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Your home for cosmetic dentistry in Tacoma

Concerned About How Your Smile Looks or Functions?

A healthy, beautiful smile is an important part of life – it can affect your health, confidence, and happiness. Dr. Macks can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with cosmetic dentistry in Tacoma.

From teeth whitening to Invisalign® and dental crowns, we want to help you find solutions.

 

It's All About Your Smile

Learn about our cosmetic dental services by clicking each photo below.

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All-on-4 Implants

Dr. Macks' associate, Dr. Chung, is a certified Prosthodontist, who provides All-on-4 implant procedures. Dr. Chung works at Dr. Macks' Tacoma office on Fridays. Dr. Chung provides patients with the option of a single implant to a complex full mouth restoration. All-on-4-Implants provides a permanent, screw-retained replacement for the entire upper and or lower set of teeth. It is a rehabilitation of the maxilla and mandible with fixed prosthesis allowing the best and highest success rate.

As a certified Prosthodontist, Dr. Chung offers fast, affordable tooth replacement. Dr. Chung is a graduate of the Seoul National University College of Dentistry (http://www.useoul.edu) along with the University of Washington Dental School where he completed a Master of Science in Dentistry along with specialty certificate in Prosthodontics program.

He has spoken on multiple subjects in implant and prosthetic dentistry nationally and internationally to dental professionals and students. He is also serving as an outside expert reviewer for the implant journal, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants.

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Bridges & Crowns

Dr. Macks offers both Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges. Dental Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices. They cover the tops of damaged or decayed teeth. Dental Crowns are cemented onto the existing teeth and should be removed only by Dr. Macks.

Tooth Bridges are fixed but removable. They are recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. The Bridge spans the space where the teeth used to be. If there is nothing placed in the space where the tooth used to be the other teeth will eventually rotate or shift into the empty spaces.

A Dental Crown covers the damaged tooth entirely. It also is used to improve the tooth's appearance, shape or alignment. The Dental Crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide tooth-like shape.

 
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Invisalign®

Dr. Macks office in Tacoma, WA offers Invisalign® to his new and existing patients.

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening your teeth. The aligners are custom-made for your teeth only. They are made of smooth and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. In time, through the use of Invisalign® your teeth will gradually shift back into place. No more metal brackets, no wires to tighten and no more major discomfort.

As a patient of Dr. Macks, you will achieve a great smile with little to no interference with your daily life or routine. The most important part is that most people won’t recognize that you have these aligners in your mouth.

Here is how it works:

  • Dr. Macks will create a customized treatment plan just for you. He will create a 3-D image of your teeth and show you how your teeth will move within each stage of this dental treatment.
  • You will wear your aligners throughout the day but take them off when you eat, brush or floss. As you wear, each set of these custom made aligners your teeth will gradually begin to shift into place.
  • Approximately every two weeks, you will wear a new set of aligners. The process takes you to the next step gradually. Dr. Macks will see you every 6 weeks to monitor your progress.

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Dentures

Dentures are a solution for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back in. They can be complete or partial. Complete dentures are for people who have lost all their teeth. Partial dentures are used for the loss of a few teeth.

Dr. Macks can fashion your dentures to fit comfortably, appear natural and help you stay healthier. Today's Dentures look very natural and feel comfortable.

Cosmetic Dentures won't slip or shift in your mouth which was a thing of the past. Dentures in some cases won't work. If you have sore spots, poor ridges or gagging reflexes.

Dr. Macks will give you all your options prior to making any decisions, and the friendly office staff will walk you through the necessary steps before any work begins.

 
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Mini Implants

Dr. Macks has been offering Mini Dental Implants in his Tacoma, WA office for over 30 years. Mini Dental Implants offer patients a solution for smaller teeth or incisors. Also, this narrower implant may best serve patients who require stabilization of lower jaw dentures, pre-molar teeth, or a missing tooth that was located in a narrow area.

Only a few dentists can perform this procedure effectively, and Dr. Alan Macks is one of those cosmetic dentists in Tacoma who can perform this service.

Here are some core differences between traditional implants and mini implants that Dr. Macks offers:

  • Mini Implants are approximately half the width of their traditional counterparts
  • The implant is not fully submerged during a narrow implant procedure
  • Should implant failure occur, the small size (that of a toothpick) means grafting is not necessary
  • Mini Implants are less costly
  • Mini Implants are solid though they do not contain a screw

 
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Whitening

Teeth Whitening or bleaching is a non-invasive treatment used to lighten the appearance of natural teeth for a brighter smile. It helps to remove stains and discoloration. Teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel so crowns, and restorations will not whiten with bleaching. Instead, we recommend restorations and crowns be done after bleaching so the teeth will appear more uniform.

Teeth Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in the world because of its strong appearance it has on the color of your teeth.

Dr. Macks uses custom made trays, which fit your mouth that you wear at home to achieve the level of lightness you desire. Teeth Whitening is not permanent and does require touch-up applications. Ask us about our Forever Whitening program at your next dental visit.

The most common reasons for yellow or stained teeth are:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not taking good care of your teeth.

 
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CEREC® Crowns

Dr. Macks office provides CEREC® Crowns. It is a very quick dental treatment. The process is to make a digital impression, construct the restoration and then manufacture it at our office in one day. No need to send it out to the lab and come back in a week or two.

This technology allows the staff to reduce the follow-up and time-intensive treatments needed with other materials. No temporary solution is needed.

Cerec Crowns are important for those patients who are on the go. Scheduling multiple follow-up visits is a thing of the past with the CEREC® Crown technology. According to Dr. Macks, the CEREC® Crown itself has outstanding qualities and his patients enjoy the convenience of the whole process. For over 30 years Dr. Macks has provided his patients with the latest advances in General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Macks provides this technology at his Tacoma office.

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Emergency Treatment

Dr. Macks office has provided Emergency Dentistry for over 30 years. The office typically can provide same day appointments.

Dr. Macks provides emergency dental care with personalization and comfort in our state of the art office located right off I-5 and near the Tacoma Mall. Our address is:

5319 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA

Emergency Dentistry doesn't always involve teeth but may be the surrounding tissues. Many dental emergencies can range bacterial/fungal/viral infections to potentially a cracked tooth. Also considered an Emergency Dental situation is a tooth that is falling out or fractured in some manner. Many such occurrences happen with young children or car accidents.

A Dental Emergency is rarely considered a medical emergency, and there is a very low threat to your life. Regardless, all dental emergencies should be handled in a way that preserves the area damaged.

 
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BOTOX

Look and feel younger (and rejuvenated!) with Botox at our Tacoma dental office. It's an injection to relax your facial muscles, which removes wrinkles and frown lines. For the best possible results, our dentists can apply Botox in the following areas:

  • - Eye area
  • - Forehead
  • - Cheeks
  • - Mouth area
  • - Nose area
  • - Chin
  • - Neck

In addition to the cosmetic benefits, Botox can help deter TMJ issues, such as chronic migraine headaches.

Why see Dr. Alan Macks and Associates for Botox?

Does it sound unusual to hear our Tacoma dentists offer Botox? Our experience with cosmetic dentistry quickly translates in applying Botox for our patients. Being dentists, they fully understand the movement and expressions of your facial muscles, allowing them to know exactly where to inject this cosmetic procedure. With this comprehensive knowledge, you'll walk out of the office with a wrinkle-free, youthful look.

Is Botox safe?

Botox is completely safe and complements beautifully with your smile. Compared to cosmetic surgery, injecting Botox is less invasive, more affordable, and allows you to return to your daily routine almost immediately.

Contact our cosmetic dentists and see if Botox is right for you! Call us: 253-476-1030

 

How To Choose the Right Cosmetic Dentist

Your smile is an investment. Guarantee the success of your smile transformation by selecting a competent cosmetic dentist from the start. Consider these factors:

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Training
It is crucial to select a dentist who has training in dental cosmetics and is committed to continuing education in the latest techniques and materials.
 
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Experience
Do some research on the dentist to examine his credentials and education. Then, ask to see real patient results and find out what patients say about the success of their treatment.
 
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Methods
Schedule a cosmetic dental consultation to find out what treatment the dentist would recommend. Make sure he or she will analyze the form and function of your teeth, your gum health, bone health, bite issues, any existing dental work and its impact on your overall oral health.
 

Everyone at Dr. Alan Macks and Associates provides patients with the latest in cutting-edge technology and comforts in dental treatment.

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