Have you spent a great deal of time trying to hide your smile, all because of embarrassment about the staining of your teeth? Over time, the foods and drinks one enjoys can begin to discolor the porous enamel of the teeth. This can cause the smile to look dingy, yellow or grey, and certainly aged. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to reverse most dental stains. Plus, even permanent discoloration can be addressed through other cosmetic treatments, like bonding and veneers. That means there really is no reason to settle for a smile you want to hide, when a cosmetic dentist could help you achieve the kind of dazzling smile you’ll be proud to show off!
Consider Professional Teeth Whitening
While there are a number of over-the-counter products available that claim they can help to lighten teeth, few are designed to create dramatic results, and even fewer are able to achieve such results quickly. Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, is made to visibly lighten teeth by several shades, often up to eight shades in as little as a few weeks’ time. This means that if you seek treatment, quickly, you could still enjoy a bright white smile before the holidays!
Porcelain Veneers Could Also Offer Enhancements
Of course, some stains and discoloration are permanent or intrinsic in nature, which means professional whitening will not be able to correct them. In those cases, the dentist may recommend either cosmetic bonding, a fast and affordable way to hide permanent stains, or porcelain veneers, which can create natural-looking and long-lasting smile enhancements.