Toluca Lake Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Dental Whitening Options

Written by Dr. McKay on Jan 27, 2015

A bright and luminous smile communicates youth and health to all those who see it. So it is understandable that, as patients age, they are bothered by the stains and discoloration that accumulate on dental enamel.

The uplifting news is that there are cosmetic treatments available to help restore your smile’s luminosity. You are not stuck with a smile that you don’t love.

So let’s say that, when you look in the mirror, you notice that your teeth look stained or dull. When you come in to our Toluca Lake dentist office, we will be able to help you decide if you could benefit from:

Professional dental whitening treatments—if you choose this option our dentist will apply a concentrated whitening gel to your teeth. As this gel sits on your enamel it lifts environmental stains from your smile. This treatment is very effective, and it can deliver results in just an appointment or two. Plus this is one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments on the market.

Dental bonding—dental bonding offers you a way to brighten your smile by covering your natural enamel. Our dentist can apply dental resin to your real tooth. The smooth, white, natural looking resin will effectively resurface darks spots and stains.

Cosmetic veneers—this is another way that you can brighten your smile even if whitening gels have not been successful for you. You can use porcelain veneers—which are thin porcelain restorations that, once applied to the tooth, reface dental enamel—to cover a single tooth or your entire smile.

You might be able to achieve the results that you want by using just one of these treatments, or by combining a number of these options. Our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists are here to help you determine the best way to get a smile that you love, and that makes you feel happy and confident.