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A Few Common Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is a dental care service that lightens the color of your teeth and brightens your smile. Teeth are constantly bombarded with staining agents such as coffee, tea, wine and smoking. Teeth whitening is a great solution for anyone looking to improve their smile by brightening their tooth.
There are a variety of teeth whitening products on the market and a number of teeth bleaching procedures available to those whose teeth are not as white as they would like them to be.
Getting your teeth whitened in a dental office is the safest and most effective method of teeth bleaching, in large part because it is performed and/or supervised by a cosmetic dentist. Typically, a bleaching agent is applied to teeth, followed by the use of lasers to enhance the action of the agent. Laser tooth whitening procedures administered at a dental practice may require more than one visit, with each one lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.
Your cosmetic dentist may also give you the option of at-home teeth whitening products for you to use under his or her supervision. The cosmetic dentist will usually take an impression of your teeth to provide you with a custom-fitted mouth guard to be used with the teeth bleaching agents.
Another popular at-home teeth whitening option ideal for removing surface stains are whitening toothpastes, which are available at most drug stores. In addition, many teeth whitening kits are available over the counter, some of which require the use of mouth guards or strips that are applied to the teeth.
Most general dentists and cosmetic dentists recommend in office teeth whitening to ensure the best results and prevent any dental care issues. Great care should be taken with at-home teeth whitening products. Be sure to speak with your dentist about possible side effects of teeth whitening, such as tooth sensitivity. Depending on the degree of your teeth discoloration and your overall dental health, your dentist can help you determine what teeth whitening treatment will work best for you.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that are used to restore teeth that are chipped, discolored, have uneven surfaces and/or are unevenly spaced or misshapen. An alternative to dental crowns, veneers are placed on top of your teeth to give the appearance of a smooth, perfectly aligned smile.
The cosmetic dental procedure requires little or no anesthesia and begins with your dentist taking an impression of your mouth and sending it to a lab. Once it returns from the dental laboratory, the composite resin or porcelain veneer is glued or ‘bonded’ to the surface of the tooth and buffed to perfection. While it may take a week or two to get accustomed to your new smile, the end result will give you a renewed sense of confidence that others are sure to notice.
Many people wish to improve the appearance of their smile but shy away from cosmetic dentistry services due to the costs involved. Fortunately, select discount dental plans offer deep discounts on the price of teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
If you’re ready for a new smile, many of our discount dental plans can help you enhance your smile and save you money at the same time. Enter your ZIP code to find a discount dental plan today!