Over time you may find that your teeth start to change in a shade from the white and bright smile that you remember. While this is very common, it certainly isn’t ideal, and many people begin to feel self-conscious about their smiles due to dental discoloration.
The good news is that our Cheney cosmetic dentists offer a number of aesthetic solutions that can help you reclaim a bright, white, and healthy looking smile. In this short article, we’re going to be reviewing a few popular dental whitening treatments in our office.
Your teeth may become discolored due to a number of factors. Your enamel can accumulate environmental stains over time; these are color deposits from pigmented foods and drinks. Additionally, your teeth may start to look dull or yellow because your dental enamel is becoming thinner, and thus more of the dentin (the darker layer under your enamel) is able to show through to the surface of the tooth. The exact aesthetic treatment that is right for you will depend on the type of discoloration you’re dealing with.
Professional dental whitening treatments, which use gels to lift entrenched dental stains from the tooth structure, are especially effective for people suffering from environmental stains. This type of treatment is fast, effective, non-invasive, and cost-effective.
Patients who have diminished dental enamel may be interested in covering their enamel with a material, like composite resin or porcelain, in order to lighten the appearance of their smiles. When we resurface teeth using composite bonding we call this dental bonding—this process is completed in just one appointment. You could also use individual porcelain veneers to cover problematic enamel, or to resurface your entire smile.
Our Cheney cosmetic dentists are here to give you all of the information you need to make the right decision for your smile, specifically. Call our office to schedule a personal consultation with our team!