Losing a natural tooth to infection or decay is certainly a troubling experience, but sometimes it almost feels worse when you take every step in your power to protect your teeth just to endure a surface-level crack or concern. Indeed, there are a variety of treatment options out there that help with unique situations, but how can you be sure which option is the correct one for you and your experience? In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist takes a look at the different levels of cosmetic dentistry our team offers, as well as the benefits of treatment for surface-level issues.
Removing Difficult Stains
It goes without saying that your smile endures a significant amount of wear over the years. What’s more? Daily habits that you partake in can contribute significantly to this process. For example, habits such as using tobacco products or consuming alcohol can cause your teeth to lose their shine and develop a sort of yellow or brown tinge.
Another example of daily practices that darken your teeth involves consuming certain foods and beverages, believe it or not. Indeed, items such as coffee and tea contain pigments that stain your teeth, causing noticeable blemishes to develop. Additionally, many berries contain staining pigments as well as high levels of acidity that can actually wear down your healthy layer of tooth enamel.
Age is also a contributing factor to a duller shine. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening are designed to address these concerns. Reach out to our team today to learn more about the teeth whitening process and how our team can help.
Chips, Cracks, and Gaps, Oh My!
Another major cosmetic concern can arise at any given time and affect anyone of any age. Indeed, cracks and chips are more often the results of a physical accident or injury, and sometimes they are so severe they require emergency room treatment. In cases where they are only surface-level blemishes, however, an apt solution involves dental bonding and contouring.
The process is relatively simple as well as conservative in nature. It involves applying a composite resin material to the affected area, then contouring or shaping it to satisfaction. Once complete, we will cure the material with a special light and then you will be on your way.
When dealing with a variety of blemishes such as stains, gaps, chips, and cracks, teeth whitening or bonding and contouring cannot address it all. Fortunately, however, porcelain veneers can! This process involves applying an ultra-thin shell of dental porcelain to the fronts of your teeth and bonding them permanently. Because dental porcelain contains an uncanny resemblance to natural teeth, most will not even be able to tell you received treatment in the first place!
Schedule Your Visit
Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the benefits of cosmetic treatment today.