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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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Education and information are important, and we have found that patients who ask questions and stay involved in their dental care have better outcomes. We always welcome your questions, and we are happy to take the time to address your concerns.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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At Smith Dental, we have had the pleasure of serving a wide array of patient's needs for cosmetic dentistry. Depending on your unique goals for cosmetic procedures, our experienced cosmetic dentists can determine if you are a good candidate. Smith Dental provides a wide variety of services including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, and more, and we are confident that we can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted!

It depends on your goals and your expectations. If you'd like to improve the appearance of your smile, call us today to schedule a consultation and find out which procedures can help you meet your goals! Our experienced team will be happy to answer any questions that you have, and we can help you get started with an appointment today at our Hillsboro or Aloha locations!

On average, treatment with Six Month Smiles lasts six months. Six Month Smiles Clear Braces| Smith Dental OR

How Long do Six Month Smiles Really Take?

Treatment time for six-month smiles can vary depending on your personal situation. If your teeth need more treatment than average, your program may last seven or eight months, and if your teeth are less crooked then average, your treatment may last only five months! We'll discuss your specific needs at your consultation and determine how long your treatment will probably take.

Adult Orthodontics Aloha ORBraces are not just for teenagers anymore! 

Braces for Adults

Six Month Smiles is an innovative new system that comfortably moves your teeth back into their proper alignment. While it uses brackets and wires like traditional braces, that's the only thing about this system that's traditional! The brackets are clear and practically invisible, meaning you can enjoy a professional appearance while you straighten your teeth. Plus, the system only moves the teeth that are crooked and doesn't involve the back teeth at all so that your treatment will be complete much faster. 

If you'd like to learn more about straightening your teeth, give us a call today! 

If you're not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, there are excellent solutions for creating the smile you want. Surprisingly, porcelain veneers and dental bonding can actually correct many of the same issues, such as:Smile | Cosmetic dentist in Hillsboro OR

  • Spacing between teeth
  • Chipping, fractures, or excessive wear
  • Shape or size discrepancies
  • Stains or discoloration

Where Veneers and Bonding Differ

The difference between veneers and bonding is that veneers cover your tooth structure, allowing you to change the shade, size, and shape of your teeth and giving your smile a more symmetrical and harmonious appearance. Bonding, on the other hand, utilizes composite resin that is added to your tooth to eliminate imperfections, custom shaded and polished to blend flawlessly with your smile.

Porcelain veneers are a permanent solution since they require your dentist to remove a small amount of tooth enamel for proper placement. It takes around two weeks and two appointments with your cosmetic dentist in Hillsboro to complete your new smile with porcelain veneers, while dental bonding can typically be completed during one visit. Bonding also tends to be less expensive than porcelain veneers. 

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Hillsboro and the treatment options that might be right for you, contact Smith Dental today at (503) 336-9458 to schedule an appointment.

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