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Dr. Laura Matin, DDS
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 Sinsational Smile 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 or bridges 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!

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Have you ever noticed someone else's gorgeous smile and wondered how you could improve yours too?
Dr. Laura Matin and her staff are here to help you achieve your ideal smile. With today's advances in porcelain veneers, tooth whitening and implant dentistry, we can make a real and dramatic difference in the way you look and the way you feel about your smile. We also offer general dentistry to your whole family. Call us today.

Our location for the past 25 years

14740 NW Cornell Rd Suite 120
Portland, OR 97229-5496

Call us at 503-690-0400

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