Considering the strain a lifetime of use places on our teeth, it’s remarkable they remain resilient enough to survive the daily grind we subject them to. While your teeth rank as some of the toughest substances in the body, even the most durable tool can eventually wear out. The cosmetic dental treatments offered at Dugger Dentistry can repair the damage done to your teeth and help restore the confidence in your smile.
Teeth whitening has quickly become the most popular and commonly performed cosmetic dental procedure in the U.S. today. While consuming foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and a host of other favorite treats ranks as some of life’s small pleasures, they can also rob your teeth of a little natural brilliance. We offer patients custom fitted whitening trays that can noticeably lighten your teeth after just one use. Once you’ve reached the shade you desire, just discontinue daily use, and enjoy your brilliant new smile. Touch ups are easy to do as needed with your own custom trays.
Porcelain veneers are constructed of thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth, while also providing the comparable resilience and strength of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are a great choice for patients looking to make slight changes to the position of their teeth, or to change the color, size, and/or shape of their teeth.
Porcelain veneers are made of several thin layers of ceramic that act as a replacement for tooth enamel and an adhesive layer that holds the veneers into position. To prepare for a veneer, West Linn cosmetic dentist Dr. Dugger will need to remove a small amount of existing tooth in order to create enough room for the veneer to fit comfortably in the mouth and to restore the natural tooth function that improves the aesthetic appearance of the original tooth. Veneers are a great option for repairing fractured teeth, eliminating gaps between teeth, and correcting minor bite problems. Veneers are incredibly durable and can last for years when patients practice quality oral hygiene. Scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Dugger is the first step toward determining whether porcelain veneers are right for you.