Cosmetic dentistry offers opportunities for people to acquire the kind of smile they have always wanted. In many cases, people would like teeth that are whiter and brighter. You can have relatively limited results from over-the-counter products, but a professional teeth whitening can bring about more pronounced changes. However, some types of tooth discoloration are not likely to show much effect after treatment. If it is determined that you have intrinsic discoloration, which can be beyond the help of whitening agents, other cosmetic procedures may be your answer to whiter teeth.
Professional Cosmetic Whitening
A whitening treatment uses bleaching agents that break apart the stains that have settled into your tooth enamel. A Zoom! whitening treatment is performed by your dentist in the office. You can expect impressive results after a treatment lasting approximately one hour. Other people may prefer to whiten their teeth while at home. Your dentist can supply you with the tools you need to ensure that you have comparable results to the Zoom! Treatment.
Other Cosmetic Treatments That Can Give You A Whiter Smile
Whitening treatments are designed to remove the effects of stains from your smile. However, staining is not the only way to have altered tooth color. Some people need help covering the color of a tooth that was hurt in an accident. Others could exhibit signs of excess fluoridation, or have discoloration as a side effect from medication. With veneers, you can cover up these discolored teeth with a specially-crafted shell. Veneers are bonded directly to the front of your teeth, and make your smile look bright and attractive.