Cosmetic Dental Treatments in Bend, Oregon
You no longer need to settle for stained, chipped or misshapen teeth. There are many ways to benefit from smile-improving dentistry. We offer a variety of options; whitening, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding and all ceramic porcelain crowns. Dr. Timm will be happy to discuss with you options for your specific needs. We want you to SMILE!
- Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can restore primarily front teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or have spaces in between them. Bonding is also used to protect exposed tooth roots that result from gum recession.
- The bonding process involves preparing the tooth surface with an etching solution and allows the bonding material (resins) to adhere to the tooth. Color resins are blended to match the color of existing teeth and look completely natural. Bonding may not require anesthesia or drilling and can most often be completed in one visit.
- Veneers are thin shells that are designed to cover the front side of teeth. It's made of tooth-colored materials and are used to treat spaces between teeth and teeth that are permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.
- Veneers are made from resins, acrylic material or porcelain. It is often an irreversible process because a small amount of enamel is usually removed to accomodate the thickness of the veneer. An anesthetic may be required and the procedure requires 2 appointments, as they are custom fabricated by a dental lab. It is possible the veneer may wear or chip. In these cases, a new veneer may be required.
Talk with Dr. Timm to find out if any of these cosmetic dental procedures are right for you.