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Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Lakewood

Portrait of friends piggybacking during a hike in a forestWhether it’s misaligned teeth or dingy enamel, most of us have something about our smile we’re less than happy about. Fortunately, there’s a cosmetic dental treatment for nearly any issue your smile might face. At Dental Health Associates, our experienced dentists can help you develop a cosmetic plan tailored to you, helping you achieve the confident look you’ve always wanted.

With our broad range of cosmetic services, you can count on our team for everything from teeth whitening to same-day crowns and even full smile makeovers. We proudly provide cosmetic dentistry to patients across Lakewood, Steilacoom, University Place, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. If you’re ready to take the next step toward a smile you love, contact our office to get started today!


Our Cosmetic Dental Options

Whether we’re enhancing your smile or promoting oral health, our dentists know that you deserve a unique approach tailored to your needs. With our wide array of cosmetic options, you can get the treatment that delivers the results you’re looking for in our office.

Our cosmetic services include:

  • Dental Bonding
  • Gum Contouring
  • Gum Grafting
  • Smile Makeovers

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

male patient at dental chair discussing treatment optionsDepending on what state your smile is in, you may be wondering whether cosmetic dentistry would be worthwhile for you. At Dental Health Associates, our dentists take the time during cosmetic consultations to get to know you, what your issues are, and what you’d like to fix. We won’t push services, but provide you with options and recommendations and work with you to find the solution that fits your individual needs.

Our goal is to help all of our patients achieve a healthy and confident smile. That’s why our priority is to make sure you’re in good oral health before proceeding with any cosmetic work. As an added bonus, a healthier smile looks more appealing, and any cosmetic treatment will last longer in a healthy oral environment. Once your oral health is in good condition, we can look into options that will help you enhance an already-stellar smile.

A Straighter Smile with Invisalign Clear Braces

close up of woman holding invisalign bracesCrooked or crowded teeth are one of the most noticeable cosmetic issues in a smile. However, you may be surprised to learn that misalignments can cause health problems as well. If you’d like to have a straighter, healthier smile but are reluctant to get braces, Invisalign could be your answer.

This innovative treatment uses a series of plastic aligners customized to fit your smile. Each aligner applies gentle pressure to specific points, gradually shifting your teeth in place over time.

What Can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign has been used to correct a range of orthodontic issues, and is acceptable for most mild to moderate misalignments. Ask us for more information about Invisalign if you’re dealing with:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor overbite or underbite

Who Can Wear Invisalign?

young woman holding invisalign clear bracesInvisalign is considered a comfortable and effective option for straightening teeth. We provide these clear braces in mild to moderate cases; more complex cases may benefit more from traditional braces.

These aligners are removable, which makes it easy to incorporate into your daily life. You can eat your favorite foods and brush and floss easily, and most people can’t tell you’re wearing them. However, to be effective, these aligners need to be worn a minimum of twenty-two hours a day. That’s why our dentists recommend Invisalign for adults and responsible teens.

How Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

As one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments, veneers can give your smile a whole new look. Each veneer is a thin shell of composite or porcelain designed to mimic the appearance of a healthy, natural tooth. The veneer is placed over the front of the tooth, typically the most visible teeth in your smile. We provide highly personalized veneers in both composite and porcelain, and can sometimes even produce your veneers on the same day of your visit with our CEREC® machine.

What Can Veneers Fix?

patient choosing the color for her new veneersSince veneers fully conceal the teeth behind them, they can be used to address a variety of issues. Our dentists might recommend veneers to help you with:

  • Severe enamel staining
  • Worn or misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chips or cracks
  • Minor misalignment

Top 3 Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns and Bridges

If you have worn, damaged, or missing teeth, a cosmetic restoration can repair your smile while maintaining a healthy, attractive look. Thanks to our CEREC machine, our team at Dental Health Associates can provide you with lifelike, customized crowns and bridges with virtually no wait time.

Here are three reasons you’ll love our same-day crowns:

  1. No Wait Time – Normal crowns usually take weeks to complete after we send your impressions to a dental lab. With same-day crowns, you can walk out of our office with your new restoration already in place.
  2. Customized with High-Quality Materials – When you come into our office for a bridge or crown, we use innovative scanning technology to create a 3D map of your tooth. Then, our milling machine uses a block of fine shade-matched porcelain to create your unique crown or bridge in just a few hours.
  3. No Temporary Crown – Typically, once a tooth has been prepared and impressions are taken, you’ll need a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your final crown is ready. With same-day crowns, you have your finished restoration before you even leave our office, saving you time and money.

Professional Teeth Whitening for a Dazzling Smile

Stained teeth may be one of the most common cosmetic issues, but it’s also one of the easiest to address. If your smile seems duller than it used to, professional teeth whitening could help you enjoy fresh, brilliant white teeth in as little as an hour.

In-Office or Take-Home Teeth Whitening: Which Do I Choose?

At our practice, we provide Rembrandt® teeth whitening to help you brighten your smile. We can deliver both in-office whitening and custom take-home kits, allowing you to choose the method that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

In-Office Teeth Whitening: With professional whitening in our office, you can lighten your smile in as little as an hour. Your treatment is overseen by our experienced dental team, helping to produce even results and minimize tooth sensitivity. This method is highly effective, potentially whitening your teeth by up to eight shades. This makes it a great choice just before a big event, such as a wedding or job interview.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits: If your busy schedule makes extended office visits complicated, a customized take-home kit lets you receive professional-strength whitening when it works best for you. A quick visit is all we need to take impressions for your custom trays, which help to ensure that your entire smile is evenly whitened. Once you pick up your trays, you can whiten at home at your own pace. The trays are yours to keep, and you can easily pick up a gel refill during your six-month checkups.

Can Gum Contouring Help Your Smile?

cheerful african american man looking at mirror checking out his smile in dental officeIf your gum line is highly visible when you smile and makes your teeth appear shorter than normal, you have what’s sometimes called a “gummy smile.” For those who desire a different look, our dentists can help to reshape your gum line with gum contouring.

Using this treatment, we can alter your gum line to reveal more of your teeth and give your smile a brand-new look. Likewise, if your gum line has receded due to gum disease or is unusually shallow, we can rebuild it via gum grafts.

Smile Makeover: Your Dream Smile Made Reality

If you have a certain look you want to achieve with your smile, sometimes a single treatment alone won’t be enough. For these situations, we offer makeovers to help rejuvenate and enhance your smile’s aesthetics. Each smile makeover is customized to your goals and preferences, including multiple services for complete transformation.

Enjoy Customized Cosmetic Dentistry in Lakewood

If you’re ready to feel more confident in your smile, the team at Dental Health Associates is here for you. Contact our office today to schedule your cosmetic consultation! We’re committed to creating a plan that’s unique to you and providing the quality service you expect and deserve.

We look forward to helping you enhance your smile!


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