Consider cosmetic dentistry if you feel self-conscious about your teeth, gums, or smile. At her self-titled practice, Addie Chang, DMD, a family dentist, and her team, offer various cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and composite fillings. Make an appointment today by calling the office in Tukwila, Washington, or click the online booking feature.
Cosmetic dentistry uses orthodontics, whitening treatments, and/or custom restorations to improve the appearance of your smile. Most cosmetic procedures are elective, but some can also improve your oral health. For example, covering a decaying tooth with a crown reduces the risk of additional damage and prevents the need for an extraction.
At Addie Chang, DMD, the team offers various cosmetic dentistry services, including:
Veneers are porcelain shells that your dentist bonds to the front of your permanent teeth. They cover up minor imperfections, like pointy, unusually shaped, or smaller-than-average teeth.
A porcelain crown is a cap that your dentist bonds on top of a decaying or severely damaged tooth. The crown restores your tooth to its near-original shape and size, restoring your biting and chewing abilities.
A filling is a dental restoration that repairs a decaying tooth. If you have a cavity, your dentist fills the hole with composite resin. The resin looks similar to your natural tooth enamel, so it blends in with your smile.
Sometimes, enamel damage is too large for a filling but too small for a crown. If that’s the case, your dentist might recommend an onlay. An onlay is a dental restoration made of porcelain. Your dentist bonds it on top of a damaged or decaying tooth, preventing further damage.
Teeth whitening removes stains caused by tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, or the natural aging process. The team at Addie Chang, DMD, offers in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening trays.
Dermal fillers restore facial volume lost to the natural aging process. If you have large wrinkles or folds around your mouth, dermal fillers can minimize their appearance. Treatment is quick, minimally invasive, and presents few risks.
The type of cosmetic dentistry that will most benefit you depends on several factors, including your age, oral health history, and goals. After an oral exam, discussion of your goals, and a series of digital X-rays, your dentist can develop a custom treatment plan.
Make a cosmetic dentistry appointment at the practice of Addie Chang, DMD, today, by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature.