July 28, 2015

Your Cosmetic Dentist can Complete Your Smile

Woman with a bright smile after cosmetic tooth replacement.At Lakes Dentistry, Drs. Megan Miller and Bob Williams are dedicated to ensuring every patient achieves his or her optimal level of oral health. Every smile is different, and we approach every smile with a customized treatment plan to achieve your oral health care goals. All our patients smiles should share two characteristics: they should look great and be complete. While patients sometimes choose not to replace missing teeth, especially if those teeth are not exposed when they smile, we encourage our patients to reconsider this choice as even one missing tooth can have an adverse effect on your oral health. Call today to find out more about tooth replacement options from Lakes Dentistry or to schedule an appointment at our convenient Lakewood, WA office.

April 15, 2015

Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Smile in Lakewood, WA

78294804Sometimes, spring cleaning can be an activity to look forward to. Cleaning out your gutters, organizing your garage, washing your car, whitening your teeth. Why not make teeth whitening part of your spring cleaning agenda? Everything will be fresh and clean for spring, your smile should be, too.  Dr. Megan Miller and Dr. Bob Williams at Lakes Dentistry in Lakewood, WA, are proponents of healthy and beautiful smiles. They can help you make teeth whitening a convenient part of spring cleaning with a take-home whitening kit.

Teeth can become stained and discolored for a number of reasons:


  • Your favorite foods and beverages, such as chocolate, tomatoes, berries, coffee, tea, cola and red wine
  • Smoking
  • Teeth-grinding, which causes very small cracks in teeth and can make biting surfaces appear darker
  • Traumatic injuries that cause larger cracks in which stains and debris can accumulate
  • Certain medications, such as the antibiotic tetracycline
  • The unavoidable aging process
  • A genetic predisposition to teeth that are more yellow, gray or brown in color

Teeth Whitening with a Take-Home Kit

Dr. Miller and Dr. Williams know that the store bought whitening systems can be very tempting to purchase. Consider this, however—you never know how long the package you buy has been sitting on the shelf losing potency. With our take-home kits, you can be certain that you are whitening your teeth with professional grade gel that is at the peak of potency.

Our teeth whitening kits include custom-made mouth trays and high-grade whitening gel that you’ll apply once a day for two weeks. You’ll see results after the first application, with permanent results—a smile up to eight shades whiter—in only two weeks!

Call our Office Today

If you’d like to make teeth whitening part of your spring cleaning program, then call Lakes Dentistry to schedule an appointment.  We conveniently serve patients in Lakewood, WA, and from the surrounding communities of Tacoma, University Place, Parkland, Steilacoom, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

December 15, 2014

Realize the Smile of Your Dreams with Porcelain Veneers from Lakes Dentistry in Lakewood, WA

100047604Does your smile make you smile? Seriously, think about it. When you see your smile in a photo or in the mirror, does the smile you see make you happy? If not, then perhaps the time has come to do something. Dr. Megan Miller and Dr. Bob Williams at Lakes Dentistry in Lakewood, WA, often use porcelain veneers to give people a smile worth smiling about.

Our smiles may look less than perfect for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are misshapen, misaligned or have irregular gaps
  • Wear and tear that eventually causes teeth to become uneven

Porcelain veneers are an element of cosmetic dentistry designed to mask these flaws. But porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers, do more than just hide damaged teeth—they protect teeth from further damage.

The What and How of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are modern dental wonders made of ultra-thin layers of tooth-colored porcelain or composite resin that are adhesively bonded to the front of damaged teeth. Our dentists are able to match your new veneers to your natural tooth color, so you’ll have a smile that blends seamlessly with your other teeth.

Dr. Miller or Dr. Williams will first consult with you, assess your overall oral health and then together you’ll determine if porcelain veneers are the best option for you. If yes, then your teeth will be prepared for the veneers. A small amount of the tooth’s surface will be gently removed, so your permanent veneers will lay flush with your other teeth. You may need to wear temporary veneers while your permanent set are meticulously fabricated in a cosmetic dental lab.

Then, you’ll return to Lakes Dentistry and your new custom-designed porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth. If necessary, our dentists will carefully trim and shape your veneers for the most natural look possible. Smile! You’ve got porcelain veneers!

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’d like to learn more about porcelain veneers, or to schedule an appointment, call the office of Lakes Dentistry. We serve patients in Lakewood, WA, as well as the surrounding communities of Tacoma, University Place, Parkland, Steilacoom, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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