Are you looking to enhance your smile appearance by hiding dental deformities? Cosmetic dentistry can help you. Read on to learn about a few common cosmetic dental treatments that can result in a beautiful, bright smile.
One of the most common cosmetic dental procedures that improve our smile is teeth whitening. With a teeth whitening treatment at our dental office, we can remove years of staining from your teeth and brighten your smile up to ten shades lighter in less than an hour. We also provide custom-fit whitening trays that you can use at home for touch-ups after your initial treatment is complete.
Over-the-counter whitening strips and gels are available at stores, but these aren’t as effective as professional whitening procedures from your dentist’s office. Before you decide to whiten your teeth, it’s important to talk to your dentist about your dental health history to determine how your teeth and gums will respond to the procedure. It’s also a good idea to ask about the types of results you should expect so there are no surprises when you get home that day. That way, you’ll know exactly what to expect when the process is complete.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the outsides of your natural teeth. They are used to cover discolored teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, misaligned teeth, and gapped teeth. The treatment process usually requires two visits to the dentist’s office – one to prepare your teeth for your veneers and another to place your permanent veneer. If you’d like to restore the beauty of your smile with dental veneers, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to discuss your options with you!
Getting a veneer is a multi-step process that involves removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneer to fit over your tooth’s surface. Once this is done, an impression will be made of your teeth to send to the lab, where your final restoration will be crafted. Once the veneer is finished by the laboratory, you will be called in for a second appointment to try in your veneers and make sure they fit properly. The final step is to permanently bond your veneer in place by cementing it into place.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten crooked teeth in adults and older teens. Patients wear each tray for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series. Treatment lasts an average of one year per patient but can vary from case to case.
Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that use gradual force to move your teeth into their ideal positions. The aligners are removable, allowing you to take them out for special events or to eat your favorite foods. Since the aligners are clear, no one will even know you’re wearing them! This makes them a great option for teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth discreetly without traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners have other benefits as well. Since they can be removed at mealtimes, you won’t need to alter your diet to accommodate your orthodontic appliance. You also won’t need to use irritating metal brackets and wires that can cause mouth sores and irritation.
To schedule an appointment with us or to learn more oral-care tips, visit Cascade Dental Group LLC at 1296 Commercial St SE, Suite 102, Salem, OR 97302, or call us at (503) 399-0724.