Let’s not kid ourselves; a beautiful smile is important for our social and professional lives. We know that chips, cracks, and stains on your teeth can kill an otherwise healthy smile. Sometimes these flaws can make teeth look unhealthy. The good news is that with cosmetic dentistry, we can fix imperfections – large and small – and give you a smile you’ll love. The power of cosmetic dentistry extends much further than improving your smile. Studies show that cosmetic dentistry can help people thrive in public situations and even become more successful. At Oregon Smile Care Center, we use state-of-the-art treatments and procedures that can give you the smile of your dreams. Call our dental office to schedule your Cosmetic Dentistry Salem, OR area appointment with our cosmetic dentist Dr. Sean Hanson, DMD.
Whiten Your Teeth For Life
A simple whitening session can transform your smile and erase years of dental stains. We can help you whiten your teeth in our Salem, OR dental office or even the comfort of your home. Using a special whitening treatment known as Opalescence, we can brighten your teeth in one visit. Our in-office whitening procedure is ideal for soon-to-be brides and grooms or those who need a bright smile fast. If you have extra time to whiten your teeth, we can also create custom whitening trays for you to wear at home. Instead of working instantly, the whitening treatment is rendered over the course of a few weeks or until you reach the shade that is right for you.
The bleaching treatments are long-lasting and include materials that strengthen the teeth. We even have a special program called Whitening For Life. Patients are eligible for the program if they continue to return to the office for their regular six-month dental cleanings and dental exams.
Make Your Smile Pop With Tooth Bonding or Veneers
Our office can use tooth bonding, also known as composite bonds, to correct chips or cracks in the teeth, but in many cases we need a stronger material to restore your smile. Veneers can repair teeth with chips, breaks, or heavy stains. We work with a laboratory to create these durable and strong restorations that will last years. To place veneers, we first remove a portion of the enamel and then take impressions for your permanent restoration. Because the e.max veneer material we use is extremely strong, we remove very little tooth structure. The end result is a permanent restoration that will give you a stunning smile!
You Don’t Have To Live With Crooked Teeth
As far as whitening goes, there's the three options. There's go down to Fred Meyer, CBS, and pick up one of those at home kits. It's a very low percentage of bleach, and sometimes it's ... I think it's in the 10 to 12 percent range. Might even be less than that depending on which kit you get. So you can do that, the Crest White Strips, and it'll just take longer to where you want to go. The stuff that we offer, we have a 20% and a 35% depending, again, on how white you want to go and how fast you want to get there, and they're custom fit trays that fit each individual person, instead of the kind of blocky gel already preformed. And so they're easier to use, you don't need to use as much bleach, and since they're designed to fit your teeth, you don't have a lot of bleach leaking out onto your gums, which can burn your gums, and cause them to turn white for a day or two if you're not careful, if you use too much of it.
Then we have the in office whitening, where you come in, and you sit down in the chair, and we take about an hour, and we whiten, and you are as white as you could possibly be when you leave. And each of those obviously has a cost. With the free whitening that we offer, most patients elect for that. They'll take it and do it for free, because well, it's free, and it'll take maybe a week to two versus two hour. Other patients don't have the time, they don't want to do it, they know they'll go home and it'll go in a drawer and they won't use it, so they opt for the in office whitening, which is great, and it's just percentages and how long. What's your time worth to you? If you want to take three hours to whiten each day, and do that for a couple of weeks with the store, that's great. If you don't, we have the free kit here, which ... Why would you pay for something that's gonna take twice as long?
Uncover That Beautiful Smile, Reshape Jagged Teeth
So many of us are walking around with jagged tooth edges or front teeth that are different lengths. Even the tiniest imperfections on your teeth can make your smile look unhealthy. With a process known as tooth contouring, we can reshape the teeth and give you a more uniform, healthy-looking smile.
But it’s not just teeth that make the difference between a bad and great smile; your gums also play a role. In addition to assessing the health of the gums, we look at the appearance and shape of your gums. Many patients struggle with what we call a “gummy smile,” which occurs when too much of the gum covers the tooth. To correct this problem, we use a state-of-the-art laser to reshape the gum and uncover more of your healthy tooth’s crown. We call this treatment crown lengthening. By correcting your gummy smile, you can uncover your beautiful natural teeth and increase the overall health of your gums!
We have the ability to fix multiple aspects of your smile, and one tool that plays a huge role in our smile makeover cosmetic dentistry procedures is the dental wax-up. After we have created a mold of your teeth, we then place the restorations on the mold. Think of a dental wax-up as a special smile preview. We understand that it can be difficult to imagine what your procedures will look like, but the wax-up gives you a physical reference as you make the decision of whether to move forward with dental treatment!
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can change the way you approach life and the way people approach you! We love helping patients overcome flaws or imperfections in their teeth. You can visit our smile gallery to take a look at our smile transformations or start the journey toward a better smile today by calling us at 503-837-2718. Schedule your cosmetic dentistry Salem, OR area appointment today.
Dr. Sean Hanson graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Pre-Dentistry and minoring in Chemistry, he also attended at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and graduated in May 2006 with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine. In 2008 he decided to start his own dental practice Oregon Smile Care Center.