Smile Makeovers: First Things First

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Hello, I’m Dr. Bryant Zollinger of Carlton Dental. Thanks for visiting my blog. In today’s post, we will focus on something that happens occasionally when a patient requests cosmetic dentistry from their dentist.

Let me set the stage. The patient comes in for a consultation about a smile makeover. We’ll call him Mr. Jones. The dentist listens carefully as he explains the esthetic problems that he wants to remedy. Mr. Jones wants to fix two chipped teeth, get a dental implant for a tooth that is missing altogether, and whiten his whole smile. He describes what he envisions for his smile after undergoing treatment.

The dentist performs an examination of his entire mouth and takes x-rays. The dentist discovers some additional troubles. There are three teeth with moderate decay, one tooth with extreme decay, gum disease, an old crown with a crack in it, and severe bone recession at the potential dental implant site where the tooth was extracted ten years ago.

The dentist explains that these problems need to be addressed before the smile transformation is performed. Mr. Jones says that the smile makeover is his first priority and plans to deal with the other problems sometime in the future.

How does the dentist advise Mr. Jones? The dentist will probably explain that the lasting success of a cosmetic dental procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or tooth whitening is influenced by the condition of the mouth at the time of treatment. There must be a solid, healthy foundation, so to speak, on which to build the smile makeover.

First things first. It makes no sense to attach a veneer to a decayed tooth that may need a root canal. A dental implant may not integrate with the surrounding bone structure if placed at a site where there is bone recession. Tooth whitening will probably not produce favorable results where there is gum disease and exposed tooth roots.

Can Mr. Jones ever have his dream smile? Yes! There are treatments to repair all of the problems mentioned previously. But just like many other things in life, the order of operations is critical.

If you are interested in a smile makeover or simply need a check-up, schedule an appointment by calling 503-852-7147. I look forward to discussing both your oral health and esthetic concerns.

 

Contact Carlton Dental:

503-852-7147

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

133 E Main St
Carlton, OR
97111

 


Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths about Carlton Family Cosmetic Dentistry Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many so-called cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Dental procedures such as tooth replacement prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A McMinnville Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many vital advantages for Gaston dental patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: At-Home Kits are as Effective for McMinnville Tooth Whitening Than a Professional Dental Solution

At Carlton Dental, we offer our Carlton dental patients teeth whitening treatments that are typically more effective than at-home kits. At-home kits may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Call us at 503-852-7147 to set up an appointment to discuss veneers.

Myth #5: Yamhill Braces are the Only Way to Correct Crooked Teeth

Braces are often part of a transforming dental makeover for our Carlton teens and adults alike.

Let’s do this together. If you have other issues that need to be reviewed first, rest assured that Dr.  Zollinger has been offering cosmetic dentistryporcelain veneers, and dental implants since 1979. You can be confident that Dr. Zollinger has the expertise and high standards you deserve.

Contact Carlton Dental:

503-852-7147

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

133 E Main St
Carlton, Oregon
97111

 


You, Only Better

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If you’re looking for the brightest, whitest smile possible but insist that you want it to look natural, Dr. Bryant Zollinger can sit down with you and show you how to achieve it. 503-852-7147

Here at Carlton Dental we use effective, cost sensitive, cutting-edge methods and tools as we create the best smile for each individual.

Many professionals and public figures in Oregon are taking advantage of modern cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance and enhance their natural attractiveness. Perhaps you have noticed men and women in the local media with smiles that seem extremely bright and beautiful for people of their age.

You, too, can have a smile that is extremely bright and beautiful, regardless of your age. Whether you are in your fifties, sixties, seventies or beyond, we can provide an anti-aging treatment that doesn’t offer empty promises. Our smile makeovers deliver dramatic results as promised!

Let’s do this together. If you have other issues that need to be reviewed first, rest assured that Dr.  Zollinger has been offering cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental implants since 1979. You can be confident that Dr. Zollinger has the expertise and high standards you deserve.

Our friendly staff is waiting to schedule an appointment for you at Carlton Dental in Carlton. Let us enhance your natural beauty with a smile makeover.

 

Contact Carlton Dental:

503-852-7147

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

133 E Main St
Carlton, Oregon
97111

 


Makeovers For Busy Yamhill Smiles

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Have you been considering sprucing up your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let Carlton Dental put your mind at ease.

Cosmetic dentistry at Carlton Dental in Carlton is quicker than you think. Some services such as teeth bleaching can be done in just one visit to our comfortable office.

If you are one of the many Carlton folks who wants to have their teeth corrected, check out the new orthodontic options including 6-month braces, invisible braces, and adult braces.

A porcelain veneer is a successful minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. Veneers can fix chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At Carlton Dental, we create beautiful smiles every day. It’s your turn! Call us today at 503-852-7147! Because there are so many quick and effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as invisible braces, veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants, anyone in Carlton can have a perfect smile.

You can expect on-time appointments in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is treated like they are family.

 

Contact Carlton Dental:

503-852-7147

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

133 E Main St
Carlton, Oregon
97111