Variety of Services in Seattle
Every day, we expose ourselves to a number of different factors that cause our teeth to stain, including coffee, tobacco, soft drinks, wine, tea, and inconsistent brushing habits. That’s why Smiles on Madison offers Boost Whitening services! This type of cosmetic dentistry procedure is actually one of the safest, easiest and quickest ways to give your teeth the radiance they deserve. You can whiten your teeth up 2 shades in only a single dental visit! We also offer an at home kit to help restore your teeth to their natural gleam in ten to twelve days.
Porcelain veneers use a thin material that is layered on to the damaged area of the tooth. These help fix the teeth’s shape, size, alignment, and color. Do you want beautiful, white, even teeth? Are your teeth crooked, stained, or discolored? Do you have worn or chipped teeth or gaps and spaces between them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this restoration is definitely the one for you.
Invisalign® is the dental restoration that is paving the way towards a brand new path to perfect smiles! They are removed whenever you eat, brush your teeth or floss, and have to be changed every two weeks. Little by little, your teeth drift into the correct position. It is convenient since it is easily removable. It is stylish because it blends with the color of your teeth. It is hassle-free because it doesn’t dent your lifestyle. Most people won’t even realize you’re in treatment. Results are achieved often in 6 months to 1 year.
Dental Bonding is a procedure that fills in gaps in your broken, chipped or cracked teeth. This type of restoration is an example of cosmetic surgery. It is somewhat similar to fillings; however with dental bonding, it looks and feels more real than fillings. Dental bonding entails texturizing the tooth’s enamel with the use of a composite ceramic resin that is carefully placed on the damaged area of your tooth. At first, it may feel a little rough on the surface due to the composite material, but after the layer hardens in a couple of minutes, another of layer is placed on top of the first one. The entire process will take about an hour or two, depending on the situation and damage of the tooth.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored materials that help fill any part of your tooth that is decayed. The dentist simply removes the decayed portion while you are anesthetized and cleans it thoroughly to make sure that no bacteria are left when the tooth is filled. If the decayed area is close to the nerves and is sensitive to touch, then additional medication will be provided to ensure the patient’s comfort. You will then be given clear instructions as to how to manage the restoration.
Dental implants are a kind of restoration that enables a patient to replace their missing teeth. They are also used to replace the removable dentures that others have. Usually, implants are used to fill the places of whole teeth. In some cases however, a person may choose to attach implants on only a damaged area of the tooth. Implants consist of artificial roots and teeth that are usually titanium in material. A dentist or a periodontist bonds the materials onto the upper or lower jawbone. These materials are very durable and they also look absolutely natural, giving you a 100% confidence boost when flashing your smile!
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal services are required when the nerve of a tooth is directly affected by bacteria and begins to decay. A root canal is usually done by removing nerves, bacteria and any living tissue that remains in the tooth. The gap left by the preliminary procedures will then be filled with sterile, medicated materials that will allow the tooth to regain its full function.
Fixed bridges are the best solution for replacing missing teeth. This type of restoration makes use of a material that will help fill your gaps in an effective and natural-looking way. The most common bridge is what we call the “traditional bridge”. This bridge is made of porcelain that is then attached to a metal. It requires two crowns that will be bonded over two anchoring teeth, a pair that we call abutment teeth. These are then attached to artificial teeth, which we call pontics. The entire process effectively replaces the space created by missing teeth.
Crowns, or what are sometimes called caps, are used to cover the entire surface of a tooth that can no longer be fixed by fillings, veneers, or other types of customized restorations. Crowns are used in these situations because it ensures the protection of the tooth when it encases the open part, also restoring it to its original shape and size. The most common type of crown is the porcelain crown due to its color that makes the restoration blend in and less visible. All types of crowns, regardless of kind and price, are never permanent and will one day have to be redone. However, here at Smiles on Madison, we ensure you that the services we offer are top-notch and that your restorations will last as long as they possibly can.