If you are dealing with dull, discolored, or yellow teeth, you don’t have to just accept your smile as-is. There are a number of simple and patient-friendly treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile and refresh your teeth. Today our Santa Monica cosmetic dentists are reviewing some of the most popular treatments used to whiten and brighten smiles. Keep reading to get a better idea of how aesthetic treatments can help your smile.
When most patients consider whitening their teeth, they often turn first to professional dental whitening treatments. Professional whitening is a non-invasive option for lightening the appearance of your real enamel. Our team applies a topical whitening gel to your teeth, and as the gel activates it lightens existing stains to reveal your natural dental shade. The whitening gels used in-office are much more potent than those available over the counter.
There are also treatment options that cover your natural enamel, rather than changing its color. These treatments are especially useful for people for whom topical whitening was not successful, and for patients who want to achieve other aesthetic results while they whiten their teeth.
· Dental bonding resurfaces visible enamel with composite resin. Once composite resin has cured, it hardens and bonds to the tooth—it looks just like real enamel. Additionally, our team is able to shade resin to match the patient’s exact dental shade.
· Dental veneers are another option for whitening smiles—these porcelain restorations are permanently attached to the natural dental structure in order to resurface the tooth. Veneers can be used to whiten your smile, close gaps between your teeth, correct existing dental damage, and make misaligned teeth look straighter.
As always, our Santa Monica teeth whitening dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have about your treatment options. You can always get ahold of our team by giving our office a call and using the Contact Us page on our website.