Boones Ferry Dental Cosmetic Dentistry in Lake Oswego, Oregon
Do you have a vision of yourself with a perfect smile, but maybe when you look in the mirror the perfect smile doesn’t look back?
If you have chipped, crooked, or yellow teeth, Dr. Patrick Morrissey at Boones Ferry Dental, can help!
Boones Ferry Dental offers many cosmetic dentistry options to get your smile looking its best!
What are some cosmetic dentistry procedures?
Dr. Morrissey can advise you on which procedures will give you the best possible results.
Here are just a few procedures that Dr. Morrissey might recommend for you:
Very often, stains on your teeth can be removed during your regular cleaning. However, some stains are just too stubborn to be removed this way. Dr. Morrissey may recommend teeth whitening. In this in-office procedure, a powerful whitening gel is applied to teeth, after which a special light is shone on the teeth to activate the gel.
Dr. Morrissey may also give you custom-made whitening trays to use at home. These are easy to use — you simply fill them with with whitening gel that Dr. Morrissey gives you, and wear them for a period of time every day for 2 to 3 weeks.
Sometimes, teeth whitening procedures simply aren’t enough to get rid of stains. If this is the case, Dr. Morrissey may recommend veneers. Veneers are very thin, custom-made “shells” that fit over your teeth. The color of your veneers can be matched to your other teeth, so they look very natural.
Veneers don’t just help teeth that are discolored. They can also improve the look of teeth that are misaligned, chipped, broken, or worn down.
Crowns help teeth that are very decayed or damaged — they can save a damaged tooth from having to be pulled. They are also used to help fix teeth that are out of alignment. They can also make teeth look better by giving them a new length or shape.
A crown is a cap that Dr. Morrissey, puts over the damaged tooth. As with veneers, crowns can be made to look very natural, so it will be difficult for people to tell the difference between the crown and a real tooth.
If a crown or another procedure can’t save your tooth and you have to have it pulled, or you have had a tooth that has fallen out on its own, a dental implant is an option to replace that tooth.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. There are three parts to a typical implant: a titanium “root” that is set into the jaw bone; an abutment; and the false tooth, which goes on top of the abutment.
If you’re missing a tooth, a dental implant will not only make your smile beautiful again, but it will improve your quality of life by making it easier for you to eat and talk.
What does cosmetic dentistry cost?
The cost of cosmetic dentistry varies, depending on what Dr. Morrissey recommends you have done. Of course, Dr. Morrissey and his staff would be happy to discuss all costs with you, as well as payment options.
We would also encourage you to contact your insurance provider to see what procedures they may cover.
If you have any questions about the above procedures or anything about your mouth, call Dr. Patrick Morrissey at his Lake Oswego, OR, dental office. Make an appointment with Boones Ferry Dental today at (503) 699-6699.