What a Cosmetic Dentist Can Do for You
If you’ve overjoyed at your life, but unhappy with the appearance of your not-so-pearly whites, professional whitening can help. Unlike over-the-counter options, professional whitening offers customized treatment approaches that can help you achieve your desired results, without damaging the enamel of your teeth or causing increased tooth sensitivity.
- Over-the-counter products can lighten teeth slightly, but many people overuse them trying to achieve drastic results, when professional whitening can help achieve great results quickly and with minimal sensitivity.
- In-office treatment can actually lighten teeth by several shades in less than an hour. Plus, the dental team will carefully protect your sensitive tissues during treatment, so you don’t have to worry about discomfort.
- The at-home alternative takes approximately two weeks to complete, but is less expensive than the in-office alternative, making it ideal for many patients on a budget. And because the dentist can provide you with custom-fitted trays, the results are still much more effective than can be obtained through over-the-counter products.
- An added benefit of seeing a cosmetic dentist is that if you have any other cosmetic concerns, he or she can also advise you about alternative treatments such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Both can address permanent staining that whitening cannot treat, as well as shape and size concerns with individual teeth. If you’d like your smile to truly reflect the joy you feel, the cosmetic dentist can help enhance its natural beauty.