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Healthy Teeth and Gums Are Yours Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you are free from gum disease and tooth decay, you are the perfect candidate for cosmetic dentistry.

From professional tooth whitening to dental implants, cosmetic dentistry starts with healthy teeth and gums.

Why Healthy Teeth and Gums are Important

When I see a patient who is a good candidate for porcelain veneers or invisible braces, but has a few cavities, I will fill those before recommending any sort of cosmetic dental procedure. I treat gum disease the same way.

If you are suffering from gingivitis, which is reversible, I will perform a professional cleaning. If your gums have not been treated and are now at the periodontal disease stage, other treatments may be needed such as scaling and root planing. Although periodontis is not reversible, it can be controlled.

Without a healthy foundation, porcelain veneers, dental implants and even tooth whitening will not be successful. You will need a clean bill of health before we begin your Invisalign or dental implant journey.

Remove Old Restorations as Well

For healthy teeth and gums, you need healthy restorations. If you have old silver amalgam fillings, old bridgework, or old dental crowns that have seen better days, my dental practice in Downtown Portland will remove and replace. Because restorative dentistry is just as important as cosmetic dentistry for aesthetics and healthy teeth and gums make an appointment.

If you have cosmetic dental crowns or porcelain veneers that are 10 years or older, consider a new smile. Dental procedures and dental materials have changed over the years. Today you can have a CEREC® dental crown placed in a single dental appointment.

Healthy Teeth and Gums for a Solid Foundation

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, a healthy foundation is a necessity. Call or click and schedule an appointment with my Downtown Portland dental practice.

Not only will your smile look great, but you will have healthy teeth and gums as well. Call today.

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