Is there any imperfection in your teeth that makes you feel shy? Aesthetic or Cosmetic dentistry is intended to professionally deal with such issues. There are various cosmetic services available such as dental veneers, teeth whitening and more that can make your smile beautiful and confident again. Cosmetic treatment is not a complex and prolongs process and often just one or two visits to the dentist are enough to achieve the desired results.
Why is In-Office Teeth Whitening needed?
Over the time, our teeth are exposed to beverages and foods that are highly pigmented and together with imperfect dental hygiene lead to losing the teeth luster. Such foods could include ripe berries, dark chocolate and beverages like wine. Tobacco along with some medications also make teeth to look yellowish and unpleasant.
In-Office Teeth Whitening effectively deals with this problem. Usually, the procedure does not last longer than an hour and a half and the patient gets his or her smile rejuvenated. The dentist covers the patient’s cheeks, lips, tongue and all soft tissues with a protective layer, after which he evenly applies a special gel to the front surface of the teeth. The whitening formula is activated within 20 min. The procedure of applying is repeated 3 times for 20 minutes each.
In case, you feel any sensitivity in your teeth during the treatment, inform your dentist about that. After the procedure of teeth whitening, use a sensitivity protection toothpaste for several weeks. To preserve longer the whitening results, avoid using beverages and foods that cause enamel discoloration.
What about At-Home Teeth Whitening?
At-home teeth whitening is another option for bringing back the beauty of your smile, but the results are gradual and not as straight away as at in-office teeth whitening. It is made by using whitening kits that are fitted to the individual needs of the customers. Because of the gradual and slowly approach, this is the better option for people with extreme tooth sensitivity.
The procedure is easy to make at home: people have to just fill their trays with the whitening gel and wear them according to instructions in the morning or in the evening and hold it for some time – you can even do it while playing online games or watching TV and doing casual stuff. The first results can be noticed even after the first use, but for lasting results the trays should be applied daily at least for two weeks.
How do Porcelain Veneers work?
Dental veneers are created to effectively correct imperfections in teeth shape and size and are next level cosmetic procedure compared to the teeth whitening. Veneers are dental porcelain that covers chipped or broken teeth, uneven or crooked teeth or teeth with stains and severe discoloration. They also effectively correct the gaps between the teeth.
Two visits to the dentist are required to complete the procedure of porcelain veneers under local anesthesia for full comfort. During the first visit your teeth will be prepared with a procedure that requires a minimal invasion. To make room for a veneer, a small part of your teeth enamel will be removed and temporary veneers will be placed. During the second visit the temporary veneers are replaced by the lab fabricated veneers.