Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA
Various studies have confirmed the same thing, over and over: one of the first things another person notices when meeting someone for the first time is their smile. If your teeth are discolored or dingy, however, you may be hesitant to show your smile. Luckily, brightening your smile is easier than ever thanks to the proliferation of different procedures and products that can produce whiter teeth. Did you know that a set of veneers, installed by a highly trained cosmetic dentist in Agoura Hills, also can brighten your smile? Read on to see how veneers make this possible.
The effectiveness of any whitening product or treatment is limited by the shade of your tooth enamel
There are so many ways available for you to get whiter teeth: whitening toothpaste, oral rinses, store-bought whitening kits, and professional dental whitening procedures administered by your Westlake Village cosmetic dentists. A professional whitening treatment is a safer, more effective option. Our whitening agents are more powerful than any store-bought product or kit, and will not cause enhanced sensitivity in teeth. That being said, any method of whitening teeth only can brighten them to match the shade of your natural tooth enamel, which may not get your teeth a white as you would like. If you want your smile to be brighter than your natural enamel allows, veneers actually are a better choice, as they can be tailored to any desired shade. Moreover, a whitening treatment only addresses extrinsic stains: those that develop because of the consumption of tobacco or foods and drinks that can stain teeth. Intrinsic stains, meaning stains that occur from inside of the tooth, typically cannot be altered by teeth whitening.
Veneers can achieve several aesthetic goals—including brightening your smile
A professional whitening treatment is one of the most frequently performed procedures in cosmetic dentistry because it can be performed in about an hour, and makes a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile. However, veneers also are quite versatile. Placed over the front of your existing teeth, veneers can correct perceived aesthetic flaws such as chips, cracks, teeth of different sizes, excessively worn teeth, or concealing a gap between two teeth.
Know what causes discoloration
No cosmetic dental treatment will last forever, but if you choose to whiten your teeth by receiving veneers in Agoura Hills at Integrative Dental Arts, this will last longer than a professional whitening procedure. Our veneers are made using dental porcelain, a beautiful and stain-resistant material that reflects light in a manner similar to natural tooth enamel. However, good oral hygiene efforts are still encouraged to protect your investment and keep your teeth healthy and strong.
Get beautiful porcelain veneers in Agoura Hills
At Integrative Dental Arts, we strive to provide the best service possible to our patients. To learn more about how veneers can give you the great-looking smile of your dreams, contact our office and schedule a consultation by calling (818) 889-0400.
Integrative Dental Arts serves patients in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village in southern California.