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A More Affordable Way to Improve Your Smile

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Have you been dreaming of a more beautiful smile, but this economy is preventing you from undergoing more expensive cosmetic procedures? We may have a few simple but highly effective solutions to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.  In today’s blog, your Seattle, WA, dentist discusses three simple ways that we make this affordable change happen.

Injection Overmolding

Do have gaps in your teeth or black triangles that make it look like a piece of pepper is stuck? We can fix that! Injection overmolding is a method we use to improve the appearance of your teeth. It involves the use of a monolithic composite resin to encase the tooth which we then shape. The difference and advantage over traditional tooth bonding is there are no seams or voids that can trap stains or bacteria on the most visible surfaces of the tooth. This technique creates a very strong restoration that can be polished to resemble the more expensive porcelain restorations. This effective option is popular for those seeking a more affordable option than veneers.

Tooth Contouring

Have you ever been distracted by a crooked picture on the wall? An uneven smile can be just as distracting. If you’ve noticed a slightly longer front tooth or slightly over-lapped area, we may be able to help remove this distraction and bring harmony to your smile. With tooth contouring, we use a special bur to gently smooth and shape the enamel. It can even be used to smooth small chips that have developed on the edges of your front teeth. This very simple and quick procedure doesn’t require anesthetic and can be done in one appointment.

It is important to note that if a chip or break is too large, a tooth-colored filling, crown, or veneer may be necessary.

Gum Contouring

Do your teeth look shorter to you? Or maybe your gums seem uneven? We can fix that by gently removing and contouring excess gum tissues. This simple procedure involves numbing the gums and then sculpting them to a more symmetrical and pleasing appearance. It can be done in one appointment and the healing time is quick.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation Today

We would love to help you achieve a more confident and beautiful smile. Let us answer all your questions and develop a plan for you. Call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA today at (206)789-2555!

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