Stained teeth are unflattering and can be hard to whiten, especially if you have an important event coming up. Teeth whitening is a common way to treat undesirable coloring in your smile, but what if it isn’t enough? At Smile Smart Dental Center, we provide cosmetic dental treatments in Bradenton for patients looking for an aesthetic enhancement to their smile. Read further to learn more about other dental treatments that can result in a whiter, uniform smile that lasts.
Why Are Teeth Discolored?
There multiple reasons your smile could be discolored, ones that only effect the surface of your smile and ones that may need further treatment.
If you find that just the enamel of your smile is stained, it could be due to certain drinks and food you consume; such as coffee, wine, or soda. Habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco can cause surface-level stains as well.
When you find that the inner structure, also known as dentin, is deeply discolored it can be caused by trauma or exposure to too much fluoride during childhood. Trauma, whether that has been done in youth or recently, can lead to internal bleeding – a key factor in discoloration of the internal structure.
Your teeth may be discolored or stained due to age, as enamel thins over time, allowing dentin that has yellowed show through. With any injuries, chips, or damage to the tooth, teeth may become discolored.
Whiten Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Utilizing cosmetic dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers can make for a lasting aesthetic enhancement to your smile. It’s important to discuss with our Bradenton dentist on the best treatment method to effectively whiten your smile.
Cosmetic restorations such as crowns and bridges are created using aesthetic materials. All of our restorations are fabricated by trusted lab and are all porcelain.
Composite resin veneers are applied directly on a tooth and is shaped and altered by the dentist, showcasing their artistic skill. There are also porcelain veneers which are custom-made shells that are bonded to the tooth. These laminates are opaque enough to cover deep stains thoroughly, as well as create a more uniform aesthetic if the tooth is worn down, chipped, or broken.
It’s important to whiten your smile prior to being treated with cosmetic dental treatments. We provide Zoom! teeth whitening in office and via take-home trays. Whitening your smile allows for easier shade-matching when receiving restorations and makes for a more uniform appearance.
Contact Smile Smart Dental Center today to schedule your cosmetic dental treatment. A brighter, uniform smile is possible with a combination of teeth whitening and aesthetic restorations.