|Smile Makeover Questions
|Which cosmetic dentistry procedures will give me a great smile?
Because your dental issues are as unique as you are, there is no single correct answer to this question. When you meet with Dr. Matin, she can assess problems and determine which combination of treatments
will best achieve the look you want for your smile. There are many, procedures to choose from, and together with Dr. Matin
, you can plan them in the right sequence to complete your smile makeover.
Is professional whitening better than using over-the-counter products?
Yes. Professional teeth whitening
, whether done in the office or at home, produces better results than over-the-counter products. Professional-strength gel is more effective than the weaker strengths available in stores. A custom-designed tray will fit your teeth closely, whereas a generic store-bought tray may or may not fit.
An accurate prediction of exactly how white your teeth might become is not possible, as we're all different in how we react to the whitening agents.
Dr. Matin uses the Zoom! tooth whitening
system which includes a follow-up take-home kit. Your teeth may become even whiter than the in-office treatment will make them. She also offers professional take-home kits so you can treat yourself at your own pace.
How long will my new smile last?
Whether you have a tooth whitening
procedure done or more extensive restorative work, you smile should last many, years. The materials used in restoring damaged teeth are as strong or stronger than your natural teeth and resistant to wear and staining. Of course, you still need to keep up with cleaning, flossing and regular check ups with your dentist after the smile makeover.
How quickly will I be able to complete my treatment?
In-office whitening treatments can be completed in one visit of an hour or so. More complex smile makeovers that include procedures such as veneers
may take several visits over the course of a month.
Only a qualified cosmetic dentist can recommend the best course of treatment for your dental problems. In any case, you'll be showing off your new smile and new self-confidence in what seems like no time at all!
To find out what procedures you need to complete your smile makeover and how long they will take, schedule your initial consultation
with Dr. Matin today!
Dr. Matin has been performing smile makeovers for ten years. As an LVI
graduate, she has a thorough knowledge of cosmetic dentistry. If you live in the Portland or Vancouver areas, please contact
Dr. Matin today -- the sooner we can determine how best to achieve your ideal smile, the sooner you'll be smiling with joy!