Common Smile Problems We Can Address

Common Smile Problems We Can Address

Perfect smiles rarely happen on their own. Most of us need a little help to correct smile flaws and feel confident about our smiles.

At Strauss Dental in Oregon City, Oregon, Julie Strauss, DMD, offers an array of solutions to help you get the smile you want, with individual treatments and custom smile makeovers aimed at improving your smile aesthetics and your self-confidence, too. If you’re ready to take your smile from dull to dazzling, here’s how she can help.

Common smile problems and their solutions

Before any treatment, Dr. Strauss talks to you about your concerns and performs a dental evaluation, so she can recommend the right options for you. Here are some of the problems she can correct.

Crooked teeth and poor alignment

You can’t prevent crooked teeth or alignment problems with brushing and flossing. They happen because of the way your jaw is shaped, the size of your jaw, or other anatomical factors. But you can correct the way crooked teeth look and you can correct poor alignment.

Applied to the front of your teeth, veneers can quickly correct the appearance of one or more crooked teeth without the need for orthodontic treatment. If your teeth are poorly aligned, Invisalign® is a great solution to improve your smile aesthetics and prevent bite-related problems, too.

Too-small teeth or a “gummy” smile

A beautiful smile depends a lot on ideal symmetry that’s aesthetically pleasing to look at. If your teeth are very small or you show a lot of gum when you smile, it disrupts that symmetry. Dr. Strauss uses dental veneers to correct these issues and achieve a pleasing proportion between your teeth and gums. 

Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth

Teeth are tough, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be damaged. A damaged tooth detracts from your smile, and it also poses a risk to your tooth health. Crowns and veneers correct these problems while adding strength to the tooth structure.

Stained teeth

Stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth are a common complaint for women and men of all ages. Many stains can be lifted away with professional teeth whitening in just one office visit. For stains inside the tooth, veneers or crowns are an ideal solution for restoring the pearly white luster of a discolored tooth.

Gaps between teeth

Gaps between your teeth don’t just look unattractive. Those tiny spaces are hard to clean, which makes them great spots for bacteria to gather and grow. Dr. Strauss can close up gaps with Invisalign or veneers that can be custom shaped and tinted to close gaps and improve the way your smile looks.

Missing teeth

About 120 million Americans — roughly half the adult population — are missing at least one tooth. Even a single missing tooth can dramatically age you and make your smile look worn and uncared for. 

At Strauss Dental, we offer dental bridges, dentures, and implants to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. All these options use materials that look just like natural teeth, so you can feel confident every time you smile.

The benefits of a smile makeover

You may have just one issue you want to have corrected, but if you’re like a lot of people, you probably have a few smile flaws you’d like to take care of. That’s when a smile makeover can help.

A smile makeover combines treatments to help each patient get the beautiful smile they want, based on their unique needs and goals. Smile makeovers begin with an in-depth discussion of your treatment goals with Dr. Strauss, so she can customize a plan just for you.

Your smile makeover can be as comprehensive as you like, and we can complete each treatment on your timeline. The overarching goal of a smile makeover is to help your smile look healthy and naturally beautiful.

Get the smile of your dreams

Even minor smile flaws can have a big impact on your appearance and your self-confidence. Let Dr. Strauss and her team create a treatment plan that gives you the smile you’ve been dreaming about. To schedule your smile evaluation, call 503-656-2139 or book an appointment online today.

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