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Cosmetic Dentistry – Everett, WA

Transform Your Smile, Boost Your Confidence!

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For Dr. Kaopua and the rest of the team at Albright Family Dental, helping you achieve positive oral health is the number one priority. Of course, having oral health may not be your only priority during your visit. If you have imperfections that don’t affect your oral health, it can still affect your ability to show your smile to those around you. With our wide array of services, you’re bound to find a treatment that address your specific cosmetic needs. To start planning your next smile makeover, give our dental office a call today for cosmetic dentistry in Everett, WA!

Why Choose Albright Family Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers® Available
  • In-Office and Take-Home Whitening Kits to Choose From

Porcelain Veneers

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If you have multiple imperfections that you’d like to address with a single treatment, you’ll be glad to learn that porcelain veneers are widely considered to be the most comprehensive treatment for this very reason. Through the use of ultra-thin sheaths of ceramic material, we can hide discoloration, gaps, chips, cracks and even rotated teeth. They are long-lasting, durable, and designed to blend in with your existing smile exactly. This ensures that no one will be able to tell the difference between your current smile and your new restorations!

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Lumineers®

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Since porcelain veneers require you to remove small amounts of tooth enamel so that they sit flush, they may not be the treatment for everyone. Fortunately, our dental office also provides Lumineers for those interested in a more temporary solution for imperfections. These veneers are still made from porcelain, but are even thinner in comparison. This makes it easier to revert back to your original smile if needed as well as prevent the need for modifying your existing tooth enamel.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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When you need a dental crown placed, a series of fillings, or a set of porcelain veneers, it is crucial that they look like a natural part of your smile. Restoring your smile’s functions are a top priority, but we don’t want to force you to hide your smile in the process due to metal materials standing out. With metal-free materials, including composite resin and porcelain, we can ensure that you’ll feel confident showing your smile off, even if you have a full set of veneers, multiple dental crowns or extensive dental fillings.

Dental Bonding

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Much like tooth-colored fillings, direct bonding is used to fill chips and cracks that are present in your tooth enamel. Composite resin can be easily molded, shaped and then hardened using a curing light to hide minor imperfections your smile, typically in just one visit. After closely examining your smile, we’ll help you determine if direct bonding is the most ideal treatment for you, as porcelain veneers may not even be necessary.

In-Practice Teeth Whitening

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If you’re in need of a quick boost of whitening, ideally for an upcoming event where many photos will be taken, nothing beats the convenience and effectiveness of in-practice teeth whitening. Through powerful bleaching gels that you can only get in a dental office, we can make your smile multiple shades brighter in as little as one hour! Soon, you’ll have a smile that is free of deeply set stains and have the confidence to take photos with your loved ones!

At-Home Teeth Whitening

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Opalescence take-home whitening trays make it possible to use the power of in-office whitening in your own home and on your own time. Each tray is designed to fit your smile exactly, ensuring that the bleaching gels evenly and fully make contact with your tooth enamel. After wearing the trays for a specific period of time (typically about 30 minutes a day) over the next two weeks, you can achieve results that are comparable to in-office whitening!

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Gum Recontouring /Crown Lengthening

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For some, cosmetic dentistry is not necessarily about targeting the teeth, but the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Having a “gummy” smile simply means that not enough tooth enamel is showing. Thankfully, this can be easily modified thanks to gum recontouring. With the help of our soft tissue laser, we can precisely remove excess gum tissue, make your gum line more even, and make your teeth more visible in your smile!

Invisalign® Clear Braces

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Have you always wanted to straighten teeth but didn’t want to undergo treatment because of the metal hardware associated with orthodontics? Invisalign uses only plastic, medical-grade aligners to solve rotated teeth, crowding, misalignment, and even bites that don’t come together evenly. Each set is customized to your exact needs. Not only do you not have to settle for metal hardware, but your treatment time is significantly shorter overall, averaging about 8 to 12 months per case.

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Smile Makeovers

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For some, one treatment isn’t enough to address all the imperfections in their smile. During your consultation, we may recommend a smile makeover if we believe a combination of treatments, whether they be whitening, direct bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns, can give you the results you’re looking for. Our goal is to help you achieve the smile of your dreams in an accommodating and comfortable way. Our dentist, who are experts in creating new smiles, will walk you through each recommended treatment so you know exactly what to expect.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Even if you want cosmetic dental work, you may worry about its price. After all, the field’s procedures usually aren’t covered by dental insurance plans. Still, the cost of cosmetic dentistry varies by patient; you’ll need to consult Dr. Kaopua for an exact estimate. In the meantime, our practice will happily walk you through your oral needs and find ways to make your situation easier. Just keep reading if you’d like to learn more, or call our office for the details.

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Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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Concerning cosmetic dental work, a patient usually wants one (or more) of three things: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or differently-shaped teeth. You should note, however, that its services have different prices and effects. It’s thus a good idea to learn about the cosmetic services first. In general, these procedures include:

  • Dental Bonding – Dental bonding hides minor smile flaws with a tooth-colored resin. By applying the latter to your enamel, it covers up tooth stains, cracks, chips, and more. The results are quick and easy to achieve but don’t last long; they need touchups every few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Naturally, teeth whitening whitens your smile. It relies on a special bleaching gel to removes stains from the enamel. Despite being fast-acting, though, the procedure is moderately expensive and only affects tooth color.
  • Metal-Free Restorations – Made from tooth-colored ceramic and porcelain, metal-free restorations blend seamlessly with your smile. They also protect teeth from further decay. Even with these features, however, they tend to be pricey.
  • Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are thin, porcelain shells placed on the fronts of teeth. Dentists typically use them to hide dental imperfections – chips, cracks, stains, etc. Said versatility means they improve tooth color, shape, and position but also make them expensive.
  • Invisalign Clear Braces – With Invisalign clear aligners, you can straighten your grin subtly and effectively. However, this treatment is still a big financial commitment. The alignment process usually costs anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000.



Cosmetic Dentistry: An Investment Worth Making

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Yes, cosmetic dentistry is expensive sometimes. Even so, cosmetic dental work can involve more pain than you’d think. Nonetheless, its procedures represent a great investment that pays off with numerous benefits.

You see, cosmetic dental options have priceless perks. The first is that your newly-transformed smile will boost your confidence. From there, your improved attitude can strengthen bonds with friends and family. You’d then be able to improve your work life and obtain a promotion or raise.





How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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While dental insurance usually won’t cover cosmetic dentistry, other ways exist to make the latter affordable. Key among them are a given dental practice’s financing options. Take our own Albright Family Dental, for example. We happen to work with CareCredit, a technique that allows patients to cover procedure costs with low-interest installments.

To learn if cosmetic dentistry suits you, book a consultation sometime soon! Our practice would love to give you a pretty and budget-friendly smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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If you’re unhappy with the current appearance of your smile, there are a variety of cosmetic options available to help enhance your pearly whites. However, it pays to be informed, so we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about cosmetic dentistry in Everett. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call and we’d be happy to address your questions and/or concerns.

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What Are the Differences Between Lumineers and Veneers?

Lumineers are technically a type of veneer. However, they differ from the traditional veneers you’re most familiar with in a few different ways. For example, traditional veneers are thicker than Lumineers. A small amount of enamel is removed so traditional veneers fit comfortably in the mouth. Because of this, veneers aren’t reversible. You will always need something to protect the tooth. Lumineers on the other hand are reversible because they don’t require the alteration of the teeth. Both treatments generally last at least 8-10 years when cared for properly.

What Should I Expect at an Initial Consultation for a Smile Makeover?

During this visit, your cosmetic dentist will perform a full assessment to ensure that your teeth are healthy. During this visit, you will discuss the goals you have for your smile so that you and your dentist are on the same page. This is the perfect time to bring some inspiration photos and ask questions. Impressions of your teeth will be made, and you will discuss your custom-made treatment plan. You will go over the plan in detail, including the timeline and cost.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment because they are worried that it will be painful. That’s why we do everything we can to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. The majority of cosmetic procedures are non-invasive, so they shouldn’t even require a local anesthetic. For treatments like veneers, where your tooth is being reshaped, the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. There may be some residual soreness for the next few days, but this should be mild and temporary.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

Dental insurance does not usually cover cosmetic treatment because it is considered elective. However, there are sometimes exceptions if the treatment also provides oral health benefits. For instance, a crown or veneer may receive partial coverage if it builds up or protects a damaged tooth. Our team would be happy to help you understand your specific plan and maximize your benefits.