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Cosmetic Dentistry

headshotThe world of cosmetic dentistry has experienced a sudden boom in the last few years, and the words “cosmetic dentistry” appear in virtually every dentist’s advertisements. It is especially important at this time to be cautious when selecting a dentist for cosmetic purposes since so many dentists are claiming to specialize in the field of cosmetics. (Any dentist who places a white filling can call himself or herself a cosmetic dentist.)

The element that sets Dr. Bell apart from other “cosmetic dentists” is that he has the advanced training to make cosmetic cases successful. Dr. Bell does a complete cosmetic work up before placing porcelain over the front of the teeth. We do a set of study models which shows all aspects of bite relationships. We also screen for periodontal disease to ensure your mouth is healthy for a new beautiful smile. With the extra steps in education Dr. Bell has learned at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA, it ensures a more predictable and long lasting smile you will be pleased to show off!

There is no recognized board certification in cosmetic dentistry at this time, unlike for a board-certified oral surgeon or orthodontist. The closest designation is a dentist accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry who has documented and shown his cases to a review board. Dr. Bell is in the process of becoming accredited, and he is currently a general member of the AACD. Dr. Bell has taken both lecture and hands-on courses in smile design from some of the finest cosmetic dentists in the United States, as part of his commitment to continuing education as well as his studies at the Kois Center.