Dr. Jen Kim, DDS
Kirkland, WA Family and Cosmetic Dentist


Cosmetic Problems We Can Fix with Dental Crowns

smiling woman | Dental Crowns in Kirkland, WA | Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry has advanced significantly over the years, and updated materials and technology open the door to different ways of using traditional dental restorations. Dental crowns are a common type of tooth restoration that dentists place on a damaged tooth to protect and strengthen it.

But today, with aesthetic materials like porcelain and ceramic to choose from, dental crowns are also used  to enhance your smile.

How Dental Crowns Protect Oral Health

When decay, trauma, or teeth grinding weaken a tooth, your Kirkland, WA dentist needs to use more than a dental filling to restore it. Dental crowns, also referred to as “caps,” fit over a tooth to add strength so you can chew ...

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Why Family Dentistry Is Your Best Option

big happy family | Family Dentistry in Kirkland WA | Dr. Jen Kim

At Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we enjoy getting to know our patients. We love the diversity we find in the people we encounter every day. Because we are a family dental practice, we meet and interact with people of all ages with kindness and compassion.

Our top family dentist in Kirkland, WA has experience treating patients of all ages. When you find a dentist who is experienced in every age group, you have discovered a dentist who can treat each family member with skill and know how.

The Benefits of Children Seeing the Same Dentist as Older Family Members

When your child sees the same dentist you see, this instills ...

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Hollywood’s Best Kept Smile Secret Is Here!

smiling woman | Porcelain Veneers in Kirkland WA | Dr. Jen Kim

Have you ever leafed through a magazine and noticed the beautiful and symmetrical smiles worn by Hollywood’s biggest stars? There is a good chance that you are looking at porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers dress up your smile dramatically, and this smile enhancer is non-invasive and available in our Kirkland, WA dental office!

At Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we would love to help you achieve your Hollywood dream smile today. When patients love their smiles, we could not be happier.

How Porcelain Veneers Work

The first step is a smile exam in our dental office. Our top Kirkland, WA cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and gums to make sure you’re ...

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Your Twice-Yearly Dental Exams Could Save Your Life

man having oral cancer exam | Velscope Oral Cancer Screening in Kirkland WA | Dr. Jen Kim

If you have complete dentures or generally good oral health, your six-month dental exams may seem unnecessary, but that could not be further from the truth. At our Kirkland, WA dental office, we provide life-saving oral cancer screenings using VELscope to assist with early diagnosis of this serious and often deadly form of cancer.

Who Gets Oral Cancer?

Anyone can develop oral cancer, but certain risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption can increase your risk. As with many forms of cancer, the risk increases with age. Early detection dramatically improves the prognosis and can mean less severe or complex cancer treatments.

VELScope uses special lighting to identify early pre-cancerous cells ...

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Do You Always Recommend Dental Implants?

dental crown being painted | Dental Implants in Kirkland WA | Dr. Jen Kim

At Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we never “always recommend” procedures or services to our patients. Instead, we base recommendations on each patient and what they want for their smiles.

While we do offer dental implants in our Kirkland, WA dental office, we also offer dental bridges, partial dentures, and complete dentures based on what you want your outcome to be and what makes the best sense for your medical and dental history.

When Dental Implants Make the Most Sense

If you have enough healthy bone to support dental implants, practice good dental hygiene habits, and if eating all of the foods you love is important to you, dental implants could ...

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5 Facts about Dental Implants

image of a cartoon dental implant | Dental Implants in Kirkland WA | Dr. Jen Kim

You may have heard of options for artificial teeth, such as dentures and bridges. But did you know that dental implants are another common way to replace missing teeth? Restoring teeth with dental implants in Kirkland is a treatment option that many people are choosing for many reasons.

Here are five facts about dental implants that you may not have known:

1. Dental Implants Fuse with Your Jaw

When you have an empty space between teeth, your jawbone begins to deteriorate. This can cause other teeth to move and even change the shape and appearance of your face and jaw. However, the titanium post of the dental implant bonds to your jawbone, ...

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Benefits of Invisalign over Traditional Braces

Invisalign aligners | Invislign in Kirkland WA | Dr. Jen Kim

While both traditional metal braces and Invisalign can help you effectively achieve a straighter smile, there are several unique benefits Invisalign can offer. Three of the benefits are discussed in greater detail below:

No Unsightly Wires or Brackets

Probably the most obvious advantage of Invisalign over traditional braces is that Invisalign trays are clear. Many of our patients who want orthodontic treatment, especially middle-aged or older adults, are hesitant to commit to traditional braces because of the bulky metal wires. Concerns about appearance are one of the main reasons patients delay or forgo getting braces, but with Invisalign, this problem is eliminated entirely. The clear trays used in Invisalign treatments mean you ...

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