How important is your smile to you? Can it affect the way you feel at work? Does it change the way you interact with other people? Does someone else’s beautiful smile catch your attention and make you envious?
At Pacific Northwest Smiles, we think about how to improve your smile during any service. Even if you’re here just for a routine cleaning, we pay attention to the little details that can make your smile more dazzling.
What Cosmetic Dentistry Services Can I Get at Pacific Northwest Smiles?
If you visit us specifically for cosmetic dentistry, we can offer you several services that will make your smile look sparkling and impressive:
- Teeth Whitening: We use professional whitening systems, including Ultradent and Philips Zoom! The latter is the most-requested whitening treatment in America. Within an hour, your teeth can be several shades brighter.
- Veneers: With porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental problems can disappear in a couple of appointments. Veneers can reshape each tooth, straighten a row of teeth, and resolve cosmetic challenges such as chips or discoloration.
- Invisalign Straightening: This invisible straightening system can move your teeth to give you straighter teeth in around one year, without people even noticing that you are getting orthodontics!
With so many options for cosmetic dentistry in one office, you can quickly get the smile you want!
Personalized Cosmetic Dental Care
What’s your main motivation for getting cosmetic dentistry? Are you hoping for a promotion at work? Do you want to impress someone in particular? Or do you just want to feel great about your smile in all areas of your life?
We spend time getting to know our patients at Pacific Northwest Smiles. We’ll find out exactly what you need and what your big “why” is behind every service we provide. Come to our friendly, relaxed office. We’ll make you comfortable here and really listen to your needs.
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the appearance of your smile. Candidates for a cosmetic dental procedure have any number of issues that have impacted the way their teeth and gums look.
If you struggle with significant dental issues, such as broken or missing teeth, receding gums, or discolored teeth, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
The best way to know if cosmetic dentistry is right for you is by having a consultation with a cosmetic dental professional. We can assess your teeth, gums, and overall oral structure to determine whether you would benefit from certain procedures.
Can I Combine Cosmetic Dental Procedures?
Certain cosmetic dental procedures can be combined and performed as part of the same package. This is often called a “full mouth reconstruction” or “smile makeover.
Full mouth reconstruction and smile makeovers are reserved for patients with severe dental issues, which may include multiple broken or missing teeth, severe staining, discoloration, or significant damage to the gums.
Full mouth reconstructions can involve a combination of dental implants, dental bridges, gum surgery, and teeth whitening, among other things. Your cosmetic dental provider can design a unique smile makeover that includes specific treatments to meet your dental health needs.
How Often Can I Get My Teeth Whitened?
For clients with sensitive enamel, professional teeth whitening should only be performed one to two times per year. Clients with stronger enamel and better dental health may be able to have teeth whitening treatments performed more often to maintain their desired shade.
Your cosmetic dentistry provider can help determine how many whitening treatments are safe for your unique smile.
Will the Results of My Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Look Natural?
One of the top priorities in cosmetic dentistry is to create a new, healthy smile that still looks natural on the patient. When you receive dental implants or bridges, your artificial teeth will be custom-made to closely match the shade, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
Treatments that involve whitening do not lighten the teeth to a shade that looks fake or unnatural. For most patients, the outcome is a full smile that looks completely their own.
Will Cosmetic Dentistry Ruin My Teeth?
Several cosmetic dental procedures involve shaving down or removing your existing teeth. This may be essential for achieving the best possible outcome for your overall smile. Things like dental bridges often involve altering surrounding teeth to provide stability for the artificial teeth being placed. Your cosmetic dentist will do everything they can to preserve your healthy, undamaged teeth. Treatments like teeth whitening will not ruin strong, healthy teeth. Patients with sensitive or worn-down enamel are advised to have only one to two whitening treatments per year to maintain the integrity of their teeth. Procedures that involve altering the gums do not ruin your healthy, natural teeth. The goal of these treatments is to create stronger, healthier gums that contribute to overall better dental health.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized type specifically focusing on dental work that builds self-confidence by improving the appearance of teeth, gums, and sometimes bites. Its primary focus is improving your smile’s dental aesthetics, including the color, shape, position, size, and alignment of your teeth.
Below is a list of procedures we perform:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental veneers
- Dental bonding
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
There’s no shortage of tactics and techniques we can use to create a confidence-building smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Has Restorative Properties
Cosmetic Dentistry may differ from general dentistry’s focus on aesthetics. But often, these cosmetic procedures have restorative properties as well. For instance, you are no doubt familiar with getting a filling for a cavity. Previous dental fillings were made of gold or amalgam; with today’s cosmetic dentistry options, you can choose a material that closely matches the color of your teeth to maintain a more natural appearance to your teeth and smile.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry delivers a range of benefits beyond just enhancing the appearance of your teeth.
These benefits include the following:
- Improved appearance
- Boosted oral health
- Restores broken teeth
- Improves your bite
- Replaces lost teeth
5 Most Common Reasons People Choose Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
People choose cosmetic dentistry procedures for a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons is how it can enhance the appearance of a person’s teeth and smile.
Improving the appearance of a person’s teeth can also boost their self-confidence in social, professional, and personal situations.
Another reason why people opt for cosmetic dentistry is to improve their career options. In professions where appearance plays a significant role, such as acting and modeling, employers do look at your appearance as a whole, teeth included.
Cosmetic dentistry is also known for reversing the effects of dental aging and staining, especially from a lifetime of smoking or drinking coffee. If you have teeth that are cracked, chipped or have sustained damage, cosmetic dentistry can provide you with your dream smile. However, it should be noted that you should have any oral health problems taken care of by a general dentist before pursuing cosmetic dentistry.
Make an Appointment for a Stunning Smile
Do you want to get started with cosmetic dentistry? Can you just imagine looking in the mirror and seeing a dazzling, even, straight smile? Then call us today and make an appointment!