Cosmetic Dentistry – Bellevue, WA
Enjoy the Dazzling Smile Improvements You Deserve
While oral health should always be a top priority, Dr. Preet and her team also understand that a smile’s attractiveness is important, too. Straight, white teeth can lead to better first impressions, a stronger sense of self-confidence, and more success in the professional world as well. Of course, not everyone can enjoy these benefits naturally. If you have noticeable dental flaws and imperfections, we would love to welcome you for a cosmetic consultation that will help us give you the kind of smile you’re always eager to show off. Contact Bellevue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today!
Porcelain veneers are a comprehensive cosmetic solution for patients who feel overwhelmed by several aesthetic flaws at once, from dark-colored stains to crooked teeth to chips in the enamel. This high-quality, custom-made restoration essentially functions as a “do-over” by covering the teeth with a highly attractive and lifelike replacement. Veneers are extremely durable as well and will resist staining even more successfully than your natural tooth enamel.
When you’re in need of help with rebuilding a damaged front tooth, there’s no need to settle for a dark-colored restoration that stands out in your natural smile. Our Bellevue practice offers metal-free restorations that are beautifully lifelike and durable! In addition to their high aesthetic value, these crowns, inlays, and onlays also won’t feel overly sensitive when eating cold and hot foods, and their biocompatible structure is safe for patients with previous allergies to dental metals.
Dental bonding, also called cosmetic or direct bonding, is a quick and simple way to correct small flaws such as gaps between the teeth or dark spots on the enamel. In fact, our team can usually complete these improvements in just one appointment! Dr. Preet will apply tooth-colored composite resin that’s been precisely matched to your smile’s existing shade and then sculpt it into a subtle and unobtrusive addition. While bonding may not be as permanent as a new metal-free restoration or porcelain veneer, patients can still expect the improvements to last for several years with the proper maintenance.
Over time, it’s very likely that your teeth will lose at least a little of their natural shine. Many patients struggle with dark stains or yellow discoloration that make it difficult to smile confidently in everyday life – thankfully, this doesn’t have to be permanent. At Bellevue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Preet can help with professional teeth whitening solutions. In-office treatment is available for patients who want to achieve fast results, while take-home kits can be used at a more gradual, flexible pace. We want to make sure that your chosen solution is the best fit for you!
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Want the option to effectively whiten your teeth whenever and wherever you want? We can provide you with your own custom-made take-home kit that will give you the dramatic results you won’t find on store shelves. Your kit will consist of mouth trays specially formed to fit your teeth and a highly potent bleaching gel. Simply use the kit daily for two weeks, and you can easily make your smile up to 8 shades whiter while you relax at home or surf the web.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Do you want to correct crooked teeth or noticeable gaps in your smile? Invisalign is an excellent way for adults and teenagers to accomplish beautiful orthodontic improvements without having to wear traditional braces. It uses a series of aligners that are clear and custom-designed for your unique mouth, resulting in a comfortably subtle treatment – most people won’t even realize you’re wearing them at all! They’re also removable, which means that you can continue brushing, flossing, and eating a varied diet like normal throughout treatment.
BioClear is a revolutionary treatment that uses dental composite around a tooth to create fully functional and beautiful results. This provides an affordable and less invasive alternative to other treatments. BioClear is versatile, allowing it to be used for several purposes, like filling black triangles between your teeth or closing gaps.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Since cosmetic dentistry isn’t usually covered by dental insurance, many patients often wonder about a cost estimate before getting any treatments. There also isn’t typically a flat fee for enhancing smiles, as each patient’s goals and needs are different. For this reason, we would be glad to help you understand the financial part of cosmetically improving your teeth. The best way to provide an estimate is to schedule a consultation with our team. Keep reading or feel free to get in touch with our friendly staff today if you want to learn more about the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Bellevue!
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
Aesthetic dental goals can usually be divided into three categories: brighter teeth, a straightened smile, or more perfectly sized/shaped pearly whites. Here are several cosmetic dental treatments we provide that can effectively treat these issues:
- Teeth whitening: If you have stubborn stains, then you can try getting professional teeth whitening to brighten your smile quickly and efficiently. We can offer either an in-office or at-home treatment, depending on your schedule and how fast you want to see your results. While you can boost your pearly whites by several shades, the procedure won’t change the shape, size, or position of your teeth.
- Invisalign: We can correct crooked or gapped teeth with our discreet Invisalign aligners. By wearing a series of clear trays, you can fix minor misalignment issues much quicker than with traditional braces. The treatment does take 12 to 18 months to complete, but you’ll be able to enjoy a straighter smile for a lifetime.
- Veneers: These wafer-thin porcelain shells can conceal most minor dental imperfections—including stained, chipped/cracked, misaligned, or misshapen teeth. Not only can veneers help achieve your dream smile, but the process only takes two to three visits to finish! With proper care, you can expect to enjoy the results for 15+ years.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be a Worthwhile Investment
We understand cosmetic dentistry can seem like a huge investment. But if you often feel embarrassed or unhappy with your smile, then it can be worthwhile in the long run! You’ll effectively enhance your smile’s appearance, make your cleaning routine easier, and boost your confidence. During your initial consultation, we’ll be sure to discuss your treatment and financial options. This way we can be on the same page about your smile goals and the best way to achieve them.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
While many dental insurance plans don’t offer coverage for cosmetic dentistry, there may be other alternative ways to afford your treatment. If you’re a new patient, we can offer a special at-home teeth whitening kit for free! You may even qualify for a policy with CareCredit—a third-party financing company that offers many plans that split payments into monthly installments with little to no interest. This can make it more convenient to get the treatment you want for a beautifully enhanced smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you’re ready to give your confidence a boost by achieving your dream smile, our office has the solutions for you. Although you’re excited to revamp your teeth, you likely have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to a treatment plan. We’ll explain the process during your initial consultation, but here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we are asked to help ease any apprehensions until your appointment.
What are common cosmetic procedures?
Thanks to new innovations in dentistry, you have more options than ever to achieve a picture-perfect smile. Your treatment plan will consist of specific procedures catering to your individual needs and goals, which may include one or more options, such as:
- Porcelain veneers
- Metal-free restorations
- Dental bonding
- Teeth whitening
- At-home teeth whitening
- Invisalign Clear Braces
Can my teen benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry can help your teen feel confident through some of the most challenging years of their life. There are many elective procedures suitable for teens, like metal-free restorations, Invisalign, or teeth whitening; however, there are other treatments that may require them to have all their permanent teeth, like porcelain veneers. After a thorough consultation, we will recommend specific treatments based on your teen’s needs and goals.
How long will the process take?
There isn’t any way to determine how long you can expect your treatment process to take without first having a consultation to create a customized plan. Some procedures can be completed in a single visit, like dental bonding, while other treatments can take several months, such as Invisalign. We’ll explain how long you can expect the process to take and address any concerns. We know your time is valuable, which is why we use the latest technologies to reduce how long you spend in the dental chair. We also offer flexible office hours to make it easy to visit our office around your own schedule.
How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?
There isn’t a set fee for cosmetic dentistry because the cost is determined by your specific treatment plan. We’ll provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options. We accept several payment methods to help you achieve your new smile without breaking the bank, like third-party financing.
Can I use my dental insurance?
In recent years, it was rare for a dental insurance to cover any cosmetic dentistry because they are elective services. Although it isn’t too common, nowadays, there are some exceptions. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry often overlap. As a result, if a treatment is deemed necessary for your dental health, like an all-ceramic crown, your insurance may cover a portion of the cost after reaching your annual deductible. We’ll help you maximize your yearly limit to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. A member of our team will take the time to explain how your policy is being used to pay for your treatments and handle all the paperwork, so you have one less thing to worry about.