Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions For Spring

Spring is a great time to be thinking about renewal. And our Salem, OR dentist’s office loves nothing more than helping our patients correct lifelong problems and recent dental damage so that they can refresh their smile and boost their health (along with their self-confidence). Maybe you’d love to experience that kind of transformative journey, but you wouldn’t know where to begin. Don’t worry, Dr. Hanson is the go-to guy in the area for cosmetic dentistry solutions. As such, our team can help you figure out what makes the most sense for your current needs and budget. All you have to do is schedule your smile makeover consultation at Oregon Smile Care Center, and we’ll take it from there. Until we next see you in one of our chairs, you can be reading about some of our current procedures…
Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is perfect for folks who have a few minor flaws rather than deep dental damage. For this treatment, we simply apply a layer of tooth-colored adhesive materials and smooth it over until you have a great-looking smile once again. This is a nice way to ease into the world of cosmetic dentistry.
Dentist-Guided Teeth Whitening
We often hear all about how patients wasted their time and money on cheap supermarket-sourced whitening kits that did not work, and in some cases left them with damaged gums. You won’t have to worry about that when you trust your whitening to the dentist you trust already. We can help you whiten your teeth in our office or even the comfort of your home. Using a special whitening treatment known as Opalescence, we can brighten your teeth in a hurry. These 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 cleanings and exams, which you ought to be doing anyway!
Invisalign Clear Aligner Orthodontics
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that you are never too old to fix your crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth. You will be happy to hear that the Invisalign clear aligners we use are far more comfortable than old-school metal braces. Plus, they are also removable, which makes eating more enjoyable, and cleaning a breeze. No dietary restrictions or weird tools will be required. And treatment can be completed in only about one year’s time, as opposed to 2-3 long years. As it happens, Dr. Hanson is a premier preferred Invisalign provider, so your mouth will be in good hands with us!
Dental Veneers
Do you have more than one problem with your smile? If so, our dental veneers are a great a catch-all solution. These thin coverings are made of porcelain and are used to cover up years of dental damage. Veneers get attached directly to the front of your teeth after a layer of enamel is removed. This removal is a minimally invasive step and simply ensures that they will be a good fit. Honestly, the e.max veneer material we use is extremely strong, so we remove very little tooth structure in the process.
Crown Lengthening
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. You’ll have plenty to smile about when we are through with you!
Learn More, Get Started!
To hear more about the above cosmetic dentistry treatments and our other smile makeover options, call us at 503-837-2718 to schedule your next appointment in Salem, OR. We can even do a dental wax-up to preview the possibilities and give you a more realistic picture of what you can expect!

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