Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
Teeth whitening and bleaching have become a widely used and popular way to whiten smiles. Many people achieve the look they have been dreaming of with the simple bleaching procedure provided by Southwest Portland Dental.
Teeth whitening is an inexpensive and safe procedure. Depending on your preference, you can lighten only your upper or both the upper and lower teeth.
We will provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays, which removes stains from the enamel of your teeth. Once your teeth reach your preferred brightness, only occasional treatments are needed to maintain your new smile.
Bonding can restore decayed teeth, lighten stains, close minor gaps or correct crooked teeth. A tooth is prepared through light etching on its surface, then a bonding resin is placed on top. The tooth is bonded, sculpted, colored and shaped to improve your smile. Once cured with a high-intensity curing light, the surface is polished.
Tooth bonding is convenient, often completed in one visit, and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years, or even longer before need of repair.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. These thin pieces are bonded to the front of your teeth, and are generally used to improve the overall look of your smile, especially if you have teeth that are uneven, chipped, stained or crooked. Ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to stains from substances like coffee, tea, or tobacco.
Veneers can be completed in about three dental visits, involving a consultation with Dr. Jarvis or Dr. Goldwyn, as well as an impression of your teeth to send to the lab where your veneers will be made. The veneers will then be place and bonded to your teeth during the third visit. Dr. Jarvis or Dr. Goldwyn will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Dental veneers require the same type and amount of care as regular teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, along with regularly scheduled trips to your dentist, will ensure a bright, healthy smile for years to come.
Southwest Portland Dental
1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite B