Answering Cosmetic Dental Questions

Do you want to straighten your smile? Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Wayne, PA, area? Our office is here to help patients who want brighter, straighter, and more aesthetically pleasing smiles. Because patient education is an important part of our office, we encourage patients to ask us questions about their treatment options. If you’re interested in cosmetic dental care but want to know more, read the answers to popular questions about our treatments.

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Cosmetic Dentist FAQs in Wayne, PA

Here we answer commonly asked questions about cosmetic dentistry and the cosmetic treatments we offer in our office:

How is a cosmetic dentist different from a regular dentist?

A cosmetic dentist focuses on treatments that improve the aesthetics of the smile. General dental care treats problems that affect the teeth and gums and does not focus on the look of the smile. While cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the look of the smile, cosmetic dental treatments can also improve oral health.

How do you maintain results after teeth whitening treatment?

Some of the best ways to maintain your new smile after teeth whitening treatment are to keep up a good oral hygiene routine, stick to a “white diet,” and schedule regular dental visits. Brushing and flossing daily not only prevents bacterial build-up and keeps the breath fresh but also helps remove food debris and stains.

Sticking to a diet that avoids acidic and staining foods or drinks can also keep teeth white. Eating light-colored foods like chicken, bread, tofu, pasta (with white sauces), and eggs can prevent superficial staining. At regular dental visits, we can provide professional cleanings that not only improve your oral health but also address discoloration from bacterial buildup on the smile.

Can I eat and drink with Invisalign?

You cannot eat or drink anything other than water when your Invisalign aligners are on your teeth. However, you can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat and drink. Afterward, you can clean your teeth and place the aligners back in place.

Are dental veneers permanent?

With the proper care, dental veneers can last 10 to 15 years or more. However, patients must be committed to wearing a cosmetic treatment over their teeth because we prepare the teeth for veneer treatment. Tooth preparation permanently changes the tooth’s appearance so the veneers bond to teeth properly and feel as natural as possible.

Do bonded teeth look natural?

Because we color-match bonded teeth to your adjacent teeth, we can create natural-looking results. We use malleable resin to partially or fully cover teeth and ensure that the resin matches teeth before bonding it to the tooth.

When do you see results from teeth whitening treatment?

Patients will typically begin to see brighter teeth after two weeks of professional whitening treatment. We recommend that patients wear their custom whitening trays each day for the best results.

Let us know if you have any more questions! We’re always happy to help our patients get the right care for their cosmetic goals. Contact Wayne Family Dentistry for care today at 610-347-5133 or schedule a dental consultation with us online.