For many of us, summer means getting back in shape quickly so we can feel more confident on the beach or at the pool. It means getting new clothes to suit the warm-weather events or to wear on vacation. It also likely means other changes to your appearance, whether facial treatments or a new haircut. Don’t neglect your smile as you spruce up your look this season, though. Cosmetic dental work can do more for your appearance than you may realize. After all, a smile is generally considered the most noticeable feature when meeting someone or when initially being attracted to someone.

If you’re short on time, we may still be able to help with some treatments that take only one or two appointments but offer dramatic results. We offer early appointments on Tuesdays and some Saturday appointments too.

If you’re short on funds, ask about paying with CareCredit or our in-house membership plan. We also offer discounts when paying with cash, and you don’t have to pay for your initial consult. If you’re new to our practice, you can get professional take-home whitening with our new patient cleaning and exam special.

If You Need A Smile Boost In One Appointment

For some types of smile imperfections, you could see them erased in just one appointment.

Crown Lengthening/Gum Reshaping

If your gums are holding you back from getting a balanced smile, talk to Dr. Koo about reshaping them so your teeth are more visible. Whether you have an uneven gumline or a gummy smile that seems to overtake your teeth, he can help. Usually one appointment is all it takes to correct your gums.

Teeth Whitening

Our patients appreciate our whitening for many reasons:

  • Our Opalescence Go whitening doesn’t require time in the office. You can whiten your teeth when you want to, whether that’s during your morning or evening routine or while you’re cooking dinner, watching TV, or doing household chores.
  • It’s professional strength, so even people who got less-than-stellar results from store-bought whitening can see results they never thought possible.
  • No impressions are required for the trays; just open the box as soon as we give it to you and start right away.
  • The trays are adaptable for any mouth, so you’ll still get a better fit than drugstore whitening though without having to wait for custom trays getting made in a lab.

Cosmetic Bonding

If you have one or more flaws that you notice when looking in the mirror, you could potentially take care of them all in one appointment – with a very small investment. With dental bonding, or cosmetic bonding, Dr. Koo takes the same material used for composite fillings, color-matches it to your tooth so it blends in, and smoothes it over the flaws. After he cures, polishes, and makes any final touches to the composite, you will be amazed at the subtle but incredible change in your smile.

Some problems bonding can fix include:

  • Stains, especially intrinsic stains whitening can’t fix
  • Cracks and chips
  • Teeth that are too short or worn down, particularly front teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Mildly misshapen teeth
  • Pits and other surface irregularities

If You Need A Smile Boost In Two Weeks Or So

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a miracle smile makeover for many patients. That’s because they can handle so many smile flaws with one treatment over the course of two visits, in most cases. They can take care of all the problems bonding can, but they will last much longer. Many patients who take care of their teeth will expect up to two decades or longer from their veneers. Not only that, but veneers are stain-resistant, so they can hold up to your coffee habits, sometimes better than natural teeth.

We offer two types of veneers: traditional porcelain veneers and e.max ceramic veneers. We’ve chosen these because they offer what we’ve seen to be the best combination of beauty, natural appearance, strength, and durability. Dr. Koo can walk you through each option so you can make the decision suited for your smile.

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities have such attractive smiles, veneers are probably the main reason. Now, this kind of red-carpet smile is possible from our Seattle cosmetic dentist. Patients at our office and around the country have reported looking younger, feeling more confident, being more social and outspoken, and even looking wealthier and more successful from this kind of cosmetic dental work. Imagine having a smile like that this summer, and the next summer, and the next summer …

If You Need Straight Teeth In Months, Not Years


These days, there’s usually no reason for adults to live with a crooked smile – or with metal braces for years to straighten that smile. Start orthodontic treatment now for next summer’s beautiful smile with Invisalign. Don’t worry – Invisalign’s clear aligners won’t affect your appearance during all your activities this summer. They’re barely noticeable, if at all, yet if you want, you can take them out for any special occasions where you might be in pictures or will be eating.

A Complete Smile Makeover

Need to fix crooked teeth, stained teeth, and other tooth flaws? Dr. Koo can put together a plan customized to your needs and wants, then execute it as slowly or as quickly as possible, depending on your schedule and budget. He’ll even show you a wax model of what your transformed smile will look like. You can make adjustments and tweaks as needed from there.

He’ll make sure you don’t have to get treatments redone or unnecessary treatments, as well as making sure every cosmetic treatment is done in the right order for the best results.

Your Better, Brighter Smile Is Waiting – Don’t Delay!

Vacation, weddings, backyard BBQs, and pool days are coming up, so consider what cosmetic dental work can do for your overall appearance and confidence. In most cases, your work will far outlast the summer sun! Call Jahyun Koo, DDS in Seattle, WA today at 206-922-4573 or reach out online for a free cosmetic consultation.