Dental discoloration can make your smile look older and less healthy than it really is. A certain amount of staining and discoloration is unavoidable as we get older, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t do anything about it when it pops up! Our Orland Park cosmetic dentists offer a number of treatments to effectively lessen existing stains and brighten teeth.
For example, if you want to minimize existing environmental stains on your teeth, you may be interested in undergoing professional dental whitening treatments. Our dental team utilizes the ZOOM whitening system to lift stains from your teeth and help to reveal your natural tooth shade. ZOOM treatment is very comfortable and simple for the patient to undergo; our team will place the topical gel over your natural enamel, and then use the ZOOM light to activate the gel’s whitening properties. The whole process usually takes just 15-20 minutes.
Some patients suffer from particularly stubborn staining, or want to correct multiple cosmetic issues at once (including whitening). These people may choose to use dental bonding or LUMINEERS to achieve their cosmetic goals. Both bonding and LUMINEERS cover the patient’s natural teeth in order to make the patient’s smile look brighter and more perfected. However, dental bonding uses composite resin to cover enamel, while LUMINEERS are actually individual thin porcelain restorations. Whether you choose bonding or LUMINEERS, your results will be customized to suit your appearance and your needs. Both of these treatments deliver permanent results, which means that you will not be able to remove your bonding or LUMINEERS—they will stay in place 24/7.
Some people benefit from one of these treatments, while others combine aesthetic options in order to achieve optimal results. Our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are here to help you make the best decisions for the health and the appearance of your smile—give us a call to get started!