Aug 6, 2009



Bellevue Dentist Extreme Makeovers

Bellevue Cosmetic Dentistry is an excellent way to create an Extreme Makeover Smile. Changing and improving your smile is one of the easiest methods to improve your overall appearance. A great smile not only looks great but also makes you feel more confident. Cosmetic Dentistry may be able to Help You at Work and in Your Personal Life. A recent study by the Baluke Dental Studios and published in Gallery Dental Smile Designs by Patient News Publishing 2009, indicates how a smile is perceived by people. The study states that Teeth and a Beautiful Smile are among the first things noticed by a stranger. However, it depends on whether women or men are being observed. Additionally, men and women perceive the face and head differently. WOMEN have their eyes noticed first by men according to the survey. The Smile and Teeth are the second things about women that were noticed by men. MEN have their Teeth and Smile noticed first by women according to the survey, while the eyes of men were the second thing noticed by women. One thing is certain, Bellevue Cosmetic Dentistry creates smiles that work for men the same as beautiful new smiles work for women.

Look into a mirror and observe your smile. When you consider cosmetic dentistry to alter and improve your smile, it is important to look at your bite and your gums, as well as your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can improve and maintain your bite in a correct manner. Your gums should be healthy and adequately frame your teeth in a symmetrical fashion. Finally, observe what you don’t like about your teeth and think what you would like to have changed. Do you have fillings that show? Are your teeth discolored from coffee, tea, red wine or smoking? Are your teeth poorly shaped or broken? Are there large spaces, chips, or cracks?

Bellevue Dentist Extreme Makeover Options

Bellevue Extreme Makeover Dentists may adjust your bite and sculpt your gums, as well as change your teeth in some fashion to improve the overall look of your smile and the function of your teeth and gums. Gum reshaping with a laser can help to reframe your teeth and make your smile more symmetrical. Chips and cracks can be erased with tooth-colored fillings and by reshaping the teeth. Cosmetic dentistry may use tooth bonding to restore the shape and size of your teeth. Stained teeth can be bleached and whitened easily, which will give your teeth a beautiful and refreshed pearly white appearance.

There are several full-mouth reconstruction options that are available to create a beautiful new smile. The least costly and quickest procedures may be used to target specific problems such as a decayed tooth or a general discoloration of the teeth. Discuss with your Bellevue Dentist what alternatives and procedures are available and determine what kind of smile you wish to have.

Cosmetic dentistry technology, such as digital cameras and computer imaging can demonstrate to you visually the effect of any of the procedures that you and your Bellevue Cosmetic Dentist are considering to use in the alteration of your smile. A picture of your existing smile can be taken and placed on a computer monitor for use with a program that can simulate different cosmetic procedures and the probable outcome of an alteration of your smile. Using the computer in such a way, allows you to assist your Bellevue Cosmetic Dentist in the design your smile and to get an idea of the outcome of various cosmetic dentistry procedures. Additionally, your well-trained Cosmetic Dentist will be able to show you many portraits and photographs of before and after cosmetic dental work that are associated with extreme makeover smiles done at Brookside Dental, Bellevue, WA, and Dayton Dental, Edmonds, WA.

Bellevue Dentist Extreme Makeover Procedures

Bellevue Extreme Makeover Dentists at Brookside Dental offer several procedures that can improve the quality and look of your smile.

TOOTH WHITENING - Many people considering cosmetic dentistry have stained or discolored teeth. The simplest and least expensive way to brighten the color of your teeth is with Tooth Whitening or Tooth Bleaching, which can be done either at home or in a dentist office. When done properly, teeth whitening can last for up to five years if the patient avoids tooth staining items such as coffee, tea, smoking and red wine. However, touch-ups can restore the whiteness to teeth and is recommended as a periodic treatment for anyone that bleaches their teeth.

TOOTH BONDING - Common wear and tear cause teeth to have chips, breaks and cracks. Cosmetic dentistry tooth bonding can easily fix these common problems and enhance your smile. Additionally, teeth repaired in this fashion will stay healthy for a long time. Tooth bonding is a procedure in cosmetic dentistry that is used to fix chips, cracks, and small breaks or to fill gaps. It is achieved by applying a white-colored plastic material to the outside of the teeth, which is light cured to harden. As technology has advanced, there are now more options than simple bonding.

PORCELAIN VENEERS – When a large number of teeth need to be fixed or altered, one of the more popular procedures is to have porcelain veneers placed on your teeth to achieve an almost perfect smile makeover. A thin porcelain shell is attached to both the front and the biting surfaces of the teeth after they have been etched and prepared for the veneers. Unlike conventional bonding there is very little chance of discoloration. Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette stains. Porcelain veneers can be used to replace badly stained teeth, as well as teeth that are chipped or have other small imperfections. Crooked and twisted teeth also can be fixed with veneers. Porcelain veneers are easy to maintain with brushing and flossing everyday just as your regular teeth would be maintained.

PORCELAIN CROWNS – When a large amount of a tooth is decayed, broken off, or cracked, porcelain crowns can be used to cover the remainder of the tooth. Unlike veneers, a crown covers the entire tooth. Porcelain or Ceramic crowns are the preferred choice for an extreme smile makeover when there is a large amount of structural damage to your teeth. They also can be used to cover twisted or crooked teeth. Porcelain crowns are also used to cover any tooth after it has had a root canal performed to prevent loss of that tooth. In some cases a full crown is not required, in which case a ¾ crown can be used. The ultimate goal always should be to save as much of the natural tooth as possible. For posterior teeth, crowns made of porcelain attached to a precious metal base can also be used. These crowns can be structurally more stable in some situations than an all porcelain crown. Crowns are made of porcelain, ceramic or porcelain fused to metal, and in some cases all gold for posterior teeth. Crowns can also be used in tandem, called a bridge, to fill gaps where teeth are missing due to decay and extraction. Another cosmetic method of filling gaps is with a titanium dental implant that is anchored into the jawbone. The implant is designed to support an all porcelain crown specially made to fit that particular dental implant. The problem of missing teeth is easily solved with dental implants and is the preferred method of choice to accomplish this. The implant is extremely permanent and stable. Dental implants have a 95% success rate.

PORCELAIN ONLAYS AND INLAYS – Two other procedures can be used for cosmetic smile makeovers. These two are onlays and inlays, which have the drawbacks of being expensive and often not covered by dental insurance plans. Onlays and Inlays can be an option for cosmetic restoration of teeth. At Brookside Dental, we rarely use either of these techniques, because we feel bonded fillings and porcelain crowns are better alternatives. An Onlay covers all points over a tooth, while an Inlay is similar to a filling. Both the Onlay and Inlay are preformed from a composite resin which is tooth colored. They are design to fit over or into a specific area of the tooth in same manner in which a crown or ¾ crown is designed to do. The resin structurally reinforces the tooth ensuring your smile lasts for a long time.

Dr Cynthia Pauley DDS and Dr Patricia Pauley DDS provide Family Dentistry including services for children as well as cosmetic dentistry, which includes extreme makeover smiles. They provide quality dentistry to the areas of Bellevue, Seattle, and Kirkland, WA.

Bellevue Smile Makeover | Phone 425.643.2818 | Fax 425.746.8041

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  1. Dentist job is the one of the satisfactory job in the world... because their job gives more smiles to the customers...

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  2. Bellevue cosmetic Dentistry is an excellent way to create an extreme makeover smile. Changing & improving your smile is one of the easiest methods to improve your overall appearance. A great smile not only looks great but also makes you feel more confident.

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  3. Dr John,

    You are correct that dentistry is one of the most satisfying professions in the world. It is great to change peoples' lives with a new smile.

    Dr Rickey,

    Yes, an extreme makeover is a great method to improve your overall appearance.

    Thank you both for stopping by and leaving a comment.


  4. Your post is pretty useful for the dental community. Thanks for taking the time and effort.
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