Beautify Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentist Offers Teeth Whitening and More

Maybe you’ve tried over-the-counter products to whiten yellowed teeth. Or maybe you just don’t smile as often because you’re embarrassed about dark sports, chips, and gaps. Do you feel like you’re chasing your ideal smile? Well, it’s time to catch it … at Chasen Smiles in Monroe, WA. Our experienced cosmetic dentist offers services to enhance, brighten, and upgrade your smile!

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way over the past few decades. We can now recreate smiles with materials that closely mimic the translucency and strength of natural tooth enamel. Dr. Irene Chasen stays at the forefront of modern cosmetic dentistry and offers treatments that allow you to make quick and quality improvements to your smile.

Cosmetic Bonding

With this one-visit cosmetic procedure, Dr. Chasen can close gaps, repair chips or breaks, or cover stained teeth. Also called “composite veneers,” bonding involves a putty-like material that is applied to prepared teeth. Our Monroe dentist expertly sculpts the bonding material and hardens it with a special light. The results are extremely lifelike and offer patients a conservative and affordable alternative to other cosmetic treatments.

Teeth Whitening

The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

  • Tobacco use
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, tea, cola, and red wine
  • Lack of consistent dental care
  • Aging

For whitening at home, Dr. Irene Chasen can make custom trays to hold prescription-strength whitening gel that fit your teeth precisely. The whitening gel usually needs to be applied daily for two to three weeks. Maintenance is then required to keep the newly whitened appearance. Some people "touch up" their color one or two times a year, using the whitening gel for only two or three days consecutively. Over-the-counter kits also are widely available for home use. They provide trays to hold the gel, or whitening strips that stick to your teeth. These can remove surface stains but are unlikely to truly change the color of your teeth.

Talk to our cosmetic dentistry professionals at Chasen Smiles if you want to use these home products, and be sure to follow directions to avoid overuse and possible damage to your teeth and mouth.

Prior to whitening, Dr. Irene Chasen will examine your teeth and gums to ensure teeth whitening is safe for you. Whitening can only damage tooth enamel if you have cavities or cracks, which is why whitening under the supervision of a dentist is always recommended. If your teeth are healthy, then teeth whitening will not damage your enamel, though some post-whitening sensitivity is normal. The whitening gel we use is tested for safety by the FDA and contains fluoride to help strengthen your tooth enamel.

Cosmetic dentistry wouldn’t be complete without teeth whitening. This common and often requested procedure lightens teeth stained by tobacco, coffee, red wine, and the natural aging process. We recommend take-home teeth whitening, which delivers long-lasting results without the sensitivity often caused by in-office methods. Schedule your teeth whitening appointment today and in a matter of weeks you can share a smile that sparkles.

Your Cosmetic Dentistry Appointment

Our Monroe cosmetic dentist offers a wide array of enhancement services, including porcelain veneers, to enhance your smile. We serve Monroe, Snohomish, Sultan, and surrounding areas. Chasen Smiles invites you to schedule your appointment or consultation at our Monroe office.