Cosmetic dentistry provides you with options for a brighter, healthier-looking smile
Are you thinking about brightening your smile? Not sure what your options are?
In the last 5 years, there’s been an explosion of do-it-yourself teeth whitening kits. And while it’s true that they seem to work—for the most part—they are not quite as good as what a dentist can do for you. Because a dentist is able to provide you with more than just bleaching options. Not to mention a dentist is better positioned to provide you with a health solution that can have long-term benefits.
Your oral health and the appearance of your smile
If your teeth are discoloured the reason may not be cosmetic. So, if you were to go out and buy a bleaching product, the chances are it’s not going to work. Because the problem’s not cosmetic. Or, at least, the problem is beneath the surface of the tooth and so will be unaffected by bleaching.
Visiting a dentist with this issue provides you with options. At Coomera Smiles Dental we offer veneers as well as teeth whitening. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the tooth to conceal chips, cracks and deep stains.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are made from either composite or porcelain. Different types of veneers have different benefits. For example, porcelain veneers last longer and are more stain resistant. Whereas composite veneers can be done in a single visit and don’t require much tooth enamel to be removed.
This is a purely cosmetic treatment. For serious chips and cracks, you will probably require a dental crown. However, dental veneers can be used as part of a treatment plan to improve the overall shape and colour of your teeth.
Combining veneers and teeth whitening
To achieve the healthiest-looking smile, sometimes combining veneers and teeth whitening is a good idea. This is because veneers are unaffected by teeth whitening treatments. So, you may want to have your teeth whitened first before having veneers placed. This provides you with an overall whiter looking smile. It also means that when your natural teeth start to lose their lustre, getting another teeth whitening treatment won’t stand out against veneers.
Cosmetic dentistry from Coomera Smiles Dental
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to improving the appearance of your smile.
By visiting a dentist you are giving yourself a better chance of not only improving the appearance but also the health of your teeth. Which over-the-counter products cannot do. You will also get to find out if teeth whitening treatment is actually going to help you achieve your desired goal. Again, not something an 0ver-the-counter product can do.
If you would like to know more about cosmetic dentistry, or to request an appointment, please contact us today.