One of the most common complaints that our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists hear from our patients is that their smiles have started to look stained and dull over time. Dental discoloration is a very common occurrence, but that doesn’t mean that it’s something you just have to live with. Our dental team offers a number of effective and efficient treatments to refresh and even transform stained smiles. Keep reading to learn more!
Professional dental whitening is a fast and non-invasive way to lighten discoloration. Professional-grade whitening formulations are stronger and more potent than over the counter options. Once the gel is applied to your teeth, it goes to work lifting stains from your tooth surfaces. Treatments can be repeated over time in order to achieve maximum results. The entire process is comfortable and stress-free.
While dental whitening treatments are designed to lift stains from the natural tooth, dental bonding and porcelain veneers cover discolored enamel to improve the patient’s smile.
Dental bonding uses composite resin to resurface damaged or unattractive dental enamel. This treatment is widely popular because it is affordable, and can be completed in just one dental appointment. Because composite resin is shaded to suit the individual patient’s teeth, bonding yields exceptionally natural looking results.
Another option is to cover your natural teeth with porcelain veneers or LUMINEERS. These are thin, individually-crafted aesthetic restorations that, once attached to the tooth surface, cover the entirety of the patient’s visible enamel. It generally takes two to three appointments to finish veneer/LUMINEER treatment, and the restorations are personalized in shape, size, and shade to ensure natural looking aesthetics.
You absolutely do not need to live with a stained smile that you don’t love. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists are here to help—give us a call to get started by scheduling a personal consultation!