Cosmetic dentistry comes in all shapes and sizes to fit your budget, preferences, and goals for your smile. There is no smile makeover treatment, however, that comes close to the popularity of professional teeth whitening. When you’re in search of a quick, easy way to renew and upgrade your smile, opting for whiter teeth is the way to go.
What’s So Great About Professional Teeth Whitening?
An over-the-counter whitening treatment is one-size-fits-all, which means it’s unlikely to fit you perfectly. Your dentist’s efforts, however, will be customized to your teeth alone. Your dentist can target every tooth in your mouth in just about an hour and no areas will be missed when a ZOOM! whitening treatment is underway.
Professional teeth whitening contains powerful whitening agents that you won’t find in any drugstore whitening products. To truly attack and eliminate the stains deep within your teeth, you need the powerful carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide of your Arlington dentist’s materials and the light-activation that produces truly remarkable results.
Why Can’t I Just Whiten My Teeth on My Own?
You certainly can whiten your teeth on your own, but your Arlington dentist would recommend that you do so using professional-grade supplies. Over-the-counter whitening toothpastes, strips, gels, and other concoctions may promise major results and may seem to take a smaller bite out of your budget, but they don’t always deliver the impact you want and, if they do deliver, the results can be spotty and only attack surface stains for short-term results.
Your dentist can customize whitening trays just for your mouth and provide you with the powerful whitening gel to whiten your teeth on your own time, in the privacy of your own home. The great thing about this option is that even after you’ve done the entire treatment, which usually takes about two weeks to complete, you can always use the trays again later to get a touch-up. All you need is more whitening gel from your dentist. Convenient and easy.
What If Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Work for Me?
Even if your teeth aren’t straight and flawless, they can still be whitened. In fact, teeth that are flawed often create the illusion of perfection when they are whiter. There are, however, some cases where a patient will have to take another route to their smile makeover.
If the kind of stains and discoloration your teeth are sporting cannot be removed with whitening bleach – like naturally yellow teeth, aging teeth, or antibiotic staining – you will want to discuss other cosmetic dentistry options. Porcelain veneers can transform your entire smile and hide every flaw, from stains to cracks to chips to misalignment and more.
Cosmetic tooth bonding is a fast and non-invasive treatment that can correct a few teeth at a time, eliminating discoloration and blending in with the rest of your teeth. Porcelain crowns can do the same work, covering a compromised tooth and making it look better and much stronger with a customized cap.
Find out whether you’re a good candidate for professional teeth whitening. Contact Dr. Macalik to schedule your consultation.