When you have discolored teeth it’s hard to be as confident with your smile as you want to be. Luckily, there are multiple ways for you to take care of your discolored teeth. At Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health, we offer a variety of options for cosmetic dentistry in Doylestown, PA.
Professional Teeth Whitening
This is probably the method you think of when you hear the words teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening offers many benefits over the products you can get over the counter. Whitening options at drug stores are usually one size fits all. They can leave you with uneven results and you may develop sensitivity in the gums if the bleaching agent comes into contact with them.
We offer take-home teeth whitening kits at our dental office. We take impressions of your smile to custom-make whitening trays that are designed to fit your smile perfectly. A professional-grade whitening gel is put into the trays before you wear them. Because they’re fitted to your mouth, you get a nice, even whitening treatment and can avoid problems with sensitivity.
We’ll have a consultation with you to discuss your cosmetic goals. This helps us to determine how long you’ll have to wear the trays to get the results you want. You’ll wear them for a few hours each day and gradually whiten your smile over the course of weeks.
Not all tooth discolorations are able to be treated with traditional methods. Things like medication and genetics can cause stains that are resistant to normal teeth whitening methods. Porcelain veneers offer an ideal alternative. They’re made of thin shells of dental ceramic that go over the front and sides of the tooth. The material is designed to be durable and stain-resistant.
To get veneers, we’ll remove a small amount of tooth structure on the front. We want to make sure the veneers will lie flush with the rest of your smile. Impressions are taken of your teeth so that the veneers can be custom-made. When they’re ready, we’ll position them on your teeth to make sure they’re comfortable and look the way you want. When you’re satisfied, we’ll permanently bond the veneers to your teeth.
If you’re looking for a solution that’s economical or you aren’t ready for a permanent solution, dental bonding may be the option for you. The bonding material is made of a composite resin that can be color-matched to the shade of white you’re looking for. The resin is malleable and is shaped to fit the tooth. It can also be used to correct small chips and breaks.
Dental bonding starts by removing a minimal amount of tooth structure to ensure the material adheres to the tooth. The bonding material is molded to fit seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Once it’s set, a special light is used to harden it. It’s then polished so that it matches the natural sheen of the rest of your teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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