Lighten and Brighten Your Smile With Our Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentists

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jan 27, 2018

Don’t let a simple thing like dental discoloration and staining keep you from loving your smile. Thanks to advancements in the world of cosmetic dentistry, our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists now have a number of ways to improve existing discoloration and help patients refresh their smiles. In this short article, we’re going to be giving you some more information about a few of these smile-lightening solutions.

If you’re dealing with environmental dental stains—that is discoloration that occurs due to color deposits from foods, beverages, and tobacco products—then professional whitening may be the perfect solution for you. This treatment is exceptionally simple; we’ll apply a potent whitening formulation to your natural teeth. As this formulation activates, it works to lift discoloration from the tooth structure.

Patients love topical whitening treatments because they are quick, effective, and quite affordable. Many people are able to lighten their smiles by several shades after just one treatments, treatments can be repeated over a period of time to intensify the results.

We also offer a few cosmetic treatments that cover stained enamel, rather than actually changing the appearance of the natural enamel. You may choose to cover your teeth with composite resin; this is referred to as dental bonding. You could alternatively cover your enamel with thing porcelain restorations called veneers.

Bonding takes just one appointment to complete. Veneers, on the other hand, generally take two to three appointments. Our team first needs to take impressions of your teeth and then craft your individual porcelain veneers. Once the restorations are complete, you’ll come in for another appointment so that we can attach the veneers to your natural teeth. 

Both bonding and veneers cover the entirety of your visible tooth. Thus, these treatments are ideal for helping patients achieve smiles transformations!

Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists are here to help you determine what type of treatment best meets your needs. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team by phone or through the Contact Us page on our site. We look forward to speaking with you!