Do you have deep tooth stains? Have your teeth become discolored over time? Try teeth whitening treatment in Wayne, PA. Our teeth whitening treatment is a cosmetic dental solution that enhances the shade of natural teeth. We can also recommend other cosmetic dentistry or restorative treatments to cover yellowed, dull, or discolored areas of the smile.
What Leads to Discolored Teeth?
There are multiple causes of tooth discoloration including foods and drinks, tobacco use, and even dental injuries. Some foods and beverages, including tomatoes, berries, coffee, tea, and wine contain chromogens. Chromogens are pigments that stick to the tooth enamel, causing staining.
Smoking, vaping and using tobacco products also contribute to tooth discoloration. Nicotine yellows and stains the tooth enamel. Additionally, dental injuries may cause discoloration. Worn and injured teeth may seem like they are a different color than other teeth because of dentin. Dentin is the layer beneath the enamel that can be exposed by chips, cracks, and wear on the teeth.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
For the convenience of our patients, we offer take-home whitening treatment. Our office uses Phillips DayWhite/NiteWhite take-home kits. These kits include mouth trays and bleaching gel. We customize the whitening trays to patients in our office so they evenly distribute the whitening gel onto each tooth. Patients will need to wear their whitening trays at home every day for two weeks.
This whitening method is safe and designed for patients who have tooth sensitivity. Additionally, when compared to store-bought whitening gels, toothpaste, and strips, this option is more effective. With custom trays and professionally formulated gel, patients can see their teeth brighten by multiple shades in just two weeks.
How Can I Treat Deep Tooth Stains?
In some cases, patients can have tooth stains that do not respond to whitening treatment. This is often due to intrinsic staining, or stains that are caused within the tooth. Tooth wear or dental injuries can cause these types of stains, which reveal the dark underlayer of dentin beneath the tooth enamel.For these patients, we will recommend porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, and even dental crowns.
- Porcelain Veneers: Dental veneers are custom fabricated to perfectly cover the front of the tooth’s surface. They are made of a reflective porcelain ceramic material that easily blends in with the smile. A thin layer of porcelain is custom made from impressions of your teeth. They are created in a dental lab then sent to our office where your dentist will bond them to the front of your tooth. Porcelain veneers are durable, stain resistant and custom matched to blend with your natural teeth. To learn more about the porcelain veneers process, see Porcelain Veneers.
- Teeth Bonding: Dental bonding treatments use a malleable biocompatible material that is sculpted onto the tooth’s surface. It is an affordable option that can treat teeth with stubborn stains. An affordable option for our patients with minor imperfections such as small chips or cracks in their teeth is cosmetic tooth bonding. The composite resin can be customized to blend in with your smile. It is then sculpted by hand into the desired shape. Our experienced cosmetic dentists are able to freehand natural results that will blend seamlessly with your adjacent teeth. While porcelain veneers and tooth bonding are similar treatments, they differ in longevity and cost. To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of dental bonding, see Teeth Bonding.
- Dental Crown: Patients who have tooth damage and discoloration can benefit from a dental crown. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is secured over a natural tooth and cemented into place. Like porcelain veneers and tooth bonding treatments, crowns can match the shade of other natural teeth for a seamless result. To learn more about the dental crown process, see Dental Crown.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Treatment in Wayne, PA
Do you want to whiten your natural smile? Schedule a dental appointment with us on our website. You may also contact our office for cosmetic treatment at 610-347-5133. We always make sure that our patients feel comfortable with their care. Please let us know if you have any concerns or additional questions about your treatment options and we can help.