Is your smile losing a bit of its luster? Or perhaps there are small cosmetic concerns like gaps between your teeth or a chipped tooth that makes you feel self-conscious about smiling? You might think cosmetic dentistry in Portland would be time consuming or expensive, but did you know there are actually quick and affordable ways to enhance your smile?
If your smile is looking a little dull, you might be surprised at what a huge impact teeth whitening can make! Both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options are fast and effective ways to upgrade your smile without breaking the bank.
An in-office teeth whitening treatment can brighten your smile anywhere from six to ten shades in about an hour. Your dentist will place a protective barrier around your gums and apply a high strength whitening gel. When you leave, you will already be noticing results that will continue to improve over the next few days.
A take-home whitening system allows you to brighten your smile at home with trays that are customized specifically for you. You will see results in about ten to 14 days after whitening each day. Better yet, you'll have your trays readily available if you ever decide you want to update your smile in the future.
Another quick treatment option that can improve your smile is dental bonding. Using composite resin material, your dentist can bond it directly to your teeth, customize it to blend with your smile, and cover cosmetic imperfections, such as:
- Spacing between teeth
- Size or shape discrepancies
- Stains or discoloration
- Excessive wear
- Fractured or chipped teeth
Dental bonding is non-invasive and your dentist can typically complete your treatment in one appointment, so you'll be enjoying your new smile in no time! It is also a less expensive treatment procedure than porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
If you'd like to learn more about making improvements to your teeth, Dr. Brinton and Dr. Ortiz are the cosmetic dentists in Portland that patients trust! Call NE Dental Associates today to learn how we can help enhance your smile.