Treating Intrinsic And Extrinsic Discoloration

El Paso TX dentist offers professional teeth whitening and cosmtic bonding services

There is no one-size-fits-all method to improve the appearance of your smile. Your El Paso, TX, dentist offers several treatment options that can help address your specific goals. These may include a professional teeth whitening service or cosmetic bonding. The approach will depend on your goals and the type of blemish that has occurred.

Causes Of Stained Teeth

There are two kinds of discoloration that can appear on your pearly whites: internal or external. Your dentist will assess your smile before a cosmetic treatment. External blemishes occur on the outer layer of your teeth. This can make your smile appear dull or yellow and are commonly caused by foods or drinks we consume. Popular beverages such as coffee, tea, and soda can cause surface stains. Internal stains may be due to genetics, health conditions, or injuries. These may appear as spots on your dental structures and cannot be removed with a whitening treatment. Before covering these blemishes, your dentist will examine the area to ensure that a restoration does not need to be done first.

Choosing Between Bonding And Whitening

A professional whitening treatment can be used to lift stains from the surface of your teeth. We offer this option as a personalized treatment that can be done at home. This method is safer than store bought products because it is tailored to your unique needs. You will wear a set of custom trays with a bleaching agent every day as specified by your dentist. In less than two weeks, you can show off your stunning results to others.

Cosmetic bonding can be used for patients who have intrinsic blemishes. Instead of removing the spots, they can be disguised with the use of composite resin. This is a tooth-colored material that can be added to your tooth. Bonding can be done during a single appointment and can leave you with an even-appearing smile. You can also pair this treatment with contouring for a full smile transformation. Contouring is the process of removing a small amount of your tooth to reshape it. This is great for patients with jagged or overlapping teeth. Before having any cosmetic treatment done, you will need to have a consultation with your dentist.

Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Porcelain veneers are another alternative cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of your smile. Your teeth and gums must be healthy before having this done. Porcelain shells will be added to the front of your teeth to create a bright and uniform grin. This process may take several appointments and requires a small amount of your enamel to be removed so that the shells can fit.

Talk To Our Team To Learn More

Call Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry in El Paso, TX, today at 915.759.7000 to learn more about your cosmetic treatment options.