When you have a discolored smile, you may waste too much time trying to hide your smile when you should be showing it off. At Best Dental Spa, a dentist in Hoffman Estates, IL, we offer multiple methods to get you a whiter smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening
When you think about getting a whiter smile at your dentist, professional teeth whitening is probably what comes to mind. Getting a whitening treatment in the dental office is much better than one over the counter. Drugstore whitening solutions are often one size fits all and can lead to sensitivity. The results can also be splotchy and uneven.
At our office, we have take-home whitening kits. This is a convenient way to get the whiter smile you’re looking for. To start, impressions are taken to make custom bleaching trays. They’re designed to be a perfect fit for your mouth and seal out saliva so that it doesn’t interfere with the whitening process. A professional-grade whitening gel is put into these bleaching trays.
Dr. Dhara Patel will have a cosmetic consultation with you to determine how long you should wear the trays. They’re typically worn for a few hours each day or overnight. There are a certain amount of days or weeks that you’ll do this to make sure that you’re getting the results you’re looking for.
Not all staining or discoloration can be taken care of with traditional whitening methods. Porcelain veneers offer an alternative for stains caused by things like genetics or certain medication. Veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that go over the front and sides of your teeth. The material is designed to be both durable and stain-resistant, so you have a long-lasting solution.
To get veneers, some of your tooth structure is removed first. We want to make sure the veneers lay flush and flat with the rest of your smile to look natural. Impressions are taken to get the veneers custom-made. When they’re ready, they’ll be fitted to your teeth and any small adjustments will be made. If you’re satisfied, they’ll be permanently bonded to your teeth.
If you’re looking for an economical solution and aren’t ready to commit to a permanent one, dental bonding may be the solution for you. The bonding material can be color-matched to the shade of white you desire. It’s also malleable and can be used to take care of any cosmetic chips and cracks while it’s whitening.
For dental bonding, a minimal amount of tooth structure is removed so that the bonding material can adhere to the tooth. It’s molded to the shape of the tooth to look natural. When you’re satisfied, the material is cured and hardened with a special light. It’s then polished to match the natural sheen of the rest of your smile.
Teeth Whitening at Your Hoffman Estates, Illinois Dentist
Get a whiter smile that you’re proud to show off. Call us or schedule an appointment online.