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 Gregory C. Dilger D.D.S.           General Dentist            1353 Edgewater St.          West Salem          (503) 378-0466   

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health and function while optimizing the aesthetic benefits.  In other words, we make your mouth feel great, work great, and look fantastic!  When I was in Dental school, the esthetic considerations were given a cursory review. Today, cosmetics play an ever increasing role in dentistry.  And we have a wide variety of treatments to help you get the smile you desire.   

  Cosmetic dentistry Bleaching

Ø Whitening (bleaching) is the most common cosmetic dental procedure.   There are many options for bleaching. Click here to learn more about bleaching.

Ø Contouring, also known as tooth reshaping is done to correct minor shape and alignment issues.  Contouring does thin the enamel, usually not a problem with good oral hygiene. 

Ø Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like dental composite (a tooth colored material) is applied to a tooth's surface (or cavity), sculpted into shape, hardened and then polished.  They do tend to stain and discolor over time. Click here to learn more about white fillings.

Ø Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. They are a good option for closing gaps, correcting minor irregularities, supporting compromised teeth or disguising discolored teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures. Click here to learn more about veneers. 

Ø Porcelain crowns are used to restore more badly broken teeth, and provide for a very strong long lasting beautiful restoration. Click here to learn more about Porcelain crowns.

Ø Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements and are used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.  Today this is the best alternative to replace missing teeth. Click here to learn more about Dental Implants.

Ø Dental bridges are false teeth which are bridged between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure has been used to replace one or more missing teeth.  They are difficult to keep clean, and the missing tooth may not match.

Ø Gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line. The procedure involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create the appearance of longer or more symmetrical teeth.  Very useful in correcting the “Gummy smile.”  And it can correct the irregularities on gum heights we see with older restorations. 

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