Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry services offered in Seattle, WA

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry makes it easy to transform your smile. At Smile By the Station Dentistry in Seattle, Washington, cosmetic and family dentist Ok Kyu Lee, DDS, and the team offer several cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening, dental bonding, and veneers. Call Smile By the Station Dentistry today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, or book your appointment online. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

Are cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry the same thing?

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry both improve the appearance of your smile, but they aren’t the same thing:

Restorative dentistry

Restorative dentistry repairs damaged, missing, or decaying teeth. It uses oral prosthetics, like bridges and dental implants, to replace teeth lost to trauma or oral surgery. Dental restorations prevent further damage and reduce your risk of complications. 

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on your smile’s appearance. Instead of repairing damage, it uses cosmetic procedures to make your teeth whiter or more symmetrical.

Who can benefit from cosmetic dentistry?

Consider cosmetic dentistry if you have:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Tooth discoloration or staining
  • Small gaps or spaces between your teeth
  • Black triangles (spaces where gum tissue doesn’t fill the space between your teeth)
  • Chipped or cracked teeth

Cosmetic dentistry even treats bite abnormalities, like crossbite, overbite, and underbite.

What services does cosmetic dentistry provide?

The Smile By the Station Dentistry team offers various cosmetic dentistry procedures, including:

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening removes tooth stains caused by things like aging, tobacco use, and coffee consumption. The Smile By the Station Dentistry team offers in-office chairside teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening trays. 


Veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the teeth at the front of your mouth. They cover up minor imperfections, like chips and cracks and spaces between the teeth.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin to change the shape or appearance of your teeth. Bonding can also be used to close gaps between your teeth and to cover up black triangles. 


Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses removable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth and/or jaws. It’s more discreet than metal braces and provides similar results.

Cosmetic gum contouring

Cosmetic gum contouring removes excess gum tissue to improve your smile’s appearance. Smile By the Station Dentistry offers laser gum contouring, which is quick and painless.

Can I undergo cosmetic dentistry if I have cavities or gum disease?

You need to have healthy teeth and gums to undergo cosmetic dentistry. If you have cavities or gum disease, your Smile By the Station Dentistry provider treats those problems first. Once your mouth heals, they develop a personalized cosmetic dentistry treatment plan.

Call Smile By the Station Dentistry today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment, or book your visit online.