Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually elective, rather than essential although some treatment do provide restorative benefits. The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry are fairly simple, whereas others are more complex and require specialized care. Out lined below are some of the treatments provided at our dental practice.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
There are many teeth whitening systems and products including whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products obtained from a dentist. Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best. But this cosmetic procedure is not recommended for everyone.
When you consult with Dr. Patel, she will evaluate your individual case and provide the best option for you. The place to get your teeth whitened is to ask your dentist. We do not recommend a do it yourself approach as this could damage the enamel on your teeth.
There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including:
All toothpastes help remove surface stains, because they contain mild abrasives. Some whitening toothpastes contain gentle polishing or chemical agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains only and do not contain bleach; over-the-counter and professional whitening products contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide that helps lighten the color deep in the tooth. Whitening toothpastes can lighten the tooth's color by about one shade. In contrast, prescription strength whitening conducted in your dentist's office can make your teeth three to eight shades lighter.
At TruCare Dentistry we use whitening systems that are proven to work and help you achieve what you are looking for in a smile. Call for a consult or appointment at 630.980.9200.
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