At Optima Dental we have been providing our Portland patients with a whole host of cosmetic dental options and procedures for over 15 years. Our highly experienced, personable and caring cosmetic dentists can offer you the most options and alternatives to transform your smile. Whether you are trying to improve the appearance of a single tooth, the entire smile zone, or all of your teeth with full mouth reconstruction, you are at the right place. Our service is top notch and our results are second to none.
Our cosmetic dentistry procedures in our Portland office include:
While there are so many porcelain veneers brands. All ceramic dental veneers fall into three types based on thickness of veneers. These include traditional full thickness veneers; ultra-thin or micro thin veneers and no prep veneers. Empress and emax are the type of ceramics that dominate the market presently. We utilize both of these products for dental veneers and they offer beautiful and natural results.
These types of veneers are made from composite resins similar to white dental fillings but with better esthetics in terms of finishing and polishing. These veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers. They have limited longevity, and can only be utilized in specific situations.
We have dedicated an entire section to dental veneers with various clinical case examples. Learn more and see these cases at our dental veneers page.
Zirconia offers superior strength for the restoration of back teeth. It is much stronger than porcelain and it is a great option, especially for patients who tend to grind their teeth. More recently, manufacturers introduced multi-layered zirconia to mimic the layers of tooth enamel and dentin, providing highly esthetically natural results.
Porcelain fused to zirconia crowns and bridges also know as LAVA restorations. This consists of a zirconia base that is layered with porcelain for better esthetics.
High level of esthetics, great strength and durability.
High level of esthetics and moderate strength.
The entire process of composite teeth bonding can be completed in a single visit. The process of tooth bonding begins with the removal of old fillings, tooth decay, and smoothing sharp edges. This step is followed by application of a bonding agent to the tooth, which helps the composites adhere to the tooth structure. The composite is then placed in increments and shaped. This is where art meets science as subtle imperfections and characterizations of neighboring teeth are mimicked to provide highly esthetic results.
This procedure is performed to treat gummy smiles. In this demonstrated case, as much as 3 mm of gum was removed adding length and beauty to the final restoration.
This procedure is utilized to restore deficiency in the gummy tissue around teeth. The process includes obtaining tissue from the roof of the mouth to transplant it in the deficient areas.
In both types of surgeries the artistic ability of the surgeon plays an important role in producing proper tissue contours and superior esthetics.
Several studies have shown that zirconia dental implants offer better integration to the surrounding bone and tissue as well as superior biocompatibility.
Dr. Saleh was the first clinician to bring this new technology to Portland, Oregon in 2008/2009. To date, we continue to be the only providers of Zirconia dental implants in Oregon.
As shown in the photo, there are two zirconia dental implants replacing two molars. They have been restored with Emax porcelain crowns producing natural outstanding results, and superior tissue adaptation.
Tooth colored zirconia implant abutments can be a great alternative to titanium metal abutments for better esthetics primarily around the gum line. Zirconia custom abutments for implant restoration can eliminate the darkness around the gum line often seen with Titanium dental implants and restorations.
This photo demonstrates the restoration of a zirconia custom abutment with an implant crown producing beautiful natural results.
At our office we provide several methods of teeth whitening, including in house chair-side laser/light activated whitening, take home trays and whitening gels, as well as internal tooth bleaching to lighten teeth that have been darkened due to a root canal procedure. For more details about dental whitening, please refer to our dental whitening page.
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Dr. Saleh has been providing our Portland community with the latest in cosmetic dentistry procedures for over 13 years. A leader in the field, Dr. Saleh has extensive training and experience in the latest techniques in dental veneers, crowns, and restorations.