Black Triangle Closures

Before & After Gallery

Black Triangle Closures

Black Triangle Closure

Post ortho/pre bonding

Post upper bonding

Post lower bonding

40 year-old female that had completed comprehensive orthodontic treatment and was left with large, dark spaces in her teeth (black triangles) where her papilla (gum tissue) had receded. This was a quality of life concern for the patient and she wanted this restored. Although crowning the teeth could be considered a restorative option, both Dr. Swanson and patient agreed that a conservative additive procedure was by far the best choice. Read Dr. Swanson’s article on his black triangle closure treatment approach.

Black Triangle Closure

Post ortho/pre bonding

Post upper bonding

Post lower bonding

Post ortho/pre bonding

Post upper bonding

Post lower bonding

40 year-old female that had completed comprehensive orthodontic treatment and was left with large, dark spaces in her teeth (black triangles) where her papilla (gum tissue) had receded. This was a quality of life concern for the patient and she wanted this restored. Although crowning the teeth could be considered a restorative option, both Dr. Swanson and patient agreed that a conservative additive procedure was by far the best choice. Read Dr. Swanson’s article on his black triangle closure treatment approach.

Black Triangle Closure

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

69-year-old female. As a new patient she presented with recession and black triangles and had been told by previous dentists there was nothing that could be done to treat the black spaces. She was thrilled Dr. Swanson could restore her teeth with an ultraconservative approach, as they’d always bothered her.

Black Triangle Closure

BEFORE

AFTER

40-year- old female. She had previously worked as a model and now as a tech company business owner executive. Always was self conscious smiling wide enough to show her black triangles.

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Often referred to as “invisible braces," Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional wire braces. Using clear aligners, Invisalign can straighten crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth, and it does so typically faster than traditional braces at a similar or lesser cost. We offer Invisalign here at our office.

Schedule an appointment with us to find out if this treatment would be a good option for you. For patients in need of more extensive orthodontic work, we can refer you to a trusted orthodontist.

 

 

 

Over 60 years ago, the original founder of Swanson Dental Associates, Dr. Richard D. Swanson, graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where he later also served on the faculty. His son, Dr. Kris Swanson, followed in his father’s footsteps, graduating from the same program in 1983. Associate Dr. Brian Mills is a third generation Washington Husky and also a proud graduate of the University Washington School of Dentistry.

UW’s dental program has long been recognized as one of the strongest programs in the world. As of 2019, the University of Washington School of Dentistry was ranked No. 2 in the world among dental schools in the new Academic Ranking of World Universities by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

Go Huskies! (But don’t worry, we also love seeing patients who are WSU Cougars or other Husky rivals).

We are accredited through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. AACD's Accreditation Program was formed in 1985 and began offering postgraduate certification in the field in 1986. AACD Accreditation has grown into the preeminent cosmetic dentistry testing standard within dentistry, including written exams and submission of actual case-work in specific cosmetic dentistry disciplines.

Seeing an AACD accredited dentist helps to ensure that you are receiving care from a dentist with advanced knowledge, skills, and expertise in cosmetic dentistry.

 

Each year, Seattle Met Magazine assembles a list of the best dental practitioners in the Seattle metropolitan area. Dr. Swanson has been voted “Best DDS” every year since the award’s inception in 2007. In 2020, both Dr. Swanson and Dr. Mills were awarded this honor. When you come to our office, you are seeing not just one but two of the top dentists in the Puget Sound area.

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SWANSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES
OVERLAKE MEDICAL TOWER/BUILDING 3

1135 116TH AVENUE NE, SUITE 580
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON 98004
(425) 296-1410