If your teeth are stained from neglect, tobacco use, or the foods you consume, you can brighten your smile in the comfort and privacy of your own home. At-home teeth whitening is available through your dental provider offering many advantages you don’t receive when purchasing teeth whitening at your local store or online.
Your cosmetic dentist will fabricate customized whitening trays; in addition you will receive a whitening product that has been tested for your safety; and if you should have any questions or concerns, you have a dental professional at your disposal to address them.
The resins available today have many uses … correcting chipped enamel, blending away deep dental stain, and to fill a cavity in a decayed tooth. A tooth-colored filling is a much more aesthetically pleasing way to correct dental decay than silver amalgam.
Using composite resin for cosmetic purposes allows your dentist to correct many dental maladies; however, if you have several teeth that require attention, you may wish to consider:
These are wafer thin, tooth-colored shells that are designed to cement to the front of teeth requiring repair. They are suitable to treat broken or chipped teeth; misaligned, worn, or uneven dentition; and the gaps created by abnormally spaced teeth appear to close.
Veneers will not correct dental problems; they are designed to camouflage your dental irregularities allowing you to enjoy a beautiful smile without undergoing years of dental work.
The veneer process is irreversible as on treatment day a small amount of dental enamel is removed from the front of teeth to be corrected. This will allow veneers to be cemented in place creating symmetry with untreated teeth.
The dental lab will fabricate veneers in the same shade and shape as surrounding teeth; it is important to note that porcelain is stain resistant, but that means it will not respond to whitening products. If you wish to whiten teeth, that should be done first so veneers can be matched to your newly brightened shade.
You can enhance your appearance by updating your smile. A consultation with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Daniel Bush, will show you how. Contact our office today to schedule your visit.