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Cosmetic Treatments That Take One Visit

seattle cosmetic dentistry
seattle cosmetic dentistry

When you have imperfections in the appearance of your teeth and gums, this can impact your oral health and your self-confidence. Instead of requiring multiple visits, we can often make major changes in only one visit. In today’s blog, your Seattle, WA, dentist talks about treatments like bonding and contouring, which can mask multiple imperfections at once.

Dental Bonding

With dental bonding, we will use composite resin, a metal-free restorative material, to address cosmetic issues. The material can be color-matched to blend with your smile and look natural! Our team uses an advanced version known as Injection Overmolding, this replaces the usual layering technique and instead uses a monolithic option that covers the tooth at once. This is stronger and polished like porcelain restoration for a more lifelike look, and durable protection against injury. Our team can mask teeth stains, address black triangle spaces, gaps between teeth, and even reshape malformed or infected teeth. For some, this is a single-visit alternative to porcelain veneers.

Tooth Contouring

Our team could also contour the teeth to address cosmetic issues in only one visit. With the procedure, we sand and buff the outer structure to correct your misshapen teeth. Our team can use the procedure to smooth out pits, grooves, and rough patches in the tooth. We also dull sharp, pointed or jagged structures, and can address overly large or misshapen teeth. We can correct the appearance of minor chips too! In one visit, we can help reshape teeth and boost the overall beauty of your smile.

Gum Contouring

Our team could also offer a unique contouring procedure for patients with gummy smiles, in which they show off too much gum when they smile. With this procedure, we can gently trim away excess tissues and reshape the gum line to improve overall symmetry, so you avoid showing too much gum or having teeth appear small or uneven. We use dental lasers to do so, as this can remove tissue with precision and prevent damage to healthy structures. The lasers are comfortable and rarely require the use of anesthesia, and they reduce the risk of bleeding, infection, and swelling. The lack of scalpels and sutures means a faster healing period, with most people returning to their normal routine in as little as 24 to 48 hours.

If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a visit with our team, then contact our office today to get started. Let us make your smile shine before summer begins!

Schedule a Visit for Our Cosmetic Treatments

We can offer a brighter and more attractive smile in only one visit in many cases. Schedule a consultation with Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA at (206)789-2555 to learn more about improving the overall beauty of your smile.

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