General, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry in Bellevue, WA.
Our unique approach to dentistry is typified by our genuine concern for your comfort and health. With more than 30 years experience, Dr. Hansen and Dr. Lintakoon are able to combine their knowledge and skills to bring you the highest caliber of Bellevue dentistry. This form of dental care focuses on saving your tooth while getting to the root cause of your problem. The result? Long-term solutions that not only maintain or restore the function of your smile but are aesthetically beautiful.
Here are the services we offer at Bellevue Hilltop Dental.
Maintaining good oral health is truly important to avoid dental complications both short and long term. There is no better maintenance and prevention than dental cleanings as they help to halt plaque build-up, bacteria, gingivitis, periodontitis, bad breath, and even tooth decay.
Our cleanings are performed using ultrasonic instruments, which gently remove larger tartar deposits with a comfortable vibration and a water spray. We also use special dental equipment to remove smaller deposits in harder to reach areas. Upon finishing, your Bellevue dentist polishes your teeth to give your smile a beautiful and clean finish.
Regular cleanings help keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.
Maintain optimum health and overall well-being with our professional dental cleanings. During each cleaning, we remove tartar, plaque build-up, and polish your teeth for a beautiful finish. Your smile not only looks healthy, it is healthy!
You may have a cavity that is causing you discomfort and needs to be repaired. Our dentists can use composite fillings to bring an easy solution and preserve your natural tooth.
Using a composite material, our dental fillings repair and strengthen your tooth. We’ll first assess your tooth and then discuss the filling process and financial costs. When you are ready, Dr. Hansen or Dr. Lintakoon prepares your tooth by clearing the area of plaque or decay. He then uses the moldable filling material to repair your teeth and fit your bite. Once you can bite down comfortably, we set the composite.
Violá! Your dental filling is complete and you can enjoy a healthier smile.
For more complex or severe cases, we may recommend a comprehensive restoration such as inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, or a root canal.
If your teeth need minor or major repairs, dental fillings may be your ideal procedure. Fillings restore the function and strength of your teeth while protecting the inside of your tooth. Our composite fillings can be placed in one visit with minimal discomfort.
During his or her early years, your child has a greater chance of dental complications such as cavities and damaged teeth. For this reason, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your child to the dentist once their first tooth appears or by their first birthday.
Our experienced dentists have enjoyed more than 30 years of caring for children in Bellevue, WA. Together, they have the skills and personalities to make your child feel at ease while participating in a fun dental checkup. We’ll always begin by checking tooth development and identifying any concerns or abnormalities. This includes signs of tooth decay (many children have their first cavity between the ages of 18 to 30 months) and we discuss your child’s at-home routine.
At Bellevue Hilltop, we help your child’s development with different healthcare procedures that include:
- Cleaning and fluoride treatments
- Tooth cavity and defect repair
- Oral health exams for infants
- Gum disease management
- Dental injury care
- Habit discussion
- Straightening teeth and correcting bite problems
- Space maintainers to make room for adult teeth
The earlier your child’s needs are addressed, the easier it will be to help them develop superior dental habits and a love for the dentist.
Your child’s first years are vital for his or her oral health because many aspects of their teeth are defined during these younger years. We are here to help your child get a great start in life through first-class preventative dentistry. By setting the standard for regular check-ups and a solid hygiene routine, we can prevent future dental complications.
We are happy to be patients of Bellevue Hilltop Dental. My girls actually look forward to their visits with Dr. Lintakoon and his staff. Dr. Lintakoon has always given advice based on each child's particular needs and shares the pros and cons of various procedures. I always feel like the advice given is solid and it is easy to entrust the care of my daughters' dental health to him and his team
Suzy (Actual Patient)
Orthodontics using both traditional braces and clear aligner therapy allows us to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. The benefits are two-fold as our treatments improve the look of your smile and provide functional results.
Braces might sound slightly uncomfortable, however, there are numerous treatment scenarios. At Bellevue Hilltop Dental, our experts work with you to customize your treatment. This may include:
- Traditional brackets
- Clear brackets
- Tooth-colored wires
Dr. Lintakoon or Dr. Hansen carefully assesses your smile and your bite to discover which solutions you are a candidate for. We provide superior orthodontics for patients of all ages so it is never too late to discover ways to align your smile.
When caring for younger patients, our dentists cater the appointment to their needs and promise to offer clear communication with parents too. Our goal is to find the ideal treatment that not only boosts your child’s health but makes them feel confident.
Unlike most dental practices, we are able to offer in-house orthodontics designed to align your smile and assist your bite. Regardless of your stage in life, it is never too late to correct your smile. Find out how you can align your smile for a beautiful look and healthy future.
Dental implants are the ideal option for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth. They offer a modern, permanent solution that recaptures the function and beauty of your natural teeth. Implants also prevent future dental problems from taking shape, including:
- Teeth shifting
- Teeth misalignment
- Further decay
- Additional tooth loss
- Jaw bone deterioation
A dental implant is made up of a titanium post, designed to mimic your natural tooth root. A specialist gently places this post into your jaw. After healing and uniting with your jawbone, the implant is topped with a custom-made restoration.
In order to do this, impressions are taken by your Bellevue dentist and sent to our partner lab for creation. When the newly constructed crown is ready, we gently and expertly attach it to the implant. After any adjustments are made, the crown is bonded into place and you receive a second chance at a beautiful smile.
Implants can also be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.
Many people feel distressed when they have a missing tooth. It can cause embarrassment and many potential dental problems. However, replacing your missing teeth with a dental implant produces a natural look and feel, while restoring your tooth’s function and health.
Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested and recommended cosmetic procedures. Whitening removes everyday stains from your teeth and can reinvigorate a dull smile. This procedure is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile.
There are two whitening options available at Bellevue Hilltop Dental. The most common is a system that uses upper and lower custom-made, soft flexible trays and a whitening gel. The trays are worn at home for several hours and allow you to have control over the shade of your teeth. Results can be seen with a few days or after several weeks.
If you wish your teeth to be whitened faster, we also offer an in-office treatment that can achieve great results in one to two hours. This service is performed by our experienced cosmetic dentists and involves the application of a special gel to your stained teeth. The gel gradually removes the stains and lightens the color of your natural smile. Our team continues to monitor you during this process and ensures you are comfortable at all times.
We follow this treatment by providing at-home custom trays for you to maintain your smile.
Brighten your smile up to eight shades with teeth whitening at Bellevue Hilltop Dental. This simple, non-invasive treatment keeps you smiling and truly loving your teeth. Achieve your dream smile today!
If you have considered aligning your smile but feel that traditional orthodontics is not for you, then Invisalign® could be the ideal alternative. Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners no one can tell you’re wearing. You can eat and drink what you want during treatment and carry on your hygiene routine as normal.
Invisalign® uses 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven to be as effective as traditional braces but without the use of metal and wires. In addition, with Invisalign® you’ll spend less time in our dental office getting adjustments as the aligners are supplied to you every 1-2 weeks.
The treatment process is so simple. You wear each set of aligners for 1-2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to their final position. You’ll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. Your smile goal will be met in nine to fifteen months – although this varies from case to case.
Invisalign® allows you to comfortably straighten your teeth and achieve your smile alignment goals. These invisible and removable aligners gradually and discreetly move your teeth into their ideal position for an improved look and better function.