Dentist In Portland – Wildwood Dental

The dental office of Dr. Ross Hart

Welcome to Wildwood Dental in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Ross Hart and his team are here to help each patient achieve the best dental and overall health possible.

When you meet with Dr. Ross, you will find a dentist who take the time to listen to your concerns. It’s not our job to judge you for any past or present dental issues. There’s nothing helpful about that.

However, it is our job to help identify your dental concerns and create the most effective treatment plan to address them.

Our Location

We are located in the Union at St. Johns building on North Lombard St, between N Charleston Ave and N Richmond Ave.

Office Amenities

We understand that finding the time to visit the dentist or even schedule an appointment isn’t always easy. This is the reason that we offer an online scheduling option. Our staff also knows that traditional business hours don’t work for everyone when it comes to scheduling a dental appointment. We’re available early morning and evening hours for this reason.

While you’re waiting for your appointment, we invite you to sit back and relax in one of our massage chairs. We also offer a complimentary beverage bar with coffee, kombucha, or water available. Once you get back to your treatment room, feel free to watch your favorite movie or television series on Netflix.

Financing Options

Dr. Hart works with most local and national dental insurance companies. We also offer attractive financing options for those without dental insurance or those who must pay a deductible or co-insurance after their insurer pays a portion of their bill. One such option is the Wildwood Dental membership plan. In exchange for a low monthly fee to maintain your membership, each family member on the plan receives two dental cleanings and exams each year and 30 percent off any other necessary dental treatment.

We also accept two third-party financing programs. These include:

  • Denefits – This plan offers long-term dental financing without the need to submit to a credit check. You will pay a low interest rate each month until you have paid the balance in full.
  • More Mastercard – With this plan, you can finance your out-of-pocket dental expenses for up to six months with no interest added.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Wildwood Dental offers the following cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Porcelain Veneers

This is a thin piece of ceramic that attaches to the front surface of your tooth to disguise a minor cosmetic issue. People often choose this option to cover significant teeth staining, a cracked or chipped tooth, a misshapen tooth, or a space between two teeth that is wider than usual. Dr. Hart bonds the veneer to the front of your tooth, taking care to ensure that its appearance blends in with your other teeth.

Tooth Colored Composite Fillings

If you have a new cavity that requires a filling, choosing tooth colored composite filling material is a good option for two reasons. First, it matches the color of your other teeth so your dental work isn’t obvious to others. Secondly, composite filling material is exceptionally durable. That means you can expect it to last the remainder of your lifetime if you don’t subject it to unnecessary stress.

Teeth Whitening

The simple process of aging can cause your teeth to look more discolored than they did when you were younger. Lifestyle habits, including smoking, drinking wine or coffee, or eating a lot of dark-colored foods, can contribute to the problem as well.

Many patients have told us that they have tried over-the-counter remedies for whitening their teeth and found them ineffective. Dr. Hart will create customized mouth trays for each of your rows of teeth, fill them with a special type of peroxide, and place them in your mouth for a set time. You leave the office with a smile that’s several shades brighter than what you had before the appointment.

Emergency Dentistry

Sometimes it’s difficult to know what dental issues to treat yourself and when you need to call for emergency services. When in doubt, we always urge patients to err on the side of caution. A possible broken jaw or a broken or knocked out tooth are serious situations that require immediate care. In the first case, we urge you to go to the nearest emergency room.

For broken or knocked out teeth, gather as much of the tooth as you can, rinse it off, and attempt to place it back in the socket. This will help hold it in place until you can see us. If this doesn’t work, place the tooth in a cup of salt water or milk and get to our office as soon as you can.

You can typically treat issues such as cold sores, sore gums, and cuts on the lip at home. However, don’t hesitate to contact us if the treatment seems ineffective.

Preventive Dentistry

Visiting the dentist every six months is essential to good oral health. Not only do we thoroughly clean your teeth, we look for potential dental health problems as well. This enables us to start treatment right away and provide you with the best outcome for your issue. Regular cleanings and exams also help to prevent gum disease and cavities and are the first line of defense against oral cancer.

Teeth Straightening

Dr. Hart has completed certification programs to install both Invisalign and Clear Correct invisible braces. This orthodontic approach uses a series of customized clear plastic aligners to apply pressure to your teeth to move into a more desirable position. Because they are clear and removable, others usually can’t tell that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. For the best results, you should keep the aligner in your mouth except when eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. You will switch one aligner for the next one approximately every two weeks.

Besides giving you a more attractive smile, straight teeth are better for your oral health. That is because misaligned teeth trap plaque and bacteria easier and make it more difficult for patients to keep their teeth clean. This increases the risk of tooth decay.

No matter which type of dental service you need, our staff is here to provide you with quality care. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.