If you are looking to improve your smile, there are several options to consider. Whether you are looking to brighten your teeth, straighten them or restore damaged teeth, we’re here to help.
The evolution of teeth whitening means that more choices are available, including bleaching, laser whitening, and Zoom whitening.
Teeth Whitening and Laser Whitening
There are many options for brightening your smile, both in-office and at-home kits that your dentist can recommend and provide for you. Unlike the at-home whitening kits that are available in stores, professional whitening can have drastic results (lightening your teeth several shades). The trays are custom-fitted to your teeth and the gel is easy to apply and remove. This can be done in the office or at home in several sessions. The results may take about one to two weeks to complete while the treatment is in progress.
If you’d like to enhance and prolong the effects of whitening, you can use laser whitening. Laser whitening combines the power of bleach with targeted lasers. This procedure is done in-office and is usually a one-visit procedure. You can schedule additional sessions if a whiter result is desired.
If you prefer to forgo the bleach, you can whiten your teeth with LED lights in the office! This is a fast way to brighten teeth up to eight shades lighter in about one hour. This may be a good option for you if you are preparing for a big event (i.e. wedding day) or if you want a lasting result quickly.
If you need more than whitening can offer to restore your beautiful smile, veneers may be a good option for you.
If you have slightly crooked, cracked, or severely discolored teeth, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. These shells cover your teeth and can provide a total mouth makeover. Placement of veneers can give you the benefit of teeth that appear straight and white. They can last about 10-15 years. Other types of veneers can be used depending on the desired result.
Do you have a tooth that is cracked or decayed from dental cavities? Crowns may be a good option for you. Crowns cover the whole tooth protecting the damaged tooth. They also improve the appearance of a cracked or discolored tooth. Crowns can last up to 15 years, allowing for a long-term solution for a damaged tooth.
Have you considered braces to correct your crooked teeth or your bite? Many adults and children are using Invisalign aligners to straighten their teeth. Invisalign uses clear, removable trays that are custom fit to your teeth to correct your alignment. Invisalign can be used to correct overcrowding, crooked teeth, gaps, or misaligned jaws. Your dentist can fit you for Invisalign aligners in the office and monitor your progress. Typically, you return to the office for a monthly check-up and may be fitted for new aligners based on your progress. Invisalign is a discreet way to straighten your smile!
If you are considering teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, or Invisalign, your dentist in Cloverdale can answer any questions about your specific treatment options. There may be other options for you and financing available to suit your needs. Smile on!