Teeth stains are inevitable due to our consumption of a variety of foods and
drinks (soda, spicy food, coffee, etc.). However, advanced teeth whitening
technology has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without adversely affecting the
Almost all whitening methods are similar in concept, but some are much more
effective because of the way the whitening material is delivered to the teeth.
Another contributing factor is the concentration of the material, which is why
less potent over-the-counter whitening systems usually donít give patients the
results they are hoping for.
The two main methods of professional whitening are tray whitening and
in-office whitening. In tray whitening, an impression is taken and a custom tray
is made for the patient. Then, a supply of whitening gel is given to the patient
and he/she wears the tray for a few hours each day (techniques differ) for a
period of time until an acceptable result is achieved. Sensitivity of the teeth
is a normal side-effect of this whitening method and is almost always
On the other hand, in-office whitening is the most efficient means of
whitening. There are a number of different types used, but the process is very similar for these methods; you
can have your teeth whitened in one session and achieve significant results.
Your dentist can give you more detailed information and help you decide which
method is more suitable for you and your teeth.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening and
cosmetic dentistry and you live in or around Irvine and Huntington Beach, give us a call
Veneers and Laminates
This is one way to quickly get that beautiful smile. Veneers and Laminates
are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the
teeth. This can change their shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics
of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost
tooth structure where indicated.
Your dentist will do a complete examination of your teeth to determine if
veneers are ideal for you. Veneers often provide the opportunity to dramatically
transform the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.
Veneers can enhance the shape of your teeth, make your teeth as white as you
want, and give you the smile you have always desired. Additionally, Veneers are
bonded to your tooth structure, which gives them strength.
Since they are very thin, Veneers are considered one of the most conservative
cosmetic treatments available. Most of the time, very little or no tooth
structure is removed before placing veneers. Ask your dentist how veneers can
improve your smile.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry and
dental veneers and you live in or around Irvine and Huntington Beach, give us a call today!
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