Treating a Discolored Smile

Having discolored teeth means that you may spend too much time trying to hide your smile. We think you should have a smile that you’re confident in showing off! At Premier Dentistry at Millennium Park, we offer Chicago, IL cosmetic dentistry solutions to give you a smile that you’re proud of.cosmetic dentistry in chicago, illinois

Professional Teeth Whitening

When you think about getting a whiter smile at the dentist, this is probably what comes to mind. Professional teeth whitening carries many benefits compared to over-the-counter solutions. Drugstore whitening options are often one size fits all and the bleaching agent can come into contact with your gums, causing sensitivity. They’re also known for providing splotchy and uneven results.

At our office, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening treatments. In-office whitening is ideal for getting a whiter smile quickly, like for an upcoming event. A whitening gel is applied to your teeth after the gums and soft tissues are protected. A special light is used to activate the whitening agent, giving you a smile up to eight shades whiter in about an hour.

Take-home teeth whitening is a more gradual process. Custom whitening trays are made based on molds of your teeth. The trays distribute professional-grade whitening gel evenly across your teeth. You’ll wear these trays for a span of an hour or so each night for multiple weeks, depending on your cosmetic goals.

Porcelain Veneers

Not all tooth discoloration can be taken care of with teeth whitening. Stains caused by things like genetics or medication may need something more than traditional whitening methods. Porcelain veneers can help. Veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that go over the front and sides of your teeth. The material is designed to be durable and stain-resistant.

To get veneers, we’ll first remove a small amount of tooth structure. We want to make sure that the veneers lay flush and even with the rest of your smile. Impressions are taken of the prepared teeth so that the veneers can be custom-made. When they’re ready, we’ll fit them to your smile and make any small adjustments that are needed.

Dental Bonding

If you’re looking for a solution that’s cost-effective and aren’t ready for something permanent, dental bonding may be the best option for you. The bonding material is made out of a composite resin that can be color-matched to the shade of white you desire. It’s moldable and malleable, taking care of cosmetic chips and cracks along with whitening.

For dental bonding, a minimal amount of tooth structure is removed to ensure that the bonding material adheres to the tooth. The material is molded into the shape of the tooth so that it looks natural. When you’re satisfied, a special light will be used to cure and harden the material. It’s then polished to a natural sheen to match the rest of your teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois

If you’re ready to get a whiter smile, our cosmetic dentistry solutions can help. Call Premier Dentistry at Millennium Park or schedule an appointment online.