Cosmetic Dentistry – Portland, OR
A Beautiful Smile within Your Reach
Our cosmetic dental services provide a wide range of benefits designed to address your specific needs. At Advanced Dental Arts NW, we offer both simple and more complicated treatments that can improve the look and function of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry in Portland, OR can whiten stains, restore damage, and repair many natural imperfections. If you’re unsatisfied with your smile, we invite you to inquire about our cosmetic services-- we may surprise you with how easy it is to get the look you’ve always wanted.
Why Choose Advanced Dental Arts NW for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- High-Quality, Metal-Free Materials
- Invisalign for Straighter, Healthier Teeth
- Address Multiple Flaws with Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can cover chips, cracks, and hide both intrinsic and extrinsic stains. This is a simple and popular cosmetic treatment that always results in a beautiful smile. Each veneer is a thin shell of porcelain material that we customize to fit over a tooth. With it, we can help a tooth appear shorter, longer, wider, or narrower, all while giving it a perfectly shaped, beautifully white look. Veneers are different from crowns which wrap around an entire tooth-- veneers cover only the face of the tooth.
Metal-Free Bonded Porcelain Dental Restorations
A porcelain dental crown or bridge is a fixed restoration that is used to repair or replace a damaged or missing tooth. These provide structure, keep your neighboring teeth from shifting, and improve your chewing function while also restoring your appearance. Dr. Teasdale only uses metal-free materials such as eMax or Zirconium that look and feel just like natural enamel and have the strength to stand against the strongest of bites.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is used when a tooth has been damaged or become stained. This process involves the application of a tooth-colored composite material to a tooth (the same that is used to fill cavities). Once placed, we shape it, dry it, and polish it, helping it blend into your smile. This type of repair is generally only recommended for minor flaws; it will not provide the same longevity and durability as a dental crown or porcelain veneers.
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest changes you can make that will dramatically enhance the overall appearance of your smile. We can whiten away years of wear from your teeth, often making a patient look fresher and sometimes even younger. Teeth whitening is non-invasive and done quickly under our care. While you might find many whitening products at the store, none can provide you with the same level of whitening power like the treatments we offer.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Made of clear, strong medical-grade plastic, Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn over your teeth, but they are nearly invisible. With them, we can make simple changes to the appearance of your smile, closing gaps and removing any crookedness or crowding.
Part of an aesthetically pleasing smile is having a balance between your gums and teeth. If you have a “gummy” smile, your appearance can seem off-kilter. At Advanced Dental Arts NW, we have the technology and training to handle this issue with gum recontouring. Using our soft tissue laser, we can remove excess tissue, revealing more of your enamel to give you a perfectly proportioned look. The best part? This laser causes little to no bleeding or discomfort, so recovery is nice and fast!
As you age, fine lines and wrinkles can develop on your face, especially on your forehead and around your mouth and eyes. The good news is that Dr. Teasdale offers a way to turn back the clock: Botox injections. This substance relaxes the muscles that are responsible for facial wrinkles. As an expert in the facial structures, Dr. Teasdale knows exactly where to place Botox to deliver the optimal results. Through Botox, you can enjoy a more youthful appearance for several months.
Full Mouth Reconstructions
If your smile has suffered significant decay, damage, or even tooth loss, you may think that a beautiful set of teeth and having confidence in your appearance are out of your reach. That’s simply not true! Dr. Teasdale and our experienced team can create a custom treatment plan that will address every flaw and transform your smile. By the end of your full-mouth reconstruction, you’ll have the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Pretty much everyone has something about their teeth they would like to change, but one of the biggest obstacles is the cost. What exactly is the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Portland? It might not be as expensive as you think, and the benefits can go well beyond simply making you look better in the mirror! To get a better idea of what you’ll be expected to pay if you want to enhance your smile, click the button below.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right For Me?
Generally, people who want cosmetic dentistry are hoping to make one or more of the following improvements: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or differently shaped teeth. ADANW offers many treatments that can change someone’s smile in these ways and more:
- Veneers: Thin porcelain coverings are placed over the front of the teeth to modify their shape, color, and size at the same time.
- Metal-Free Crowns and Bridges: These restorations look much more natural than their metal counterparts and can repair damaged teeth while also making the smile more uniform and attractive.
- Cosmetic Dental Bonding: For minor flaws, a small amount of color-matched composite resin can be molded to a tooth to cover a chip, crack, stain, or gap.
- Teeth Whitening: Years of stains and deep discoloration can be removed fairly quickly while giving you much more dramatic results compared to store-bought products.
- Invisalign: With these perfectly clear aligners, you can straighten your teeth while those around you don’t even notice you’re undergoing treatment.
- Gum Recontouring: Excess gum tissue that causes the teeth to look short or uneven can be comfortably removed to reveal more beautiful enamel.
- Botox Treatments: We can also smooth out the skin around the smile to make you look like a younger, more vibrant version of yourself.
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction: The treatments listed above and other restorative procedures can be combined into a single cohesive plan to make several repairs and upgrades efficiently.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry Is Worth the Investment
Many people don’t understand the benefits of a confident smile until they have one, and when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, most patients’ only regret is that they didn’t come to see their dentist in Portland sooner! That’s because despite the cost, cosmetic dentistry is an investment that can lead to several benefits a patient will enjoy day to day and for years to come.
A more vibrant smile can encourage someone to put themselves out there both personally and professionally while experiencing less anxiety. It can also help them feel less self-conscious in unfamiliar situations. By enabling someone to feel great about themselves, cosmetic dentistry can noticeably enhance their quality of life overall.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
It’s important to know that most dental insurance plans offer no coverage for purely aesthetic dental procedures, as they are considered elective treatments. In certain cases, a cosmetic procedure might receive partial coverage if it is also being used to repair the teeth, but most patients should expect to pay for their new smile out-of-pocket.
Fortunately, at ADANW, patients have the option of signing up for CareCredit, a third-party financier that can be used for cosmetic dentistry. With it, a patient can choose a low-to-no interest payment plan that suits their budget without having to contend with hidden fees or surprise charges. They can get the smile they want today and pay for it over time with comfortably sized monthly installments. To learn about CareCredit and even sign up for a plan, you’ll find an “Apply” button on this page of our website.
Cosmetic Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
Deciding to get any treatment that could change the appearance of your smile is a big deal, and you deserve to have as much information as possible before settling down into the dental chair. That’s why we’re willing to answer any questions you might have about cosmetic dentistry, and to help you get started, we’ve gone ahead and responded to some of the most popular ones we receive below.
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by dental insurance?
With most plans, cosmetic dentistry is considered elective treatment, so it is typically NOT covered.
However, if a procedure will repair damage to the smile while also improving its appearance, then it may be covered. A common example would be a patient receiving a crown to fix a chipped tooth. In this case, the treatment is restorative as well as cosmetic, so insurance will likely pay for about 50-80% of it. We recommend looking over your plan and talking to our team before committing to any treatment so you know exactly what you’ll be expected to pay out of pocket.
How long will it take to change my smile?
This depends on two big factors: what you want your final result to look like, and the current condition of your smile. If you only have some minor crookedness and staining, then the makeover process can often be completed in a small number of appointments. But, if you have more complicated problems, like multiple missing teeth, a misaligned bite, and untreated cavities, then treatment will require more time. Usually, small changes can be made in one or two appointments, while several changes (or a couple of large ones) may take multiple visits spaced across a few months. When you come in for your consultation with Dr. Teasdale, he’ll be able to give you an estimated timeline.
Will my results last?
The majority of cosmetic dentistry treatments are able to last for several years with the right care. And, fortunately, this typically involves taking care of your teeth like normal, as in brushing and flossing every day as well as getting regular checkups and cleanings. Restorations like crowns and veneers can easily stick around for decades, bonding can endure for about 10 years, and even whitening can go for a year or more before requiring a touch-up in many cases. For treatments like Invisalign and gum recontouring, the results are for a lifetime!
Which procedure is right for me?
Reading over the procedures on this page, it might be difficult to choose just one that is right for you. The truth is that depending on your goals, you might need multiple treatments to achieve your ideal smile. Dr. Teasdale can talk to you during your consultation and help you determine which treatment (or treatments) best suits your vision and budget. He’ll only recommend what you absolutely need so you’re able to achieve your new and improved look as efficiently (and affordably!) as possible.