If your smile has started to dull and darken with time, don’t be discouraged. There are treatments that our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists employ in order to lighten dental enamel, and consequently make your smile look brighter, fresher, and whiter.
So let’s learn more about what types of treatments can be used to achieve these results.
1. Professional whitening treatments
This is the treatment that post patients think of when they think, “hey, I want to lighten my smile!” This treatment involves our dental team applying a whitening formula to your dental enamel. Then this formula goes to work lessening existing stains and restoring your dental enamel’s whiteness and luminosity.
This treatment is fast, comfortable, and affordable. There are also take-home whitening kits with which you will see results after a few week or months.
2. Dental bonding
Let’s say that you have tried whitening formulas and they have not worked for you. Or maybe your tooth looks dark because it is damaged, and the enamel itself cannot be whitened. If this is the case for you, then dental bonding may be right for your smile. Our dentist will use dental resin to cover your natural enamel, and make your teeth appear bright and white again.
In the same vein, cosmetic Lumineers—individual porcelain restorations—can be applied to teeth to achieve a refreshed, bright smile. Lumineers stay in place permanently after our dental team attaches them to your teeth. They are easy to care for, and they look exceptionally natural.
No matter what the specific cause and type of your discoloration, our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are here to help you understand your treatment options, and ultimately to choose the perfect solution for your smile. We look forward to speaking with you when you are ready to get started!