Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
Tooth whitening is a very popular procedure that patients request regularly. At Murray Scholls Family Dental, there are primarily two ways to whiten your smile. In-home whitening is done by making impressions of your teeth. Flexible trays are then fabricated to fit over the models made from the impressions. A whitening gel is used inside the trays and worn for a period of time at home.
The second type of whitening is in-office whitening. Whitening gel is applied to the teeth while the patient is in the office. The procedure takes about one hour. Generally, several shades of whitening are achieved.
In both types of whitening, the results are phenomenal. Hundreds of patients can attest to this. Ask Dr. Walker which type of whitening is ideal for you!
Bonding is a resin that is used in the front or back teeth to restore decayed teeth, lighten stains, close minor gaps or correct crooked teeth. A tooth is prepared through light etching on its surface, and a bonding resin is placed on top. The tooth is bonded, sculpted, colored and shaped to improve your smile. Once cured with a high-intensity curing light, the surface is polished.
Tooth bonding is convenient, often completed in one visit, and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years or even longer before needing repair.
Porcelain veneers are a fast and simple way to give patients the smile they have always wanted. Dental veneers are a great option to straighten and whiten teeth and repair cracks or chips. Porcelain veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to an existing tooth. These thin pieces are bonded to the front of your teeth, and are generally used to improve the overall look of your teeth, especially if you have teeth that are uneven, chipped, stained or crooked. Ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to stains from substances like coffee, tea, or tobacco.
Veneers can be completed in about three dental visits. The first visit involves a consultation with Dr. Walker. The second visit an impression of your teeth will be made and sent to the lab where your veneers will be made. The veneers will then be place and bonded to your teeth during the third visit. Dr. Walker will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Veneers require the same type and amount of care as regular teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, along with regularly scheduled trips to your dentist, will ensure a bright, healthy smile for years to come.
While there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll receive by choosing Invisalign. Whether you’re considering adult braces or need kids’ braces, you’ll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to Invisalign treatment at Murray Scholls will have a minimal effect on how you live, but will provide a significantly positive impact on how you or your kids look and feel.
Invisalign effectively treats a wide variety of malocclusion cases, including crowding, spacing, misalignment, overbite and underbite. Invisalign not only straightens teeth, it allows you to eat whatever foods you want. Invisalign’s removable straightening trays are nearly invisible, allow you to brush and floss like normal, and are made of smooth plastic instead of sharp metal.
Dr. Walker and his team are Preferred providers for Invisalign braces in Beaverton, Oregon. Schedule a consultation today to see if Invisalign is right for you! Learn more about Invisalign.