Healthy Teeth and Gums Before Cosmetic Dentistry

 When I see a patient with gum disease who has scheduled an appointment for professional tooth whitening or porcelain veneers consultation, I recommend, I actually insist on, taking care of those issues before proceeding with any type of cosmetic dentistry. Even minor treatments need to have a healthy base to begin with.

Healthy Teeth and Gums are Important Before Cosmetic Dentistry

If you want whiter teeth, but suffer from gingivitis, you will have tooth sensitivity. Most likely, there is some root exposure. This makes the gum tissue sensitive to tooth whitening products.

I recommend a deep cleaning or root planing and scaling before professional tooth whitening.

Cosmetic dental bonding, cosmetic dental crowns, and tooth colored fillings all need a healthy base. If you have a small cavity in the back of your front tooth, I will fill that with tooth colored resin before applying a cosmetic dental bond.

Restoration is the first step in a beautiful smile. Once your teeth are restored, you and I can discuss cosmetic dentistry solutions.

Some of the Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions Available

Tooth Whitening-Depending on your smile I may recommend something as simple as professional teeth whitening. Unlike over the counter polishes, pastes, gels, strips and one size fits all whitening trays, my Centerport Dental Practice offers professional results with products that can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding-Cosmetic dental bonding works in a single dental appointment. With today’s technology, I can give you a new smile with cosmetic dental bonding that looks and feels like your natural teeth.

Additional Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions Available

Other cosmetic dentistry solutions that I may recommend include porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns, gummy smile repair, clear braces or inlays and onlays. If you have missing teeth, we can discuss dental implants.

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, call and schedule an appointment with my Centerport Downtown Portland Dental Practice. I will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to determine if your mouth is healthy enough to proceed.

Call Centerport Dental Center for an appointment today.

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