A beautiful smile is bright and healthy. Flaws like gaps and damage such as cracks can detract from your most attractive smile, as can discoloration and inflammation in the gums. In the Kirkland office of Dr. Kelley, you can find the treatments you need to address your concerns and achieve a smile you can feel proud to share.
Many smiles need only professional teeth whitening. The process is simple and convenient; but the use of professional grade ingredients makes it effective. The treatment offered in our office is the original home-whitening method. This achieves the desired result in a short amount of time and with little to no sensitivity, which can occur with in-office treatment.
Home whitening overseen by your dentist is similar to whitening with commercial kits, minus the frustration and lack of results. To eliminate discoloration, you need only wear the custom-fit trays we make for you as recommended. With each application, the bleaching gel will break up stains and brighten your smile. Most patients see a beautiful change during their first week of treatment.
For many decades, cavities have been repaired with dental amalgam. These restorations were often referred to as "silver fillings." As metals in amalgam oxidize, however, the filling becomes dark and very visible. Cosmetic fillings are metal-free and mercury-free. Their natural appearance is complemented by durability that actually makes them a better option for lasting function than amalgam.
Teeth that are in poor condition or have been damaged can be restored to their most attractive condition with durable porcelain crowns. A crown is the shape, size, and appearance that is most complimentary to the smile as a whole, and to the face. In addition to enhancing the appearance of a tooth or teeth, crowns provide protection and strength that cannot be found with other cosmetic restorations.
Porcelain veneers are a popular option for cosmetic treatment today. Dr. Kelley understands the draw to this procedure, but also sees the disadvantages in the long-term use of veneers. In many cases, cosmetic crowns are a more suitable option.
Your smile says a lot about you. To make the impression you want, make the most of your smile with cosmetic dentistry from Kirkland dentist, Dr. Kelley.