Cosmetic Dentist – Bend, OR
Creating Picture-Perfect Smiles
Many patients want to achieve the straight, beautifully uniform smile of their dreams, but the thought of wearing traditional metal braces stops them in their tracks. At Ponderosa Dental Center, you can look forward to experiencing an orthodontic solution that prioritizes your natural appearance: Invisalign. Instead of dark-colored wires and brackets, this state-of-the-art system uses clear, customized aligners that disappear against your smile when worn. Better yet, the aligners are removable, which means you can continue to eat your favorite foods and brush and floss like normal throughout treatment.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
When you have a front tooth that has sustained significant damage, repairing the appearance of the tooth is just as much of a concern as regaining its strength and function. Metal-free restorations take care of both. Dental porcelain is a sturdy material that reflects light in the same manner as your natural teeth, for a sturdy, seamless solution. With a porcelain crown, bridge, or inlay/onlay, you can enjoy full smile health and beauty once again.
Porcelain veneers are something like a do-over for imperfect teeth. They are thin porcelain coverings that mask any number of imperfections, including cracks, chips, stains, even slight gaps, and minor misalignments. Porcelain veneers are completed over the course of two visits to Ponderosa Dental Care, and they can last for many years with proper care. Porcelain is highly resistant to stains, too, so your smile stays beautifully white for years to come.
Because traditional veneers require the removal of a small portion of the enamel from each tooth, you will always need something covering up those teeth. Lumineers offer a non- or minimally-invasive alternative. They are thinner than traditional veneers, meaning your healthy tooth structure can remain completely intact. Should you wish to return to your natural teeth in the years to come, you may. Lumineers are a low-commitment alternative to traditional porcelain veneers.
Direct Dental Bonding
Minor flaws that take away from your smile in a big way can be repaired with direct bonding. A popular alternative to more costly cosmetic treatments, bonding is a procedure in which Dr. Prentice reshapes and sculpts a new tooth using natural-looking composite resin. Cracks, chips, stains, and other imperfections are corrected without any pain, usually in just one visit to Ponderosa Dental Care. The composite resin dries within minutes under a high powered light.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Foods, beverages, poor dental hygiene, and even certain medications can really take the sparkle out of your smile. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening erases stains on the surface of and just below the tooth enamel to leave your smile up to eight shades brighter.