Having the smile of your dreams means two things. First, you want to make sure your smile is wonderfully healthy. A healthy smile means you are free from infection and decay. Your breath will smell fresh (most of the time), and you won’t be in any pain. With a healthy smile, you are free to seek cosmetic options that can improve the LOOK of your smile!
Want to know the number one type of cosmetic solution patients are seeking? Whitening! Whitening is a fantastic way to boost your smile without undergoing a lot of difficult or expensive cosmetic work.
There are many approaches to whitening, and we would like to take a look at some of those today. We want to talk about your whitening options, but we also want to talk about your options beyond whitening.
We find that some of our patients don’t benefit from whitening. They are in a situation where the stains have gone too deep, and their teeth just aren’t able to come back to a healthy, natural color. When that happens, we have solutions!
Many patients want to begin their process with a boxed kit from the drugstore. You can go into just about any store and find many solutions on the shelf. If you would like some advice, we would be happy to discuss these options with you before you make a decision.
Many dentists are apprehensive about these boxed kits because it is difficult to know if the patient is following the directions carefully and correctly. If you choose to go this route, it is important that you do not stray from the instructions laid out before you!
Wearing whitening solution for too long, not adjusting the trays correctly, or whitening too much can cause sensitivity in your teeth. If you begin to notice pain when you are chewing hot or cold foods, or if your teeth just seem more sensitive than usual, it’s time to stop whitening with those over-the-counter kits!
Let us help you find the best solution for whitening right here in the office! If we can’t take care of your whitening needs, we will turn to other forms of cosmetic improvement. Whitening isn’t always strong enough to take care of deep stains and problems. At that point, we will turn to one of our veneer solutions. Let’s take a look at those next!
Composite veneers are a new thing in the dental world. When you want veneers but you don’t want to spend the time or money on porcelain, you have another solution! Composite veneers are available to you in a single appointment!
You can come into the office in the morning with deeply stained teeth and walk out after your appointment with a brand new smile! Composite veneers can be fitted to your teeth as you sit in our office, and they require very little preparation for your teeth. Once they are in place, you will feel like a new person!
The traditional veneer solution is the porcelain veneer. These take quite a bit longer to place because we actually have to have someone else build your veneers! We will begin at the office by preparing your teeth and taking an impression of your smile. We’ll then send that impression to the lab and place some temporary veneers for you to wear for the next few weeks.
Once your veneers are complete, you will come back into the office for a second appointment. At that point, we will remove your temporary veneers and bond your permanent veneers in place. While the process takes a while longer, the results look quite a bit better and are built to last for many years to come!
Contact Us Today
If you have a problem with deep staining, and whitening just isn’t doing the trick, it’s time to come see us! We will help you find a cosmetic solution that will transform your smile and give you back your confidence!
Contact our office today to set up a consultation or appointment. We can’t wait to see you very soon to help you get your dream smile back once again! Don’t wait another day!