Cosmetic Dentistry in Portland
Powell Family Dental Care has been creating happy beautiful smiles in Portland area for more than 20 years. Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular sphere of our service. Here, the emphasis is on the art of dentistry, not just the science and technology.
Cosmetic dentistry requires a very good eye, a deep knowledge of dental anatomy, and a mastery of dental materials. It takes years of extensive study and training to be able to perform the variety of cosmetic dental procedures. We offer the best to our clients. Highest standards of work is our must.
What is a Cosmetic Dentist?
Generally speaking, a cosmetic dentist is a restorative dentist who has extensively studied the concepts of smile design and dental materials. Creating teeth could be best described as works of art. It acquires good taste, perfect definition of colors and proportions. Our cosmetic dentists are affiliated with professional organizations that provide continuing education to be on the top level of performance
What is the Difference Between Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry?
While there is some overlap between the two fields (both may utilize implants and crowns, for example), the focus is different, as is the level of expertise. The cosmetic dentist goes beyond restoring an individual’s teeth to their proper function, seeking to attain the most ideal result according to the patient’s definition of beauty. Beauty is the key word in this approach. This involves a high level of finesse with even the smallest details, such as how much tooth should be displayed in a particular smile. We understand our clients` concerns and discuss in details what actually the client wants to achieve.
What Should I Expect From A Cosmetic Consultation?
You can expect your dentist to ask you to describe in detail what you like and dislike about your smile. What you want to change, what not. You may bring some photos of how you have looked in the past or would like to look in the future. We will show and explain the treatment options available in your case. (including how much they will cost and how long they will take to implement) and plan a course of action.
Aesthetic problems such as missing or discolored teeth can also point to underlying health issues, a comprehensive oral exam is a must.
What Dental Treatments Are Considered Cosmetic?
All cosmetic dentistry treatments improve the appearance of an individual’s teeth. Some can also restore function and/or improve oral health as well. Cosmetic dentistry treatments include:
- Teeth Whitening — A relatively inexpensive way to brighten your smile, whitening teeth can be accomplished at home or in the dentist’s chair. There are many products and methods from which to choose.
- Composite Bonding — A tooth-colored composite resin attached to the teeth improves the appearance and strength of chipped teeth. These procedures require very little preparation (drilling) of the tooth. Read more about Teeth Bonding.
- Porcelain & Composite Veneers — Designed to substitute for tooth enamel, veneers are hard, thin shells of tooth-colored material that can mask a variety of dental imperfections.
- Porcelain Crowns — Heavily damaged teeth can be covered with natural-looking porcelain crowns, which replace more natural tooth structure than veneers.
- Porcelain Bridgework — A missing tooth can be replaced with porcelain bridgework that is attached to the natural teeth on either side of the space. Read more about bridgework Dental Implants — Usually made of titanium, an implant is used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth. An implant is fitted with a crown to create a natural-looking replacement for the entire tooth.
- Dental Implants. Inlays & Onlays — In certain cases, fillings can be fabricated from porcelain or composite materials in a dental laboratory to more closely match the color of a tooth.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings — Gone are the days when a filling has to be obvious and unsightly. Tooth-colored fillings are barely noticeable
- Clear Orthodontic Aligners — Many adults, as well as some teenagers, are opting for clear orthodontic aligners, instead of metal braces, to straighten their teeth. Invisalign is the best what market has to offer in teeth straitening.
- Cosmetic Gum Surgery — Minor surgery can reshape gum tissue to give it a more leveled appearance.
- Tooth Contouring & Reshaping — Cosmetic dentists can use a drill or laser to smooth out or reshape teeth.
How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?
You’ll want to make sure the dentist you choose has demonstrated a high level of skills. Check out before-and-after photos of our work and ask references from other our patients in Portland. Our team is taking continuing education to keep up with the latest techniques in clinical cosmetic dentistry.