Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth flossingToday’s modern cosmetic dentistry is putting beautiful, healthy-looking smiles within reach for more patients of all ages, with more effective treatments that are often surprisingly affordable. Cosmetic Dentistry does wonders to not only improve a persons confidence in their smile, but to improve the function of your mouth if you are missing teeth, or requiring old, broken treatments to be restored.

Patients pursue cosmetic dental treatment for a multitude of reasons, but some of the main cosmetic concerns are as follows:


  • Replace missing teeth
  • Whiten and even the tone of their teeth
  • Change the size, shape and alignment
  • Fill gaps
  • Replace old treatments with pleasing new alternatives

Cosmetic Dentistry is a great way to drastically makeover your smile and image, without having to physically alter your appearance. There are many cosmetic dental procedures, but some of the ones that Oakridge Dentistry offers are the following:

  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain Inlays
  • Porcelain Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges

What does teeth whitening involve?

This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits:

1. Impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to make custom soft plastic trays after we decide that this is appropriate for you.

2. You will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The
trays are worn with special whitening gel solution inside either twice a day for 30 minutes
or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching. You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist
regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.