Teeth Whitening An Overview
Teeth that are stained, yellowing or darkening in color can also lend to a more aged appearance. Brightening your smile with a teeth whitening procedure can provide an instant confidence boost and a quick smile makeover for a special occasion, wedding or reunion. Teeth whitening can be completed in the comfort of your home using a custom take-home kit and professional bleaching products.
There are certain types of tooth stains that are resistant to professional teeth whitening. We will evaluate the condition of your smile to determine if teeth whitening is right for you and will meet your expectations. Genetics, medical conditions and certain medications can discolor teeth permanently in some cases. Drs. Thoman and Thoman offer alternative cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to address tooth stains that are resistant to tooth whitening, often with lasting results. We may recommend:
- Dental crowns: for a single discolored tooth a dental crown can be color matched to the rest of your natural smile.
- Tooth bonding: if one or more teeth are mildly stained or discolored, tooth bonding can be used to brighten your smile.
- Porcelain veneers: for deep discoloration, several affected teeth or if you desire a permanent, customized result, porcelain veneers can be placed.
Drs. Carole and Robin Thoman can help you brighten the appearance of your smile with a safe, effective tooth whitening treatment choice that best suits your aesthetic goals.