Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentist located in South King County, Des Moines, WA

Cosmetic dentistry is about enhancing your smile. Dr. Tracy and the Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry team have the experience necessary to provide services, such as veneers, whitening, and crowns, to boost your oral health and appearance. If you live in Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way, Washington, and the surrounding area, make an appointment today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A


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Why would I need cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry corrects aspects of your smile that might make you self-conscious. Small changes, such as replacing missing teeth or correcting discoloration, can make you want to smile more.

What are the benefits of enhancing my smile?

Your smile creates a first impression. If you’re reluctant to smile, people might think you’re standoffish or lack confidence. Examples of minimally invasive, but impactful, cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Replacing silver fillings with tooth-colored, composite ones
  • Choosing veneers to create a uniform shape and color to your teeth
  • Professionally whitening stained or yellowed teeth

What procedures are considered cosmetic?

Any procedure that improves the look of your teeth is cosmetic. These procedures might also have a functional purpose, such as dentures or partial dentures that replace missing teeth. You may choose cosmetic dentistry to correct teeth that are unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, or discolored.

Specific types of cosmetic dental work offered by Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry include:

  • Veneers
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Whitening
  • Tooth-colored (composite) fillings

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover your existing teeth. The porcelain is as strong as your natural enamel and corrects for minor issues with tooth shape, color, and size. Veneers are bonded to your existing teeth, so they’re a permanent procedure. Veneers are best if you have:

  • Spaces between your teeth
  • Teeth that are chipped or worn
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Permanently stained teeth

What are crowns?

Crowns cover an existing tooth, restoring its normal shape and appearance. You might have a crown to cover a root canal, protect a weak tooth, cover a dental implant, or to cover a tooth with a large filling.

Will it look like I had work done?

You’ll notice an improvement in your smile. Dr. Tracy and the Fresh Smiles team do their very best to match your existing teeth and naturally enhance your look. The color of veneers and crowns and the shade to which you whiten are all decided in consultation with the dentists before your procedure.

Dental implants, dentures, and crowns are created by a dental laboratory based on an impression of your teeth, so they fit just right. Once placed, the dentist shapes and files the tooth replacement to feel and look as natural as possible.


Welcome, New Patients!

Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry is happily accepting new patients in the South King County area. We treat patients from Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and SeaTac, WA. Schedule your new patient consultation with our office today!