A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after cosmetic features in the world. People from all backgrounds and professions want a bright, straight smile, and we are here to help turn that desire into reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major treatment plans, our cosmetic dentistry practice aims to improve your smile and help you build confidence in the way your teeth look.
If you are missing teeth, dentures can provide a positive solution to improving your oral health. We are proud to provide dentures that are designed to fit your mouth for proper function and unique comfort. Following your appointment, we will provide you with information on at-home care for your dentures. We strongly recommend scheduling follow up appointments for periodic denture cleanings.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective ways to improve your smile, which is why they’re such popular partial- and full-mouth cosmetic dentistry services. At Prestige Family Dentistry in Beaverton, Oregon, the dedicated dental care specialists can conceal cracks, chips, discolored teeth, gaps, and other issues with customized porcelain or resin veneers. To book your veneers consultation in the Beaverton area, use online scheduling, or call the office today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin panels of opaque porcelain or composite resin that your Prestige Family Dentistry dentist shapes to the front of your teeth. Prestige Family Dentistry offers veneers for individual teeth, groups of teeth, or even your entire mouth if you want a smile makeover.
Veneers are long-lasting, and they add some extra strength to your natural teeth. They’re considered a cosmetic dentistry treatment, rather than a functional one.
What are veneers used for in cosmetic dentistry?
Veneers are incredibly versatile, which is why they’re one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Veneers can conceal all of the following issues.
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Gaps between front teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Large fillings
Veneers can even correct the appearance of mildly crooked teeth, but they don’t actually work to move the misaligned teeth as clear braces including Invisalign does.
What happens during veneers appointments?
From start to finish, custom veneers require three visits to Prestige Family Dentistry.
In your first visit, you'll have a consultation with your dentist at Prestige Family Dentistry. After discussing your goals for your teeth, your dentist might also take X-rays and impressions of your teeth.
In your second visit to Prestige Family Dentistry, your dentist removes a very small portion of the enamel from the front of the teeth to be fitted for veneers and then takes new impressions of your teeth to use in the veneer fabrication process. Before you leave, your dentist applies a thin layer of bonding material to your prepared teeth and then places a temporary veneer atop it.
In your third visit, your Prestige Family Dentistry dentist removes your temporary veneer to apply additional bonding material before placing your permanent veneer.
The process of getting a new veneer can take just a couple of weeks or less, and it's a smooth and easy process in the hands of the experienced Prestige Family Dentistry team.
How long do veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years with proper care. Composite resin veneers don’t last as long and aren’t as strong, but they’re less expensive than porcelain veneers. Your dentist can help you decide which type of veneer best suits your goals and budget.
To find out what veneers can do for your smile, use the online booking tool, or call Prestige Family Dentistry today.
If you hate the color of your teeth, there’s no reason you have to live with an unsightly smile any longer. Prestige Family Dentistry in Beaverton, Oregon, offers today’s best teeth whitening options, including instant in-office whitening and take-home whitening trays that work over a few weeks. You could have a brand new smile before you know it, so reach out using the online appointment maker or by calling the Beaverton area office today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What causes tooth stains?
There are two general types of tooth stains: intrinsic and extrinsic.
Extrinsic tooth stains
The majority of tooth stains are extrinsic, which means they affect the surface of your teeth. Some common causes of extrinsic tooth stains can include cigarettes, coffee, and red wine.
Intrinsic tooth stains
Intrinsic tooth stains are those that happen on the inside of your teeth. Although extrinsic tooth stains usually look brownish or yellowish, intrinsic tooth stains are often gray or blue. Intrinsic tooth stains are often caused by medication, such as tetracycline use.
Professional teeth whitening at Prestige Family Dentistry can treat extrinsic stains and some types of intrinsic stains. But, if your intrinsic stains aren't treatable with teeth whitening, another option like dental veneers that cover the front of your teeth could be a good solution.
What is the chairside teeth whitening process like?
Chairside teeth whitening gives you whiter teeth in just an hour or less. Your Prestige Family Dentistry dentist applies a powerful bleaching solution and, in some cases, amplifies the product with a special curing light.
The products that your dentist uses in chairside teeth whitening solutions are only available to dental professionals for in-office use because they're strong and require specific application protocols.
The results are immediate, so chairside whitening could be a good option if you need to look your best for a special occasion or if you just don't want to wait for the results.
What is the home teeth whitening process like?
For home teeth whitening, you use either prefilled trays or custom plastic trays that you fill with teeth whitening gel. The treatment plan varies by product and your whitening needs, but most patients use home teeth whitening products for 10-14 days. Home teeth whitening can give you excellent results as long as you use the product as directed.
How often do I need to whiten my teeth?
It depends on the situation, but if you take care of your teeth and avoid the substances known to stain teeth (coffee, tea, cigarettes, and others), you can get long-lasting results from professional teeth whitening. Most patients get anywhere from several months to three years of beautiful results.
You can count on Prestige Family Dentistry for an amazing white smile. Book your appointment online or by calling the office today.