One of the most common aesthetic complaints that our Tinley Park dentists deal with is dental staining and discoloration. As patients get older, they often find that their teeth start to look darker, yellower, or just less luminous. The good news is that there are a number of different effective treatments that we can use to help you regain a bright and white smile. Today we are going to be reviewing some of these effective smile whitening options.
The first go-to treatment for whitening natural dental enamel is professional whitening treatment. This is a topical whitening treatment, so our dental team applies a whitening gel to your teeth and then activates the gel with a special light. The formula goes to work lightening existing stains and helping to restore your smile to its previous level of whiteness. Patients love this treatment because it is fast, effective, affordable, comfortable, and stress-free.
If you are dealing with more persistent staining, which is perhaps not effectively treated by topical formulas, our team may recommend another cosmetic treatment to whiten the appearance of your smile. For example, composite dental bonding can cover discolored teeth with luminous, and custom-shaded, dental resin. Once the resin has cured and bonded to your enamel, your tooth will look refreshed, and you’ll be able to jump back into your normal routine.
Likewise, LUMINEERS can cover discolored teeth. LUMINEERS are individual cosmetic restorations that are crafted from porcelain. LUMINEERS can be used on specific discolored teeth, or they can be used to rejuvenate the patient’s whole smile. Every individual LUMINEER is shaped, sized, and shaded to suit the patient’s needs, so your results will be truly custom.
If you are struggling with unsightly dental staining and discoloration, please feel free to reach out to our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists to learn more about all of your treatment options!