Cosmetic Dentist – Hillsboro, OR
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Your smile is often the first trait that others notice about you. If your teeth are discolored, damaged, or misaligned, you may feel self-conscious and remain tight-lipped whenever you meet new people. Instead of being embarrassed by your smile and having that keep you from being your authentic self, consider cosmetic dentistry in Hillsboro. We offer several different custom-tailored treatments that can recreate your smile in your own image.
Why Choose Wolfe Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Veneers are a great cosmetic treatment for patients who have several different types of imperfections that riddle their smile. They’re thin, durable shells made from stain-resistant porcelain that are specially-crafted to fit over the visible surface of each individual tooth you’re looking to repair. Once placed, they act to conceal flaws like severe discoloration, gaps between teeth, cracked and chipped teeth, and slight misalignment, providing you with a smile that’s complete and bright.
Do you have an older metal crown that draws attention to damaged teeth when you smile or laugh? In the last couple of decades, dentists have largely transitioned to crafting restorations from tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain and ceramic, instead of metal compounds. Not only do these provide aesthetic benefits, but they also prevent tooth and gum discoloration, as well as uncomfortable dental sensitivity that was caused by metal crowns. To replace your outdated and noticeable metal crown with one that’s safer and more discreet, contact us today!
Whether you’re outside playing soccer or lounging upside-down on your bed and drop your phone on your face while scrolling through social media (because we’ve all been there), accidents that leave your teeth chipped or broken are more common than many people think. Cosmetic bonding offers a cost-effective, fast, and easy way to repair dental damage and restore your smile back to its original appearance. Using a composite resin material, Dr. Wolfe can re-shape the missing or broken-off portion of a tooth to make your grin whole again.
With advancements in the field of dentistry making cosmetic treatments safer and more effective than ever before, there is no time like the present to achieve your smile goals. But what if you are unhappy with both the look and function of your teeth? Fortunately, our team can completely transform your grin with a smile makeover, which uses a custom blend of restorative and cosmetic services to create a fully functional, absolutely beautiful smile.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Since cosmetic dentistry isn’t usually covered by dental insurance, you may still have some unanswered questions about the cost of your treatment. Because everyone has different smile goals, we can’t determine the exact cost of your treatment until you see us for a consultation. We have a wide range of cosmetic solutions at a variety of price points, and we are happy to help you navigate the cost. In the meantime, here are some things for you to consider.
What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?
Most of the time, patients are eager to achieve a smile that’s straighter, whiter, or shaped differently. Here are some of the services that we can provide to help you achieve your smile goals:
- Direct Bonding – Direct bonding is a great option for small changes. This includes fixing small chips, gaps, and stains. This is often the cheapest option available, and it can last anywhere between 3 to 10 years with proper maintenance.
- Veneers – This may not be the cheapest option out there, but veneers are one of the easiest ways to transform multiple aspects of your smile at the same time. This includes the color, shape, and minor misalignment.
- Invisalign – If you have teeth that are misaligned, Invisalign is an excellent solution. This type of treatment costs several thousands of dollars, but it is an ideal way to correct misalignment.
- Smile Makeover – A smile makeover simply combines several services together. This is the priciest option, but the easiest, most comprehensive way to get you exactly what you want in the shortest timeframe possible!
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
Cosmetic dentistry may seem like a huge commitment, but it’s also a worthwhile investment in your smile. It will pay off over time in several different ways. If you aren’t confident about your appearance, making changes with the help of a skilled dentist can lead to significant improvement in your overall confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can lead to better relationships, a more vibrant social life, and a higher quality of life. When you take a look at the entire picture, you can decide whether or not cosmetic dentistry is the right option for you!
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Cosmetic dental treatments aren’t usually covered by dental insurance, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will have a large bill that you will need to pay all at once. We work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can break the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. Talk to one of our friendly team members to learn more about your options.
The best way to find out exactly how much your treatment will cost is to schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve your dream smile!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you’re looking to enhance the natural beauty of your smile, there are a variety of cosmetic dental solutions that can help. However, getting cosmetic treatment is a huge decision, so it pays to be well-informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about cosmetic dentistry in Hillsboro. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call . We’d be happy to walk you through the process and get you started with an initial consultation.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
Many people associate cosmetic dentistry with expensive treatments. This likely stems from the fact that dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic treatments, so patients only need to pay out of pocket. Improving the appearance of your smile may seem costly at first, but you should consider the investment that you’re making in your self-esteem, confidence, and overall quality of life.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?
As long as you are under the care of a trained professional, then most cosmetic dentistry treatments are safe for the majority of patients. Of course, not every treatment is right for each patient. This is why your dentist closely examines your mouth beforehand and gives you an honest assessment of which procedure may or may not be right for you. Some cosmetic services may pose a risk if an underlying oral health issue isn’t treated first. For instance, placing a veneer over a decayed tooth can make the decay more difficult to treat later on. However, these issues will be addressed by your dentist beforehand.
How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you aren’t 100% confident in the smile that you see in the mirror, it is likely that you will benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Chipped and cracked teeth can often be addressed with bonding, veneers, or crowns. If you are hoping to give off a more youthful appearance, cosmetic dentistry can definitely help. By investing in cosmetic solutions, you can take years or even decades off your smile! The only way to find out whether or not cosmetic dentistry is right for you is by seeing us for an initial consultation. This way, your dentist can recommend specific treatments that can help you achieve your smile goals.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment because they are afraid that the procedure will be painful. Our team does everything possible to make your treatment experience as comfortable as possible. Most cosmetic dental treatments are noninvasive. For instance, bonding shouldn’t even require a local anesthetic. For treatments like veneers where your teeth need to be reshaped, your mouth will be numbed ahead of time. There may be some residual soreness or sensitivity for the next few days, but this should be mild and temporary.