Cosmetic dentistry can help you feel more confident about your smile. At Vista Dental in Vancouver, Washington, Dr. Mo Saleh believes that successful cosmetic dentistry begins with a sound foundation. He starts the process by ensuring your smile is healthy and beautiful from the inside out. Additionally, Dr. Saleh believes in making cosmetic dentistry affordable and accessible to more patients. At Vista Dental, even if you do not have dental insurance, our commitment is to help you reach your smile goals and get lasting results.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a treatment to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Although cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty, it is an art that requires ongoing training to stay current with the tools, techniques, and technology for achieving natural-looking results. After advanced training in the science of healthy teeth and bite, some general dentists pursue post-graduate education in cosmetic dentistry.
Each year, Dr. Saleh participates in more than 100 hours of training to help you achieve good oral health and enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Why Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
You might choose cosmetic dentistry because it corrects imperfections in teeth and improves their appearance like these:
- Crooked teeth
- Stains that teeth whitening will not improve
- Tooth shape
- Tooth size
Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Using cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile’s appearance can include one or more treatments. Dr. Saleh offers a full range of affordable cosmetic dentistry services, including:
- Composite fillings
- Cosmetic gum surgery
- Dental bonding
- Dental crowns
- Smile makeover
- Teeth whitening
- Ultra-thin porcelain veneers
Affordable Dental Veneers
Dental veneers beautifully improve the shape, size, and color of your teeth. Dr. Saleh offers affordable composite and porcelain veneers.
Composite veneers are layers of dental composite that Dr. Saleh applies and shapes directly on your teeth while sitting in the dental chair.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of custom porcelain that precisely fit and cover the fronts and sides of your teeth. Dr. Saleh bonds veneers to your teeth. We offer various options, including Lumineers and ultra-thin veneers—Dr. Saleh’s signature porcelain veneers—crafted by our onsite dental ceramist.
Read our dental veneers page for details about treatment options.
Affordable Dental Crowns at Vista Dental, Vancouver, WA
Dental crowns, often referred to as caps, are custom-made ceramic covers that fit over a tooth from the gumline up. Crowns protect severely damaged, decayed, or broken teeth. Dr. Saleh can provide you with a natural-looking crown that matches the color and characteristics of your surrounding teeth. And his fees are more affordable than the average cost of dental crowns.
Benefits of dental crowns
- Protect teeth from further damage – Prevent a severely decayed or broken tooth from getting worse
- Restore tooth shape – Reshape broken down or worn teeth and enhance your smile
- Restore function – Help you eat and chew without pain or worrying that your teeth might break
Types of dental crowns
We offer durable, all-ceramic metal-free crowns. Unlike crowns with a metal foundation, all-ceramic crowns minimize the risk of allergic reactions or sensitivities.
An Emax crown is a high-strength all-ceramic crown made from lithium disilicate. The metal-free crowns are slightly translucent. Our ceramist can apply a layer of porcelain over your Emax crowns to match the translucence and gloss of your natural teeth.
Zirconia crowns are exceptionally strong—five times stronger than porcelain. Zirconia’s strength and biocompatibility make it suitable for use on back teeth and bridges.
Affordable Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is the process of applying composite resin to conceal and correct minor imperfections in teeth. Dr. Saleh skillful blends composite to match your natural tooth color and enhance your smile. Although he makes dental bonding affordable, Dr. Saleh will ensure you receive quality bonding.
What is the purpose of dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a natural-looking solution to these issues:
- Exposed tooth roots
- Small gaps or spaces
- Strengthen tooth enamel
What is the dental bonding process?
If you receive dental bonding, you can expect the following steps:
- Rinse and dry your teeth
- Roughen and lightly etch them
- Apply a bonding agent
- Blend composite materials to match your tooth shade
- Apply and shape the composite to hide gaps, cracks, or chips
- Harden and further shape the bonding
- Polish the bonding to a natural gloss
You will not be able to tell where your tooth and the bonding meet. The results will look completely natural.
How long does dental bonding last?
If you take good care of it, quality dental bonding can last up to ten years. Keep regular checkup appointments to maintain your bonding.
Affordable Cosmetic Gum Treatment
Cosmetic gum treatment is a way to achieve a well-proportioned gumline and enhance your smile. Our affordable cosmetic gum treatments include:
- Gum contouring – Laser gum contouring corrects a gummy smile by exposing more of your tooth structure to help adult teeth look longer
- Gum reshaping – Even your gumline to complement your smile
- Gum grafting – Cover exposed tooth roots, reduce sensitivity, and rejuvenate your smile
Affordable Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is an affordable, fast way to help your smile look younger. Professional-strength bleaching gel quickly and safely makes your smile sparkle. You can choose in-office or at-home whitening. Dr. Saleh will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy for whitening.
Zoom® in-office whitening
Zoom in-office whitening treatment is a fast path to a white smile. Whether you have an upcoming special event or want an everyday brighter smile, Zoom will remove deeply embedded stains from your teeth. We complete treatment in three 20-minute sessions. Relax in the dental chair while we use the Zoom whitening to give you a brilliantly white smile—up to eight times whiter.
How does Zoom whitening work?
While you sit in a dental chair, we will do the following:
- Retract your cheeks
- Rinse and dry your teeth
- Apply bleaching gel to your teeth
- Let the gel soak in and break down stains
- Suction off the gel and rinse your teeth
- Repeat the process twice
When you look in the mirror, you will be amazed at the brightness of your smile. We will give you custom bleaching trays to do at-home touch-ups and keep your smile bright.
At-home teeth whitening
You can whiten your teeth at home whenever it is convenient for you. We will get you started with these steps:
- Take digital impressions of your teeth
- Make custom-fitting trays for your teeth
- Give you bleaching gel for the trays
Each day for 14 days, you will complete these steps for at-home teeth whitening:
- Place a small amount of bleaching gel in the upper and lower trays
- Wear the trays as Dr. Saleh directs
- Rinse the gel off your teeth
At the end of two weeks, your smile will be bright. You can continue whitening if you want your smile even more brilliant.
Affordable Composite Fillings
Tooth-colored composite fillings blend with your teeth. You can smile broadly or laugh without anyone noticing your fillings.
Benefits of composite fillings
- Tooth colored
- Mercury free
- Insulate teeth and help minimize sensitivity
- Bond to your teeth and strengthen them
Affordable Smile Makeover
When you get a smile makeover, Dr. Saleh may use a combination of treatments to achieve your ideal smile. For example, you may benefit from a combination of composite bonding and porcelain veneers.
After an examination and listening to your smile goals, Dr. Saleh will explain your treatment options. He offers competitive prices and financing options for a more affordable smile makeover.