Teeth that are discolored, stained or dark can be caused by many different reasons. Some antibiotics taken when you were young can cause staining. Root canals or silver fillings can discolor teeth. Even fluoride can darken teeth. Teeth which were damaged in an accident can also be discolored. Teeth get darker as you get older. Your old dentures and partials also get stained and yellowed with time.
Our generation is concerned with appearance. Every person you see in the movies or on TV all have white teeth. All the world is a stage and we are all on display. White teeth make you feel and look better. Studies have indicated that between 50% and 80% of the population has a desire for whiter teeth. So it is surprising that the dental community has not gotten the message out that you can have brighter and whiter teeth just like the movie stars at affordable prices. What nature or environment took away, modern dentistry can correct.
Tooth whitening is a safe affordable way patients can rejuvenate their aging or discolored teeth. There have been over 700 hundred articles published confirming the safety of tooth whitening when performed by a dentist. The most up to date methods combine an in office whitening visit with a special custom tray to wear for about two weeks for two hours a day. Since the dentist fabricates a special tray to wear by tooth whitening patients, comfort has been improved. The new tooth whitening agents are what we called pH balanced to deal with those few patients that exhibited tooth sensitivity . Tooth whitening often motivates patients to undergo other necessary treatment that they have been putting off for years. There are over the counter tooth whitening kits available, but these kits do not have the special trays and pH balanced solutions necessary for healthy results without side effects. Also, when it comes to your health, let the expert treat your teeth. The dentist can also see if there are contraindications to whitening or that other techniques may be better suited for the patient. Tooth Whitening uses an oxidizing agent usually in a tray for 2 hours a day for about two weeks. We can jump start the process if the patients wants quicker results, but this can add to the cost of the process.
If your teeth are chipped, cracked, misshapen or spaced, another technique is available called bonding or porcelain lamination. These techniques can be done in as little as 1 to 2 visits with little or no drilling. These methods allow for a thin veneer of material, either composite or porcelain to go over your teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is not expensive, but like most things worth getting, requires some expense and commitment. How more perfect you want your teeth to be needs to be discussed between you and your dentist.
The road to happiness and success is full of obstacles and if one can smooth it out by enhancing one’s own qualities then why not. Most dental offices like ours offer financial arraignments to ease the decision making process. Combining this with the proper information will make for a satisfied patient.
Source by Raul Glasgow