane or riding an elevator to the top of the Chrysler Building.

A person who suffers from dental phobia or dental anxiety is at risk of getting into a vicious cycle of worsening oral health.

Fear causes the person to abstain from dental checkups for years. When a minor dental issue (like a small cavity) proceeds until it reaches a nerve and causes pain, the patient is forced to visit the dentist.

At this point, the required remedy is a major procedure (possibly an extraction followed by a dental implant). The process reinforces the dental phobia and, once again, the patient stays away from the dentist’s office. That’s how some men and women end up losing teeth at a relatively young age.

Experts believe that the prevalence of dental phobia may be as high as one in four men and women. Are you one of them?

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we want to help apprehensive patients successfully overcome or at least manage their fear so they can withstand twice-yearly checkups and cleanings. Preventive dentistry is the most effective way to protect teeth and gums.

If you haven’t had a dental evaluation in a while, please schedule a consultation. You can talk to dentist McKay about the many options available including behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, and conscious sedation (sleep dentistry).

If you are terrified about going to the dentist, there is hope. At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we have successfully treated many patients just like you. We invite you to set up a consultation today.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

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1. Which of the items below are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)?

a. Pregnancy
b. Overbite
c. Diabetes
d. Family history

2. Which of the things listed below are possible signs of gum disease?

a. Teeth that appear to be longer
b. A change in the way dentures fit
c. Loose teeth
d. Swollen gums

3. Which of the things listed below are possible health matters linked to untreated gum disease?

a. Asthma
b. Low birth weight babies
c. Parkinson’s disease
d. Stroke

4. What percentage of people age 65+ have gum disease?

a. 5%
b. 12%
c. 25%
d. 50%

5. Which of the following protocols are used for gum disease?

a. Scaling and root planing
b. Gum grafts
c. Flap surgery
d. Flip surgery

Answers
1. All of the above. Pregnancy, menopause, or any other condition that causes hormonal changes is a risk factor as is any type of malocclusion.
2. All of the above. Note: some patients don’t observe any symptoms.
3. a,b,d.
4. c.
5. a,b,c.

Hi, I’m Dr. McKay of Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Gum disease usually responds well to treatment—especially if caught early. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, or have been noticing problems with your gums or teeth, I invite you to call 206-973-2407 today to schedule an appointment.

Sources:
John Donavan, “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth,” WebMD, December 15, 2015, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-teeth#3, accessed March 20, 2017
“Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments,” National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/GumDiseases/PeriodontalGumDisease.htm, accessed March 20, 2017
“Diseases and Conditions Periodontitis,” Mayo Clinic, February 4, 2014, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/periodontitis/basics/risk-factors/con-20021679, accessed March 20, 2017

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Restoring Smiles At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry In Seattle

Restoring Smiles at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle A great smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we not only restore teeth to their original condition; we make many Seattle smiles better than they ever were before!

Some patients have only a few problems they wish to correct. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem out of alignment. If the problem teeth are only superficially crooked—meaning they do not need to be moved into place with orthodontia—porcelain veneers are often the answer. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one of more teeth. They are extremely versatile and can correct shape, color, or both.

Another plus: porcelain veneers are essentially non-invasive and do not affect healthy tooth structure.

Some of our Bellevue and Kirkland dental patients were happy with their smile in years past but now want to bring up the whiteness a notch or two. Teeth whitening is a popular procedure for our Redmond cosmetic dentistry patients. We provide a variety of teeth whitening options for every type of smile. If you are ready to brighten your smile, come on in; we’ll help you find the best tooth whitening system for your smile.

 

Put your best face forward with a brand new smile!

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Change Your Life In 4 Steps

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Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are crucial for a high quality of life and overall health. Seattle folks who cope with dentures know what I’m talking about.

There is no question that dentures are preferable to a completely toothless mouth, but they are not problem free. Your mouth provides numerous basic functions, each of which can be impaired by the inconveniences of dentures.

Dentures can make it challenging to chew and taste food. It’s embarrassing to talk when they are slipping around in your mouth and laughing can dislodge them entirely. They can even make it hard to breathe – and it doesn’t get more basic than that.

Even if you have had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are an uncommonly versatile individually-constructed substitute for dentures.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a strong base for an over denture.

Here is the process:

1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, your dentist will take x-rays and measure your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your dentist will evaluate options with you and together you will design a treatment plan.

2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how fast and easy the procedure is.

3. Integration
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. Amazingly, in the vast majority of cases, the jawbone tightly fuses with the implant to design an extremely strong foundation for the last restoration. It takes from three to six months for your jawbone to work its wondrous magic.

4. Final Restoration
Whether your final step is a crown, bridge, or denture, your dentist will work with the lab to fabricate a beautiful and functional restoration. A connecting piece called an abutment attaches the restoration to the artificial root(s). The crown, bridge, or denture is all that is visible at the end of the process. Dental implant restorations are practically indistinguishable from original teeth.

Dental implant patients of all ages are excited about the improved quality of life implants furnish.

Are breathing, speaking, eating, tasting, and laughing important to you? Call us to schedule a consultation.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry: 206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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