One of the most common complaints about aesthetic dental issues that we hear in our Tinley Park dental office is that patients have noticed that their teeth look stained or dark. Many of the things that we eat and drink every day can leave color deposits on the dental enamel. Additionally, certain dental habits can cause teeth to wear down and look darker and dull.
Although these aesthetic problems are wide-spread, they are by no means untreatable. Our dental team offers a number of effective treatment options to restore your smile’s brightness and luminosity. Here is a short overview:
1. Professional dental whitening treatments
These treatments are designed to lessen the severity and intensity of existing dental stains. During treatment our dentist applies a topical whitening formulation to your dental enamel. This gel goes to work lifting stains from your teeth, and restoring your smile to its previous level of whiteness.
Fast Facts: treatment takes under an hour; you can repeat the process over several appointments to achieve more dramatic results; this process is non-invasive; some patients are able to lighten teeth by up to 8 shades.
2. LUMINEERS and Veneers
Both LUMINEERS and veneers are designed to cover unsightly enamel with thin porcelain restorations. Our team customizes these cosmetic restorations to suit the individual patient. Then we permanently attach them to the patients’ natural tooth in order to essentially resurface the dental enamel.
Fast Facts: LUMINEERS and veneers are used for much more than just whitening—straightening the appearance of the smile, closing gaps between teeth, and covering dental damage; treatment generally takes two or three appointments to complete; both LUMINEERS and veneers are resistant to staining.
For more information, you can contact our Orland Park dentist office by phone or through the Contact Us page on our website. No matter what the current state of your teeth, we can help you lighten and brighten your smile.