4 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Your smile is the first part of yourself you show the world. Whether you’re speaking, laughing, or just flashing a grin, the appearance of your teeth make a big difference in the impression you present.

If you feel frustrated or insecure due to imperfections in your smile like stains, chips, or uneven wear-and-tear, you should know about the many options you have through cosmetic dentistry

Let our team at Strauss Dental in Oregon City, Oregon, under the leadership of Julie Strauss, DMD, be your guide to your cosmetic dentistry options this spring. Here are four of our most popular options.

Professional whitening

Your teeth can pick up stains and discoloration over the years from foods and beverages like berries, red wine, tea, and coffee. Smoking cigarettes can also lead to tooth discoloration.

And your teeth naturally lose whiteness over time, due to thinning of your dental enamel. The yellowed appearance of dentin showing through thin dental enamel is a telltale sign of aging.

If you want to refresh your look without turning to surgical anti-aging procedures, why not try professional teeth whitening treatments? You can turn back the clock on stains and discolorations.

Your whitening options through Strauss Dental are significantly more effective than over-the-counter kits or whitening toothpastes. We use professional-grade gels delivered in tray systems to lift stains and discolorations from your teeth, brightening your smile by multiple shades.

Invisalign®

If the cosmetic issues with your teeth have to do with alignment, rather than color, tooth straightening treatment with the Invisalign system might be what you need to transform your grin. And when you use Invisalign, no one can tell at a glance that you’re using a tooth-straightening treatment.

A series of clear Invisalign trays gradually reposition each of your teeth, moving them along the most efficient possible path to perfect alignment. You can take your trays out whenever you need to and can see completed results within a year to 18 months.

Dr. Strauss typically recommends Invisalign before moving on to other cosmetic dentistry options to make the most of your eventual results.

Inlays, onlays, and composite restoration

Decay and wear-and-tear can damage your teeth. If you have mild to moderate tooth damage on one or more teeth, we can use dental inlays and onlays to repair your teeth when you don’t need a crown.

Dr. Strauss can also use composite materials to restore a damaged tooth. These materials blend in with your other teeth and are bonded permanently in place.

Veneers

You can change the color, shape, and even size of one or more of your teeth with dental veneers. In this procedure, Dr. Strauss removes thin layers of your dental enamel, covering one or more of your teeth with a light porcelain shell that looks completely natural.

With veneers, you can completely redo your smile or just address one problem tooth or area. Veneers help hold together chipped or cracked teeth, and improve the appearance and function of misshapen or misaligned teeth. Veneers are permanently secured in your mouth for durability and longevity.

Before you get started with cosmetic dentistry at Strauss Dental, our team reviews your medical history and aesthetic goals. We may need to take dental X-rays in order to recommend the best treatments for your needs.

Schedule your initial consultation with our team at Strauss Dental today. Call now or use the online tool to request an appointment.

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