What’s The Latest With Veneers?

Seattle Prepless VeneersOne of the improvements in cosmetic dentistry is prepless veneers, which are offered at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Though thousands of people with traditional veneers are happy with the results, some have delayed this procedure because they do not want to give up healthy tooth structure.

Veneers Have Advanced

Prepless veneers are a less invasive procedure for transforming smiles. New prepless veneers are remarkably thin shells that adhere to the face of teeth and require no removal of tooth enamel. Most prepless veneers are about the thickness of two pieces of paper. Because the color is built into the veneers (instead of being applied after fabrication), they look like your natural teeth—only better!

The Skilled Lab Technicians Behind the Scenes

Our experienced ceramists are proficient artists. They create each custom veneer with the ideal shape, color, and thickness for your new smile. Another great feature of the Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry prepless veneers application procedure is that it requires no anesthesia or drilling.

AtAdvanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, prepless DURAthin and traditional porcelain veneers are among our cosmetic dentistry options. Call us 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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Our Standard Of Excellence

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we are committed to the dental health of each one of our patients. We want everyone who settles into one of our chairs to have a good experience. But just as important, we want our work to result in healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime. That is our standard of excellence.

We offer comprehensive services to treat your dental issues, whatever they may be. We promote preventative dental care and education, and view them as the keys to good dental health. That is why we encourage all our patients to see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months.

Regular Checkups

Twice-yearly dental appointments allow us to keep track of the overall health of your teeth and gums. We’ll also do regular screenings for oral cancer, and in our younger patients, make sure their teeth are coming in as they should.

If the eyes are the window to the soul, your dental health is a window to your overall health. The link between dental and general health is by now well-established. Knowing your overall medical history helps us to be informed of your general health.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, our entire staff wants each one of our patients to have a positive experience in our office. We are all committed to the highest standard of excellence in dentistry. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and 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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The Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Guide To Dental X-Rays

The Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Guide To Dental X-Rays

Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? This blog post from Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle takes a look at dental X-rays.

Panoramic
If you have ever stood in a huge camera apparatus and struggled to stay motionless while an automated camera made one slow pass around your head, then you have had a panoramic X-ray taken. These pictures help dentists see everything in one image: the complete upper and lower jaw.

Bitewing
Bitewing X-rays help us see what’s going on between teeth—something that is always needed but impossible with a visual exam. They also help us evaluate the jaw bone.

Periapical
These are similar to bite wings but can get a more distinct picture of the tooth roots and bone. These are frequently used to help diagnose an abscess in the root of a tooth.

Full-Mouth Series
This is a combination of periapical and bitewing X-rays. It gives a highly-detailed picture of all the teeth and the surrounding bone structure.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. Services include general and restorative dentistry. Call 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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Sparkling Smiles At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry

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Welcome to the Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry dental blog, Seattle! I am dentist Brian McKay. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.

Unfortunately, our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. Seattle area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.

To protect from staining, it is vital to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry is your brilliant solution!

If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry and can produce wonderful results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our friendly and thorough team at 206-720-0600 for a tooth whitening consultation today!

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. Ask us about financing options.

 

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 Your Emergency A Schedule Crisis?

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Some emergencies are worse than others. If you have a broken tooth, then you want to call us at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle immediately.

SCHEDULE CRISIS?

Well…that’s not exactly the same thing as a tooth injury. But at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we solve that problem too.

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry provides quality dental care to patients in the Seattle area. We are devoted to the oral health of our patients.

Our emergency dental services include:

  • Root canals
  • Toothache relief
  • Tooth extractions
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Treatment for tooth injury

We help our patients keep their mouths as healthy as possible and their smiles clean and bright.

IS YOUR EMERGENCY AN UPCOMING EVENT?

Perhaps your smile is healthy. But you want to make it irresistibly stunning for an upcoming event. Even if your upcoming event is next week, we can solve your time crunch. With certain dental restorations, you can walk out with a stunning smile in a couple hours.

If you are looking for an experienced dentist, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry to schedule an exam and consultation. We serve patients in the Seattle, Edmonds and Des Moines WA area. Our services include general dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, 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

 

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Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces?

Spring Retainers Can Correct Alignment Without Braces

Many people could improve their smile with braces, yet only a few of them are currently undergoing treatment. A common reason people use for not getting orthodontic treatment is because they think you need to wear metal braces. The team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can help set you (and your mouth) straight.

You don’t need metal braces for every tooth alignment issue, however. An orthodontic appliance known as a spring retainer is often a great solution for people who need minimal adjustment to correct alignment (and don’t have an overbite or underbite).

Spring retainers are removable, less noticeable, and less costly than conventional braces. Spring retainers can move teeth 1-2 mm in the desired direction, unlike traditional retainers. We often recommend them for orthodontic patients who didn’t wear their retainer after having orthodontic treatment in their teens.

Creating a spring retainer is not complicated: an orthodontics lab forms a mold of the teeth based on the desired end result. We use spring retainers  most frequently on the front teeth but sometimes use them for teeth farther back in the mouth.

If you have ever wondered what state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental issues, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Our services include general dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, 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

 

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Dental Sealant Q & A

The team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry loves to discuss sealants. The team thinks they’re the tops!

Q. What are dental sealants?
A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove. Most pediatric and family dentists offer sealants to their patients.

A. Do sealants significantly reduce tooth decay?
Q. Yes. Studies show that dental sealants can reduce the risk of decay by 70%!

Q. How are dental sealants applied to the teeth?
A. Our team applies the sealant resin as a liquid which quickly hardens and adheres tightly to the pits and grooves. The procedure is quick, uncomplicated and painless.

Q. Which teeth can benefit the most from sealants?
A. We typically apply sealants to the first and second molars because they are at the highest risk for decay.

Q. Are sealants just for kids?
A. No! Talk to us about whether sealants could benefit you.

Q. Is brushing and flossing still necessary for the teeth with sealants?
A. Yes. Good oral hygiene is still important to keep teeth and gums healthy. Even the teeth with sealants are at risk for decay along the gumline.

If you are looking for an experienced dentist, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry to schedule an exam and consultation. We serve patients in the Seattle, Edmonds and Des Moines WA area. Our services include general dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, 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

 

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It Doesn’t Take A Lot Of Time To Beautify Your Smile, Seattle

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At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we can help you beautify your smile in less time than you think. Our team can help restore missing, cracked, or discolored teeth – sometimes in just one visit.

  • Today dental implants are considered the best way to replace missing teeth. They look and feel like your own teeth. Also, dental implants are great for producing a foundation for dentures, supporting a bridge, or replacing a damaged tooth without disturbing the surrounding teeth. Since dental implants fit inside your jaw they help prevent bone loss and gum recession.
  • At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we have several aesthetic dentistry tooth bleaching options available to whiten teeth. Patients can enjoy either in-office teeth whitening or at-home teeth whitening techniques in order to improve the color and appearance of their smile.
  • Also, if you have cracked teeth, consider cosmetic bonding. With this treatment, our team uses tooth-colored composite resins for an immediate fix.

If you have ever wondered what state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental issues, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Our services include general dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, 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

 

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Dental Care For ICU Patients Lowers Infection Risk

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Today, the  team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle would like to focus on an article that appeared in ScienceDaily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received the more intense dental care were 56 percent less likelyto develop a respiratory infection during their stay.

“Bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections often start in the oral cavity,” said Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, MD, lead author of the study. “This study suggests that having a dentist provide weekly care as part the ICU team may improve outcomes for vulnerable patients in this setting.”1

If a member of your family has serious health issues, you may want to talk to their doctor about the oral health implications of their condition. In unfortunate cases where one of my patients experiences severe health issues, I am happy to work with their medical team to ensure that their dental health is not compromised. Even some managable chronic conditions can require more frequent exams and cleanings.

Though this study pertains to ICU patients, it is also a reminder to all of us. Receiving consistent quality dental care and practicing proper daily oral hygiene is critical for everyone.

If you are looking for an experienced dentist, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry to schedule an exam and consultation. We serve patients in the Seattle, Edmonds and Des Moines WA area. Our services include general dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, 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

 

1Wanessa T. Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Mayra G. Menegueti, Gilberto G. Gaspar, Edson A. Nicolini, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Roberto Martinez, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues. Effectiveness of a Dental Care Intervention in the Prevention of Lower Respiratory Tract Nosocomial Infections among Intensive Care Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2014; 35 (11): 1342 DOI: 10.1086/678427

 

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dental smile makeover is transformative for a person who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many people do not understand. The team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle understands how it can change your life.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It shapes the way you are perceived by others.

A person who smiles often and easily is typically regarded as a proactive problem solver.

2. It lifts the mood in social settings.

When you candidly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when necessary.

3. You will feel more self-assured.

When you quit obsessing over making sure you hide your teeth, you have the drive to concentrate on ways to achieve success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile redesign is an investment in yourself that you will be pleased with every day. If you have ever wondered what state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental issues, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Our services include general dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, 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

 

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