The condition of your teeth can impact how you feel about yourself and how other perceive you. You may take excellent care of your teeth but if they are not as white and bright as you want, they can give off the wrong impression. Discolored teeth can be caused by a number of factors including surface staining, injury, certain types of medication, and even genetics. Discolored teeth do not necessarily mean that you have been neglecting your oral health but that is the impression they give to others. If you are tired of your teeth looking dull and discolored, then it is time to explore teeth whitening options that can give you the brighter smile you want.
In-office teeth whitening
Over time, the things you eat and drink each day can cause surface stains on your teeth. Brushing regularly and going to routine dental appointments can both help minimize those surface stains. However, even if you are diligent with brushing and routine appointments, it is still possible for surface stains to build up. In-office teeth whitening is a quick and effective option for removing those surface stains and getting the brighter smile you want. With ZOOM teeth whitening, for example, you can get your teeth up to eight shades whiter in as little as 45 minutes. This whitening option can make a huge difference if your teeth look stained or dull because of surface stains.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth. Veneers are customized so they fit in seamlessly with your other teeth. They are shaped to match the natural look of your other teeth and the color is chosen so it looks natural with the rest of your smile. If you have teeth that are stained because of some type of medication or an injury, veneers are an option for covering that deep discoloration and giving you the whiter smile you want.
Porcelain crowns are an option for giving you a whiter smile if you have teeth that are permanently discolored. Crowns are made to completely encapsulate your tooth. Crowns can cover up the discoloration and give you a smile that looks brand new. Crowns are also a good option if your teeth have damage beyond being discolored because they can help restore function.
If you want a whiter and brighter smile, there are options available not matter how discolored your teeth are now. Schedule a time to meet with your dentist and discuss options for getting the white teeth you want. One or a combination of the options outlined above may be a fit for your needs. You and your dentist will work together to determine the appropriate treatment for your desired outcome.