Cosmetic Dentistry in McMinnville, Oregon
Transform Your Smile
Our smiles are more important than most people realize. Volumes of research confirm how influential smiles are to our relationships and self-esteem. When you feel confident, you’re more likely to smile. And when you smile, you’re more likely to feel confident. But what if you’re embarrassed by your smile? The impact of a shameful smile can ripple through your entire life. Thankfully, there is a growing range of options which enable you to enjoy a stunning new smile. Dr. Frances Golly’s passion for enhancing smiles brings you the best solutions modern dentistry has to offer.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments Can:
Our McMinnville dentist at All About Smiles Family Dentistry loves watching patients see their brilliant new smiles for the first time. Veneers can transform a smile so dramatically they’re often referred to as instant orthodontics! Great veneers can not only correct chips, staining, and discoloration, but can also alter the length and size of teeth or give the appearance of straight teeth. Though they provide dramatic results, veneers are a highly conservative approach to esthetic smile makeovers.
The result of a beautiful combination of dental artistry and science, veneers are handcrafted and customized to fit your smile. Despite being paper-time pieces of porcelain, when bonded to the outside of your natural teeth, veneers are highly versatile and can replicate all the beautiful complexity present in a natural tooth.
Good Planning Paves the Way
Beautiful smile makeovers with veneers require a lot of diagnostic work and careful planning. Models, photographs, and digital x-rays allow you and Dr. Frances Golly to craft the perfect blueprint to guide your treatment in its entirety. Like all successful dental restorations, this planning can’t be compromised. Dr. Frances Golly will work with you to incorporate your desires into your veneers, from color and shape to everything in between.
The Next Steps
Once Dr. France Golly has planned your case, you’re just about two appointments away from your stunning new smile! During your first visit, your teeth will be gently prepared to allow space for the ultra-thin porcelain to be crafted by a master lab technician.
You will be sent home with temporary acrylic restorations created by Dr. Frances Golly to mimic the veneers. These temporary veneers will allow you to preview the general appearance of your new smile and can help determine if further changes are needed.
Delivering the Magic:
While you try out your temporary smile, your veneers are being masterfully crafted to the exact specifications decided on by you and Dr. Frances Golly. When you return for your second appointment, Dr. Frances Golly will evaluate the appearance and fit of each veneer, allowing you the opportunity to preview your new look. She will then precisely bond the thin veneers to the surface of your natural teeth. After minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish, you will be the proud owner of a brilliant new smile curtesy of All About Smiles Family Dentistry.
Composites can serve both functional and esthetic purposes, often at the same time. A cavity invading the front of a tooth along the gum line may be visible when you smile, but composite fillings restore the tooth and leaving it looking better than ever.
Composites contain a mix of liquid resin and finely ground glass particles. After it is molded to the prepared tooth, a blue light applied to the composite hardens the filling within moments. After being shaped and polished to a high shine, the restoration is complete.
When you are confident, you smile more. When you smile more, your confidence grows. But what if you don’t want to show off your smile because you are embarrassed by discolored teeth?
Sometimes a simple solution can yield stunning results. Teen whitening procedures can remove years of dingy stains. Coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and chocolate all dull enamel. But a brilliant boost along with gentle polishing and reshaping of chipped and uneven edges can create a dazzling transformation! Most patients don’t realize how much discoloration affects their smile until they see the results following a simple and safe whitening procedure.
Supermarket shelves are crowded with dozens of whitening products, and while they are great for minor improvements, professional whitening offers you results you can’t achieve with over-the-counter solutions.
- Customized system: We provide in-office whitening that removes years of stains in less than an hour. Our dedicated team can also make trays perfectly shaped to your mouth for continued whitening at home. Together, we will find the right system to yield the best results. Sometimes, combining in-office and personalized at-home whitening can provide maximum benefits in both the short and long-term.
- Controlled gel formulas: Using the highest quality whitening formulas in a safe and consistent way results in the best outcomes. Professional strength, quality-controlled formulas from the best-known sources are critical to safe whitening. Temperature-sensitive gels stored in uncontrolled environments or created in an unknown setting can spell trouble for your smile.
- Sensitivity management: Some patients experience temporary tooth sensitivity during a whitening procedure. Our office can provide you with specific strategies, products, and methods to ensure you have a comfortable and safe whitening experience.
- Long-term results: While whitening products you find at the store may seem like a cost-effective solution, purchasing a box of whitening strips every few months adds up. One session with our team can provide an instant effect that would take multiple boxes of store-bought solutions to obtain. Plus, our take-home trays are customized to fit your mouth perfectly for years. A simple refill syringe of gel you can pick up from our office will keep your smile bright white for years to come.
Teeth whitening offers a simple but powerful boost to your confidence through the power of a smile. Before beginning a whitening procedure, your All About Smiles Team will use their years of experience to determine the best way to safely and comfortably boost your smile.
Today, there are more options than ever before to assist you in restoring and maintaining an optimal level of oral health. Strength and appearance of materials continually advance, but the skill of the practitioner make the most significant difference in the outcome of your restoration. Dr. Frances Folly focuses on using the very best techniques for comprehensive repair and can return even the most damaged mouths to full health.
Teeth can undergo significant damage caused by cavities, heavy bites, trauma, or just normal functioning. If a root canal is needed to save a severely compromised nerve, the tooth may be especially fragile. If treatment is overlooked, you may be in danger of losing a tooth. Dental crowns, or caps, allow damaged teeth to be rebuilt and covered by materials that mimic natural teeth. Not only are most “capped” teeth indistinguishable from their neighbors, they’re also extremely secure and comfortable.
Dr. Frances Golly can craft a crown to repair a single tooth or the entire mouth. Crowns can also be used with dental implants to fill a space. When dealing with missing teeth, our team may consider using a dental bridge or implants in the restoration.
One Simple Step
Advanced technology allows us to simplify the placement of a crown into just one appointment. After gentle shaping, detailed digital images of a tooth give us the data we need to design your restoration. Powerful software combined with our targeted training results in a crown milled from the finest porcelain available in just a few minutes. We can bond your crown firmly into place and send you on your way in a single session. We look forward to showing you the difference advanced dental techniques can make in your experience!