Cosmetic Dentist – Issaquah, WA

How We Create Radiant Smiles

Cosmetic dentistry lets us bring out the true beauty of your smile, so you can approach job interviews, dates, and other important events feeling fully confident in your appearance. Dr. Sherman can create a custom cosmetic dentistry plan for you based on which flaws you’d like to correct. With the right treatments, we can make the brighter smile you’ve been dreaming about a reality. Give First Impressions a call today to get started!


Why Choose First Impressions for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Dentist That Specializes in Honesty
  • State-of-the-Art Digital Imaging
  • Fully Customized Smile Makeovers



Woman's smile compared with veneers color options

Veneers are very thin shell coverings that can snugly fit over the front surfaces of your teeth to hide a wide variety of flaws. Chips, cracks, stains, misalignments, gaps, and other imperfections essentially disappear once veneers are placed. The procedure lets you make multiple changes all at once, and it only takes a couple of appointments. We’ll carefully design your veneers so that they can help your smile maintain a natural, dazzling appearance.

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Smile Makeovers

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Sometimes, improving just one or two teeth at a time isn’t enough. With a smile makeover, we can combine multiple cosmetic services to enhance all of your teeth in order to meet your cosmetic goals. No smile’s so far gone that we can’t improve it with the right combination of treatments. Each smile makeover is personalized for each patient; we’ll give you an outline of which steps should be taken to get the appearance you want.


Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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Metal dental crowns stick out like a sore thumb next to your other teeth, letting anyone who looks at your smile know that you have undergone dental work. But with metal-free restorations, we can repair your teeth in a way that makes it almost impossible for casual observers to tell that they were even damaged in the first place. Our crowns are made out of zirconia, which is a material that can be custom shaded to blend right in with the other teeth.


Digital Imaging

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Digital imaging helps us plan out your smile makeover and also gives you a chance to see what the result will likely look like. We take a few pictures of your smile and digitally alter them to show what they’ll look like after a given treatment. You don’t have to worry about whether or not you have realistic expectations for your treatment; you’ll already have a firm idea of what the outcome will be so that you make smart decisions for your smile makeover.


Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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There are plenty of things you’ll likely want to ask at your cosmetic dentistry consultation, such as “What kind of treatment is right for me?” and “How long will it likely take to get the results I want?” However, one question that you should absolutely not forget to bring up is, “How much can I expect to pay for cosmetic dentistry?” After all, a dazzling new smile can be a great thing, but you don’t want it to break the bank. Our team can help you figure out what the cost of your treatment will likely look like – and how you can make paying it easier.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

The kind of cosmetic dental service you choose can affect the final price. It’s a good idea to review what treatments are available and get an idea of how much you can expect them to cost.

  • Veneers: Veneers are useful for correcting many different kinds of cosmetic imperfections, and they can last for about 10 to 15 years in many cases. The number of veneers you get determines how much you’ll need to pay. Some patients may just need a single veneer to improve the appearance of one tooth; others might need 4 to 8 veneers to enhance multiple teeth.
  • Metal-Free Restorations: Thanks to metal-free crowns, you can fix your damaged teeth without having to worry about people noticing that you’ve had dental work done. When it comes to restorations of any kind, the cost can vary depending on the number needed and the materials used to make them.
  • Smile Makeover: A smile makeover plan can potentially consist of many different treatments. As a result, we can only give you an estimate of how much the process as a whole will cost once we’ve examined your mouth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

Cosmetic dentistry may be elective, but it can be beneficial in a number of ways. Oftentimes, getting rid of the flaws on your teeth can help boost your self-esteem. Furthermore, a beautiful grin that makes you seem more approachable to others can be a very good thing for your career as well as various other aspects of your life. In short, enhancing your smile can be well worth the cost.

If you’re still nervous about investing in cosmetic dentistry, keep in mind that you’ll be able to see a “preview” of the results thanks to our digital imaging technology. That way, you can feel more confident about the choices you’re making for your smile.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

Even if your dental insurance plan won’t pay for cosmetic dentistry, you still have the option of signing up for a CareCredit financing plan. CareCredit can make the overall cost of your treatment seem much less imposing since it allows you to pay in smaller installments that won’t strain your budget as much.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Choosing to invest in your smile is a big decision, and our team at First Impressions wants to help you feel like you’re making the right choice. That’s why we’re happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common questions we get from our patients. If you still don’t see the information you’re looking for, please give us a call.

Can I get a veneer in place of a dental crown?

Dental veneers and crowns are two procedures used to correct different issues. Veneers are considered a “cosmetic” treatment because they aren’t designed to add protection and support to compromised teeth like crowns are, which are considered a “restorative” service. Crowns are designed to fit over the entire visible surface of your tooth, providing extra strength, while veneers are made to conceal the front surface of teeth to achieve a beautiful aesthetic result.

The best way to learn which option is ideal for your unique needs is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. They’ll speak with you about your smile goals and help you determine whether function and strength or aesthetic improvements are the priority.  

How do I choose a cosmetic dentist?

There’s actually no specialty training in “cosmetic dentistry” outside of continuing education courses and additional training in certain aesthetic services that dentists must seek out on their own. Dr. Sherman has always loved being able to help patients achieve their ideal smiles, which is why he goes out of his way to stay up-to-date with the latest research, techniques, and technology to ensure his patients achieve the best-of-the-best.  

Is cosmetic dentistry really worth it?

The answer to this question really depends on you! Our team at First Impressions has seen how much of a difference cosmetic dentistry can have on a patient’s life. In fact, one of the most rewarding moments of working on these cases is being able to see a patient who didn’t like to smile when they first visited us, never wanting to stop smiling after seeing their results. To us, this difference is priceless and well worthwhile, but that’s for you to decide!

Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

Unfortunately, most “cosmetic” services, like veneers, aren’t covered by dental insurance plans. However, those that serve purposes of both enhancing and preserving your smile, like metal-free restorations, may be partially covered by your plan. Our team can help you navigate your coverage and inform you of any out-of-pocket expenses. For your convenience, we also offer additional financing through CareCredit to split the cost of a treatment up into smaller, manageable monthly payments.