Cosmetic Dentist in Federal Way, WA
An unforgettable smile is within your reach. Cosmetic dentistry has been growing over the last decade, and now it’s a popular choice for adults in Federal Way, WA. Dr. Beaty is happy to offer porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, direct bonding, and teeth whitening for people who wish to improve the appearance of imperfect teeth. We have listed more about each service below – which one could you benefit from most?
For teeth that have a number of imperfections, porcelain veneers are often the answer. These wafer-thin, tooth shaped sheaths of porcelain are designed to completely cover imperfect teeth. Completed in two to three visits to Dr. Beaty’s office, porcelain veneers can last for years and years with proper maintenance.
The benefits of porcelain veneers are numerous. Veneers are completed with a minimally invasive procedure and they eliminate the need for multiple cosmetic treatments. That gives you greater efficiency and convenience in your smile transformation. Veneers also look, act, and feel just like your natural teeth, so no one has to know what your smile secret is. Best of all? Porcelain is highly resistant to stains, so your veneers stay white for years after their application.
When one or more of your teeth is affected by decay or damage, you need a fast solution, and it’s best if it’s one that doesn’t mar the appearance of your smile, too. Aesthetic considerations are especially important when the affected tooth is in the front of the mouth. With metal-free restorations, Dr. Beaty can restore the health of your affected tooth without covering it with noticeable, unsightly metal. All-ceramic (porcelain) crowns, inlays/onlays, and bridges renew your ability to eat, speak, and flash your most confident smile. That means both the form and function of your teeth are renewed with metal-free restorations. Most ceramic or porcelain crowns or bridges are completed in just two to three visits to our office.
Sometimes, small improvements can make a significant difference in the overall appearance of your smile. If you are interested in closing a slight gap, smoothing an uneven surface, or making any other minor change to the teeth that show when you smile, direct bonding (also called cosmetic bonding) can help. This method is a top choice for patients looking for a more affordable alternative to cosmetic procedures like porcelain veneers. To improve a tooth’s appearance with direct bonding, Dr. Beaty will apply the resin to the affected tooth and sculpt it to be visually appealing. Then, the resin is hardened under a special curing light to restore the appearance of your smile. Each tooth takes about half an hour to an hour to complete with direct bonding.
Under constant exposure to highly-pigmented foods and beverages, our teeth naturally darken as the years pass. Dr. Beaty can help reverse the signs of aging and rejuvenate your smile with professional teeth whitening. Unlike white strips or other pharmacy treatments, professional bleaching reveals stunning results. That’s because professional teeth whitening is far stronger than what you can buy over-the-counter at your local store. It’s also suited just for your smile, with no danger of injuring your sensitive gum tissue. For the safest, most effective results, trust your dentist for professional whitening.
Ready to learn more about teeth whitening or any of our other cosmetic services? Get in touch with Dr. Beaty’s office today. We warmly welcome patients from Auburn, Seattle, Tacoma, Lakeland South, and all surrounding areas.