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General dentistry is about preventing dental health decay, keeping up strong teeth and treating unhealthy teeth and gums, but there’s more to dentistry than that. Of the many non-general fields of dentistry, cosmetic dentistry is perhaps the most popular. Cosmetic dentistry concentrates on enhancing the look of teeth and can also include a few healing procedures.

Cosmetic dentistry is strengthening in popularity for several reasons. Because of scientific advances like laser dentistry, dental practitioners are able to finish cosmetic dentistry treatments without referring patients out to see another doctor. Advances in oral techniques and training are also making it more common for dentists to practice cosmetic dentistry.

One of the most commonplace cosmetic dentistry procedures is dental fillings. When getting a tooth filled, you can opt to fill it with porcelain or other materials that appear close to the color of your teeth. Though this is normal today, this practice is new enough that many of our patients elect to have older dental filling removed and replaced with porcelain fillings to enhance the appearance of their teeth.

There are many additional cosmetic dentistry services, and our dentist in Aloha, Oregon, would like to tell you all about them! Give us a call at 503.649.7011 and we’ll set up a visit with Dr. Valerie Foster for you. We’ll see you soon!