Even minor cosmetic imperfections on the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious. This can be even more significant if you have teeth with discolored fillings, yellowing tooth enamel or visible chips.
Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS, is well versed and highly experienced in a myriad of cosmetic dental enhancement methods. The number and nature of the imperfections you need addressed will largely determine the solution she recommends.
If it is merely that your teeth are suffering from stains, she can professionally bleach your teeth. Once your teeth have been completely whitened, she will then help you determine the cause of the stains so you can make alternative choices. This might also include using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips to maintain your smile’s bright, white luster.
Dental veneers can be used to remedy teeth with chips and deep stains. The porcelain veneers are custom crafted in a dental lab out of a porcelain material that will fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural tooth enamel.
At the same time, the porcelain material is not as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. This will make it easy for you to maintain your new, white smile.
If one or two teeth are unappealing due to discolored fillings, your dentist might recommend a porcelain dental crown. This essentially replicates the tooth enamel layer with a porcelain cap that can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth.
If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry in Haymarket, Virginia, you should call 571-261-2600 to schedule a consultation at Awesome Smiles Dental Center.