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Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Sunrise Dental

Dentist located in Olympia, WA

The professional staff at Sunrise Dental of Olympia offer a full line of cosmetic dentistry procedures. The facility offers round the clock service to its patients who live in the Olympia, Washington, area.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What’s Included in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes dental procedures that are used to improve the look of a person's smile or the general appearance of the teeth. Procedures can be used to whiten or brighten the teeth, as well as correct any imperfections in the way of size, shape, alignment, and structure. Teeth that are improperly aligned or that have noticeable imperfections can be altered through the use of veneers, implants, crowns, or bridges. Cosmetic dentistry is used to primarily improve a person's appearance, while reconstructive dentistry works to correct structural abnormalities like a cleft palate. In some cases, reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry are used together to correct abnormalities and provide a person with a more natural appearance.

When Should Cosmetic Procedures be Considered?

Cosmetic procedures are often considered when a slight abnormality can detract from a person's appearance. Teeth that are too small, have an irregular shape, or damaged can be easily repaired with the use of cosmetic procedures. Large gaps can also be corrected with the use of veneers or crowns. Cosmetic procedures are often recommended when the abnormalities are not severe enough to warrant more extensive, reconstructive procedures. Cosmetic procedures require much less recovery time and are ideal for individuals who simply want to fine tune their appearance. The are often much more affordable than extensive reconstructive procedures.

Are At-Home Teeth Whitening Procedures Safe?

Many people choose to use at-home teeth whitening products to whiten their teeth instead of paying for their dentist to perform the procedure. If an at-home teeth whitening system is used, it is extremely important that the directions be followed to the letter. Leaving the solution on the teeth for too long can damage the enamel of the teeth causing weaknesses that allow for cavities and cracks. Dentists recommend limiting the number of teeth whitening procedures each year to two. This protects the enamel and allows the patient to have a brighter, whiter smile. It is important to remember that an at-home teeth whitening kit will not produce the same results as what a person would receive at the dentist. If dramatic results are expected, the dentist is the better choice.


We care greatly about your dental health at Sunrise Dental of Olympia. We accept many insurance plans to help patients achieve the care that they need. If you have any questions about how we can help you afford your dental care, please call our office to learn more. Thank you in advance from the staff at Sunrise Dental of Olympia.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Best Life And Health
Dearborn National
Delta Dental
Lincoln Financial Group
Northwest Administrators
Premera Blue Cross