Everyone wants a beautiful, white smile, but you might not be sure how to get one. If your smile needs a refresh, West Lakes Dentistry is here to help! Our team of experienced and caring professionals can help you regain your perfect smile. We offer a couple of different services, including teeth whitening and dental veneers, that are quick and easy ways to make your teeth sparkle.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a great way to improve your smile, and it’s also quick and convenient. You may have tried tooth whitening options at home before, but if you didn’t see results, that doesn’t mean whitening doesn’t work for you.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Both at-home and professional teeth whitening use bleaching agents like peroxides to lighten stains on your teeth. These solutions can penetrate stains, unlike toothpaste, which only works on the surface of teeth. Peroxides break up the chemicals that cause stains on your teeth, lifting them and giving you a brighter look.
Why Get Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is generally much more effective than at-home whitening.
At a dentist’s office, you can get much better results than at home, because we have the tools and skills needed to apply the whitening formula thoroughly while protecting your gums.
We also make whitening trays specifically for your teeth, so the fit is exact. Over-the-counter kits come with generic trays that may not fit well or fully cover your teeth.
At West Lakes Dentistry, we know you’re busy. Our teeth whitening appointments are quick and easy so that you can get a beautiful, white smile without spending hours at the dentist. So if you’re looking for a way to give your smile a boost, call our office and schedule a whitening appointment today!
If you’re looking for something a little more permanent than whitening, or if your teeth are badly stained and professional whitening hasn’t worked for you in the past, we also offer dental veneers at West Lakes Dentistry. Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers or just veneers, are another great option that will give you the smile of your dreams.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells or caps that go over your teeth. Usually made of porcelain, veneers give you a sparkling smile by covering stains, discoloration, and even chips in your teeth.
Because they are made of porcelain, veneers are extremely strong. They can last 10–15 years with proper care, and they protect your teeth from damage or decay, just like your tooth enamel does.
Should I Get Veneers?
Whether you get dental veneers is ultimately up to you. A good candidate for veneers generally has the following traits:
- Good overall oral health.
- Dark stains or discoloration that won’t lift with whitening.
- Small imperfections on teeth, such as small chips or breaks.
- Enough tooth enamel to bond with the veneer.
If you have large breaks or chips, you may need a crown to sufficiently protect your tooth instead of veneers. Additionally, if your enamel has worn down significantly, the veneers won’t be able to bond with your teeth, and you’ll need to pursue other options.
Benefits of a Refreshed Smile
Teeth play a big role in our self-confidence. People with teeth that are yellowed, stained, broken, or chipped often report lower self-esteem. Professional teeth whitening or dental veneers don’t only boost your smile, they also boost your confidence so you can smile with pride.
Dental veneers also protect your teeth from decay, making them ideal for people prone to cavities or breakage.
Call West Lakes Dentistry Today!
Don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Call today, and let our team of cosmetic dentists help you get the smile of your dreams.