Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Lake Oswego, OR

How To Get The Smile You Want

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular fields of dentistry, because a smile that looks its best will help you look and feel your best. Few patients have the smile they want, and as time goes by, it may become harder to achieve and maintain a smile you’re proud of. This is where cosmetic dentists like Dr. Larry Bowden of Aesthetic Dentistry of Lake Oswego come in to offer help in the form of cosmetic dentistry services.  

Keep reading to learn more about the cosmetic dental treatments available at our Lake Oswego, OR dental office and how you may benefit. 

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry, also known as aesthetic dentistry, is focused on improving the aesthetics of your smile by restoring, repairing, and replacing lost, damaged, or discolored teeth. While cosmetic dental treatments are focused on aesthetics, they often cross over with services that directly benefit your oral health. 

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Once your smile is looking its best, you’ll likely look and feel more confident and attractive. In social situations, your smile will help people see you as friendly, and professional. Additionally, feeling good about the appearance of your teeth means you’re more likely to smile and laugh, resulting in some surprising health benefits. Smiling and laughing helps control pain, lowers stress, and boosts immunity

Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services

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ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening

ZOOM! teeth whitening is an in-office professional whitening system that safely delivers stunning results. Dr. Bowden will oversee every step of your whitening session and whiten your smile up to eight shades in just one appointment. Unlike over-the-counter whitening products, professional ZOOM! teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to achieve your dream smile. 

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Z-Look 3 Zirconia Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered the gold standard for smile restoration following tooth loss. Implant restorations look and function just like real teeth, complete with a post that mimics the root of a natural tooth. These life-like restorations can last a lifetime with proper care, and help prevent tooth loss-related health issues like jawbone resorption. Dr. Bowden offers zirconia implants, which integrate into the body better than titanium and offer a wide array of other holistic benefits.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a quick and convenient method for improving the look of your smile. These tooth-shaped porcelain shells attach to the front surfaces of your teeth to conceal minor cosmetic flaws. Dental veneers allow patients to enjoy a beautiful smile without having to undergo more extensive or invasive dentistry treatments.

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Invisalign is an orthodontic system ideal for correcting malocclusion or dental misalignment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign orthodontic treatment makes use of clear aligner trays. Invisalign clear aligners are transparent, comfortable, and easily removable. Even better, Invisalign orthodontics works in about six months to one year, half the average time of traditional metal braces!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do cosmetic dentistry services cost?
Are cosmetic dentistry services covered by insurance?
What dental problems can cosmetic dentistry services solve?
Are cosmetic dentistry services painful?
How much do cosmetic dentistry services cost?

The cost of your cosmetic dentistry service will depend on numerous factors, including which treatment or treatments you undergo and your insurance coverage. It’s best to contact your provider beforehand to learn what benefits you’re entitled to. Rest assured that we’ll work with you to help you afford your cosmetic dentistry treatment. 

Are cosmetic dentistry services covered by insurance?

Dentistry services that are purely cosmetic tend to be passed over for coverage by most insurance providers. However, services that have direct oral health benefits, such as dental implants and Invisalign, may be at least partially covered. You should contact your insurance provider before any treatments take place and ask them which costs your plan may cover. 

If you need help covering the cost of your cosmetic treatment, Aesthetic Dentistry of Lake Oswego offers flexible financing options, including third-party financing through CareCredit.

What dental problems can cosmetic dentistry services solve?

Cosmetic dentistry services are designed to address problems that can make your smile look less appealing. Common flaws that cosmetic treatments can solve include:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Cracks
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Gaps
  • Discoloration
  • Missing Teeth
Are cosmetic dentistry services painful?

Some cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening, are virtually painless. If you experience pain during what should be a painless procedure, it may point to a problem that your cosmetic dentist can diagnose and treat at a later date. Your comfort is our top priority, so we use anesthetic as needed for more involved treatments such as implant placement. 

Learn How Cosmetic Dentistry Gets You The Smile You Want

When you’re ready to enhance the aesthetics of your smile, Dr. Bowden can help by providing aesthetic dentistry services. Our cosmetic dentist in Lake Oswego offers cosmetic dental treatments to patients from Lake Oswego and surrounding areas such as Portland, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Beaverton, Tigard, and Sherwood, OR.

To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, contact our Lake Oswego dental office by dialing (503) 675-7300.  You can also request an appointment online and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly.