Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

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Sunrise Dental

Dentists located in Arlington, WA & Bellingham, WA

Whether you want to repair a chipped tooth or remove coffee stains for a brighter smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. At Sunrise Dental in Arlington, Washington, Carl Cheung, DMD, and Chang Han, DDS, lead an expert team of dentists, hygienists, and oral health specialists who offer a wide range of treatments for children and adults. Cosmetic dentistry can give you gleaming, beautiful teeth. It may even prevent dental complications later in life.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic improvement of your teeth, gums, and overall smile. Although cosmetic dentistry services might improve your oral health, their primary purpose is to enhance the color, position, and alignment of your teeth in a way that makes you happy and more confident about your smile.

Standard procedures can resolve a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Chipped, cracked, or gapped teeth
  • Stains caused by coffee, red wine, medications, and tobacco
  • Irregular gum lines
  • Misaligned teeth

Cosmetic dentistry services are usually offered by practitioners who also practice traditional dentistry.

How is Cosmetic Dentistry Different From General Dentistry?

A general dentist performs routine exams and cleanings to maintain your optimal oral health. General dentistry also focuses on preventing severe dental conditions such as gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Typical general dentistry treatments include:

  • Exams and cleanings
  • Dental X-rays
  • Cavity Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Tooth Extractions

Popular cosmetic dentistry treatments include:

  • Crowns and veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening or bleaching
  • Teeth alignment, like Invisalign®

In most cases, you must have healthy teeth and gums to qualify for a cosmetic dental procedure.  

What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?

While most patients choose cosmetic dental procedures for aesthetic benefits, there are other advantages.

For example, a crown covers an injured tooth and is designed to protect that tooth from further damage. Crowns also offer additional support to the surrounding teeth so they won’t shift or become misaligned.

Dental implants and bridges fill the empty spaces where there were once natural teeth. These permanent structures keep surrounding teeth from shifting and becoming crooked. Bridges and implants also restore your natural bite pattern and can improve your speech.

With cosmetic dentistry, many patients also experience a boost in self-confidence, which can inspire a commitment to self-care and healthy dental habits.

The providers at Sunrise Dental can help you determine which cosmetic dental procedure is right for you, given your specific goals and needs.

If you’d like to know more about a specific procedure or have additional questions about cosmetic dentistry, book an initial consultation using the easy online scheduler.