Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Bill Gilbert, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Bill Gilbert, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Bellevue, WA

A rejuvenated smile brings confidence, allowing you to make a great first impression. Bill Gilbert DDS has trained extensively in cosmetic dentistry, providing patients in Bellevue, Washington, with a full array of services, including teeth whitening and braces. He believes everyone deserves a bright and natural-looking smile. Schedule a consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry restores the aesthetics of your teeth and smile. Dr. Gilbert is a skilled cosmetic dentist who uses the latest techniques to help quickly improve your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry rejuvenates your appearance and confidence with a new look that matches your natural teeth. Options include:

  • Teeth straightening and orthodontics
  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers and bonding
  • Crowns
  • Implants

Dr. Gilbert works with you to determine which of these procedures can best help you meet your goals. Patients who come to his office for cosmetic procedures receive a customized treatment plan.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry and the results of those procedures provide several benefits. Dr. Gilbert's patients have reported:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved teeth function
  • Better social interactions
  • More professional reception
  • Greater overall oral health and jaw alignment

Are cosmetic dentistry procedures necessary?

Dr. Gilbert believes everyone deserves a beautiful smile. While some procedures, such as teeth whitening, aren’t essential to your teeth’s function or oral health, they can have tremendous benefits in terms of your self-esteem and appearance.

Some cosmetic procedures do play an important role in your overall oral health because they restore your proper alignment, reduce the spread of decay, and make it possible for you to chew and speak naturally. These more essential cosmetic procedures include implants, crowns, and orthodontics.

Do cosmetic dental procedures create a fake "Hollywood" smile?

While a gleaming "Hollywood" smile is certainly attainable for those who want it, Dr. Gilbert focuses on creating naturally attractive smiles. He works with you to develop a look you are comfortable with. Usually, the crowns, implants, and veneers aren't distinguishable from your natural teeth when he's done.

Does dental insurance pay for cosmetic procedures?

Most dental insurance pays for checkups and medically necessary procedures but not cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Gilbert works with you to determine the most financially feasible way to pay for cosmetic procedures, whether with the help of insurance or through financing options. Sometimes, procedures like crowns or orthodontics are covered, but many insurance providers cover the least expensive option, rather than the most aesthetically appealing one.