Getting a whiter smile can be yours with these popular cosmetic treatments.
When it comes to getting a whiter smile most people know about teeth whitening treatment; however, this isn’t the only way our Wheaton, IL, cosmetic dentists Dr. David Carlson and Dr. Michael Schuiling can give you a brighter smile. There are different kinds of dental stains that can form and the type of stain can determine which cosmetic treatment will be best suited to your needs.
Here are some of the ways in which you can finally get rid of stains and enjoy a vibrant smile.
Many people turn to professional teeth whitening because they can get a visibly whiter smile in a very short period of time. Plus, this treatment is performed under dentist’s supervision and care, which ensures not only the best results but also a safe cosmetic treatment.
Teeth whitening is used to treat external stains, or yellow stains caused by aging, diet or smoking. Professional in-office whitening can really target those stubborn stains that commercial whitening products can’t treat. If you want results in as little as one hour, then you’ll want to consider in-office whitening.
Dealing with a very slightly discolored tooth caused by injury or certain medications? There are many reasons why a tooth may develop discolorations either from certain medical problems or lifestyle habits; however, if you are only dealing with a small discoloration in a tooth then dental bonding may be all you need.
During bonding treatment our Wheaton, IL, dentist will apply a very thin layer of tooth-colored resin over the stain. The resin is molded to the natural shape of the tooth and then hardened directly to the tooth with a dental laser. Bonding can last up to 10 or more years before needing to be replaced and this is one of the simplest and least expensive cosmetic dental treatments available.
If you are dealing with more widespread internal stains rather than external stains, bonding may not be able to tackle this issue but this could be a job for dental veneers. If you aren’t a good candidate for teeth whitening because your stains are internal rather than external, we can apply veneers over your teeth to hide all of your stains and to achieve the results you’re looking for.
Veneers are thin, customized shells made from porcelain, so they are designed to mimic the look of real tooth enamel. By bonding them directly to the front of one or more teeth we can easily hide stains while also completely reshaping your entire smile for life.
Your radiant smile is only a phone call away. To discuss your candidacy for dental veneers, bonding, or teeth whitening call Carlson Dental in Wheaton, IL, at (630) 653-9002 to schedule a no-risk consultation.