Discover the Power of a Beautiful Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
At Today’s Dentistry, our Ashland, OR dentist, Dr. James Burneson is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care, including cosmetic dentistry, to all Oregon patients in Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, and the surrounding areas. With a team of experienced professionals and state-of-the-art technology, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments designed to enhance the appearance of patients’ teeth, gums, and smiles.
Whether you’re interested in teeth whitening, veneers, or dental bonding, our dentist can help you achieve the beautiful, confident smile you’ve always wanted.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that involves removing stains and discoloration from the teeth, resulting in a brighter, whiter smile. This procedure can be performed in a dental office or at home using over-the-counter whitening products.
Teeth become stained or discolored for a variety of reasons, including consuming certain foods or drinks, smoking, aging, and poor oral hygiene. Teeth whitening treatments use a bleaching agent like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to break down the stains and whiten the teeth. The procedure is safe and effective, and can provide dramatic results in as little as one treatment.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their shape, size, and color. They can transform the appearance of your smile by correcting a variety of cosmetic issues, including chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration.
The veneers process involves two appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel and taking impressions. The impressions will guide the creation of your veneers in a dental laboratory. Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them to the teeth using a special dental-grade adhesive. Porcelain veneers are durable, long-lasting, and can provide a natural-looking, beautiful smile.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses a tooth-colored resin material to improve the appearance of your teeth. Bonding can repair chips, cracks, or gaps in your teeth, as well as cover stains or discoloration.
The bonding material is applied to the surface of the tooth and shaped to match the natural contours of your teeth. An experienced member of our dental team will then harden it using a special curing light, which bonds the material to the tooth. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and can provide immediate results. Bonding is a less invasive, more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers and can be a great option for patients with minor cosmetic issues. Our personalized bonding material is durable and can last for several years with proper care.
Frequently Asked Questions
In most cases, cosmetic dentistry procedures are considered elective and are not covered by dental insurance. However, some treatments, such as dental implants or orthodontics, may be partially covered if they are deemed medically necessary. Patients should always confirm their coverage with their insurance provider before agreeing to any dental treatment.
Many cosmetic dentistry procedures are minimally invasive and relatively painless. However, some treatments, such as dental implants or gum contouring, may cause mild discomfort or soreness. Thankfully, many dentists use dental sedation or local anesthetic to reduce any pain during invasive procedures.
The longevity of cosmetic dental procedures depends on the specific treatment and how well the patient maintains their oral hygiene. Teeth whitening typically lasts several months, while veneers or dental implants can last for several years or even decades with proper care.
Bring Your Smile Back to Life at Today’s Dentistry
Whether you’re interested in teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or other cosmetic treatments, our dentist at Today’s Dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at our Ashland office today to discover which cosmetic treatment is best for you. Contact us today by giving us a call at (541) 482-7771 or by filling out our online form. Our team is eager to hear from you.