Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Tigard Oregon
You can look good and have a healthy smile. Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways that cosmetic dentistry can heal a smile. Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth and having a “gummy” smile. Dr. Houlihan creates a customized treatment plan for you, based on your age, goals and your financial comfort level.
Tooth Whitening Systems
Whiter, Brighter Teeth!
Dentist supervised tooth whitening gives you the smile you always wanted. Anyone can have the confidence that a bright, white smile gives you. Tooth whitening is safe, effective and long lasting. There are two main methods to get excellent results: a custom home tooth whitening kit or an in-the-office procedure. Dr. Houlihan trusts the Opalescence™ tooth whitening system. Are you are thinking of other cosmetic improvements, such as crowns, porcelain veneers or replacing old discolored fillings? Consider whitening your teeth first, that way any future restorations we make for you will match your whitened smile, giving you fantastic results.
Your Opalescence™ custom home whitening kit from Dr. Houlihan involves a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth. You also receive prescription whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Houlihan gives you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day and you should expect the entire home whitening process to take between two and four weeks, leaving you with a dazzling smile. Opalescence™ can provide results after just one night, and within a week you can expect a dramatic improvement, leaving you with a bright, white smile.
BOOST IN-OFFICE TOOTH WHITENING
If you desire more immediate results Dr. Houlihan offers an in-the-office whitening procedure. The Boost tooth whitening system is a powerful, in-office procedure that produces fast, dramatic results. Dr. Houlihan will apply a specialized gel to your teeth using a customized isolation system. During that time, a specialized light source interacts with the gel to break up even the strongest stains and discoloration. By the end of your appointment, you will have a smile that looks like it did years ago!
Imagine removing surface stains and having the white smile you had when you were a teenager! Anyone can have the confidence that comes from having a bright, white smile. Tooth whitening with Boost is safe, effective and long lasting.
A bridge is used to correct the gap created by a missing tooth or missing teeth. It is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a tooth-like restoration in the gap. Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants and are typically made of metals, alloys or porcelain. Porcelain makes the restoration look like real teeth both in shape and in color.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and your smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or out of all porcelain and can be shaded to match your teeth. Crowns made of precious metal (gold) are also an option. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specifically fitted to restore functionality and enhance the appearance of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Dr. Houlihan if crowns are right for you. Now you can enjoy quality dental restorations in even less time, with same day crowns at Dental Professionals. Thanks to the E4D chair-side fabrication system, Dr. Houlihan can design, create, and position your crowns in your mouth all in one visit!
TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS
If you are embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A composite resin is a silicon dioxide-filled tooth-colored material mixture that can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins present several advantages to the patient compared with traditional silver fillings. First, your dentist is able to blend composite shades and shapes in order to match the original teeth nearly perfectly. Second, the tooth-composite bond actually serves to support the remaining tooth structure, preventing breakage and providing insulation against temperature changes. Finally, small- to average-sized composites have demonstrated similar duration to silver fillings.
A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium artificial root in the area of the missing tooth or teeth.