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Cosmetic Dentistry in Hermiston

Ready for Your Smile Upgrade?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a smile transformation that’s so amazing and so YOU that your confidence soars? That’s what ​cosmetic dentistry in Hermiston c​an do for you.

When you realize how much your life will change when you simply start a conversation with your c​osmetic dentist​, you’re already going to feel the effects of what we can do for you and your smile.

Are You Ready to Feel the Benefits?

Beautiful. Captivating. Maybe even stunning. That’s how everyone you meet will feel about you when your smile renewal is complete. However, there’s more to love about a beautiful smile than you might think.

Benefit #1​

– Immediate mood improvement achieved. You feel better and more positive when your smile is healthy and bright.

Benefit #2​

– Wow, you’re so friendly and approachable. (Thanks to your gorgeous smile.)

Benefit #3

-​ Your antibodies love it when you smile. You can actually help your body fight infection and give a boost to your immune system just by showing off your grin.

Benefit #4​

– There’s a special connection between people that happens when you have a great smile. They connect with you and feel more comfortable. (Your c​osmetic dentist ​won’t argue.)

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The Time is Now

What’s holding you back from having the Hollywood-worthy smile you’ve seen on TV and dreamt about for yourself? Don’t let nerves or worry keep from you starting a conversation about what ​cosmetic dentistry in Hermiston​ can do for you. Every improvement you make to your oral health is going to give you that boost and those benefits that you deserve.

Cosmetic dental treatments are so unique that they’re specifically focused on improving and enhancing the natural allure of your smile. Whenever you’re ready, you can talk to your ​cosmetic dentist ​about how he can erase all of these unwanted oral health issues, including teeth that are:

Chipped | Worn or deteriorated | Stained | Gapped | Crooked

Give us a chance to talk to you and use our state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and make a cosmetic recommendation that’s going to work for you. (It’s OK to be a show-off. Our smiles shine throughout Hermiston.)

One of cosmetic dentistry’s best-known treatments for a smile upgrade is porcelain veneers. So many patients looking for state-of-the-art​ cosmetic dentistry in Hermiston​ are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and how they’re a great way to fix your smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers have been used for years to fix a number of teeth issues including:

Misalignment | Crookedness | Staining and discoloration | Chips and breaks

The porcelain we use for your veneers is thin (like a contact lens) yet durable with the right care at home and at the dentist. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) describes veneers as a “thin piece of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” What’s so genuine about porcelain is that it can also be changed to any color to resemble the look of your natural teeth.

In most cases, your c​osmetic dentist​ can complete your porcelain veneer treatment in one to two office visits. There’s generally no pain, and the procedure requires a small amount of enamel to be gently and safely removed from your tooth to ensure there’s enough room to place your porcelain veneer. The end result is a straighter, brighter, more confident smile that will get you noticed for all the right reasons.

Minimal preparation or “no-prep” veneers are a suitable solution for patients looking to effectively fix some of the biggest issues your ​cosmetic dentist​ faces, including:

Chips | Cracks | Stains | Gaps | Space | Crowding | Small teeth | Worn teeth

Like traditional porcelain veneers, minimal-prep veneers are bonded directly to the front of your teeth. However, just like their name states, there’s less preparation of your teeth involved compared to porcelain veneers. With regular porcelain veneers, your ​cosmetic dentist​ will have to safely remove some of your natural tooth enamel in order to ensure a proper bond of your veneer. Minimal-prep veneers generally require much less work on your natural teeth prior to their placement. You won’t have to worry about getting numb with your minimal-prep veneer treatment. You’ll experience fewer, shorter dental appointments, giving you more time to experience a confident life with your new and improved smile. The materials used to create minimal-prep veneers are translucent, yet natural-looking and when done correctly, they’re truly a work of art. If you’ve been considering how to boost your smile and your self-confidence, you should talk to us today to see if you’re a good candidate for minimal-prep veneers. We’re happy to create a custom treatment plan that works for you and your smile.

  • “I can’t eat right anymore, and it’s making me miserable.”
  • “I’m tired of always struggling with my removable dentures.”
  • “I have a misaligned bite that’s causing me all kinds of issues.”
  • “I don’t like the way my smile looks when I see it in photos.”
  • “I’ve had numerous dental restorations over the years from different dentists, and now my smile is mismatched.”
  • “I’ve been struggling with gum disease, and my teeth are in jeopardy.”
  • “I’ve been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and my bite is messing with me.”

We could even list more reasons why people seek out ​cosmetic dentistry in Hermiston ​from our talented team for a complete, full-mouth restoration. The bottom line is, you have to have a reason why you’re going to invest in a full-mouth restoration. It generally involves treating each one of your teeth individually. When you’re considering a full-mouth restoration, your cosmetic dentist will carefully map out a plan of how we’re going to address the issues you have with your smile and how we can dramatically improve your teeth. As a general rule, we always want to keep as much of your natural teeth as possible, doing work that’s minimally invasive. Full-mouth restorations usually include a healthy mix of both cosmetic dentistry and restorative work to give you the results you’re looking for.

This is it. This is the way to get that Hollywood-worthy smile and confidence that you’ve always dreamed of. A smile makeover is one of the most sought after solutions when it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Hermiston​.

We do everything we can to enhance your natural beauty, keeping your teeth intact without compromise. We want to conserve and protect as many of your natural teeth as possible because nothing compares to them. There are several factors your cosmetic dentist will take into consideration when crafting your custom smile makeover treatment plan. We like to look at:

  • Tooth color – Do you have old amalgam or silver fillings that need to be removed or replaced? Are your teeth stained from all those years of enjoying cups of delicious coffee? There are several ways we can approach tooth discoloration, including porcelain veneers, minimal-prep veneers, and smile whitening.
  • Spacing – Crooked, crowded teeth can cause health problems and make you dislike the way your smile looks. A smile makeover can give you more evenly spaced teeth that help improve your bite and overall function.
  • Balance – Chipped, cracked teeth, or a “gummy” smile are aesthetic concerns your ​cosmetic dentist​ will also take into consideration.

Talk to us today about your smile makeover options. We’re happy to create a plan that’s right for you and your smile.

At Desert Dental, we generally perform crown lengthening on your posterior teeth or molars and premolars.The reasons why your c​osmetic dentist ​might suggest this treatment as a solution for you could be purely cosmetic or in conjunction with another dental procedure.

We could recommend crown lengthening to:

  • Enhance the health of your gum tissue to protect your teeth
  • Prepare a tooth for a crown or restorative work
  • Give you a more even smile that’s less “gummy”

When we do crown lengthening, we can lengthen the appearance of your teeth by reshaping the gum tissue and bone. There’s a good chance one or maybe all of your teeth can benefit from a crown lengthening. Most of the time, crown lengthening is used to make sure your tooth has enough structure and durability to hold a dental crown. The edge of a crown has to sit perfectly on your gum tissue to ensure a comfortable fit that will last with proper care and maintenance. We never want your crowns to come loose or feel like they simply don’t fit right. If you’re interested in learning more about this short cosmetic procedure, we invite you to talk to your cosmetic dentist about your options.

Patients doing their homework about quality​ cosmetic dentistry in Hermiston most likely already know a thing or two about composite bonding. Why? Because it’s one of the most popular ways to give you the straight, even smile you’ve always wanted. If you’ve ever met someone who’s completed a composite bonding treatment, you’ve surely seen how amazing the results can be. What’s great about composite bonding is it’s not a procedure that requires numerous office visits and anesthetic. It can usually be completed in a matter of just one hour. This is why so many dentists and patients prefer composite bonding when they’re looking to cosmetically enhance the look of a smile.

When we perform composite bonding, we want to enhance the appearance of your natural teeth without causing them harm or damaging their integrity. The composite material we use is similar to your tooth enamel and is strong and durable when cared for properly at home and with regular dental checkups. Bonding can:

  • Smooth over rough patches on your teeth
  • Correct gaps and chips
  • Redefine teeth with rough or broken edges
  • Give worn out teeth a whole new look

We can mold the composite material around your teeth for a smile that’s more desirable. Composite bonding can be a minor or major cosmetic enhancement, depending on your individual smile needs.

Tooth recontouring is a matter of reshaping your natural teeth. Some of the reasons we might recommend this procedure to patients might include:

  • Removing small chips
  • Removing rough edges
  • Improving your bite
  • Getting rid of slight overlaps
  • Reshaping canine teeth that are too pointy
  • Helping to improve the results of your orthodontic treatment

If you have a smile with minor cosmetic imperfections, there’s a good chance that you’re going to be a candidate for tooth recontouring. Everyone has teeth that are unique in both their appearance and needs in terms of how to cosmetically enhance them without compromising their natural integrity and beauty. Tooth recontouring is less time consuming than some other cosmetic dentistry treatments, dramatically improving your smile in just one simple visit to your ​cosmetic dentist​. We can even reshape your teeth as a short-term solution if you’re saving up for porcelain veneers. Your results won’t be too drastic, yet subtly more straight and even. But think about it, even the most subtle changes to your teeth can give you a confidence boost unlike anything else. We’re happy to talk with you about tooth recontouring to see if it’s an option.

Thanks to great advancements in c​osmetic dentistry in Hermiston over the years, getting your smile whiter and brighter is easier than ever. Professional smile whitening from your ​cosmetic dentist i​s better than what you can get from over the counter solutions. This is one of the easiest ways for you to give your smile and your looks a boost in just a short amount of time.

We offer a smile whitening system made by Ultradent, and the best thing about it is — you can do it in your pajamas while watching tv. That’s right, you can get high-quality, professional-level smile whitening at home without having to hang out at the dental office. We make it safer and super simple to whiten your teeth at home without hassles or headaches. In as little as one to two hours, twice a day for about a week to ten days, you’re going to notice how beautiful and bright your smile can be. We’ll create a set of custom bleach trays for you for a fit that’s comfortable and effective. We’ll take impressions of your teeth and use them to make a tray that you fill with special whitening gel.