At Optima Dental we have proudly served Portland with the latest and comprehensive set of cosmetic dental options and procedures for over 17 years. In addition to our highly experienced, personable and caring cosmetic dentists Optima Dental offers the best options 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 patient care is top notch and our results are second to none. If you are unsure or would like to know more cal or schedule your free consultation.
Our cosmetic dentistry procedures in our Portland office include:
All ceramic dental veneers fall into three types based on the thickness of the 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. Porcelain and empress veneers are great options due to their brilliance, strength and durability. Therefore, we offer and utilize both of these products for dental veneers.
Composite or resin veneers are made from composite resins which are similar to white dental fillings but, offer better aesthetics due to their finish and polishing capabilities. Although, these veneers can only be utilized in specific situations but, are less expensive than porcelain veneers due to their limited longevity and applications.
We have a dedicated section to dental veneers with various clinical case examples and you can learn more from our dental veneers page.
Zirconia offers outstanding strength when restoring the back of the teeth. Zircona is much stronger than porcelain veneers and because of this they are the superior option. Zirconia crowns and bridges work especially well for patients who tend to grind their teeth. More recently, manufacturers introduced multi-layered zirconia to mimic the layers of tooth enamel and dentin which provides a highly aesthetic and all natural results.
Porcelain fused to zirconia crowns and bridges are also know as LAVA restorations. These consist 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 out sharp edges. This step is followed by the application of bonding agents to the tooth and as a result the composites adhere to the tooth’s structure. The composite is then placed in increments and shaped in order to get the ideal fit, feel and look. This is where art meets science because any subtle imperfection and characterizations of neighboring teeth are mimicked to provide highly aesthetic and desirable results.
This procedure is performed to treat gummy smiles. In this example our patient had as much as 3 mm of gum removed. As a result we added length to the teeth and beauty to the final restoration.
This procedure is utilized to restore deficiency’s 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 as well as creating outstanding aesthetics.
Several studies have shown that zirconia dental implants continue to offer better integration to the surrounding bone and tissue as well as superior bio-compatibility.
Dr. Saleh was the first clinician to bring this exciting new technology to Portland, Oregon in 2008. Because of Dr. Saleh’s advanced training and knowledge we continue to be the only providers of Zirconia dental implants in Oregon. As a result we continue to have the strongest and best looking dental implants on the market.
As shown in the photo, there are two zirconia dental implants replacing two molars. The implants have been restored with Emax porcelain crowns and superior tissue adaptation because it was the best option and the patient wanted an all natural look with strength.
Tooth colored zirconia implant abutments can be a great alternative to titanium metal abutments for better aesthetics primarily around the gum line. Zirconia custom abutments for implant restorations can eliminate the darkness around the gum line often seen with Titanium dental implants and restorations due to their natural color.
This photo demonstrates the restoration of a zirconia custom abutment with an implant crown that produced beautifully natural results.
At Optima Dental we provide several methods of teeth whitening because certain options will work better depending on the current color and condition the patients teeth and and amount of teeth being treated. Our methods include, in house chair-side laser/light activated whitening, take home trays and whitening gels, as well as internal teeth 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 continues to provide our Portland and Lake Oswego communities with the latest in cosmetic and implant dentistry for over 17 years. In addition to being a leader in the dentist field, Dr. Saleh has extensive training and experience in the latest techniques in dental veneers, crowns and restorations.