Did you know that smiling more can boost your mood? If you dislike the appearance of your grin, you may not enjoy showing off your pearly whites, which can potentially affect your attitude. You may feel self-conscious of your yellow or stained teeth. Luckily, Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, has a way to improve the look of your smile in a single appointment or at home with professional teeth-whitening. In today’s blog, we will be discussing your treatment options and other enhancements to pair with.
Brighten Your Smile At Home Or In Office
We offer this cosmetic treatment in two ways. You can have this done in our office or take home a custom kit for yourself. If you choose to do this in our office, you will see the results in around an hour. A bleaching agent will be applied to your teeth and activated with a light. For patients looking to do this at home, you will apply your trays every day for around 10 days. After that, you can have a brighter grin. You may experience some sensitivity to your teeth after whitening treatments, but it should go away within a few days.
The Benefits Of This Treatment
While having a yellow tint to your teeth does not necessarily mean they are unhealthy, it can lower your self-esteem. If you have a special event coming up, you can have an in-office treatment done to have near-immediate results. For patients in search of a smile improvement but do not need it immediately, the at-home treatment can be beneficial. Having a stain-free smile can also help boost your confidence and encourage you to take better care of your oral hygiene.
Alternative Cosmetic Treatments
Whitening is a great option for patients who have extrinsic stains. However, if the discoloration is below the enamel, other options may need to be done. For patients with several blemishes, veneers can be used to camouflage these problems. This process involves bonding a thin, tooth-shaped shell to the front of your teeth to create an even-appearing smile. If your problem is an uneven gumline, contouring can be used to reshape this tissue.
For patients with misaligned or overcrowded smiles, we also offer Invisalign or ClearCorrect. These are alternative to braces that allow for discreet treatment. Instead of using metal brackets and wires, you will wear a set of clear retainers to adjust your pearly whites into the proper position. A straighter grin has many benefits, including improving your confidence and oral hygiene. You can pair this with professional whitening to achieve a bright, symmetrical grin.
Talk To Your Dentist Today
To schedule an appointment for professional teeth-whitening or other cosmetic services, call Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, today at (713) 668-9119