Your smile is one of the first things that someone else notices about you when first meeting. In fact, studies have shown that people with straighter, brighter teeth are typically perceived as younger, smarter, and more successful than their not-so-lucky counterparts. If you’re ready to love the look you see staring back at you from the mirror, schedule a consultation today with our skilled cosmetic dentist at RiverPlace Dental in Portland, OR. Dr. McInnis would be happy to review our available cosmetic services with you in detail so that you can select the one(s) that best fits your personal goals.
Stains, chips, cracks, gaps – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed if your smile has ended up with several noticeable flaws over time. Thankfully, porcelain veneers can give you a comprehensive makeover in just a few short appointments! These restorations are designed to be extremely thin so that they can fit over the visible surfaces of your teeth and look completely natural. We can even design veneers to change the overall shape or length of certain teeth.
Veneers are highly durable, and they actually resist staining more effectively than tooth enamel over time. As long as you care for them properly with regular dental checkups and diligent at-home oral hygiene, you can expect them to last for 10-15 years or even longer.
Needing a new dental restoration like a crown doesn’t have to mean the end of your natural, attractive smile. Dr. McInnis is happy to offer metal-free, all-ceramic materials as options for these types of procedures so that her patients can enjoy both restorative and cosmetic benefits.
Dental ceramic is so lifelike that it actually reflects light just like your natural tooth enamel, and the structure is surprisingly durable. Once in place within your smile, it will feel and look just like the real thing. Additionally, it’s 100% biocompatible, which means patients won’t run into many of the problems that metal restorations can cause. For instance, your crown won’t be as sensitive to changes in temperature, and people who’ve experienced allergies in the past to traditional restorations don’t have to worry about a similar reaction. We look forward to seeing you enjoy a healthier, happier smile!
Even small dental flaws like dark spots and chips in the enamel can hurt your self-esteem over time. Thankfully, direct bonding is able to correct these issues quickly and beautifully. The procedure only takes a single appointment, during which Dr. McInnis will apply tooth-colored composite resin (the same material we use for fillings) to the affected area and sculpt it into a lifelike shape that’s hardened in place.
Teeth can become stained and discolored over time for a number of different reasons. Some people may experience this because of simple lifestyle decisions, like too much coffee and wine, while completely unavoidable factors like old age and genetics can wreak havoc on others. No matter what your personal situation is, Dr. McInnis is happy to help you regain the shining smile you deserve here in Portland. In-office teeth whitening is perfect for patients who consider speed a priority, and take-home kits are also available if you’d prefer to brighten teeth on your own schedule.