About Us

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

Monday-Thursday: 7am to 4pm 701 5th Ave, Suite 4660, Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-8200 info@dentalspecialtiesnorthwest.com

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates

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Cosmetic Dentistry Porcelain Veneers and Dental Bonding

cosmetic_dentistry_YorkvilleIf you have been considering cosmetic dentistry and want more than professional teeth whitening, call and schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Yorkville.

While Sturm & Associates does offer both chairside and custom-made tray tooth whitening in Toronto, not everyone is a good candidate. People who have restorations and interior stains may fare better with cosmetic dental bonding or porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Dental bonding fixes chips and cracks and fills small cavities. Bonding is excellent for small cavities in the fronts of teeth and is remarkable for small gaps between teeth. If your front teeth are too short, Sturm & Associates may recommend cosmetic dental bonding and enamel shaping.

Cosmetic dental bonding only takes one dental appointment and is usually painless.  Your dentist in Yorkville rarely uses anything to numb you because it isn’t necessary. Of course, if you are having a filling you will most likely require anesthetic.

The Dental Bonding Process

If you decide on cosmetic dental bonding, your dentist in Toronto will pick a color for your bonding material. Sturm & Associates have the experience and expertise to color match every tooth making your new smile look as natural as possible.

Once a color is chosen, the tooth or teeth are prepared for bonding with a conditioning liquid that roughens the area. This makes for an ultra strong bond.

The dental resin is placed on the tooth and molded to match the rest of the tooth and your smile after the tooth is prepared. A team member from Sturm & Associates will  sculpt the tooth before hardening with a lamp. When your doctor is satisfied with the results, the tooth or teeth are polished to look like the rest of your smile.

Porcelain Veneers & Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain veneers are a more permanent cosmetic dentistry solution. Because veneers require enamel removal, they are permanent. If you are unsure about a permanent solution, cosmetic dental bonding is a better choice as it is completely reversible.

Veneers require two dental appointments and temporary veneers. There are no temporaries or multiple dental visits with dental bonding.

The Porcelain Veneers Process

Before anything takes place, Dr. Sturm or one of her associates will take digital pictures and x-rays before an impression is made of your teeth.

After preparation, your cosmetic dentist in Yorkville prepares each tooth by removing some of the enamel. As a result, you will need to go home with temporary veneers. This is because teeth are usually too unsightly or sensitive to go without.

During your second appointment, temporaries are removed with veneers placed and checked for fit and color before cementing into place.

Cosmetic Dentistry for a New You

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Sturm & Associates today.