Cosmetic dentist Bellevue
Many people have a smile that is not exactly perfect, not horribly uneven or filled with gaps from missing teeth, but that just needs a little work to improve in appearance. Porcelain veneers are one popular solution to this kind of a smile. Veneers, such as those used by our cosmetic dentist in Bellevue practice are thin sheets of porcelain or a similar ceramic material that are used to cover the visible front of the teeth. These veneers have both a cosmetic and restorative usage. They have become very popular because they are less invasive, require less tooth preparation, easier to have installed and are less expensive than other cosmetic and restorative treatments such as crowns.
Porcelain veneers can be utilized to cover severely stained or discolored teeth, especially if one or several are particularly bad, or they can be used to brighten a whole row of teeth permanently. Veneers are also used by our cosmetic dentist in Bellevue to cover chipped or pitted teeth and those with small holes or can be used to close up spaces between teeth. Our practice can use veneers as a fix for crooked or misshaped teeth. The veneers are fabricated from an impression that our doctor makes on your initial visit, during this visit the color for the veneers will also be chosen whether it is a match to the current tooth color or a lighter shade to cover discolored teeth. During a follow-up visit our doctor will try the veneer for size, fit and color. Once everything matches perfectly the veneer will be glued to the front of the tooth. The veneer will feel like a normal tooth and function normally as well. Porcelain veneers will last for 10 – 15 years and will not change color.
There are several advantages of veneers over crowns, the chief among them is that porcelain veneers need little or no preparation of the tooth, so most of the time none of the original tooth is removed to place the veneer. Veneers have become the cosmetic treatment of choice for many tooth appearance conditions because they are so non-invasive and last a very long time. See our cosmetic dentist in Bellevue to find out if porcelain veneers may help spruce up your smile.
That all too familiar twinge that announces a toothache is among the worst feelings you can have. And when you do, turn to us at the office of Bellevue Family Practice Dentistry. Many solutions for a toothache are simple and effective, with little or even no pain at all. And a toothache, regardless of the reason behind it, can only get worse if you delay taking action.
Essentially, the vast majority of toothaches occur when the natural protective layers of the tooth become compromised. This means that the nerve inside is exposed. And if bacteria is able to find its way inside, an infection can follow. Tooth decay is responsible for many toothaches. It erodes your tooth enamel, and the cavities that follow can grow large enough to leave the inner tooth vulnerable. Our 68005 dentist will place a filling in the tooth, though no filling will last forever. When an older filling loosens and/or falls out, the nerve and pulp are likewise vulnerable as when the original cavity developed. Fortunately, replacing a filling is not a difficult task. Not all toothaches are due to decay, however. Accidents happen and that means that a tooth may become chipped or cracked. The danger to your tooth is the same as with a cavity, but the remedy is different. Our 68005 dentist will take impressions for a crown to be made. It will be cemented to the damaged tooth and restore it so that there is no longer a breach of the protective barrier. While the dental lab is making a permanent crown, a temporary one will be fitted. If infection does set in, root canal is required. But that is not the end of the world. Modern methods and equipment have made it a comfortable experience.
Come see our 68005 dentist promptly when you have a toothache. Call our office to arrange an appointment.
Bellevue dental office
Preventive care encompasses both what you do at home, as well as what we do for you at our Bellevue dental office. Why wait for problems to occur and then get them treated? You’ll subject yourself to potential pain, and greater cost, as well as increasing the risk for losing one or more teeth. Our preventive dentist at Bellevue Family Practice Dentistry is committed to paying close attention to your dental and periodontal health on a regular basis.
The best way to describe our ideal of preventive care is to break it down into things you should do every day, and things you should do every six months. Every day, eat nutritiously, watch how much sugar you consume, and brush your teeth two times. The first time should be when you wake up, and the second time just before you go to bed, combined with thorough flossing. That daily routine will keep the production of the film-like bacteria, dental plaque, to a minimum, and whisk away most of what is created. Plaque erodes tooth enamel, resulting in cavities. It also irritates your gums, and can eventually inflame or even infect them. Some plaque may escape your oral hygiene regimen, hiding away in gum pockets, for example. Eventually, that plaque can harden into tartar, which has the same dangerous effects on your teeth and gums. However, tartar cannot be effectively removed with brushing and flossing. Our Bellevue dental office is the place to go for addressing tartar. A trip here every six months will include a professional teeth cleaning. Say goodbye to plaque and tartar, for the time being, at least. It also reverses signs of early stage gum disease. And our Bellevue dental office will also be the place for a complete examination and x-rays. Early detection and treatment of cavities can prevent larger cavities, infections, root canal, and loss of teeth.
Contact our Bellevue dental office today to arrange an appointment.
Our Bellevue dental practice is dedicated to providing patients with the highest standard of dental care, tailored specifically to each patient. We will strive to understand your needs and exceed your expectations! Our practice is easily accessible to anyone in need of dental care in Bellevue.
Here at Bellevue Family Practice Dentistry, our Bellevue dentists pride themselves in providing patients with the highest quality dental care. We value our patients’ health as paramount. Our dental staff understands your concerns and anxieties, and enjoys educating our patients and keeping them informed and at ease about their treatments and procedures at all times. Our Bellevue dental office uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and the strictest sterilization techniques.
We strive to make each dental appointment pleasant and stress-free; serving the Bellevue community to the best of our abilities is always our number one priority. Our Bellevue dentists offer comprehensive dental care to our patients ranging from general, preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. From a thorough initial exam, to treating cavities and preventing them with fluoride and sealant treatments, to teeth whitening and dental crowns and implants, having a beautiful smile isn’t only about the aesthetics; maintaining dental health and hygiene is essential to one’s overall well-being.
We have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of dental health, and we are excited for you to meet us. Make an appointment with our Bellevue dentists by calling (402) 882-5853, today!