Minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment can have a huge, positive impact on the appearance of your smile. In many patient cases, it doesn’t take some elaborate procedure to improve the esthetics of your teeth. In fact, it may just be a matter of removing stains from your teeth. Teeth whitening treatment is gentle and non-invasive. With a short in-office session, or a take-home kit, many patients can drastically brighten the appearance of their smile. If you’re looking to create a brighter tomorrow for your teeth, it’s time to explore teeth whitening options.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Is Fast and Efficient
Teeth whitening with your dentist typically offers superior results to over-the-counter whitening products, because your dentist has access to stronger bleaching agents. During an in-office whitening session, your dentist will carefully apply a strong whitening solution to your teeth before stimulating the solution with a special light. This process, which takes just over an hour, can remove the staining deposits on the surfaces of your tooth enamel. Your dental team will take special care to protect your tooth enamel and surrounding oral tissues during the treatment.
You Can Also Brighten the Appearance of Your Teeth at Home
If a mid-day session isn’t really feasible for your schedule, your dentist can also equip you with a take-home whitening kit. The principle of take-home whitening kits is the same as an in-office treatment: Use a bleaching agent to remove staining deposits. In the take-home version, you’ll receive a custom set of whitening trays that fit comfortably over your teeth. You’ll simply apply a small amount of the bleaching solution in the trays and wear them for an hour or two each evening. In around 10 days, you’re likely to see dramatic whitening results.
For Tough Stains, Dental Veneers Can Provide a Whitening Effect
Some staining is especially stubborn, and some staining comes from within your tooth (known as “intrinsic” staining). In these cases, teeth whitening treatment may not fully remove the stains from your teeth. Porcelain dental veneers can be used to brighten your smile in cases like these. Porcelain veneers are fabricated to fit the surface of your tooth and improve its appearance. That can include the shape, size, and the brightness of your tooth. Ask your dentist about dental veneers as an option for your smile.
Explore Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Through Elm Creek Dental
If you’d like to see an improvement in the appearance of your smile, there’s a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment that can help. At Elm Creek Dental, we get to know our patients individually so that we can understand their needs and their goals. We’ll build a smile plan with you to help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule a cosmetic consultation at Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN by calling 763-416-0606.