Services

Preventive Dentistry Cosmetic Bonding Cosmetic Imaging
Porcelain Veneers Crowns & Bridges Implants
Root Canal Therapy Sealants & Fluoride Tooth Whitening / Bleaching
Periodontics Nitrous Oxide Invisalign
Intra-Oral Camera Flexible Scheduling Insurance / Financing
Veneers Digital X-rays Mercury Free Restorations
Fixed Bridges

All photos of dental procedures are work actually performed by the dentist Dr. Michael Hazel in the West Linn Smile Team facilities.

 

Preventive Dentistry

Our goal is to provide treatment that will last a long time, be pain free and be cost effective. The most cost effective method is prevention. We use a new technology called a Diagnotodent to shine a laser into the deep grooves and fissures of newly erupted teeth to determine hidden decay and provide sealants if needed.

 

Cosmetic Bonding

Bonding restores teeth that are chipped, cracked, misaligned or discolored. A plastic resin somewhat like putty is used to rebuild the teeth and make them look natural. This is usually a one visit appointment. You can expect a bonded restoration to last 3-5 years before it needs to be touched up.

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Cosmetic Imaging

Cosmetic imaging is a computerized program which allows you to visualize the proposed changes in your smile and see in advance if the treatment is right for you. This service is complimentary.

 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells adhered onto the surfaces of prepared teeth in much the same way that false fingernails are applied. Veneers correct or camouflage severe discoloration, damage, misalignment, or teeth that are poorly shaped. This procedure takes two or more appointments. Veneers are more durable than bonding and last considerably longer than bonding. Sample photos below:

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Crowns | Bridges

Bridges are tooth replacements that are attached to adjoining natural teeth. Bridges require that the adjoining teeth be healthy and have adequate gum and root support. This usually requires 2-3 visits.

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Crown and Bridge Procedure - Before Crown and Bridge Procedure - After

 

Implants

A dental implant is much like a natural tooth, which has a root in your jawbone, topped by a crown that you can see. When you need an implant , a metal post is inserted beneath your gum and into the jaw bone. It fuses to the bone in your jaw and acts like the root of a tooth. Then a tooth is placed on the metal post and is designed to blend in with the way your own teeth look and feel. Dental Implants can also be used to anchor dentures. Because implants require surgery they are not for everybody. Photos coming:

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Implant Procedure - Before Implant Procedure - After

 

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal therapy is performed to save teeth which are infected, cracked or involve pain. This procedure is usually not painful if diagnosed early but if put off over time can be very difficult to manage. This procedure will allow you to keep your tooth, avoiding extraction as well as costly tooth replacement.

 

Sealants | Fluoride

When a tooth is developing, deep grooves form on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. These grooves are called fissures/pits. Because toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the pits and fissures, food and bacteria cannot be easily removed. Tooth sealants protect these vulnerable areas by sealing our plaque and food. Although only 12.5% of all tooth surfaces are chewing surfaces, these surfaces develop more than 66% of the total cavities developed by children.

 

Tooth Whitening | Bleaching

Bleaching is successful in at least 90% of the patients. Consider bleaching if your teeth are darkened from age, coffee, tea or smoking. If you are in a hurry for whiter teeth, you may decide to have your teeth lightened immediately through an in office procedure. However, most patients choose dentist-supervised at-home bleaching, which is more economical and provides the same results without sensitivity. Lightness should last from 1 to 5 years and can be touched up at any time. Several studies have shown bleaching to be safe and effective.

 

Periodontics

A tooth is supported at its base the same as a fence post. As long as two thirds of the post is in the ground, it’s a strong fence post. The same holds true for teeth. Periodontal disease refers primarily to the loss of bone which surrounds the tooth, a primary symptom of periodontal disease is inflammation with varying degrees of bleeding. This disease is painless and frequently ignored until it becomes advanced, causing pus formation and tooth loss. Signs and symptoms are carefully evaluated at each preventative visit.

 

Nitrous Oxide

We cater to cowards and can use either nitrous oxide or calming medications to help lower your anxiety level.

 

Invisalign

Invisalign makes it easy to straighten your teeth without brackets, bands or wires.(different font). Forget everything you’ve heard about teeth straightening. Because a proven technology now exists that lets you straighten your teeth-invisibly. Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution so you can smile during as well as after treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every two weeks and your teeth will move-little by little-toward the smile you have always wanted. Invisalign is comfortable to wear and it doesn’t require you to change your busy lifestyle. You visit the office every month or two to check your progress and get new aligners. Average treatment is only one year. Because aligners are removable you can continue to eat your favorite foods. CALL for your FREE CONSULTATION.

 

Intra-Oral Camera

Intra-Oral Camera is a technology which allows the patient to see what the dentist views allowing for the patient to be involved in their treatment decisions. Procedures, alternatives, risks and questions are addressed by new technology called the Casey Patient Education System.

 

Flexible Scheduling

We provide scheduling during these hours: Monday 8-5, Tuesday 8-5, Wednesday 9-2, Thursday 8-5, and Friday by appointment.

 

Insurance | Financing

We accept most forms of dental insurance and will bill your insurance for you. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We also offer interest free financing through Care Credit. We will provide you with a good faith estimate prior to any non-emergency treatment, or Click to Apply.

 

Veneers

Veneers are an amazing solution to improving your smile.

 

Digital X-rays

We provide digital x-rays to help maintain your healthy mouth or guide us to the best solution for repairing any damaged teeth.

 

Mercury Free Restorations

Mercury-free restorations means we omit the mercury when restoring your teeth, thus mitigating any long-term health risks.

 

Fixed Bridges

We will fix any bridges you are having difficulty or pain with.

 

Many services offered by Dr. Michael Hazel DMD West Linn Oregon, call us to find out more.

(503) 635-3588 | 18607 Willamette Dr. West Linn, OR 97068