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April 12, 2014

How to Achieve a White Smile

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 4:49 pm

Do you want a white smile? Let’s face it, we all want to look successful. It’s good for our careers, our community service and the opportunities that come from looking more attractive. But how do we achieve it? One way is to have our smiles assessed by Dr. Samsavar, a cosmetic dentist and Smile Expert.

Dr. Samsavar

You may have heard Dr. Samsavar on the radio or heard about his book Soft Bites . He is a much sought after cosmetic dentist and serves as the official cosmetic dentist to Mrs. Washington Globe and Mrs. Washington America! 

Dr. Samsavar received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington Dental School and is a former instructor there. He received a certificate from the Lee Institute in Bioethetics and occlusion and is a member of numerous associations including being the first dentist from the Northwest inducted to the American Society of Dental Aesthetics!

Dr. Samsavar can give you recommendations on improving your smile including the conditions of your gums, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, implants and porcelain crowns or a combination of these procedures.

Success has a look:

Venetian Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can fill in spaces to improve our smiles. They can also give us a whiter shade. When you select a cosmetic dentist, you want to make sure they are a Smile Expert. Dr. Samsavar goes beyond that and is a Bioesthetic trained implant and Smile Expert. Bioesthetic dentistry takes the entire patient into consideration. It is the ultimate in dentistry regarding dental restorations. These highly trained dentists will take a patient’s history, personality, lifestyle, into consideration, and above all they are great listeners and leaders. Think of them as the Gold medal of smiles.

Teeth whitening

Getting your teeth whitened can help a great deal in making your smile look brighter. Here at the International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry we offer two types of systems. One is the Zoom! In-Office procedure where we get your teeth whiter in one office visit. The other is the take-home system where we take your impressions and make custom bleaching trays. These are not the typical do-it-yourself trays where bleaching gels can often leak. Our custom trays are made to fit your teeth snugly.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns can help restore your smile to it’s former glory and we offer the latest in dental technologies. From all-ceramic to porcelain to metal crowns, we have what you need to give you that smile you’ve been dreaming about.

You may have heard about all-ceramic crowns. In the past frameworks where made in metal. Now frameworks can be made in porcelain giving them the added dimension of depth. Dr. Samsavar can answer your questions regarding the latest in cosmetic dentistry.

Invisalign

The clear trays can straighten your teeth without the hassles of metal wires of traditional braces. Invisalign allows your teens to maintain their active livestyles including playing contact sports and musical instruments. They can eat their favorite foods and the Invisalign trays require less visits to the dental office. Your teens will thank you for it.

Have you heard of the snap it on smiles? This can be an affordable way to have a whiter smile and can act as a preview before having fixed restorations like an implant bridge. The flexible appliance fits over your teeth like a partial denture without the metal and clasps. They last for a few years and some patients prefer wearing them to partial dentures.

International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer cosmetic and general dentistry services and even have a dental spa for your comfort. Come and relax with a gentle gum, tongue and tooth cleaning. After that, Dr. Samsavar will assess your smile and give you some recommendations on how to get your smile looking it’s best.

The International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry has been “improving lives on smile at a time” for over 25 years and we encourage you to view some of our patients in our smile gallery. We are located in the emerald city of beautiful Bellevue, Washington. You can contact us like or comment on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. We look forward to meeting with you!

Seattle and Bellevue Dentist


April 10, 2014

Are You Looking For a Dentist in Bellevue?

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 4:46 pm

Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in and around Bellevue, Washington? Or are you looking for an friendly, accomplished, and professional dentist for your cosmetic and family dentistry needs? If so-please, consider Dr. Samsavar. He is a highly respected cosmetic dentist with training in Bioesthetics, an expert in dental implants and serves as the official cosmetic dentist for numerous beauty pageants including Mrs. Washington America! He is a former clinical instructor at the University of Washington dental school and author of the widely acclaimed book Soft Bites.

Cosmetic Dentistry

The International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry is your center for dental implants, Venetian porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, gum treatments and the snap it on dental smile. Dr. Samsavar offers Smile Makeover consultations in which you can see a preview of your new smile.

10 Day Orthodontics with Venetian Porcelain Veneers: look your best with whiter and straighter smiles in two weeks!

All Ceramic and Porcelain to metal Crowns: permanent crowns utilizing the latest in dental technologies.

Venetian Dental Crowns: to help extend the life of your natural teeth.

Tooth Colored Fillings: the natural and healthy choice to replace silver amalgam fillings.

Teeth Whitening: featuring the Zoom! In-Office system for whiter smiles in one visit. Also available are take-home kits with custom bleaching trays.

Invisalign: clear removable trays as an option to traditional braces. Allows the wearer to have a more active lifestyle.

BOTOX-Cosmetic: to eliminate those annoying wrinkles.

Snap it on Smiles: for temporary new smiles.

Please look at our gallery for some before and after pics and see, how we are changing lives one smile at a time.

Dr.Samsaver

Dr. Samsavar is a widely respected implant and smile expert. He received his training in Oral Bioethetics and function from the Lee Institute, and is highly experienced in full mouth reconstruction, bridgework and occlusion. He is the first dentist from the Northwest to be inducted into the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and was named in the “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”.

Education

  • DDS University of Washington
  • Oral Bioesthetics and function from the Lee Institute

Professional Memberships

  • Seattle King County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Snohomish County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • American Society for Dental Aesthetics

Need a day of pampering?

We have a dental spa where you can relax with a cup of tea. Dr. Samsavar will conduct a smile assessment and we offer a tongue exfoliation, organic dental cleaning, and gingival hydrotherapy treatment. Our dental spa was featured on Seattle’s King 5 evening news magazine!

The International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry is located in the emerald city of beautiful Bellevue, Washington. Please call to schedule a smile makeover consultation. If you have any questions you can contact us visit our Facebook page . We look forward to hearing from you!

Seattle and Bellevue Dentist


April 8, 2014

Bellevue Dentist Explains Gum Disease

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 4:45 pm

The fancy term is periodontitis, which means a bacterial infection that can ruin your gums and cause your teeth to fall out. This gum disease comes from plaque, the sticky film that keeps showing up around your pearly whites. Do nothing and it hardens up into tartar, often in two days or less. Then you have to visit a dental professional, like a hygienist, to get that substance scraped off.

This problem can show itself through tender, swollen or bleeding gums; loose or separating teeth; persistent bad breath; or pus between the gum and teeth. If you’ve got some form of it, you won’t be alone. About a third of all U.S. adults from 30 to 54 develop gum disease for a lot of reasons:

  • Genetics. If your family has a history of gum disease, you’re most likely to develop it as well.
  • Tobacco. Smoking not only increases your chances of getting the disease but can make it harder to treat.
  • Stress. This doesn’t necessarily cause the problem but makes your body less able to fight off infection.
  • Poor oral hygiene. This is the biggie. Not brushing at least twice a day or or avoiding regular flossing allows the causes of gum disease to increase and get worse.

Your dental professional can diagnose gum disease He can then recommend treatment. In the early stages, all you may have to do is eliminate the root causes, change your nutrition and hygiene habits, and go for a professional cleaning regularly. More serious cases, especially where bone has eaten away, may require surgery and medicine.

For more information about gum disease, or for a checkup, please contact us. We want to be your Bellevue dentist.

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March 8, 2014

Are Tooth Colored Fillings Better For Your Health?

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 4:41 pm

Have you heard about the new tooth colored fillings? Dental companies have strengthened their materials and we can now use them on molars. Previously, composite materials were used primarily on anterior teeth. Now patients have a choice of tooth colored fillings or silver amalgam when filling in cavities. Some people decide to replace their family’s silver amalgam for the safer and natural look of composite material.

Dr. Samsavar 

Dr. Samsavar is a smile expert and is trained in Oral Bioethetics and function from the Lee Institute, where he is experienced in full mouth reconstruction, bridgework and occlusion. Recently, he was inducted into the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and is the first person from the Northwest. In 2007 was named in “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”, and is a former clinical instructor at the University of Washington dental school and serves as the official dentist on numerous beauty pageants including Mrs. Washington America. He also has also written the widely acclaimed book Soft Bites.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth Colored Fillings are made up of a resin-like plastic with properties similar to plastic and porcelain. The composite material is adapted into cavities where it is hardened with a blue light. After the curing process, they are shaped, finished and adjusted to your bite.

Tooth Colored Fillings for molars are a relatively new product. The material is softer, therefore doesn’t last as long (silver amalgam lasts twice as long), is more expensive, and insurers may not cover the procedure if they are used on molars, but they are mercury free.

Silver Amalgam

In the past, we routinely filled in cavities with silver amalgam. Today, there are concerns about the mercury content in amalgam fillings. Now patients have a choice whether to have their cavities filled in with tooth colored fillings or traditional silver amalgam.

Silver amalgam is the more economical choice, lasts longer, is covered by insurance and has been in use for over 100 years. Some of the drawbacks include the controversial metals that make up the material, namely mercury.

If you have questions regarding tooth colored fillings please call Dr. Samsavar for a consultation at the International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry (425 ) 990-8321. We are located in the emerald city of beautiful Bellevue, Washington.

If you need additional info you can contact us, see our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

Please give our friendly office a call to schedule an appointment. We would love to meet with you!

Seattle and Bellevue Dentist


February 22, 2014

A Better Smile For a Better You!

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 12:00 am

What would a healthy, more attractive and natural-looking smile mean to you?  Would a whiter smile improve your life? In what ways could it affect your social life or career?  

If you are located in and around Bellevue, or the Greater Seattle area we would love to meet with you. We have a history of creating beautiful smiles and will do our best to assist you in any way we can.

Dr. Samsavar

Dr. Samsavar has been inducted into the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and is the only dentist from the northwest.

Was named in “Guide to America’s Top Dentists and has authored the book Soft Bite.

Is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has trained in Oral Bioesthetics and funtion from the Lee Institute. He has extensive experience in full mouth reconstruction, bridgework and occlusion.

He is also the official cosmetic dentist for Mrs. Washington and Mrs. Washington America!

Teeth Whitening

We can whiten your teeth utilizing both the Zoom! In-Office teeth Whitening system and the Take Home Teeth Whitening system.

The Zoom! In-Office can be done in less than 2 hours and is done in our office. This a professional system that utilizes a stronger % of gel and is done under the supervision of a dentist.

The Take Home Teeth Whitening system is done in your home with our custom bleaching trays. We recommend the use of custom made trays to prevent leakage of the bleaching gel.

Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Samsavar is cosmetic dentist and a bioesthetics trained smile expert. By utilizing porcelain veneers, he can close unwanted spaces between your teeth and provide you with a whiter, straighter smile.

Are you curious what you will look like after your veneers? Dr. Samsavar applies temporary material to your teeth so you see what you will look like after the procedure.

Please take a look at Our Gallery to view some samples of our complete smile makeovers.

All Ceramic crowns

Are porcelain crowns made entirely of porcelain therefore there is no metal showing. This can give the crowns a more natural look. One of the main benefits of all ceramic crowns is there will be no metal lines showing at your gum line.

Teeth bonding

To cover up or replace any metal that’s showing especially on your anterior teeth. For example we can replace your amalgam fillings with tooth colored fillings.

Dental Spa

For those who are anxious, we have a dental spa for you. We are proud that our spa was featured on Seattle’s King 5 evening news magazine! Pamper yourself and give your mouth something to smile about. We offer BOTOX, organic dental cleaning, gingival hydrotherapy and tongue exfoliation.

We look forward to hearing from you! Call to make a smile makeover appointment (425)990-8321, or you can contact us. You can also “like” or leave a comment on facebook.

We are located in beautiful Bellevue, Washington at 10223 NE 10th St. Suite E.

Seattle and Bellevue Dentist


February 19, 2014

Tooth Color fillings for a beautiful smile

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 11:57 pm

Imagine that you are watching your favorite singer and as the camera zooms in you see it. A mouth full of amalgam fillings! Natural colored fillings would look nicer don’t you think? Are you aware of the natural colored fillings that blend in with your natural tooth shades AND are better for your health?

Healthy Choices

Tooth colored fillings can be used to replace your amalgam fillings. Metal amalgam can have a very slight leakage of mercury. With composites or tooth colored fillings, there is no leakage as the plastic like material contains no mercury.

Beauty

Tooth colored fillings look more natural than amalgam fillings. These fillings are usually recognizable by a grey/black area on the surface on molars. To avoid this unsightly appearance you might consider replacing your amalgam fillings with a tooth colored material. After the procedure, no one will notice your prior cavities!

Dr. Samsavar

Is experienced in working with composite materials and as a Smile Expert, can help you to look your best. His training as a Bioesthetic Dentist helps him to treat not only your teeth, but you as an individual. This is represented in the motto of his practice, changing lives one smile at a time. Dr. Samsavar is also the official cosmetic dentist for several Seattle area beauty pageants including Mrs. Washington and Mrs. Washington America!

How is it done?

The tooth is prepped just like a regular filling and a plastic like material is removed from a plastic syringe. Next it is adapted into the cavity and shaped and molded to resemble your natural tooth. Then it is cured with a blue light and is hardened. The final step is to adjust, finish and polish.

Now you don’t have to be afraid of your “close-ups”. If you are looking for a dentist in the Bellevue and Greater Seattle area please give us a call to schedule an appointment. Please contact us or give us a call at the International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry. We look forward to hearing from you!

Seattle and Bellevue Dentist


February 16, 2014

Whiter Teeth to be Proud of

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 11:57 pm

Who doesn’t want white teeth Let’s face it we all want a nicer, whiter smile. Our smiles convey to the world that we are confident and successful. So how do we go about getting our teeth looking their very best? For one we have to find a talented and experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Samsavar.

One way to get our teeth whiter is to get them whitened or bleached. We have two options to get them pearly white. One is the Zoom! In-Office procedure, the other is the At Home Whitening system.

The Zoom! In-Office system is a stronger % peroxide solution that is done in one office visit. It takes about 2 hours and you will leave with a whiter smile. The cost is higher, but it’s faster and is done under the care of Dr. Samsavar.

The At Home Whitening system consists of a lower % peroxide solution where we fabricate custom bleaching trays for you to use with your bleaching gel. They trays help to prevent leakage of the bleaching gel.

Porcelain Veneers are a popular choice as well. Most patients are quite satisfied with the results and we invite you to take a look at some of the Smiles we have made in the past. A small amount of your teeth is reduced to make room for the porcelain veneers. The veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that we can use to fill in spaces to give you that glamorous look.

Are you interested in what you will look like with a new smile? We have FREE Smile Makeover consultations and can give you a preview of your new smile.

So what are you waiting for? A new smile is just a phone call away. Call to make an appointment for a smile makeover consultation or to ask about one of the teeth whitening systems. Our friendly staff is waiting to assist you! You can always contact us on our website  or like us on facebook.

Seattle and Bellevue Dentist


Botox For a Fuller Whiter Smile

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 11:55 pm

Have you considered a fuller, whiter smile this Year? Let’s face it, we all want to look better. Think about it…is there something you would like to change about your appearance?

Dr. Samsavar is a Bioesthetic trained smile expert and his motto “changing lives one smile at a time” is truly his calling. He earned his DDS from the University of Washington and trained in Oral Bioesthetics and function from the Lee Institute. He has been named in the “Guide to America’s Top Dentists” in 2007 and is the author of the highly acclaimed book Soft Bite. He also serves as the official cosmetic dentist for several Seattle area beauty pageants, including Mrs. Washington and Mrs. Washington America.

Botox

Now you can get a complete smile make over with Botox cosmetic. Imagine your makeover with Botox to lessen wrinkles around your eyes and smile. This will produce an even more youthful look to go along with porcelain veneers.

For a fuller, smoother and whiter smile, why not consider teeth whitening to go with your fuller lips and smoother appearance? Find out how the Botox injections can be included in the full range of treatment options to beautify your smile.

Why not give yourself the gift of youth? We feature state-of-the-art technologies to allow you to view the results of your porcelain veneers after they are done. Imagine lessening wrinkles around your smile to go along with porcelain veneers. This is a great complement to esthetic cases! For those who experience anxiety we have a dental spa to relax you.

We are located in Bellevue, Washington. Check out our facebook page. Visit our Website to find out the latest in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. If you have any questions please contact us.

Call today! (425)990-8321 to schedule a FREE Smile Makeover Consultation featuring Botox Cosmetic!

Seattle and Bellevue Dentist


Seattle’s Finest Dentistry

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 11:51 pm

Some of Seattle’s finest dentistry is located in Bellevue, Washington. Whether it’s general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, or BOTOX, you’re in good hands with Dr. Samsavar.

Dr. Samsavar

Has been named in “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”. He is trained in Oral Bioesthetics and function from the Lee Institute and has extensive experience in full mouth reconstruction, bridgework and occlusion.

An expert in dental implants and a past board member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

He is also a former clinical instructor at the University of Washington Dental school. Furthermore, he is the official cosmetic dentist for several Seattle area beauty pageants, including Mrs. Washington and Mrs. Washington America!

Cosmetics

We offer FREE Smile Makeover Consultations where you can see how you will look AFTER your smile makeover.

Porcelain Veneers- for a radiant, beautiful smile.

All ceramic crowns and bridges- utilizing the latest in technology.

Snap on Smiles- for those not ready for veneers or crowns. These can worn like partial dentures and can be a more affordable option.

Teeth Whitening-Zoom! In-Office or Take-home kits with custom bleaching trays.

Dr. Samsavar is known as a smile expert with advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry skills. In addition, he has also written a book Soft bite.

Tooth colored fillings

Are better for your health and look better to! The composite material contains no mercury and is safer for your family’s dental health. Your fillings can be done in the same time (a one time visit) and no one will be able to detect your cavities!

BOTOX with your new smile

We can lessen and reduce the wrinkles around those smile lines. For example, a BOTOX treatment to go along with porcelain veneers or teeth whitening. Now you can leave our office looking younger and with a whiter smile.

If you are feeling a bit anxious, we have a dental spa for you to relax in!

Please call The International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry at (425) 990-8321. We are located in beautiful Bellevue, the greater Seattle area. Like us on facebook . Visit our Website or you can contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Seattle and Bellevue Dentist


January 8, 2014

Porcelain Veneers: The key to a great looking smile!

Posted under: Dentistry— Aalam Samsavar @ 11:33 pm

Have you wondered how celebrities get their glamorous looks? In most cases they owe their beautiful white smiles to their dentists. Look closely and you will find those carefully manicured smiles are often a result of porcelain veneers.

What are porcelain veneers? They are thin layers of dental porcelain that are cemented over your natural teeth. After a light reduction and an impression, they are sent to Dr. Samsavar’s laboratory where they are fabricated. These veneers can fill-in spaces between teeth and can be made in a lighter shade. Prefer a permanent solution and a whiter smile? Consider Venetian porcelain veneers. Dr. Samsavar offers previews so you can see for yourself what you’ll look like after the procedures.

For those who are nervous we have equipped our office with a state-of-the-art massaging chair to pamper you while we pamper your smile!

Dr. Samsavar’s training in Bioethetics puts him on the leading edge of dentistry that takes the patient, dentist, dental lab and restoration in consideration and is regarded as the ultimate in dentistry. It is Dr. Samsavar’s post graduate training as a smile expert that will give you a better overall appearance. A beautiful smile is only two weeks away!

Just imagine how your new white smile will impact your life. Your family, friends, career and pictures will thank you for it! Why not start 2014 with a whole new you?

If you have any questions regarding Venetian porcelain veneers or would like to make an appointment for a smile makeover please contact us or call (425)990-8321. You can also see our website to learn more about our products and services.

Dr. Samsavar’s office is located at 10223 NE 10th Suite E Bellevue, Washington 98004.

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