When you have embarrassing teeth stains on the surfaces of your smile, this could cause you to feel self-conscious. We know, and offer professional treatment options to break up and remove stains, or to mask severe cases of discoloration. In today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist looks at a few different options for helping you enjoy a bright smile once again!
If you need quick results, we could help brighten your smile in as little as two hours! Our in-office procedure is pretty simple. You sit down and we place a protective covering over your lips and gums. We then apply a powerful bleaching gel to the teeth. A special light is then used to activate the bleaching ingredients and begin breaking up the stains. The process is repeated as necessary to brighten teeth by multiple shades. We often perform this for people who need a brighter smile before a wedding or a job interview!
Trays and Gel
For more severe cases of discoloration, and to help prevent tooth sensitivity, we could offer a home-based solution. The process starts with an initial office visit. We take impressions of your smile with digital technology, and then create a set of custom plastic trays. We then send you home with these trays and a powerful bleaching gel. At home, you will fill the trays and then wear them for the amount of time the dentist recommends, usually about 30 minutes. The trays not only keep saliva from diluting the gel, but they ensure even whitening results across your smile. After one to two weeks, your smile could be up to eight shades brighter! You then keep the trays and any remaining gel for touch ups in the coming months as necessary.
Bonding and Veneers
Sometimes, discoloration forms beneath the enamel, known as intrinsic stains. These could be difficult to remove with whitening, and could be the result of injury to the tooth, fluorosis, or the use of certain medications. Fortunately, we can still brighten your teeth! Instead of using gels and trays or a special light, we employ dental bonding or porcelain veneers to mask them, instantly brightening your teeth. These treatments could also address other esthetic issues at the same time, such as misshapen teeth, unsightly gaps, or minor damage.
If you would like to obtain a brighter smile and are curious about our professional treatment options, then give us a call! Remember, our systems, unlike store bought alternatives, are designed to offer long-lasting and dramatic results.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We know how important a brighter smile is for a good first impression, which is why the team at Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY offers professional cosmetic treatment options. Contact our office at (516) 433-2211 to schedule your appointment today.