Our O’Fallon Dentists Explain How We Address And Fix Dental Discoloration

Written by Dr. Brace on May 19, 2017

Our O’Fallon Dentists Explain How We Address And Fix Dental Discoloration

As your teeth age, they may start to look a little darker, duller, or stained. While this is very common, it is not an aesthetic change that many people are happy with. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists help people minimize dental discoloration, so that they can enjoy white and bright smiles again. Keep reading to learn more about the cosmetic solutions we employ to combat dental staining.

For many people, the key to improving dental discoloration is professional whitening treatment. Our dental team applies a potent whitening gel to the dental enamel, and then allows the gel to activate and begin lifting existing stains. This non-invasive treatment is quick, convenient, and affordable. Patients are generally able to lighten their smiles by several shades after just one treatment session; when you come in for a consultation our team can give you a better idea of how many sessions would be appropriate for your smile.

Dental bonding is another option if you want to lighten the appearance of your smile. Rather than changing the color of your natural enamel, as professional whitening does, dental bonding covers problematic teeth with a layer of custom-colored composite resin. Composite resin, once bonded to the tooth, looks just like natural enamel. Dental bonding is affordable, and the entire application and bonding process can be completed in one appointment.

You could alternatively resurface and refresh your teeth using porcelain veneers. As is the case with dental bonding, veneers cover your natural teeth in order to make your smile appear white, bright, fresh. Every veneer is crafted from porcelain, and personalized to suit the individual patient. Once your veneer is attached to the relevant tooth, it stays in place permanently, and you’ll care for it as you care for your natural smile.

Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists are here to help you evaluate your treatment options. Please feel free to give our office a call to learn more about whitening options, as well as any other restorative or cosmetic treatments we may offer.