Defining smiles white smile

A bright, white smile can make a big impact on our appearance and self-confidence. Fortunately, we offer various treatments to give you the radiant smile you desire. In today’s blog, your Irving, TX, dentist discusses in-office whitening treatments, at-home options, and the use of veneers or composite resin to change the shape and color of your teeth.

In-office Whitening Treatments

Our in-office whitening treatments offer fast and effective results. These treatments involve the use of a higher concentration of whitening agents than over-the-counter products, ensuring a more profound whitening effect. We apply a gel containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to teeth. A special light or laser may be used to enhance the whitening process. A barrier is often used to protect your gums as we apply the whitening gel over several sessions, typically lasting around 30-60 minutes per session. This method can produce significant results after just two hours.

At-home Options

For those who prefer a more gradual whitening approach or wish to maintain their in-office treatment results, custom trays are easily made in the office. With digital technology, we can quickly scan your mouth which creates a digital impression. We use this cutting-edge technology to create your custom trays within the same day. While this method requires more dedication and time, it can provide noticeable results and help you maintain your bright smile.

Veneers or Tooth-Colored Fillings

Intrinsic stains are discolorations that occur within the tooth structure and cannot be removed through conventional whitening treatments. In such cases, veneers or composite resin can be excellent options to restore a white smile.

Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain restorations that cover the front surface of the teeth. They effectively address unsightly discolorations and can also correct other imperfections like chips, gaps, or misshapen teeth. This cosmetic solution involves removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate the veneers. It typically requires multiple dental visits for preparation and placement.

Composite resin fillings can also enhance your smile. This procedure involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin material to the tooth surfaces. The resin is molded and sculpted to correct shape, size, and color imperfections. Composite resin bonding can be used to treat intrinsic stains and minor cosmetic issues, providing immediate results in a single dental visit.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Achieving a whiter smile is now more accessible than ever with various in-office and at-home teeth whitening options. Whether you opt for professional whitening, at-home methods, or cosmetic solutions like veneers, please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.