Jerry with patient

We offer a range of general and family dentistry services, as well as cosmetic procedures to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed about. Dr. Bates has the skills and knowledge necessary to provide every patient with the care they need and the comfort they deserve. With a warm and welcoming environment, our patients feel comfortable and are encouraged to ask any questions they may have about their dental treatments.

Whether you require a routine cleaning, crown work, or teeth whitening treatment; we will help you achieve a healthy mouth and a smile you can be proud to show off.

Services we offer include, but are not limited to:

Routine Dental Cleaning

We recommend that every patient come in for a dental cleaning at regular intervals prescribed by Dr. Bates. During the cleaning, our dental hygienists will remove plaque and tarter buildup from your teeth and evaluate the health of your gums. Our team will educate you on how to keep your teeth and gums clean between appointments so you can have the healthy mouth you deserve. Additional treatment may be necessary when gum disease is present.

Oral Cancer Screening

A visual oral cancer screening is performed at every periodic exam by Dr. Bates. Oral cancer cases are rising, and currently 70% of all oral cancer is found in the late stages. Early detection of oral cancer is vital for survival. The VELscope® is a state of the art system that helps detect precancerous lesions before they can be seen in the mouth. Because we take this seriously, Dr. Bates will examine your oral soft tissues with the VELscope® once per year, and more often if you have certain risk factors.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry in Woodinville, WA

This term covers a broad range of services with the purpose of improving the esthetics of your teeth and your smile. A beautiful smile is an invaluable asset. We can improve your smile through teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, veneers, crowns and bridges, same day CEREC© crowns, implant crowns, and custom shading.

Teeth Whitening

Soon after starting treatment at our office for teeth whitening, you will start to see a whiter and brighter smile. With our whitening services, the effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and other causes for tooth discoloration will slowly disappear leaving a beautiful white smile. Our custom whitening system has been proven safe and effective in achieving your brightest smile ever. Schedule an appointment for a consultation today.

Sealants

Sealants are a very efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child's mouth. The sealants are maintained throughout childhood and can last into adulthood. Sealants are a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth protecting them from harmful acids and plaque buildup commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring only a short visit at our office. Sealants have proven so effective at preventing decay in children, we are now offering this service to all our patients. Some insurers are now including them as a covered benefit for adults.

Veneers
Dental Veneers in Woodinville, WA

Veneers are a thin porcelain or ceramic restoration that is applied and bonded to the front of your existing tooth with minimal preparation to the tooth. Veneers are an excellent choice for correction gaps between teeth, crooked or misaligned teeth, or discoloration. Most veneers can be made here in our office in one appointment.

Fillings

Tooth colored fillings, also known as composites, have improved in recent years with better strength, color and stability. Tooth colored fillings have become very popular for their natural looking appearance.

Silver fillings, also known as amalgams, remain a good quality material and are often less expensive than composite fillings.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are necessary when a tooth is broken, or has large decay and cannot be restored with a filling. Most teeth that have had endodontic treatment (root canal) require a crown. Crowns cover the tooth and restore its function, strength and esthetics. Dr. Bates makes an all ceramic crown (CEREC©) in our office that is bonded to the tooth. This means your crown is complete in one appointment.

Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and look unsightly. With bridges, Dr. Bates will close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.

Dental Implants
Dental implants in Woodinville, WA

Dental implants are becoming a cornerstone of dentistry and may provide the best option for replacing missing teeth. We will provide a comprehensive evaluation if you have missing teeth and are considering dental implant therapy. We have multiple options available for replacing a single missing tooth or the entire dentition. We strive to make this option affordable for all our patients, so you can enjoy the full benefits of this technology.

Dental Implant Restoration

When it comes to the restoration of implants, Dr. Bates works closely with an experienced oral surgeon, periodontist, and an expert dental laboratory to create a natural look, feel and function for you dental implant crown.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Sedation

Dental fear is one of the most common reasons for people to delay dental treatments. Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective method of conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide makes the dental experience more relaxing and comfortable. We provide nitrous oxide sedation complimentary.

Second Opinion and Consultation

Dentistry is not an exact science. There are usually different options to address a specific dental problem. Dentists may have different opinions about a specific treatment option. Therefore, it is always wise to seek a second or third opinion when extensive treatments are planned. If you are not sure how to handle your dental problems, we can provide an independent professional opinion. Our office staff will be happy to assist you in obtaining copies of the necessary records, so we can provide that opinion.

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be frightening and are often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you are dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 425-483-1101, and we will schedule you as soon as possible. Should you call after hours, our answering service will get in touch with us.