Cosmetic Dentistry: The Art of Transforming Smiles and Highlighting Beauty
Making a positive and lasting first impression is easier when you can smile confidently.
Our Puyallup dental team provides numerous ways to enhance the aesthetics of your smile while improving oral health and function with tailored treatment plans and a comprehensive approach. Whether your goals include removing dental stains, concealing imperfections, or replacing missing teeth, our experts are fully equipped to help you achieve your ideal smile.
We will work with you to create a plan that is all your own, selecting the right treatments to address your needs. Our available services for professional cosmetic dental care include:
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Isn’t Cosmetic Dentistry Just for the Rich and Famous?
It’s not uncommon for some to feel that cosmetic dental care is only reserved for the famous and well-off. The truth is, however, that modern aesthetic dentistry is more comprehensive and cost-effective without having to skimp on quality.
With more dental offices working with insurance providers, offering a wider range of treatments and special packages, and utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, cosmetic dentistry is becoming more affordable now than ever!
You can be sure Smile Solutions is one of these dental practices! Our team believes that your current budget shouldn’t keep you from achieving the smile of your dreams. To find out more about our treatment specials and service packages, click here or call!
Can Oral and Dental Health Impact My Smile’s Beauty?
The health and aesthetics of your smile go hand in hand, as there’s a close link between oral health and your overall well-being. Beautiful, bright smiles are often clear signs of good health, and without a strong foundation of healthy teeth, gums, and other oral structures, radiant smiles aren’t possible.
Seven ways your smile’s health, function, and beauty can be affected include:
- Deeply stained teeth can be a sign that enamel is worn, possibly infected, or damaged.
- Cracked, fractured, or worn teeth may indicate a weakened structure.
- Missing teeth can cause issues with surrounding teeth, resulting in dental shifting and additional tooth loss.
- Crooked teeth can affect your bite and are harder to keep clean, increasing your chances of gum disease.
- A bad bite can result in TMD (temporomandibular disorder), which may cause clicking noises when chewing, jaw joint pain, and lingering headaches.
- Receding gums can lead to bone weakening and tooth loss.
- Inflamed or irritated gums are the first warnings signs of gum disease, which can impact the heart, complicate diabetes and pregnancy, and weaken the immune system in its advanced stages.
Establishing a strong foundation of oral health before receiving cosmetic treatments will better ensure the lasting beauty and durability of your results.
How Will I Know Which Treatments are Best for Me?
Dr. Clark and his team enjoy helping others achieve their most ideal smiles. Beginning with your consultation, we’ll take as much time as it takes to conduct a detailed discussion regarding what you like and dislike about your smile and what you’ re hoping to achieve.
Once we’ve gained a full understanding of your specific needs, concerns, and goals, we’ll perform a thorough examination, inspecting your teeth, gums, and other structures, looking out for any signs of decay or infection.
When ideal oral health is confirmed, our team considers all factors associated with your smile; this includes analyzing your skin tone, hair and eye color, and how your lips move when you talk. We conclude your consultation by only recommending the treatments we feel will be best suited for your desired smile.
Light stains from habits like drinking coffee or tobacco use can be removed with our professional, advanced teeth whitening with Pola. We offer both in-office and take-home whitening, which allows you to incorporate the best method for brightening your smile conveniently and safely.
Now you can whiten and brighten your smile in half the time, for half the cost! Click here to learn about our teeth whitening special!
How Is Teeth Whitening Done?
Professional teeth whitening works to remove the stain-causing molecules that attach to your enamel. This means whitening doesn’t change the shade of your teeth, but restores them to their renewed natural glow.
During your consultation, we’ll match your teeth to a color chart, choosing the best color that compliments your natural aesthetic and offers you expert insight into what you can expect during the whitening with us.
In-Office Whitening is performed by our skilled and experienced team, often in a single visit. Lip and gum separators are used to protect your gums, exposing only your enamel. We then apply the professional-grade whitening solution to the surfaces of your teeth, making sure it’s distributed evenly and monitored closely. This method can take as little as an hour and lighten your smile up to eight shades!
Take-Home Whitening provides you with your own kit of customized whitening trays crafted to the specific shape, size, and contours of your smile for a perfect, comfortable fit. The only appointments required with take-home treatment is our consultation and obtaining impressions of your smile beforehand. The whitening solution included in your kit is specially formulated for at-home use, allowing you to safely and effectively brighten your smile at your own pace in the comfort of your home.
Can’t I Use Over-the-Counter Whitening Products?
There is an endless number of whitening products available these days, from charcoal toothpaste to clear strips and even whitening pencils. However, these whitening methods aren’t as effective as professional-grade solutions.
Professional whitening distributed by our team utilizes a higher concentration of the main whitening ingredient which is carefully applied and monitored for safe and effective use. Because over-the-counter products aren’t as strong, they’re often used more frequently. This can increase your risk of tooth sensitivity and possibly damage your enamel.
Still Not Convinced? Consider These Top 7 Benefits of Professional Whitening
- Even and thorough results
- Effective, safe, and quick treatment
- Completely personalized to you
- Works for smiles of almost every age
- A less-invasive way to brighten teeth
- Longer-lasting whitening results
- Results are easier to maintain
Another great advantage to our Pola whitening system is that it also works to protect your teeth and gums, reducing your chances of tooth sensitivity!
Why Choose Veneers when I can have Teeth Whitening?
While surface stains from red wine, coffee, and dark berries are easily lifted with professional whitening, deep discoloration, often in the dentin past your enamel, is much harder to eliminate. This type of staining is common with dental injuries, trauma, and when taking certain medications.
If this sounds like your current situation, treatment with porcelain veneers may be your answer!
What are Veneers Exactly?
Veneers are thin durable shells fabricated from porcelain or ceramic-zirconia materials which are used to cover the front surfaces of your teeth, typically those most visible.
Often requiring two visits, natural teeth are prepped for placement by trimming about half a millimeter of tooth enamel to avoid bulky-looking results. Then, impressions are taken and sent to our on-site lab to begin your veneer fabrication. Your custom-crafted coverings are placed over your existing enamel, masking various imperfections.
What Smile Concerns Can Veneers Help?
Veneers can be used to:
- Hide chips, cracks, and minor dental damage
- Reduce sizable gaps between teeth
- Address mild forms of misalignment, making teeth appear straighter
- Cover severe enamel discoloration
- Provide strength to weak or worn teeth
- Even out misshapen teeth
Will My Veneers Look like Natural Teeth?
Absolutely! Veneers are world-famous for their ability to replicate the appearance and translucency of natural, healthy teeth. Unlike natural teeth, however, your veneers are highly resistant to wear and staining caused by dark foods and drinks. This is because the porcelain and zirconia materials used to create these dental coverings are top-of-the-line.
Veneers can last anywhere from five to fifteen years. With a healthy diet, diligent oral hygiene, and regular visits to our office for routine care, they may last much longer!
Utilizing Our On-Site Dental Lab for Your Benefit
Having our own dental lab provides a wealth of benefits to you and your needs for cosmetic and restorative treatment. Our lab is rated among the highest in the nation, and having an on-site lab means that we maintain control over the quality of your veneers as well as your crown, bridge, partial, and full denture restorations and the materials used.
We use CAD-CAM digital imaging to create a precise rendering of your teeth and jaw, allowing us to fabricate each aesthetic and restorative solution to your exact smile right from the start. Our expert lab technicians can craft everything from veneers to dental implant prosthetics precisely, carefully balancing function and aesthetics, so your smile looks as good as it feels.
We genuinely care about your oral health and overall confidence and well-being. Having a highly-accredited lab on-site also allows us to continue our passion for helping others by ensuring you receive the very best dental care possible.
Providing Everything You Need to Achieve a Healthy and Radiant Smile
Our entire Smile Solutions team is proud to help you achieve your very best smile. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best care in every aspect of your visit. From our clean, inviting office to our friendly staff, you’ll feel well looked after at every step of your treatment process.
For expert dental care you can trust in Puyallup, contact our office and schedule your next visit today!
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