Teeth Whitening Nicotine, coffee, red wine, and various other food and drinks increase the discoloration of your teeth, but regardless of your vices, enamel wears down over time permitting the yellow color of dentin – the tooth’s core material – to show through.
Teeth whitening is one of the most dramatic and simple cosmetic changes you can make. It can be done in the office, using at-home kits provided by a dentist, or with over the counter strips, gel, trays etc. The main difference is the concentration of the peroxide used, meaning that the more doctor oversight you have, the more dramatic the color change you will experience.
Veneers A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over the teeth to remedy aesthetic issues such as chips, cracks, misshapen teeth, or uneven spacing. They can also be used as a preventative measure to protect a damaged tooth from requiring a more extensive treatment such as a crown.
There are two kinds of veneers – composite and porcelain, each with their own benefits. Porcelain veneers tend to resist discoloration more effectively while composite veneers often allow you to retain more of the original tooth.
Crowns Just like it sounds, a crown is like a fancy hat for a damaged tooth. They can be made with all porcelain, or porcelain bonded over an underlying metal base for increased strength. We’ll help you determine the best for a particular situation. Porcelain shines with the bright luster of new enamel, making this treatment an excellent solution for issues concerning the front teeth and a fantastic way to achieve a megawatt smile.
White Fillings White fillings actually make your damaged teeth look healthier than the healthy ones. If aesthetics is important to you, white fillings could be a great alternative to traditional amalgam.
Invisalign is to braces what the iPhone is to the rotary dial. A series of clear fitted aligners will slowly transform all but the most extreme issues from overcrowding to misaligned teeth without a mouthful of metal.