A bright and fresh smile gives luminosity and a feeling of youthfulness to a person’s face. When dental enamel becomes dark, dull, or discolored, it can really affect the patient’s overall appearance. Many people come into our dental office greatly dismayed that their teeth have become discolored or dull.
That is why our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are so happy to help patients rejuvenate their smiles, and battle dental discoloration. We have a number of tools in our toolbox to brighten teeth. Today let’s talk about them!
The first thing to try, if your teeth are looking a little dingy, is a thorough dental cleaning. You may be surprised at how much fresher and brighter your smile can look after a professional dental cleaning.
Next, professional whitening treatments can actually neutralize existing stains, and restore your enamel’s luminosity. These treatments are fast, effective, and affordable. Using professional whitening treatments many patients can lighten their teeth by up to six or eight shades.
For teeth that are severely dark, or resistant to whitening gels and formulas, our dental team may cover the existing enamel with composite resin in a treatment called dental bonding. This treatment takes just one appointment to complete, and the exact shade of your resin will be colored to match your whole smile.
Dental Lumineers—which are porcelain cosmetic restorations—can also be used reface unsightly enamel. These restorations appear luminous and natural. Most patients can receive full results in just two or three appointments.
As you can see, there is a wide range of aesthetic solutions for dark or dingy smiles. Our dental team is here to help you find the perfect treatment protocol to fit your needs.
The first step to transforming your smile is to call our Tinley Park teeth whitening dentists to schedule a consultation.