Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of procedures that can be used to enhance your smile. This branch of dentistry focuses on changing the aesthetics of your teeth to give you a beautiful, confident smile. Unlike traditional dentistry, cosmetic dentistry’s main goal is to improve the appearance of your smile through medical dental procedures.
Creating your personalized smile
Because there are so many elements to your perfect smile, Lake Oswego Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Wendling will discuss your ideal smile with you during your cosmetic dentistry consultation. She will address your dental issues and desired cosmetic enhancements in detail. You will both decide which procedure(s) are right for you, and devise an individual plan.
Most importantly, Dr. Wendling takes your facial structure, the alignment of your jaws, and your overall aesthetics into account when designing a personalized smile for you. Where a traditional dentist may choose a crown or filling to simply “do the job,” Dr. Wendling considers the final appearance of your smile in the context of your face to find your unique, best smile.
Aside from your specific goals, Dr. Wendling will also assess the health of your teeth, gums and jaws. By learning the most she can about your smile, Dr. Wendling can more effectively decide how to help you achieve the smile of your dreams in a safe and effective manner.
The most common dental procedures used for enhancing a person’s smile include:
In many cosmetic dentistry cases, a combination of these techniques is used to produce the most effective results.
“If you can’t tell, why should we?”
Past materials used for dental fillings and other tooth restoration procedures have been replaced by more durable, natural looking ones. Today’s dental work can be made entirely of porcelain or of composite materials that replicate the appearance of real teeth. Technological advances also allow cosmetic dentists to perform extremely delicate procedures, making it difficult to tell artificial veneers or dental implants from your natural teeth.
To learn more about how Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Wendling can help you find your “perfect smile,” please call or email our Cosmetic Dentistry serving Portland today and schedule your personal consultation. Dr. Wendling serves cosmetic dentistry patients in Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn and surrounding areas of Oregon.