Choosing Between Your Cosmetic Dental Treatment Options
Posted November 28, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
If you see flaws with your smile that make you uncomfortable, you can desire a positive change. Luckily, your dentist can help by offering cosmetic dental treatments. There are multiple procedures that can be performed to improve your smile, and a range of issues can be addressed. The right treatment for you can depend on what you want to improve. If you simply wish your teeth were whiter, a professional whitening treatment can be the perfect answer. However, not every patient suffers from discoloration due to stains in their teeth. If you suffered discoloration due to a different issue, or you want to address problems in addition to the color of your teeth, you could be better served through another procedure.
A teeth whitening treatment through your dentist can make your teeth look dramatically whiter, which can be a major boost to your appearance. Store-bought whitening agents tend to have an effect on surface stains, but they will not go deeper. Your dentist uses bleaching agents that can make your teeth whiter by several shades.
What can you do about discoloration caused by something other than enamel stains? Your dentist can offer cosmetic relief through a dental bonding treatment, or with porcelain veneers. Both of these procedures use materials to cover the front of your teeth. This can correct for discoloration, and it can hide chips, cracks, or other issues that affect how a tooth might look.