5 Ways to Get a Super-White Smile
August 2, 2019
White teeth – they’re a sign of good health, attention to detail, youth, and success. But what’s the best way to get those bright teeth? Cosmetic dentistry makes all the difference for many Suwanee dental patients. With the help of your Johns Creek dentist, you can choose the most effective option for your smile makeover.
1. Teeth Whitening
There are over-the-counter teeth whitening products, and then there is professional teeth whitening. The difference is obvious for anyone who’s tried both. DIY whitening methods get the job done for some people, but the results are difficult to predict, inconsistent, and short-lived.
Choosing in-office teeth whitening or take-home whitening trays from your dentist means your teeth are being whitened by professional-grade bleaching products. The result is super-white, gorgeous teeth. Even if your teeth are crooked or gapped, when they’re white, they look perfect.
2. Porcelain Veneers
What if you could have not just a super-white smile but a flawless smile in all ways? Porcelain veneers are as white as you can get when it comes to a bright smile, but to get the most natural-looking smile you want to work with an experienced Suwanee cosmetic dentist who is prepared to shade your veneers to be the most flattering – that means the right kind of white.
Veneers are all about customization, but the “white” characteristic comes in off-white, bright white, and everything in between. Sure, you want VIP-level white teeth, but if teeth are too bright they will look fake. The best veneers give you the appearance of hitting the DNA jackpot when it comes to teeth.
Lumineers are the sister to porcelain veneers, with a few key differences. First, Lumineers are razor-thin shields of porcelain, but still durable and stain-resistant, just like veneers. Second, Lumineers are non-invasive. That means the stains and discoloration on your teeth will be concealed, but none of your tooth enamel needs to be removed to make room for the Lumineers.
4. Porcelain Crowns
Sometimes you have great white teeth – with the exception of one or two obvious discolored teeth. Correcting a few teeth is possible with porcelain crowns. These strong dental restorations are customized to match your natural tooth enamel so they blend in perfectly. Even if your problem tooth is a front tooth, a well-done crown covers the damage and gives you a bright, white, even-looking smile.
5. Inlays and Onlays
When you need a fast smile makeover for a white smile, inlays and onlays get the job done if you visit a Suwanee dentist who has a CEREC on-site restoration system. A customized inlay can be made during your appointment and carefully layered over the inside or middle of a compromised tooth so it looks complete again. An onlay, often called a partial crown, is a larger restoration that can be quickly made too with CEREC. These cosmetic enhancements are a lifesaver for patients who don’t have time to wait for their white smile.
Ready to talk white teeth? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mitul Patel at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek to find out what cosmetic or restorative dentistry techniques are right for you. Contact us today.