If you’re embarrassed by your smile, you’re not living your life to the fullest. Your smile is a way to communicate feelings of happiness and joy, but if you’ve been hiding yours, you are cheating yourself and your loved ones from those feel good emotions that are the essence of life. Thankfully, Dr. Shih has a special interest in helping patients feel more confident with cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers.
To get started, you will sit down one-on-one with Dr. Shih in a comprehensive consultation. You will discuss things like your existing state of oral health, your primary concerns, your goals, your budget, and ideal timeline. Considering things like your facial shape and contour and the look of your natural teeth, we will come up with a personalized treatment plan to give you the smile of your dreams.
We use advanced 3D imaging technology and digital x-rays that make the whole process quick and easy. Depending on your individual treatment plan, we will use a combination of restorative and cosmetic techniques to create and sculpt your smile so it looks stunning and natural. When the process is complete, you’ll leave with a newfound sense of confidence and joy, smiling and wondering why you didn’t do this sooner.
With our advanced digital imaging technology, we can show you what your new smile will look like before we even begin treatment!
Veneers were originally popularized by celebrities to make their smiles shine for the silver screen, but have become widely popular among the general public in recent years. Veneers have gained popularity because they can accomplish many of your cosmetic goals with a single treatment. Rather than having to endure several years of orthodontics, restorative work, and teeth whitening, veneers can accomplish it all in one fell swoop!
Veneers are thin shells of tooth colored porcelain, custom designed to look, feel and function just like natural teeth – only better! Veneers can correct teeth that are chipped, gapped, crooked, discolored, or otherwise imperfect with a single treatment. To ensure the best fit and the strongest bond, some preparation of the natural teeth is required to place veneers. For this reason, veneers are a permanent decision, meaning once you get veneers, you will always have veneers. But rest assured, you will be absolutely thrilled with your results.
With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last up to ten years! They are durable and natural looking and designed to perfectly match the shape, shade, and translucency that’s right for your smile. They’re even more stain resistant than your natural teeth (although we do recommend avoiding staining agents as much as possible because they cannot be whitened later on). Veneers can correct a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all your visible teeth with a full set. With our 3D imaging technology, we can take digital impressions that are quick and easy to get you started on your dream smile.
3D imaging, air abrasion, and painless injection technology makes the process quick and painless!
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment because it can drastically transform the look of your smile and take years off your appearance – without doing anything drastic. While, yes there are thousands of over the counter teeth whitening products you can pick up along with your weekly groceries, but do these products really work? Maybe? Sometimes? A little? Not really. Over the counter products can be mildly effective at removing surface stains, but they can also produce a lot of unnecessary pain and sensitivity.
Only a professional teeth whitening treatment from your West Salem dentist can provide the dramatic results you want in a way that’s safe, fast, and effective. We offer in-house power bleaching if you prefer to see results after a single office visit, as well as take-home kits with custom trays if you prefer to whiten on your own time from the comfort of home.
If you have minor imperfections in your teeth like cracks, chips, gaps, or discoloration, we can avoid the need for veneers or other more extensive treatments with a little bonding. We use a tooth colored resin to paint over the surface of the teeth to cover imperfections, build out chips, close gaps, and improve the overall color and shape of the tooth.
Bonding is a simple, affordable, non-invasive solution that can make a big impact with a small change. If you have minor imperfections in one problem tooth or several of the teeth that show when you smile, we would love to speak with you about a simple bonding treatment to perfect your smile and boost your confidence.
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