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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Other

How can we help you?

We believe deeply in the power of patient education and strongly encourage our patients to ask any questions that come to mind. Even a question that seems small to you could have a significant effect on your dental health.

Take a look through our Frequently Asked Questions to find a selection of common questions we are asked by our patients. If you have additional questions or if your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask!


Get the Smile You've Always Wanted with Cosmetic Dentistry

As your Kirkland cosmetic dentists, we believe that there is virtually no limit to the ways cosmetic dentistry can improve a smile. Cosmetic dentistry can instantly take smiles from boring and blah to bold and beautiful. 

If you want an easy way to upgrade your looks, you should consider starting with your smile. Your teeth play a significant role in how people perceive your overall appearance, and even a small change can make a big difference to your looks. 

Cosmetic dentistry can make your teeth look:

  • Brighter
  • Longer
  • Straighter
  • Whiter
  • Healthier
  • Sparklier
  • Bigger

At Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can count on your dentist in Kirkland, WA to fix problems like yellow teeth and crooked teeth. We offer treatments such as professional teeth whitening, crowns for teeth, tooth-colored restorations, and dental veneers to help you improve your smile. 

Cosmetic dentistry can help you feel:

  • Younger
  • More self-confident
  • Happier with your smile
  • Unafraid to show your teeth in public or have your picture taken
  • Healthier 

These feelings, in turn, can help you improve your life in ways you might not expect. A more beautiful smile can help you perform better at work or land a new job, have greater confidence in the dating world, and even inspire you to make other changes to your health or your appearance. 

If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, please call our 98034 dentist today to make an appointment. 

Image of insurance being approvedWe Bill On Your Behalf

At Jen Kim Dentistry, we are happy to bill your dental insurance on your behalf. We accept most major dental insurance plans, including Premera, Delta Dental, WDS, Regence, and Metlife, among others. Please contact your insurance company to find out if Jen Kim: Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a preferred provider on your plan. If you need assistance with this, please contact our office at (425) 284-4450. We are happy to provide assistance in finding what benefits your insurance plan provides.

However, please be advised that your insurance plan is a contract between you, the insurance company, and your employer (if provided through your work). As such, what procedures are covered or not covered by your insurance has been determined by that contract, and we are not responsible for what is or is not covered.

Dental Insurance | Kirkland, WA | DentistInsurance is Not Required for Treatment

While we gladly bill insurance companies on behalf of our patients with insurance, you do not have to have dental insurance to be a patient at Jen Kim: Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. We are happy to work with you individually to make sure that you receive the dental care you deserve, even without dental insurance. We accept payment in various methods, including Visa and Mastercard. We are also excited to offer financing through CareCredit for larger treatment needs. Please contact our office at (425) 284-4450 to see what options are available to you.

Image of a patient in a dental office receiving an xraySee the Underlying Issues

Although we do a very thorough examination of your teeth and surrounding tissue, we are unable to see some areas without the use of dental x-rays. In order to correctly diagnose the conditions of these areas, Dr. Kim may prescribe that x-rays be taken. At Jen Kim dentistry, we understand your concerns regarding radiation. To minimize that, we use digital x-rays, which greatly reduces your exposure to radiation.

tooth Pain | Kirkland, WA | Dentist Pain May Not Be An Indicator of Issues

For many dental problems, pain may be the last symptom that occurs. This means that by the time you experience discomfort, the situation may be much more difficult and costly to fix or be even beyond repair. Dental x-rays and visual examinations allow us to see problems when they are first beginning. Treating the problem now, when it's small, will save you money and time and help you to avoid discomfort and pain.

At Jen Kim Dentistry, we are happy to discuss your dental concerns with you. Digital x-ray technology gives us the opportunity to review your x-rays with you and zoom in to pinpoint any problems that we find. By practicing preventive dental care, we can use conservative care approaches more often to give you a better overall experience.

gum disease in kirkland waKeep A Good Routine At Home

Good oral hygiene starts at home, accompanied by regular exams and professional cleanings at Jen Kim: Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice daily, ideally in the morning and again at bedtime.

Flossing daily is also important as your toothbrush will not be able to reach in between your teeth, under a bridge, or behind the last tooth.


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We are excited to say our office will reopen May 19, 2020! While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and dental health. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  To make an appointment please call our office at (425) 284-4450.