• Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Smile

    Do you have a special event coming up?

    Perhaps a wedding, graduation, milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion? These celebrations usually involve a lot of photographs and, of course, you want to look beautiful. You may not have time to lose 20 pounds, but you can dramatically perfect your smile with cosmetic dentistry .

    Here are five cosmetic dental procedures that can usually be handled in one office visit. cosmetic dentistry edmonds wa

    1. Veneers
    Porcelain veneers have been a well-liked treatment for decades but we never fail to be amazed by the terrific results they deliver. A veneer is a super-thin layer of porcelain bonded permanently to the tooth. A veneer can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discoloration disappear, or repair a misshapen tooth.

    2. Gum Contouring
    Perhaps your teeth are brilliant and healthy but you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation. Gum contouring can reshape the gumline and transform your smile. Book a consultation with Dr. Hrankowski today for a thorough examination and savvy guidance regarding your gumline.

    3. Enamel Shaping
    Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the aspects of a smile even if all the other teeth have an attractive appearance. (Your mouth is no place for a sore thumb, right?) Let Dr. Hrankowski reshape the tooth so it blends in seamlessly.

    4. Bonding
    Dental bonding just gets better and better as additional innovative materials are developed. Bonding is used in a multitude of applications to repair teeth with cosmetic and structural problems. The newest prep techniques are minimally invasive – leaving you with more of your own tooth structure.

    5. Teeth Whitening
    Make your smile pop with professional in-office teeth whitening . There is nothing like an extraordinary white smile to give you optimal confidence.

    Cosmetic dentistry is an investment that will bless you with increased morale every day. We look forward to getting your smile ready for all those hugs, laughs, and, of course, pictures.

    Get a radiant, beautiful and healthy smile at our Edmonds dental practice today!

  • Wear A Crown In Edmonds

    Some Mountlake Terrace residents who have a weak or broken tooth may want to research dental crowns as a solution to improve their smile and overall oral health. A crown is really a cap or covering that is tooth-shaped and when it is in place, it will cover the portion of the covered tooth that is above the gum line.

    dental crowns dentist edmonds Crowns can be made of metals, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material. Your Mountlake Terrace area dentist will usually put in a temporary crown while a permanent crown is being created especially for your mouth in a dental laboratory.

    Dental crowns have been used successfully in Mountlake Terrace cosmetic dentistry for decades.

    Many Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, and Shoreline dentists use crowns when performing smile makeovers to cover patient’s discolored or poorly shaped teeth. Strong, natural-looking crowns are also used with dental implants .

    If you think a dental crown may be right for you, check with your Edmonds dentist. Or, if you are searching for quality dental care in the Edmonds area, call us here at Emerald City Smiles . We are located in Mountlake Terrace and have been serving the greater Mountlake Terrace area since 1982. We are currently accepting new patients at our state-of-the art, yet warm and comfortable dental office.

    Call us at 425-775-3446 and our passionate staff can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening in Mountlake Terrace, veneers, or any other cosmetic dental, general oral health, or dental financing questions.

  • Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?

    At Emerald City Smiles in Edmonds, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in both techniques and materials have made the impossible not only possible, but affordable for everyone in Mountlake Terrace as well.

    tooth decay edmonds Decay is the most common Mountlake Terrace dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.

    Fillings, inlays, onlays and dental crowns are used to restore teeth for our Edmonds cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Mountlake Terrace patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.

    Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your Mountlake Terrace cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.

    When a patient has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking crown is the answer. At Emerald City Smiles, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers you will not see any Chiclet crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our Mountlake Terrace dental patients have crowns.

    Emerald City Smiles is located at 6100 219 St SW, Ste 530 in Mountlake Terrace. Dr. Nejad is currently accepting new patients. Call 425-775-3446 to schedule a free aesthetic dental consultation .

  • Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

    Today, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was created in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The tool is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people use the term generically. Since its origin, many other companies have entered the market with similar products. (Note: Emerald City Smiles does not necessarily endorse any specific brand.)

    A water irrigation gadget oscillates a stream of water through a small, targeted tube to shoot out particles of food and plaque from around and between teeth. To use it, you insert the tube into your mouth, turn it on, and then lean over the sink with your mouth slightly open to let the water dribble out as you maneuver the stream of shooting water around the gumline, stopping momentarily at each gap between adjoining teeth.

    There have been over 65 studies that have confirmed the safety and efficacy of water flossing for calculus reduction, plaque biofilm removal, bleeding reduction, inflammation reduction, and gingivitis care.

    Should I Use a Water Flosser?
    If you don’t floss at all, absolutely. If you have gum disease, possibly. It may also help you keep your teeth and gums healthy if you have braces.

    First, speak with Dr. Nejad to obtain an oral care treatment plan that factors in your tooth and gum health, physical dexterity, and lifestyle. The following factors may affect whether or not Dr. Nejad guides you to use an interdental irrigation device.

    • Braces or other orthodontic appliances
    • A physical restriction that decreases ability to brush and/or floss
    • Gum disease
    • Gums that bleed when flossing
    • Bleeding around dental implants when flossing
    • Aversion to flossing
    • Sensitive teeth

    The passionate team at Emerald City Smiles would love to help you learn the best techniques for keeping your gums pink and healthy and firmly attached to cavity-free teeth. To schedule an appointment , call 425-775-3446 .

    Sources:
    Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS, “Interdental Cleansing,” The American Dental Hygienist Association, https://www.adha.org/resources-docs/7123_Waterpik_Irrigation.pdf, accessed March 10, 2017

    Carol A. Jahn, RDH, MS, “The Water Flosser: Your Tool For Optimal Oral Health,” https://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/pro/education/pdf/Waterpik_WaterFlosser_ContinuingEducation.pdf, accessed March 10, 2017

    “Water Flossing,” MouthHealthy (ADA), https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/water-flossers, accessed March 10, 2017