Cosmetic Dentistry in Portland OR
Everyone has a smile that is uniquely their own. When you’re not happy with your teeth, you may feel self-conscious about smiling and even avoid laughing or speaking up. No one should have to hide their smile, and that’s why we offer cosmetic dentistry treatments at NE Dental Associates.
Whether you are a budding professional, a busy parent, or active on the social scene, having a smile that adds to your confidence is an asset in every lifestyle. At NE Dental Associates, our dentists, Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Paul E. Ortiz, combine their technical skills with modern dental artistry to provide natural-looking cosmetic dentistry in our Portland, OR dental office.
Getting started is easy! Call us at (503) 506-7933 to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment. We’re excited to discuss your goals with you and how you can achieve your most beautiful smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Tooth-Colored Fillings and Crowns
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
At NE Dental Associates, we provide cosmetic dentistry services that range from quick and simple results to dramatic changes. We’re happy to help you choose the treatment that fits your budget and lifestyle while giving you the smile you envision.
We offer these cosmetic dental treatments:
- Professional teeth whitening
- Cosmetic bonding
- Tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Full-smile makeovers
The best way to get started is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment with one of our dentists to discuss what you like – and what you would like to change – about the appearance of your smile.
What are Some Inexpensive Ways to Improve My Smile?
Sometimes you just want a fast, easy way to enhance your smile. Maybe you have a special event coming up or an important job interview. Here are two of our popular cosmetic dental treatments that deliver an impact with less of an investment:
Professional Teeth Whitening
Have you ever admired someone’s smile because their teeth had a bright, translucent quality? Chances are they took advantage of professional teeth whitening at their cosmetic dentist’s office.
Over time, stains accumulate on our teeth from foods, drinks, or tobacco use. This darkened appearance can add years to your appearance and even affect your confidence.
Having a brighter smile with professional teeth whitening is not only affordable, but it provides reliable, long-lasting results.
If you have ever chipped a front tooth, you know how unsightly it can look. Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive, affordable cosmetic dental treatment that uses composite material - the same we use for fillings - to make small repairs to teeth.
Cosmetic, or dental bonding will match your natural tooth color and can fill in chips, repair small gaps between teeth, and even reshape teeth.
My Teeth are Dull and Stained. Can You Help?
Years of consuming staining foods and drinks takes a toll on your tooth enamel. If you have a special event coming up, you want photos to highlight your smile, not bring attention to stained teeth.
Fortunately, most darkened or yellowed teeth respond well to professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is the most inexpensive way to make a big impact on your smile! With just one dental office visit or our professional take-home teeth whitening kit, you can transform your appearance and confidence.
Most people who are ready for better results choose professional teeth whitening rather than drugstore kits. Our teeth whitening systems use premium-grade whitening gel and custom-made whitening trays rather than abrasive whiteners and loose-fitting trays.
Call our Portland, OR dental office today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists.
How Teeth Whitening Works
At NE Dental Associates, we offer two types of professional teeth whitening, depending on your budget and timeframe:
In-office teeth whitening takes only 20 minutes in our Portland dental office. Our skilled dental staff will apply the whitening gel to your teeth and expertly protect your gums.
Professional take-home teeth whitening kits let you brighten your teeth in about 10 to 14 days by wearing your trays for 45-60 minutes per day. Your customized whitening trays keep the gel off your gums and evenly distribute our premium whitening gel on your teeth. You can hold onto your whitening trays for touch-up treatments in the future.
While many over-the-counter products exist, nothing you can purchase over-the-counter will compete with professional teeth whitening available at our Portland, OR dentist office!
To avoid staining after teeth whitening treatment:
- Limit staining foods and drinks like tea, coffee, wine, soda, dark-colored fruits and berries, and certain sauces (soy, tomato, curry). Substances that are high in acid are most likely to stain your teeth’s enamel.
- Rinse with water right after consuming stain-causing foods and drinks. When you eat a food high in acid, wait an hour before brushing or you can damage your enamel.
- Sip staining drinks through a straw.
Would a Tooth-Colored Filling Work for Me?
Most patients of a certain age have dentistry with metal components from their youth. While amalgam fillings and metal crowns are durable, they don’t always look the best. At NE Dental Associates, we use natural, tooth-colored restorations to complement your smile for natural and brighter results.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material that is just as durable as silver fillings. Tooth-colored fillings also have these benefits:
- Require removing less of the tooth structure
- Avoid mercury exposure for the environment
- Strengthen the tooth by fusing with its structure
If you want to replace your dark-colored fillings with tooth-colored options, give us a call at our Portland, OR dental office.
How Dental Crowns Can Improve Your Smile
Some dental flaws can benefit from the strength and durability of a dental crown, which fully covers and protects a tooth. If the tooth is already weakened, a dental crown can provide a functional and cosmetic upgrade.
Dental crowns can fix these cosmetic dental problems while strengthening the tooth and blending in with your smile:
- Shortened or worn-down teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Deeply discolored teeth that resist teeth whitening
What are Porcelain Veneers?
If you want a picture-perfect smile, porcelain veneers might be right for you. Veneers are thin, natural-looking restorations that cover the front of teeth to improve their appearance.
Porcelain veneers can improve one tooth or all of your front teeth, depending on how many flaws you want to fix. Most patients in our Portland, OR dental office opt for four to eight veneers for stunning results.
Types of Problems Veneers Fix
At NE Dental Associates, our cosmetic dentists use porcelain veneers to correct a variety of different dental flaws, such as:
- Adding length to worn teeth
- Improving teeth color
- Giving a uniform appearance to irregularly shaped teeth
- Correcting minor misalignments
- Covering chipped teeth
We welcome you in joining our long list of cosmetic dentistry patients who love their porcelain veneers!
What If I Have Several Dental Flaws to Fix?
A lifetime of teeth grinding, neglect, or even a sports or auto accident can take a toll on your smile. If you have multiple concerns with your teeth and aren’t sure where to start, we can help!
Since you may not be ready to begin cosmetic dental treatments without first taking care of oral health issues, our Portland dentists can expertly combine restorative dentistry with cosmetic dental treatments.
For example, if you would like your teeth whitened but also need a tooth-colored filling, we can include the filling in your comprehensive, customized treatment plan. We’ll schedule treatments according to your schedule, goals, and budget so that your vision can be achieved.
We look forward to giving you the smile you deserve! Call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Paul E. Ortiz.
How to Get Started with a Full-Smile Makeover
We have a cosmetic dentistry treatment for every budget and goal. We’re here to answer all your questions! Call our Portland, OR dental office today and take the first step towards improving your smile.