With the guidance of your dentist, you can safely and effectively brighten your smile at home with a tooth whitening gel. Over-the-counter gels or a gel that has been given to you by your dentist office contain bleaching ingredients to help make your teeth appear significantly lighter. Say good bye to coffee stains and yellowing teeth and hello to a revitalized smile!
Using a whitening gel is a great way to make your smile visibly brighter, because you are actually changing the color of your teeth through bleaching. To help maintain a whiter smile, floss daily and brush twice a day with a whitening toothpaste. Keep up your regular dental appointments; the polishing action of a professional cleaning treatment is essential for fighting surface stains. It is also important to have your dentist monitor your oral health, especially if you are considering whitening at home.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth, providing a natural, attractive look. They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.
Types of Dental Veneers
The two most common materials used in dental veneers are composite resin and porcelain. Dental veneers that are fabricated in a dental laboratory are bonded to the teeth with resin cement. Porcelain material is brittle; however, when it is firmly bonded to the tooth it can become very strong and durable. Composite veneers can also be fabricated by the dentist inside your mouth at a dental office.
How are Dental Veneers Placed?
The dentist would remove a small amount of the tooth surface to permit placement of the veneer. An impression is taken of the tooth and sent to the dental laboratory. The dental veneer is then made to fit the tooth and mouth. The veneer is bonded to the tooth with resin cement.
Making aesthetic restorations is a teeth repairing process damaged by caries or a simple trauma. Fillings form part of cosmetic dentistry, because the development of dental materials allows the creation of direct and indirect restorations made of composite material and dental ceramics that completely match the color of natural teeth, and thus retain the naturalness and aesthetic appearance of your teeth and smile.