Many things can diminish the luminosity and attractiveness of your smile; one of the first aesthetic problems that tends to manifest is dental staining and discoloration. When your teeth are dark and dull your entire smile looks older and less healthy. The good news is that our Santa Monica cosmetic dentist can help you achieve a whiter smile with state-of-the-art aesthetic dental treatments.
The first treatment that is often used to treat dental discoloration is professional tooth whitening. The goal of professional whitening is to whiten and refresh the patient’s natural enamel. The topical whitening formulations that our dentists use is more potent and effective than over-the-counter products. Whitening treatment may be completed over a period of appointments in order to achieve optimal results.
While professional whitening lifts stains from dental enamel, there are other cosmetic treatments that cover discolored teeth with natural looking dental materials. Dental bonding, for example, allows our team to resurface damaged or stained teeth using composite resin. Because composite resin can be customized to any shade, and because it becomes hard and durable once cured, it is an exceptional material for transforming teeth.
Another option for resurfacing teeth is the porcelain dental veneer. A veneer is a thin, individually crafted dental restoration that, once attached to the natural tooth, cover all of the visible enamel. Every veneer is designed to meet the patient’s aesthetic and functional needs. Porcelain mimics the appearance of real enamel, specifically the way that porcelain reflects and absorbs light is quite alike to enamel.
Don’t let dental discoloration keep you from smiling with confidence. There are a number of cosmetic treatments that can quickly and comfortably brighten your teeth. Please feel free to contact our Santa Monica cosmetic dentist to learn more, and to get a better idea of which treatments may work for your smile.