Patients looking to enhance their appearance can usually do so by improving their smile. Teeth that have become discolored or stained can drastically detract from your looks when you smile, laugh, or speak. One of the most efficient and economical ways to overcome dental stain is with teeth whitening. Patients who want to correct other cosmetic concerns may opt for porcelain veneers. A consultation with our cosmetic dentist will reveal all the options available to you.
Teeth Whitening Recommendations
It is often recommended that the patient undergo a cleaning to remove plaque and topical stains before beginning a teeth whitening program. At this time, a dental exam will also reveal if the patient is a good candidate for teeth whitening.
The patient is given choices for teeth whitening. In office whitening with Zoom! teeth whitening can lighten teeth multiple shades in one brief dental appointment. For patients interested in whitening at home, there are take home kits available. With in office whitening, the patient will see results very quickly … at home treatment can take a few weeks to acquire desired results.
It is important that you consult your dental provider before considering any tooth whitening program. Because your dentist has been licensed to deliver safe and effective products, you have the assurance that you will be investing wisely. Generic whitening products like pastes, strips, blue lights, rinses, and one size fits all whitening trays can cost you time and money with unsatisfactory results. And there is no one to call if you have any questions or concerns if you have purchased teeth whitening online or the corner store.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are wafer thin shells that are cemented to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. While veneers offer a wonderful solution, it is important for the patient to realize they are permanent as a layer of enamel is removed from the front of each tooth that is to be treated.
Veneers are incredibly versatile and are custom crafted to match your natural teeth. Veneers can correct a number of issues such as severe tooth discoloration, chipped or broken teeth, and misshapen teeth. Veneers can also fix small gaps between teeth.
A conversation with our cosmetic dentist will help you make the best decision for you. Whatever choice you make, you will enjoy having a great smile! Call our team at Aesthetic Dental Partners today to schedule a consultation.