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.

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133 E Main St
Carlton, Oregon