Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentists Improve Dull and Discolored Enamel

Written by Dr. Grayem on Apr 7, 2015

Dental discoloration and dullness happens to even the most diligent dental patients. The truth is that the constant wear and tear—including eating and dental grinding—of daily life will probably cause your smile to become stained or discolored at some point.

But fear not! Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists have many ways to refresh your enamel, or cover it with a natural looking material. You’ll find that there are many aesthetic dentistry options available to you.

Dental enamel is the outermost layer of your tooth. So all of the foods and drinks that you consume come into contact with your enamel. Once your enamel has accumulated stains you might want to:

· Use topical whitening formulas to diminish these stains—whitening gels and other topical treatments lift existing stains in a short period of time. Our dental team can administer these in-office, additionally, there are at-home whitening options that you can self-administer.

· Have our dental team cover your natural enamel with dental resin—this option is called dental bonding. Basically, our dentist will apply dental resin over your teeth. Once the resin bonds to your tooth, it stays in place permanently.

· Resurface your smile with Lumineers—porcelain Lumineers are actually individual cosmetic dental restorations. Each Lumineer is crafted and shaded individually. Once the Lumineer is completed, our dental team attaches the restoration to your natural tooth. This is another cosmetic and restorative option—once the Lumineer is in place, you can eat, drink, speak, and clean your teeth normally.

The exact treatment that is right for you will depend on the current state of your smile, as well as you aesthetic preferences. The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation with our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists. We can help you love your bright and luminous smile again!