Our Services

General Dentistry

General dentistry is the inclusion of all necessary dental services to maintain a vibrant, healthy smile. Prevention along with diagnosis and treatment of common dental problems are key components to our dentistry practice.

Professional Teeth Cleanings
When you come to Cooley Smiles for a professional teeth cleaning, we use special equipment designed to completely remove all tartar and plaque buildup, getting your teeth as clean as possible. We will also provide a thorough examination, including x-rays of your teeth. This enables us to detect and treat any potential problems with your oral health.

Gum Disease
Gum disease, or periodontal disease affects thousands of Americans every year. Bacteria and plaque that accumulate on the gums can cause a host of dental problems including chronic bad breath and tooth loss. The most common form of gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis causes mild swelling and occasional bleeding of the gums. The only way to prevent gum disease is with a proper oral hygiene routine including brushing, flossing, and twice yearly visits to Cooley Smiles for professional teeth cleanings.

TMD
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) refers to any number of problems that can affect the normal function and comfort of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). When you visit us for your regular dental check-ups, Seattle neuromuscular dentists Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley will evaluate the alignment of your jaw to make sure you are not suffering from TMD. If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you should notify us at the time of your check-up. You may have TMD if you experience:

• Difficulty moving your jaw
• Clicking or popping of the jaw
• Pain in the neck, face, or shoulders
• Misalignment of the teeth
• Frequent headaches
• Earaches or ear infections
• Dizziness

Dental Crowns
Tooth crowns are an ideal solution for covering dental implants or helping to hold dental bridges into place. Dental crowns made from porcelain offer the dual benefit of providing superior beauty and restoring lost functionality, making them an ideal choice for many of our patients. A strong and natural looking solution for restoring aesthetic beauty to your smile, the cosmetic dentists at Cooley Smiles may also suggest tooth crowns for patients who suffer from smiles marred by teeth that are:

• Broken
• Misshapen
• Discolored
• Worn down
• Weakened by decay or previous fillings

Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can lead to a variety of problems. You may have trouble chewing or find that your speech is impacted by your missing teeth. You may also feel less attractive and find yourself trying to cover your smile, impacting business and social interactions. Missing teeth may cause the pressure of your bite to be unequally distributed or your adjacent teeth may start to move in order to fill in the gap, leading to additional dental concerns. Furthermore, missing teeth can actually alter the structure of your jaw and cause your face to become sunken and misshapen.

Dental bridges are literally used to "bridge" gaps in your teeth. At Cooley Smiles, we regularly recommend this restoration for patients with missing teeth who are not ideal candidates for dental implants.

Composite Fillings
White composite fillings, also called tooth colored fillings, are a quickly growing trend in the field of dentistry. Amalgam fillings, long considered the only option for filling cavities, are not only obvious, they are a less effective method of treating tooth decay. Composite fillings offer a safe, aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional amalgam fillings, and they are the only fillings offered by the cosmetic dentists at Cooley Smiles.

Dental Implants
A dental implant is a metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges, or a denture. Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone, a process called osseointegration. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural, and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes. Candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley have both completed cosmetic dental training at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the premier school for training in cosmetic dentistry. We use this term to cover all procedures designed to perfect and beautify a patient's smile. Changes in technology, technique and materials has made cosmetic dentistry more affordable and accessible.

Invisalign®
Invisalign® clear aligners provide an invisible way to straigthen your teeth. They are made of a clear plastic and are custom molded to fit your mouth and your teeth in such a way that they slowly move your teeth into the correct position. The difference between Invisalign® and traditional braces is clear. You do not see the traditional metal braces on your teeth, nor will you have to deal with the inconvenience associated with metal braces. Metal braces attach to your teeth and Invisalign® is like a clear retainer that fits over your teeth.

Veneers
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells that can be placed over your existing teeth to provide a beautiful, flawless smile. Thousands of Americans enjoy the enhanced appearance porcelain veneers can provide, and the durability of this treatment makes it an ideal choice for fixing many of your minor cosmetic imperfections. Porcelain veneers can be used to fix a number of cosmetic issues, including:

• Cracked and chipped teeth
• Discolored teeth
• Unevenly spaced and gapped teeth
• Unevenly sized and shaped teeth

Six Month Smiles®
A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought - Six Month Smiles® utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months. Here's what makes Six Month Smiles® so innovative:

• Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
• Use of braces has been shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
• Six Month Smiles® Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
• Low forces and short overall treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
• Six Month Smiles® is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers

Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is a common cosmetic procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are:

• Misshapen
• Gapped
• Crooked
• Chipped
• Affected by decay

Using a composite resin, Bellevue cosmetic dentists Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley can painlessly correct these common issues with one, quick cosmetic procedure. Once hardened, the resin is durable and effective, giving you a beautiful, fully functional smile.

Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth colored fillings, also called composite fillings, offer an aesthetically pleasing, safe, and effective way to fill cavities. Metallic fillings are highly noticeable and can mar an otherwise attractive smile. Additionally, some people suffer from allergies to metals, making these fillings a potential health hazard. For a number of years, metallic fillings were the only option available on the market. Today, with advances in cosmetic dentistry, your old metallic fillings can be replaced with tooth colored fillings, restoring beauty and reducing the risk of adverse reactions.

Porcelain Dental Inlays / Onlays
Porcelain inlays and onlays are tooth colored fillings that can be placed on back teeth to repair mild decay or damage. They are matched exactly to the color of your surrounding teeth and offer an aesthetically pleasing, safe alternative to traditional amalgam fillings.

Gum Recontouring
When most people think of cosmetic dentistry, they think only about their teeth. However, a gummy smile can have just as much negative impact on your appearance. When you have excessive gum tissue, your teeth may seem short or uneven. This can mar an otherwise beautiful smile.

A gum recontouring procedure is a quick, painless way to correct the aesthetic issues caused by a gummy smile and restore beauty to your mouth. Gum contouring has come a long way in the past several years. Using the latest in dental technology, Kenmore cosmetic dentists Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley are now able to reshape your gums into their most appealing and attractive state in less than an hour.

Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are several ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after whitening so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Smile Makeover
Your smile can have tremendous impact on every aspect of your life. A smile is a very prominent facial feature and a dazzling, white smile can take years off of your appearance. It can also provide you confidence that reflects in your interactions with family, friends, and professional colleagues, helping you make a meaningful impression. Depending on your unique facial features and aesthetic needs, Dr. Brandon Cooley and Dr. Aaron Cooley recommend a combination of the following procedures to help you achieve the smile of your dreams:

• Tooth Whitening
• Porcelain Veneers
• Invisalign®
• Gum Recontouring
• Dental Implants

Sedation

It is estimated that 15% of Americans suffer from dental phobias. Unfortunately, these dental phobias can not only keep you from receiving the general dental care necessary to keep your mouth clean and healthy, but also the cosmetic dental procedures you desire to give you the smile of your dreams.

Seattle sedation dentists Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley understand how frightening a visit to the dentist can be. Starting with a comforting and inviting office, we strive to make your entire dental experience anxiety-free and pleasant.

Sedation dentistry helps you be in a more relaxed state. We employ a variety of techniques while you receive your dental treatments. Cooley Smiles offers several types of sedation that allows us to match your unique individual needs. Using sedation for our anxious patients provides a way to make proper dental care and advanced cosmetic procedures available to everyone.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a chronic disorder that affects thousands of Americans. It results in a brief cessation of breathing which may occur up to 50 times an hour while you are asleep. One of the most common signs of the condition is snoring.

At Cooley Smiles, we understand the dangers of sleep apnea, and we can design a sleep apnea treatment plan which will help you eliminate these stoppages in breathing before they lead to serious health conditions down the road. Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

• Excessive daytime sleepiness
• Loud snoring
• Observed episodes of breathing cessation during sleep
• Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
• Memory problems
• Difficulty concentrating
• Headaches
• Insomnia

If you suffer from sleep apnea, please contact the experienced sleep apnea dentists at Cooley Smiles today to schedule an initial consultation.



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