What’s The Best Way To Whiten Your Smile?Friday, July 8th, 2016
We try to do as much as we can for our patients at Advanced Smile Arts.
We want you to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. We can help you repair damaged teeth or replace missing teeth with dental implants.
And our cosmetic dentistry is a great way to make your smile look even better. Part of having a great smile is having teeth that look clean and white.
Brushing and flossing may slow down the discoloration of your teeth, but they won’t stop it completely. When your teeth start to look more yellow than you would like, contact us.
We have two great services that can bring back the sparkle in your smile at our dentist office in Danville, IL.
Teeth whitening has become more and more popular in recent years.
There has been an explosion in the number of self-proclaimed “whitening” products available. You can find scores of commercial products in almost any toothpaste aisle.
The best commercial whitening products only contain a fraction of the bleaching agents that you will find in professional whitening products, however.
Whether you prefer to leave your whitening in the hands of our dental professionals or you prefer a do-it-yourself approach, we can help.
We offer in-office whitening treatments that use laser therapy to enhance the stain-removing power of the bleaching agents.
We also offer a couple take-home treatments. We can create custom-fitted whitening trays for you to use with a whitening solution.
We also offer professional Crest Whitestrips. These are applied the same as the commercial products, but they pack a more powerful whitening punch.
The stains on your teeth may have taken years and years to develop. Nevertheless, professional whitening can remove several layers of deep-set stains in a relatively short amount of time.
The fastest results come from our in-office treatments. Our take-home products take a little longer, but you should see clear improvements in just a few weeks.
As effective as teeth whitening can be, it may not be the best approach for every patient.
Individuals with particularly sensitive teeth may have trouble after teeth whitening treatments. Other patients may have discolored teeth for reasons other than staining.
In either of these situations, veneers may be a better alternative for bringing back the whiteness of your smile.
Rather that removing stains and other discolorations on your teeth, veneers cover them up. Believe it or not, your teeth can be healthy even if they aren’t dazzlingly white. If that is your situation, veneers could work for you.
Porcelain veneers look, feel, and function much like natural teeth. Your smile will look like real teeth, and you will still be able to eat the foods that you enjoy when veneers are bonded in place.
Porcelain veneers require some preparation before your teeth are ready to receive them. The first step is removing a small bit of enamel from the front of your teeth. This is to create space for your porcelain veneers.
After this step, we will make an impression of your teeth. This impression will be sent to the lab that makes your porcelain veneers. They use this to create a custom fit just for your teeth.
Usually in a matter of weeks, your veneers will be ready, and you will return to our office so we can bond them in place. First, we will verify that the veneer fit like they should. Then, we will bond your veneers to your teeth.
When you veneers are in place, your smile can look as white and bright as you want it to be.
Which Cosmetic Service Is Best For You?
The best way to find out if teeth whitening or veneers is a good option for you is to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff. We can discuss the specific reasons you want to change the appearance of your teeth and any concerns that you may have.
If you are looking to do more than remove stains, that could be a reason to consider veneers. They can be used to do much more than change the color of your smile.
Veneers can repair chipped and worn down teeth. Veneers can close gaps between your teeth, and veneers can make teeth that are crooked or crowded look perfectly straight.
Before you move forward, make an appointment at Advanced Smile Arts. Our dentist office is in Danville, IL, and we serve patients throughout the area.
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