Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.
Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive; just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In only a day or two, your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up. Beadnell Family Dentistry, your leader in cosmetic dentistry in Portland, will provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays. With only an hour of wear per day, our special bleaching agent removes stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way.
At Home Custom Tray Bleach Kit
We also provide custom bleach kit for patients who want to whiten their teeth at home. We fabricate custom bleach trays from molds taken of your upper and lower teeth. Detailed instructions will be given on the use of the custom bleach trays. Whitening at home is easy and takes about a half hour a day for a few weeks.
Bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged. The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. The resin is then trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
Contouring and Reshaping
This cosmetic dental treatment is an instant and painless way to correct your smile. Tooth contouring and reshaping can correct crooked, cracked or overlapping teeth in just one visit. This procedure can alter the length, shape or position of your teeth.
Contouring is used with bonding to correct bite problems, and imperfections are carefully eliminated through sculpting. Teeth are then smoothed and polished.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. The ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile. With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
As a leader in cosmetic dentistry in Portland, Dr. Beadnell will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.