Would you like to improve your smile? Would you feel more confident if certain small (or large) defects were fixed, so that your smile looked even, bright, and more pleasing?
Cosmetic Dentistry, also called aesthetic dentistry, is a broad term describing a branch of dentistry dealing with elective procedures designed to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. It also includes treatment for jaw and jaw alignment problems, which are not typically covered by medical or dental insurance.
Dr. Matin is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI
). She's a highly trained cosmetic dentist who can asses your overall dental status and make suggestions for how to improve it.
It is important to note that not all dentists are cosmetic dentists. Some general dentists have included a few cosmetic dentistry procedures in their practice, but haven't been specifically trained as a cosmetic dentist. Dr. Matin is not one of those. She has invested a great deal of time and effort in learning advanced techniques and has purchased highly sophisticated equipment. She can offer the full range of cosmetic dental procedures, and her staff is fully up to speed on how to support and facilitate her work.
Most common procedures
• Teeth (or tooth) Whitening
. This is also called "bleaching"
• Composite and Porcelain Veneers
• Dental Implants
(to correct missing teeth)
• Dental Bonding
• Dental Bridges
(to replace missing teeth)
• Tooth Contouring and Reshaping (for more minor changes)
• Dental Fillings
• Dental Crowns
• Cosmetic Gum Surgery (used to correct a "gummy smile")
• Accelerated Orthodontics (such as braces you wear for only a few months)
– invisible, removable teeth aligners
In some cases, a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures may be needed to correct a problem. Each individual mouth is different, and only a qualified cosmetic dentist can determine what will work best for you.
If you live in the Portland area and are unhappy with your smile, contact Dr. Matin today -- She will help you decide which cosmetic dentistry procedures are best for you.