If you have discolored teeth, you may spend a lot of time trying to hide your smile. We think you should have a smile that you’re proud to show off. At Linton Dental, a provider of cosmetic dentistry in Peachtree City, GA, we offer various solutions to get a whiter smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening
When you’re thinking about getting a whiter smile at your dental office, professional teeth whitening is probably what comes to mind. There are many benefits of professional teeth whitening compared to over the counter solutions. Drugstore whitening kits are one size fits all and can cause sensitivity when the bleaching agent comes into contact with soft tissue. They also can lead to blotchy, uneven results.
At Linton Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening services. In-office teeth whitening is ideal if you have an event coming up and you need immediate results. In about an hour at our office, you can leave with teeth that are up to eight shades whiter. We take care to make sure you don’t experience sensitivity and get even coverage.
Take-home whitening is a more gradual process. Impressions are taken to make whitening trays that are a custom fit for your smile. A professional-grade whitening gel is put in these trays for even coverage. Your dentist will determine the length of time you’ll have to participate in the treatment in order to meet your cosmetic goals.
Not all discoloration in the teeth is able to be taken care of with traditional whitening methods. Porcelain veneers offer a suitable substitute when teeth are stained by things like genetics or medication. Veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that go over the front and sides of the teeth. The material is designed to be durable and stain-resistant, ideal for a long-lasting solution.
To get veneers, a small amount of your tooth structure is removed. We want to make sure that they lie flat and flush with the rest of your teeth. The veneers are custom-made from the impressions of your teeth. When you’re ready, we’ll get them fitted to make sure they’re suitable. Once you’re satisfied, they’ll be permanently bonded to the teeth.
If you want a solution that’s economical or aren’t ready for a permanent restoration, dental bonding may be best for you. The bonding material is made of a composite resin that’s color-matched to the shade of white you desire. The material is malleable, too, allowing you to take care of cosmetic ships while your smile is being whitened.
A minimal amount of tooth structure is removed to ensure the material adheres to the tooth properly. The material is molded in the natural shape of your tooth. Once you’re satisfied, the material will be cured and hardened, then polished to match the sheen of your natural teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Peachtree City, Georgia
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