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.
Fact or myth? If you have a cavity, you will know it. Myth, Mild tooth decay has no symptoms. Sensitivity begins to occur when the tooth decay is already causing damage to the nerve. Today’s dentistry prevents tooth decay with sealants and other conservative methods. Fact or myth? Sugar is the prime cause of cavities. A fact and also a myth. Acid is the main trigger in producing the bacteria that causes cavities. The bacteria is then fueled by the consumption of carbohydrates. Sugar is a trigger in cavities, but carbs as a whole are the main cause. Fact or myth? Cavities are the prime reason for root canals. Myth. Root canals are a result of nerve damage. And untreated cavity could lead to nerve damage, but root canals are on set by number of different factors. Facts on myth? Brushing and flossing are the best way to prevent cavities. Fact. Fact or myth? Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones. Myth. Different toothpastes are better for different teeth in situations. Sometimes moderately priced toothpaste can be more effective. Ask the dentist about what might be best for your teeth. And always look for the ADA seal of approval. Fact or myth? If a tooth is white, it must be healthy. Myth. Under the surface there may be cavities, problems with the root or other abnormalities. Fact or Myth? Teeth whitening is harmful because it damages enamel. Myth. There are many modern teeth whitening processes that have minimal harmful effects. Teeth whitening isn’t for every mouth or person though. Consult the dentist before you proceed with whitening treatments. Fact or myth? Dentists should be feared. Myth. With today’s advancements in technology and safety practices there is nothing to worry about. Procedures are as quick and painless as ever. Fact or myth? You should visit your dentists at least twice a year. FACT.
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.
What our patients say about Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Dr Kelley is amazing, and there is always a positive energy at Kingsgate dental. I never imagined that my teeth would get better with age, but thanks to Kingsgate dental chewing meat is fun again. Love you all!Stefan G.
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.
Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.
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Damen C.I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
Kathy W.Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin.
From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
Dixy I.Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.