Whiten and Brighten Your Smile With Help From Our Toluca Lake Cosmetic Dentists

Written by Dr. McKay on Jan 31, 2017

If you feel like your smile has started to look dark, dull, or discolored, don’t despair! Dental staining is a very common aesthetic dental complaint; you are not alone. The good news is that our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists offer effective treatments to minimize existing dental discoloration and help whiten and brighten your smile.

The type of treatment that is right for your smile will depend on a number of factors, including:

· Your timeline

· The health and stability of your smile

· The severity of dental discoloration experienced

· Your aesthetic goals

· Your budget

Below is a short overview of some effective treatment options available in our office:

Professional dental whitening: this is a non-invasive treatment option; during treatment, our team applies a topical whitening gel to your teeth, and that gel lifts stains from the dental surface. The whitening formulations that we use in-office are much stronger and more potent than those available over the counter.

Dental bonding: dental bonding does not actually change the color of your natural teeth, rather bonding allows our team to cover unsightly enamel with customized dental resin. Our dentist shades and shapes the resin, and then cures it so that bonds to the tooth and looks like real enamel. Bonding is very versatile, so it is used to achieve whitening results as well as to close gaps between teeth and correct dental damage.

LUMINEERS: as is the case with dental bonding, LUMINEERS are designed to cover enamel, rather than change the natural tooth. LUMINEERS, however, are individual porcelain veneers, rather than composite resin. Porcelain is a durable material that looks exceptionally similar to natural enamel once it is bonded to the tooth.

As always, you can contact our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists to learn more about how you can improve the appearance of your smile. We are happy to walk you through your treatment options!