|Cosmetic dentistry uses dental technology and time-honored techniques to make natural, beautiful changes to your teeth and to your smile. Most think of tooth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but cosmetic dentistry can be so much more!
A skilled, experienced dentist can help to improve your appearance, your smile, your self-esteem, and your confidence. While many might think of cosmetic dentistry as an expensive prospect, it can be one of the most a cost-effective ways to improve confidence and make you want to share your smile.
Learn more below about the cosmetic dental treatments available from Dr. Joni Young.
Teeth whitening, as the name implies, is a process for making your smile brighter and more attractive. The many methods of teeth whitening vary widely in application time, effectiveness, cost, and probability of tooth sensitivity. Learn more about teeth whitening.
Cosmetic bonding rebuilds chips and fills in gaps with a resin that can be colored to blend with the surrounding teeth. The bonding adheres directly to the surface of the tooth and is hardened in place with bright ultraviolet light. Click here for how cosmetic bonding might work for you!
Crowns, or 'caps' are used for restoring severely decayed or fractured teeth. First, Dr. Young removes the damaged portion of the tooth. Then, a unique mold is taken and used to manufacture a crown out of gold or porcelain to fit the healthy tooth remains almost perfectly. The crown is then fixed into place with special cement.
Dental crowns help prevent the need for root canals and tooth extraction by reducing the risk of tooth fracture and tooth decay.
Dental veneers are custom crafted porcelain laminates fitted by a dentist over the front of an existing tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, dramatically enhancing its shape, color, and appearance. Porcelain veneers can straighten a crooked smile, or take years off your look. Read more...
Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental bridges serve to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Young prepares the teeth on either side of the missing tooth to receive crowns. Then, a false tooth is attached between the two crowns. Once the crown-false tooth-crown combination is cemented into place, it 'bridges' the gap left by the missing tooth. If a bridge is not possible, or the adjacent teeth don't need crowns, dental implants may be the best alternative. More info...
Implants are a way to replace a missing tooth while maintaining the very best in tooth function and a natural looking smile. Because dental implants can replace just a single tooth unlike a bridge, the adjacent teeth remain intact instead of needing crowns. Read more about dental implants and the solution you've been looking for!
Salem Family Dentistry
Joni Young, DMD
422 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97301
Monday 9:00 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5 pm
Friday - Sunday CLOSED
New Patients Welcome!
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