Cosmetic Dental Blog

Do You Need a Dental Implant?

Endosseous implants, commonly called dental implants, act as anchors to support weakened teeth and teeth with various issues. If a prosthetic component like a denture or crown is added to a tooth, the dental implant helps add extra support to the prosthetic element. What Is a Dental Implant? A dental implant is often a metal […]

What Are CEREC 1-Day Crowns?

Waiting endlessly for your turn at the dentist’s office and scheduling multiple visits to repair damaged teeth. More waiting to get the crown fitted. If this is not your idea of a fun day, it’s time to think CEREC. Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, or CEREC, have reduced the pain and waiting time associated […]

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The thought of visiting the dentist can be an intimidating experience, even for adults. You may never know what a visit will have in store for you, but one thing is for certain: regular visits are extremely important for your oral health. This also applies to your child. When you’re taking your child for his […]

Mercury-Free Fillings: The Safe Choice

Most people get cavities at some point in their lives and need a dentist to treat them. The majority of dentists make use of amalgam fillings when treating cavities. These metal fillings can contain a mix of tin, silver, nickel, and mercury. Unfortunately, metal fillings have a chance of shrinking and expanding when exposed to […]

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding refers to a cosmetic procedure in which a dentist applies a resin material (matching the color of your tooth) and hardens it using a special light. This helps in bonding the resin material to your tooth to enhance your smile. Dental bonding is typically done for repairing a chipped, decayed, discolored, or fractured […]

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are very thin shells made out of porcelain or resin composite materials designed to have the same color as a person’s healthy teeth. They are placed over a tooth in order to improve the tooth’s appearance or to protect the surface of the tooth from […]

Your Dental Sedation Options

It’s an unfortunate fact that most of us shudder at the thought of scheduling a visit to the dentist. More often than not, we tend to attempt to grin and bear the pain of a toothache rather than sign up for an intimidating dental appointment. If you are a person who dreads the thought of […]

White Smile – Teeth Whitening

Are you interested in brighter, whiter teeth? To achieve a white smile, professional teeth-whitening services can deliver the results that you’ve been searching for. Professional teeth-whitening services can give you the brilliant smile you desire through a number of different options. The right option will depend on your situation. Teeth-whitening touch-up pens are one possibility. […]

Cosmetic Smile Makeover – Happy Valley Smiles

Cosmetic Smile Makeover

There is nothing like a great, bright smile to enhance your overall appearance. A cosmetic smile makeover has given many individuals a boost to their self-confidence. A cosmetic smile makeover can address many different aesthetic issues of the teeth. Crooked teeth, dullness, and stains can be treated to give you a brighter, whiter, straighter smile. […]

Mercury-Free Fillings – Cosmetic Dentistry Portland

Mercury-Free Fillings

More than thirty years ago, I made the decision to stop using silver mercury-containing fillings in teeth. In the world of dentistry, this debate is controversial, but ultimately, this choice has proven to be beneficial to my patients. I have instead opted for mercury-free fillings. One observation I had was that the packaging for silver […]

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