Innovative Implants For Confident Smiles

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Many people have experienced an improvement in self-confidence after dental implant treatment at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

How Do Missing Teeth Affect Your Life?

Missing teeth can impair your ability to speak. Extensive tooth loss can make it difficult to eat a healthy diet. Dental implants can relieve pain, correct bite troubles, and improve function.

While conventional dentures are better than nothing, they can cause almost as many problems as they solve. Many denture wearers limit social activity because they are afraid their dentures will move around in their mouth. Dentures can also irritate gums and bring about painful sores. And they can make it hard to taste food.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw. They fuse with the bone to create a solid support. One implant can support one replacement tooth, while several can support a dental bridge or full arch.

Dental implants from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement. People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond come to us for implants and other restorative dentistry options. 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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We Love Our Orthodontic Assistants!

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At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care. This post focuses on the duties of a dental assistant.

You probably think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The one who attaches the bib around my neck,” and you are right. However, their knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you might realize.

Our dental assistants work behind the scenes. They assist during all dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and cavity filling. They also work with our dental hygienists during cleanings and patient instruction.

When a patient arrives for an appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for the necessary procedure. Before they are escorted to a chair in one of our pleasant patient rooms, the assistant has made sure the room is ready.

Dental assistants may also prepare tray setups, take impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take X-rays, and maintain patient records.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, dental assistants are valued members of our team, helping to bring our orthodontic services to patients throughout Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. We also offer complete general dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us 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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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry, Orthodontics

There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a big impact on your quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. Now there is a better option than conventional dentures: implant-supported dentures from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

Conventional dentures rest against the gums. They can irritate soft tissue, and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing difficult. Imagine dentures that are attached to the jaw, almost like natural teeth. Sound too good to be true?

Implant-supported dentures are already worn successfully by hundreds of thousands of people. A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. One implant can support a single artificial tooth, while multiple posts can support a full dental arch.

Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:

  • More stable. Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
  • Natural in appearance. They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
  • Built to last. Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting.
  • Prevent bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved.

Implant-supported dentures can transform your life. Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle has placed them in patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond, who also come to us for oral cancer screenings and other general dentistry services. Call our office to 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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Bright And Healthy Smiles

Bright and healthy smiles are more attractive than dull and yellow ones: you won’t get much disagreement there. Everybody likes to see a pleasing smile, and having beautiful teeth is also healthy for your self esteem. At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we create bright and healthy smiles every day with cosmetic dentistry.

We use cosmetic dentistry to create positive changes to your smile. We can close unsightly gaps and brighten your smile with porcelain veneers, or replace old silver fillings with white fillings that blend seamlessly with your teeth.

A great smile is a huge asset. It’s how we express a range of emotions without saying a word. Our goal is to draw your teeth and facial structure into harmony, so that you are able to present the world with the best possible you.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to us for sleep apnea treatment, and much more. Call our office to chedule 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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Why Braces Are More Important Than You Think

benefits of straight teeth SeattleAt Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, orthodontics have improved the smiles and the dental health of countless patients.

Consider the ways straight teeth can improve your quality of life:

  • They can upgrade your appearance
  • They can set you on a course for long-term oral health
  • They can improve your mental health and self-confidence

If you have straight teeth and an attractive smile, you are more likely to be happy with yourself. Straight teeth also show that you can act and carry yourself as a professional.

Less-obvious benefits of straight teeth

We all now that a beautiful smile improves one’s appearance. Everyone wants to look more attractive. However, the benefits aren’t purely aesthetic.

  • You are less likely to snore if your teeth are aligned properly
  • People may treat you with more respect than if your teeth were not straight
  • They feel good when you rub your tongue over them!
  • You are less likely to feel tooth pain due to displacement or misalignment
  • You are less likely to experience gum recession
  • Straight teeth can prevent decay

If you care for your braces properly, you can form healthy dental habits

Braces teach appropriate oral health behaviors. Having braces can make eating certain foods more difficult, and can especially make attempting to get food unstuck from the teeth harder.

Orthodontics from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can be life-changing. We have straightened teeth for people in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond, who also come to our office for complete general 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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Posted in Dental Health, Orthodontics

Dental Implants Change Lives

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Many people have had a big boost in self-confidence after replacing missing teeth with dental implants from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

We love helping people improve their quality of life. With a new smile, they feel better about themselves. They feel more comfortable in public. They socialize more often.

That might be thought of as a bonus, though. Dental implants are lifelike tooth replacements. They look and function just like natural teeth. With a dental implant, you’ll regain normal biting and chewing ability.

The Essentials

Some three million Americans are already enjoying the benefits of single and multiple dental implant restorations. Here is some essential information:

  • Replacement root. A dental implant is a replacement tooth root for a missing tooth. They are usually made out of titanium, a lightweight metal that is highly compatible with bone.
  • Bone stimulaltion. The artificial tooth attached to the actual implant gives you back your smile. But just as important, the implant stimulates the bone to prevent recession.
  • Healing. It usually takes two to three months for an implant to fully integrate with the jaw bone.
  • Single and Multiple. One dental implant can support one artificial tooth. Several implants can support a partial or full set of dentures.

No wonder dental implants have been called one of the most important advances in dentistry. People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle for a full range of restorative dentistry options. 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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Posted in Dental Implants, Restorative Dentistry

What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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A question from the team at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle: What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship?

Would you characterize it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, chooses the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is an inconsequential participant.

It Starts With The Atmosphere

We don’t do things that way. You will learn the difference when you first walk in our doors. You will discover a friendly atmosphere. We don’t push patients through as if they were on an assembly line.

We see you as a whole person, not just an disembodied mouth full of teeth. We want to create a long-term relationship with you—it benefits you and helps us do our jobs well.

We Listen

When we examine a patient and finds a problem that needs treatment, there is rarely only one solution proposed. We take as much time as necessary explain the options and answer your questions.

By listening carefully, communicating clearly, and asking the right questions, we can fully assess the many important factors that influence your present and future oral health.

If sounds good to you, give us a call at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Services include comprehensive general dentistry. Patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to us for restorative dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and 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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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry

Looking For A Red Carpet-Caliber Smile?

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When you see photos of celebrities, do you ever wonder how they project such perfection? Can ordinary people ever achieve anything approaching it? When it comes to sensational smiles, the answer from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle is a resounding “Yes!” – with the help of cosmetic dentistry.

There are many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures that can produce great results. Complete smile makeovers combine various procedures to transform your smile. These are the same procedures used by dentists serving the Hollywood A-list.

One of the most common is teeth whitening. We offer the KöR And Zoom! systems, which can transform your smile in a single office visit.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, teeth whitening is just one of the available cosmetic dentistry procedures. People throughout Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond come to our office for a red-carpet caliber smile! Call us 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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Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

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Dental implants from Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle consist of three main parts:

  1. The implant—also called a post or artificial tooth root
  2. The abutment—a connector piece
  3. The prosthesis—artifical tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture/partial denture

In this post, we consider the abutment.

What Is An Abutment?

The abutment is the connector piece between the implant and the prosthesis. It attaches to the implant and connects it to the crown, dental bridge, or dental arch.

Healing Abutments

You may receive a temporary abutment following the initial surgery. A healing abutment is sometimes referred to as a ‘healing cuff’ or ‘healing cap.’

When the implant has fused with the bone and is ready for the final abutment, the healing abutment is removed and the permanent abutment is affixed.

How Is The Abutment Attached?

Attaching the abutment is a fairly quick and easy. An incision is made to expose the implant. Then the abutment is attached. The prosthesis may be attached at the same time, but sometimes we wait until the gums have healed.

Dental implants from Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle are life-changing. Patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond come to us for implants and other restorative dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us 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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Posted in Dental Implants, Restorative Dentistry

Treat Oral Infections Early to Prevent Serious Health Consequences

oral infection exam SeattleThere has been a lot of talk about viral infections lately. In this article from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we focus on oral infections.

There are many causes of oral infections. In children, they are usually caused by tooth decay.

The teeth become sensitive to cold beverages. A tooth develops a dull ache. The child may have difficulty describing where the pain is coming from.

A sore on the gums doesn’t heal. An injured tooth darkens. Pain starts in the lower sinus area.

This is definitely not one of the circumstances where the “ignore it and it will go away” mentality is wise.

The dangers of ignoring oral infections

There are hazardous consequences of postponing treatment. Oral infections can destroy teeth, gums and jawbone and even lead to life-threatening sepsis.

In centuries past, tooth decay-related infection was a leading cause of death.

Possible symptoms of an oral infection

An oral infection doesn’t always lead to pain. Bad breath, fever, swelling in the gums, glands or jaw, or a strange taste in the mouth can indicate the presence of an infection.

Treat oral infections early

If an infection is caught and treated early, there may be no additional issues. However, usually the infection is the result of a dental issue that needs to be treated. If the infection is caused by tooth decay, the decay will have to be removed and the tooth filled. If the decay has penetrated to the pulp of the tooth, a root canal may be necessary.

The infection may be resulting from a pocket of undrained pus called an abscess. Pus is a by-product of the immune system’s efforts to combat infection and consists of dead white blood cells.

Mouth sores have various causes including an infection or virus. If you notice anything let us know at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Services include general dentistry. Patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to our office for cosmetic dentistry. Call 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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