Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Mid Valley Family Dental, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
Teeth Whitening is undoubtedly the most popular and most conservative way to improve your smile. You may have seen TV advertising for toothpastes that whiten your teeth. The results can’t match what we can do for you. Professional tooth whitening by Dr. Horn and his team effectively lightens brown and yellow enamel discoloration using a special gel inside a custom-made tray that covers your teeth. The treatment can be completed in just over an hour in our office.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.
Veneers change the shape, color and length of your teeth giving you a strong, beautiful new smile. The veneer is made and bonded to the tooth, incorporating the desired changes in shape and color. Since the veneer is so thin and there is no metal in it, the aesthetic potential is very high. Veneers can be made of two different materials, either composite or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded over the front your natural teeth. Veneers look so good you will wonder why you waited so long!
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding is used to sculpt individual teeth with a special tooth-like material that looks, acts and feels like your own tooth enamel. Bonding can be used to lengthen small or misshapen teeth, whiten dark or stained teeth, or close spaces between teeth. Bonding can usually be completed in just one appointment. It is an affordable, quick and painless way to improve your smile.
We offer clear aligners as a discrete alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments, such as braces. Aligner treatment involves a series of trays that gradually move your teeth to a more proper position. We often recommend clear aligners for adult patients who do not want their treatment to get in the way of their personal or professional life.
Traditional metal braces generally consist of three major components: brackets, a wire, and elastic bands. Each bracket is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. These brackets are then connected with a thin metal wire that is held in place by the elastic bands. Throughout your treatment, the wire is tightened to move your teeth to a more proper position.
Tooth colored fillings are created using a composite material, it is a blend of quartz and resin that can be adjusted to match your natural tooth color. In the past dentists would shy away from tooth colored fillings in high bite pressure areas, but the material used today is stronger and more durable, helping you have better results. Best of all, composite material is more natural looking and have no known health risks, which is a concern for some patients with silver amalgam fillings.
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A beautiful smile can brighten your life every day, professionally and socially. And unlike plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry isn't a major operation. Imagine coming in for an appointment or two with Dr. Horn and emerging with the smile you've always wanted... no pain, and very little time taken away from your busy life. The results are immediate and dramatic. In fact, recent studies have shown that a new smile will make you appear more intelligent, interesting, and successful to others. If chipped, stained, or crooked teeth are “hiding” the real you, it's time for a smile make over at Mid Valley Family Dental! Call (503) 902-1622 to schedule your consultation now!
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