Dental Services We boast two dentists, a husband and wife team, each with more than 25 years of experience in dental practice! Both our dentists are very experienced in the general services they offer: Dr. Dontsova typically focuses on younger patients and orthodontics, while Dr. Victor caters more to adult restorative dentistry & denture services. In addition, both firmly believe in their practice slogan, “Creating Beautiful Smiles for Everyone!”

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Portland

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. It`s used to preserve the tooth from loss or decay. A dental crown covers the tooth and restores its shape and size if it has been damaged. It gives strength, and improves tooth appearance.

The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

When Is a Dental Crown Might be Needed?

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Powell Family Dental Care doctors use dental crowns in the following situations:

  • The most common case is protecting a weak tooth (for instance, from decay). A dental crown preserves a tooth from breaking or it holds together parts of a cracked tooth. That’s the most common dental crown procedure within SE Portland patients.
  • Sometimes Powell Family Dental Care dentists have to restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down and can`t be filled.
  • Dental crowns cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left.
  • Dr Khlevnoy use dental crowns to hold a dental bridge in place as well.
  • Powell Family Dental doctors also cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
  • A crown may cover a dental implant too.

We can offer a cosmetic modification which are really popular.

For children, a crown may be used on primary (baby) teeth in order to:

  • Save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can’t support a filling.
  • Protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
  • Decrease the frequency of general anesthesia for children unable because of age, behavior, or medical history to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care.

How Much Does a Crown for a Tooth Cost?

Dental crowns usually start around $800 -1000 per tooth depending on your specific case, needs and insurance coverage. Powell Family Dental Care accepts most of dental insurances and can offer split payment policy. The exact cost of a dental crown is a topic of discussion with your doctor, depending on the type of material you chose and individual aspects of treatment.

At Powell Family Dental Care, SE Portland we offer a variety of affordable treatment options.

Call us today at at (503) 788-0405 or (503) 468-5445 to set an appointment.

We can answer any questions you have about the cost of a tooth crown or other dental procedures you might need.

Root Canals

Dental Health and Root Canals

In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you would probably lose that tooth. Unfortunately a lot of cases which need treatment bare problems not only with teeth themselves but with gums, nerves or jaw bones. That`s why when we say that healthy teeth influence overall human health. Problems with the teeth are a sign of something wrong going on not only in your mouth, and the same relation can be traced backward. If your teeth are not healthy, other not dental, especially digestive problems may occur because of that. Today, with a special dental procedure called root canal treatment, your tooth can be saved. Root canals are a relatively simple procedure involving from one to three office visits.

What is the Purpose of a Root Canal?

A tooth’s nerve is not vitally important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory – to provide the sensation of hot or cold. You will lose sensitivity on this tooth, but you still will have your natural tooth functioning without need of replacement. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. It is very dangerous. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones, but it is detrimental to your overall health. What are the signs that a root canal is needed? Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful, they might be

When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. It is very dangerous. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones, but it is detrimental to your overall health.

What are the Signs That a Root Canal is Needed?

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Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful, they might be extra sensitive. However, signs you may need a root canal include severe tooth extra sensitive chewing or application of pressure, prolonged sensitivity or pain in response to hot and cold temperatures. It’s always better to check early with the Dr Dontsova or Dr Khlevnoy the reasons for any teeth discomfort. Proper treatment may prevent complicated problems and would be friendlier on your wallet. If you begin to experience pain and need to see a doctor right away, call us at  (503) 788-0405 or (503) 468-5445 and we will do our best to see you right away.

Invisalign®

Powell Family Dental is a licensed Invisalign provider. Our clinic is fully equipped for Invisalign procedures with the most up to date facilities, such as iTero® 3d scanner, IntraOral Scanner. Powell Family dentists and orthodontists have a wide experience of solving different teeth straightening cases.

Invisalign are the most advanced aligners in the world. The Invisalign product equipment uses unique technologies which are trendsetters for future development of clear aligners industry. Never before teeth straitening has been so comfortable and worries free.

More info about Invisalign® can be found by clicking here.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Portland

Modern dentistry is not just oral care, it influences and impacts many aspects of health. Now people live longer than ever before and mindfulness about health which helps keep your teeth healthy. But sometimes even regular brushing, flossing and checkups can’t prevent teeth from decay. Teeth aren’t purposed for a long life and consumption of modern sugar filled food. Still, people want to maintain a beautiful smile. That’s why dental implants are a perfect option for restoring not only healthy-looking smile but health aspects too.

Dental implants replace a lost tooth. Sometimes patients need dental implants to replace more than a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper or lower set of teeth.

If you need to restore a full arch, you may be a perfect candidate for the all-on-four treatment. This is less invasive and quicker than replacement every single tooth technology. This technology is called “all-on-four implants” and “multiple implants.”

Dr. Khlevnoy has over a 15 years experience of using implants to treat the lost of natural teeth.

Dental implants have gradually became the preferred choice for tooth replacement, the materials which we use in Powell Family Dental Care are the best quality and highest standards. Powell Family Dental in SE Portland is fully equipped with an onsite lab, to restore and create beautiful smiles in a perfect way for our patients. Let us tell you more about implants.

What exactly it is a dental implant

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Dental implants are artificial tooth roots with a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. The “root” of an implant is usually made of titanium: the same material used in hips and knees replacement. Titanium is well-suited to pairing with human bone. In comparison to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are more effective long-term solution. After installment, dental implants fit, feel and function like natural teeth.

Dental implants typically have three parts:

  1. The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
  2. The abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
  3. The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. Mostly made of Zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.

What makes dental implants feel completely comfortable and secure? Powell Family Dental doctors use a medical-grade titanium implant fixture that, over time, actually fuses to the living bone cells of the jaw. This union forms a strong and durable anchor for a new tooth or multiple teeth. No slippage of the tooth or other movement occur. Dental implants are like your natural teeth, you won’t need to change your eating or smiling habits. You will free confident about your smile.

The Average Cost of Dental Implants

The average cost of dental implants isn’t what it would cost for any patient individually. It’s like discussing average seasonal temperature of any area…

Individual things that determine what every patient will end up paying, so if you’re considering to have dental implants placed, the best way to figure it out is to see a dentist. We invite you to Powell Family Dental in SE Portland for a consultation and an estimate of the best solution for you.

Price of dental implants varies with materials and procedures, so you have got different options. According to DentalImplantCostGuide.com, the average completed dental implant in the US, costs about $4250 for both the abutment and jaw implant. But the cost of an implant can range anywhere from $3000 to $6000 depending on your case. We accept most dental insurance and our financial policy is very convenient for our patients.

Looking at the final price and splitting it into its various parts, you’ll find that:

  • The initial surgery for placing the implant screw into the jaw will cost between $1650 and $3000.
  • The abutment used for mounting the crown costs between $300 to $500
  • The crown (which is the part of the implant that looks like a tooth) could end up costing anywhere between $1000 to $3000.

Dental implants failure

An ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease. In any case you will need a consultation with Powell Family Dental doctor.

It’s not smart to discuss in detail the cases of dental implants failure because it’s a very rare thing to happen and there are no special ways to prevent such issues beyond typical procedures and care taken.

At Powell Family Dental Care practice we had zero experience of dental implant failure and can offer you 100% successful experience.

Cosmetic Dentistry

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.

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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.

Restorative

Powell Family Dental Care provides care for your entire family! Whether you need emergency care or a checkup for your child, we can help. Call our office today to schedule your appointment. We often have appointments available on the same or next day.

Children’s Dentistry

Little bodies and minds grow at an exceptional pace, so kids need doctors who understand their physical and emotional needs. As a mom and a dentist, Dr. Dontsova is familiar with the special care children need for their smiles.

Children as young as four years old need to have regular cleanings and check-ups. Here’s why:

  • Kids haven’t learned to be thorough when they brush.
  • Decay can even happen on “baby teeth.”
  • Cavities need to be filled to protect your child’s oral and overall health. Our office uses white fillings to blend in with their natural tooth color.

Dr. Dontsova will check to make sure those first teeth and gums are healthy. Make your little one’s dental appointment today and keep them healthy.

In addition, Philips Sonicare has created an app, as well as the below video on how to brush with their new Sonicare toothbrush made especially for kids!

Sporty Smiles!

Kids, young adults, and even some “old” adults enjoy playing sports, but teeth can be chipped or knocked out when you play. Powell Family Dental Care offers athletic guards to shield your smile from harm during sports.

Painful Tooth?

You might need a root canal. Pain or swelling in your jaw or gum points to an infected or abscessed tooth. In order to save the tooth without risking your overall health, you need to have the nerve canal cleaned out.

If you’re worried about pain, there’s no need to be: Dr. Victor will provide treatment to heal the infection and keep you from experiencing discomfort during the procedure. His root canal technique is second to none, even on hard to reach teeth. Don’t wait to treat tooth pain, it will only get worse and can affect your entire body.

Restoring Your Smile

Once a tooth has been damaged, it is important to get it repaired or replaced quickly. If you are hesitant because you don’t like the look of metal in your mouth, you can relax: At Powell Family Dental Care, we only use metal free crowns and bridges. These dental prosthetics are of the highest quality, made from Bruxzir and Zirconia by our partners at Glidewell Labs.

Aging Teeth

As our bodies age, so do our smiles.

  • Missing and worn down teeth make it hard to eat and get proper nutrition.
  • Speech gets slurred and less clear.
  • Facial muscles in your cheeks and jaws get loose and sag without teeth to define them.

Since your dental health affects your entire body, you’ll want to talk to Dr. Victor about dentures, partials, or even dental implants to fill in the gaps. Your smile will look younger and you’ll be able to speak and eat with greater ease.

Flexible Partials

If you’re missing teeth in the back, you may need a “partial” instead of a full dental arch. At our Portland office, we offer partials made with Valplast. These top of the line dental prosthetics flex and form to your mouth making it easier for your cheek and jaw muscles to hold them in place.

How long has it been since your last checkup? Delaying your care could make it harder for your body to fight off other types of infections as well. Call our dentists today!

Preventative

Preventative Dental Care in Portland

The Powell Family dentists believe the saying, “Искру́ туши́ до пожа́ра, беду́ отводи́ до уда́ра.” (“Put out the spark before the fire; deflect trouble before it strikes.”) Preventing cavities, decay, and gum disease is easier (and less expensive) than treating them. Because we feel like our patients are our family, we want the very best for each and every one, and that includes regular check-ups and cleanings.

Your Health Starts In Your Mouth

You might think this has to do with what you eat, but really it’s really about oral bacteria and the health of your gums. Heart attacks, diabetes, pre-term labor and miscarriages are just some of the health problems that are linked to gum disease. Our mission is to help you achieve your vision for a healthy smile and healthy body. Diagnosing and treating periodontal infections at an early stage is important in keep your immune system strong.

Diagnosing Disease Early

As part of your cleaning appointment, you will also receive a thorough periodontal exam. During this part of your visit, our hygienist will carefully measure the level of tissue attachment and bone height around each tooth. As such, we can screen for early warning signs before they lead to tooth loss and complicate systemic infections.

What is Gum Disease?

When we find pockets under your gums that are deeper than 3mm, we know your regular brushing and flossing routine is unable to clean them. Plaque builds up around the roots of your teeth, providing the perfect environment for bacteria to flourish and cause things like:

  • Bone loss
  • Gum and ligament deterioration
  • Tooth movement and gum recession
  • Tooth loss

And those are just some of the effects. Gum disease is also linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dementia.

How Do We Stop Periodontitis?

The effects of advanced gum disease cannot be reversed, but the infection can be eliminated.

Our dentists will act quickly and proactively to stop the disease from causing additional damage. First, we numb your mouth. Your comfort during the process is a priority and we want you to feel relaxed. Then, using customized dental instruments, we will clean around the roots and to the bottom of the gum pockets. In some cases, we will apply localized medication to kill the existing bacteria and prevent any new bacteria from colonizing as you heal. You will need to follow up with your dentist every three to four months to make sure we can maintain the area’s health and prevent spreading of the disease.

Sleep Apnea and Oral Appliances

You might be familiar with CPAP technology and how it helps sleep apnea. Did you know that an easy-to-use oral appliance might have the same impact? Your dentists at Powell Family Dental Care can fit you for a custom made night guard to wear while you sleep. This appliance re-aligns your jaw and palate at night, keeping your airway open so you won’t stop breathing. Other advantages include:

  • Easily portable for travel
  • Discreet
  • Fits in your mouth, not over your face
  • Allows a natural sleep pattern
  • Stops snoring
  • Doesn’t use electricity
  • Quiet and non-invasive

When you address your sleep apnea, you treat your whole body. Plus, you’ll feel more rested and have more energy. Dr. Victor and Dr. Dontsova can help you! Call our Portland office today to find out if an oral sleep appliance is right for you.

Whether you want to look younger or simply want a smile that makes you look your very best, Powell Family Dental Care has many cosmetic dental options for you to choose from.

Surgeries

Dental Surgeries in Portland

Surgery is a corrective procedure to treat and fix abnormalities of the facial bones, such as the jaws. Often an issue with the jawbones can cause difficulty chewing, talking, sleeping even breathing. Commonly jaw surgery is used to correct an open bite, protruding lower jaw or receding lower jaw.

Orthognathic surgery, together with orthodontic treatment, can correct problems and improve the overall appearance of the facial profile. For more severe problems double jaw surgery is performed on both the upper and lower jaw. Luckily it is a real thing.

Powell Family Dental uses latest in digital imaging technology and leading-edge materials for oral and maxillofacial surgery. These advances allow you to return to your normal routine soon after orthognathic surgery. If orthodontic treatment can correct the problem, orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary. Powell Family Dental will help you to determine the best course of treatment for your dental issue.

Fill out our contact form and we will reach out to you in the shortest period of time.

Veneers

Veneers in Portland

The removal of any natural tooth structure is permanent. So cosmetic dentistry has to offer to the patients the less invasive options first. If your natural teeth are healthy, functionally and aesthetically adequate, veneers may not be a good option for you.

However, if a patient suffers from severely dull or discolored teeth and doesn’t see other options which may satisfy him or her and completely confident about this decision, veneers are an option too. Veneers have the benefit of longevity and a proven ability to enhance the appearance of the smile.

Veneers in Portland

To determine if you are a candidate for dental veneers, your Powell Family Dental Care doctors will help you. Dr Khlevnoy or Dr Dontsova will schedule an appointment  If you and your Powell Family Dental Care doctor decide that veneers are the best option for you, the next step takes a thorough review of treatment details.

Dental Veneers Cost

The cost of veneers depends on many factors. The material a patient picks makes a difference in the cost. The cost of veneers will vary depending on the difficulty of your individual case too. The amount of veneers needed is a factor as well.

Powell Family Dental Care, SE Portland has the best service prices to offer their patients. Typically, veneers can cost starting $800.00 per tooth. You can call us at (503) 788-0405 or (503) 468-5445 or visit our office 11050 SE Powell Blvd # 378 in SE Portland. We are looking forward to seeing you and helping you obtain a beautiful smile.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction in Portland

When it comes to dental procedures, tooth extraction — or having teeth “pulled” — is among patients’ most dreaded prospects. Science name for this procedure is exodontia. Tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Our patients in SE Portland know that before Powell Family Dental doctor considers extraction, every effort will be made to try to repair and restore your tooth. However, sometimes it’s necessary. Portland area has a low statistics on tooth extraction. So being our patient with regular checkups you will have the best chance to save your natural teeth and avoid this procedure.

Common Extractions

There are cases which are not connected with care and can’t be prevented such as wisdom teeth removal. It is one of the more common categories of tooth extraction. Powell Family Dental doctors may recommend removing wisdom teeth (third molars) before they are fully developed. Wisdom teeth removal will help eliminate potential problems.

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Wisdom tooth often impact the surfaced tooth and has no room in the mouth to grow. Other problems associated with impacted teeth include infection, decay of adjacent teeth, bite interference.

There are Two Types of Extraction

  1. Simple Extractions: These are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. Powell Family Dental doctors commonly do simple extractions. Powell Family Dental in SE Portland use high quality and safe local anesthetic.
  2. Surgical Extractions: Surgical extraction involve teeth that cannot easily be seen or reached in the mouth. That might happen either because they have broken off at the gum line or they have not fully erupted. Surgical extractions require some type of surgical procedure, such as bone removal, lifting and folding back a part of the gum tissue to expose the tooth or tooth sectioning.

If you are in pain don’t wait. Call our office right away at (503) 788-0405 or (503) 468-5445, we will walk you through the process and do our best to save your tooth before performing an extraction. Our friendly receptionists will help your schedule an appointment in the shortest amount of time possible.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge in Portland

If a patient already missing one or more teeth, there are different options for replacing these missing teeth beyond implants.

The American Dental Association reports that average adults between 20 and 64 years old have three decayed or missing teeth. Dental bridges are one of the options.

Here are four types of dental bridges that Powell Family Dental doctors may offer their patients.

  1. Traditional Dental Bridges: Traditional bridges are the most installed type of dental bridges in SE Portland area. These bridges consist of one or more pontics (artificial teeth) and are held in place by dental crowns. Traditional bridges are an option when a patient has natural teeth on both sides of the gap between teeth. Bridges are even strong enough to support a molar restoration.
  2. Cantilever Bridges: Cantilever bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth. They are very similar to traditional bridges, but only one natural tooth support your artificial tooth in its place. So if there’s only one natural tooth next to the gap, a bridge can still be secured.
  3. Maryland Bridges: Maryland bridges are considered a conservative alternative to traditional bridges. These bridges consist of an artificial tooth that is held in place by a metal or porcelain framework. This framework is bonded onto the backs of the two other teeth. Since this type of bridge isn’t held in place by crowns, the adjacent teeth don’t need to be filed. While Maryland bridges are more conservative than traditional bridges, they do have their downsides. The strength of the bridge is limited, so it may not stay in place in areas where the teeth use a lot of biting force. The framework may also get in the way of your gums or your bite.
  4. Implant Supported Bridges: Implant-supported bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth. They can be used when you have more than one tooth missing. Instead of being supported by crowns or frameworks, these bridges are supported by dental implants. Usually, one implant is placed for every missing tooth, and this series of implants holds the bridge in place. Because these bridges are secured by implants, they feel very secure and comfortable, just like the natural teeth they replace.

Dental Bridge vs Implants

Teeth replacements have come a long way in the last 30 years. Powell Family Dental Team have been serving their patients in SE Portland over 15 years in this area. Very often the dental implant is a perfect option.

  • Practical Reason for Both: In the past, a bridge was the only choice, and still involves more than just the missing tooth. The adjacent teeth need to be “prepped” by removing most of the enamel in order to fabricate the bridge. That’s the biggest downside of this method. Dental implant is stronger and permanent. Nonetheless, a dental bridge may be your best option if the neighboring teeth have large fillings and need crowns or caps in the future. That’s the decision you should discuss with Powell Family Dental Doctors.
  • Changes in Your Oral Care Routine: Your ability to keep your mouth healthy will be easier with an implant. Dental bridges are cemented or “fixed” in the mouth, and involve at least three crowns connected together to fill the space of the missing tooth. This design creates challenges when brushing and flossing, so extra oral hygiene instruction and meticulous home care are crucial. When flossing you will need an additional step to thread the floss under the false tooth. Implants can replace teeth individually without affecting other teeth, leaving regular home care the same. You can effectively brush and floss around an implant just like your natural tooth.
  • Durability: Dental implants are more durable than bridges, allowing them to provide protection that lasts a lifetime. Because implants are made of such a strong metal as titan, they are very resistant to decay and gum problems. The average life of a dental bridge, on the other hand, is approximately 10 years. A portion of your natural tooth remains beneath it and normal wear may cause the bridge to fail more easily over time. In general, the remaining tooth structure continues to be susceptible to decay and gum disease.
  • Aesthetics: What about aesthetics? There isn’t always a simple answer, but Powell Family Dental doctors will be able to advise you. Commonly the implant will provide the most pleasing result, as we can make the final tooth look just like your natural enamel. Sometimes, an implant can be placed immediately after a tooth extraction, preserving the natural level of bone and improving the final appearance of the dental work.

Dental Bridge vs. Implant Cost

The cost of the dental bridge is initially less, but it may need to be replaced at some point in the future. Implants – from preparation to final placement – may seem more expensive, but over time can be more cost-effective. Fortunately, most dental insurance providers are paying for a portion of or all of the steps involved and Powell Family Dental financial policy will provide you with a comfortable split payment plan. Implant treatment is more flexible, allowing our patients to budget the cost in increments.

So, dental bridge vs. implant? Make this decision after consulting with Powell Family Dental doctor. Dr. Khlevnoy and Dr. Dontsova know your mouth best and has the tools and knowledge to guide you through what’s best for you. Although bridges are an older procedure, dental implants have become more commonplace over the years, and in most cases are the preferred treatment both in time and expense.

Call us at today to talk to our professional staff about dental crowns at (503) 788-0405 or (503) 468-5445 or fill out our contact form and one of our staff members will be in touch in a very short amount of time.

Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist Portland

Powell Family Dental Care is a clinic for the whole family. We serve our patient in SE Portland area over 15 years. It makes us so proud that some of our patients who came for the first time to our clinic being a kid now plan to bring their own kids as new patients.

Our team knows everything about pediatric dentistry. We offer a variety of colors for braces, kids Invisalign line and teeth sealings. Being a kids’ dentist in SE Portland takes years of education, skill as a children’s dentist and the desire to deliver unparalleled pediatric dental care.

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Powell Family Dental team have a keen knowledge of how teeth develop from the earliest stages of life and an understanding of how the mouth and jaw grow.

The Importance of Baby Teeth

Powell Family Dental Care helps their little patients impact on the present and future of their oral health. If a child has a positive first experience with a dentist, it sets the positive tone for the rest of their oral health habits in the future. That`s why we advise parents to start kids dental care with regular checkups. In this case going to a dentist is a chance to get a sticker and a new toothbrush and have some fun. We love being the ones to set them up in a positive way!

Starting your child’s oral health off right!

Powell Family Dental see kids starting 4 years old. By that time kids usually have already developed around 20 teeth.

Children should visit us for a checkup every six months. A lot of changes may occur within that time. Regular check-ups help to ensure proper oral care is happening at home and that the teeth are developing normally.

These six-month visits build up a habit of seeing a doctor. It settles trust and understanding between us and your little patient. Regular checkups make sure that in case a little patient needs any treatment, this experience will be stressless.

Our office is open on weekdays, come in and talk to our doctor about your child’s oral health. You can also call (503) 468-5445 or (503) 788-0405 and speak with us today.

Orthodontics

Orthodontist in Portland

Do your crooked teeth make you cringe? Are you worried about your child’s smile being crowded? Our orthodontic options can help you smile with greater confidence and improved oral health.

Different Treatment Solutions for Your Smile A child’s need for orthodontia will be different from an adult’s. Even then, treatment recommendations vary from person to person. That’s why our Russian dentists offer a variety of options to best meet your needs.

Braces alternatives in Portland

Choose from a selection of orthodontic treatments:

  • Traditional, Lingual, and Ceramic Braces: Fixed orthodontia provides a high level of accuracy when it comes to tooth movement. You can even opt for the bracket that is hidden behind or matches the color of your teeth.
  • Insignia, Invisalign, and ClearCorrect: These removable, easy to care for aligners allow us to straighten your teeth without requiring you to wear fixed appliances. Plus, thanks to iTero 3D scanning, there are NO impressions!

State of the Art Orthodontic Techniques

We use Bitepod — a revolutionary new tool — to reduce the length of treatment for our Invisalign patients. This oral appliance is used 20 minutes per day, and the gentle vibrations trigger faster tooth alignment and bone remodeling.

Plus, our orthodontic brackets are custom made from Progressive, for the highest quality and accuracy in care. Using iTero 3D intraoral scanning, we can take a digital impression of your teeth without the messy trays or tickle in your throat. We use this system to plan your Invisalign treatment.

The Dangers of Crooked Teeth

Did you know that crowded, crooked teeth can be harder to clean? As a result, they’re often the first to get cavities and be lost to periodontal disease. It can even throw your bite off, causing jaw pain and TMJ disorder. As such, straightening your teeth can boost both your oral health and appearance.

Call us today for a complimentary consultation to find out which type of braces are right for you. We’ll walk you through the process to discuss what needs to be addressed. From there, you can decide what to do next. Get free teeth whitening with your Invisalign braces or orthodontics for a healthy, brighter smile. Be sure to ask about our flexible payment plans.