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Phoenix - Teeth Whitening / Porcelain Veneers - Smile Makeover

We all know that having a smile that looks great is a fine way to make a lasting impression. Of course, that's easier said than done in a lot of cases. For that reason, many people go to visit with a skilled Phoenix cosmetic dentist. By meeting with a professional who knows how to get the best out of your smile, you can look your absolute best.

Two particularly popular/effective treatment options for smile makeovers are porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Let's take a moment right now to look at both and see how they can help you get a smile that looks its absolute best.

About Teeth Whitening Treatments

Professional teeth whitening treatment is far more effective than the over-the-counter whitening kits and products that you can get at the local store. The reason for this is because the bleaching agents are much stronger, requiring the supervision of trained professionals.

We have different methods of teeth whitening available and can discuss each method's advantages with you depending on your unique needs.  They vary in terms of cost, time involved and clinical application.

During the most common teeth whitening treatment at our Phoenix cosmetic and implant dentistry center, patients will first have their teeth cleaned. A bleaching agent will then be applied to the teeth and exposed to a special blue led light. This process is very comfortable for most patients. Additional whitening is obtained through continued bleaching at home for 1-2 weeks with specific directions given. 

The Best Candidates for Teeth Whitening Treatments

The best candidates for teeth whitening are people whose teeth that are stained or discolored as a result of various foods, beverages, smoking and the effects of aging. Stains that originate from within the tooth are unable to be addressed through the use of teeth whitening since the bleaching agents will not penetrate that far into the tooth structure.

About Porcelain Dental Veneers

Phoenix porcelain veneers are one of the most popular options out there for smile makeovers. These thin shells of dental ceramic fit right over the front portion of a tooth. During the procedure to place the veneer, a fraction of a millimeter of the tooth will be removed. An impression of the tooth will then be taken, and it is from this impression that the dental veneer will be crafted.

Porcelain dental veneers are ideal for addressing dental stains as well as chips, cracks, and minor spacing and alignment issues.

The Best Candidates for Porcelain Dental Veneers

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people with aesthetic problems that affect the visible portions of their teeth. Since porcelain veneers are an aesthetic treatment, it's important that candidates for treatment be in overall good dental health.

Which option is better for my needs?

When you meet with a dentist serving Phoenix, you'll be able to find out which of the above will be better for your needs. In some cases, all a patient will require will be teeth whitening, which can greatly improve the overall color of a smile. Other times, porcelain veneers will be the best option to consider, especially if a patient has stains as well as other aesthetic problems with a tooth.

Schedule a Consultation for a Smile Makeover

If you would like more information about instant orthodontics and your many other options for achieving a total smile makeover, be sure to contact our Phoenix cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best decision about your dental health.

 


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Phoenix - Teeth Whitening / Porcelain Veneers - Smile Makeover

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