Your teeth go through a lot. They are exposed to all of the foods and drinks that you consume, and they get worn down by constant chewing and grinding. Plus, oral bacteria latch on to your dental enamel and weaken it over time. So it’s no wonder that almost all people start to suffer from dull dental enamel as time goes on. The good news is that there are things that our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists can do in order to refresh the appearance of flat and dull enamel.
Obviously, one of the best things that you can do to keep a bright and light smile is to properly care for you teeth. Brush and floss as recommended, and maintain a semi-annual schedule of professional dental cleanings in order to discourage enamel wear and tear.
If you have existing dullness that you would like to address, you may be interested in:
Professional dental whitening: these treatments lighten the patient’s natural enamel, taking years off of the appearance of the
person’s smile. You can whiten existing stains and restore dental luminosity with professional whitening treatments.
Dental bonding: Alternatively, this treatment covers the patient’s natural enamel with dental resin. This resin is shaded to match the patient’s ideal enamel color. Once the resin has cured on the patient’s enamel, the patient can regain normal dental functioning with a brighter, younger looking smile.
Veneers/Lumineers: Veneers and Lumineers also cover the patient’s real enamel. However, rather than covering the tooth with dental resin, veneers and Lumineers are made from resilient porcelain. Again, the porcelain used in these restorations can be custom shaded to suit any person’s specific needs.
The treatment that is perfect for you will depend on a number of factors—including time, budget, and desired aesthetic result. Our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentist office is happy to explain more—just give us a call!