Yellow or discolored teeth can make you insecure and unwilling to show off your smile. We want you to be able to smile confidently, without being self-conscious. So how can you get a brighter, whiter smile? Dr. Frank Henrich of Henrich Dental, a cosmetic dentist in Tulsa, OK, discusses the services we offer for teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening Services
Most patients can get a whiter smile through teeth whitening treatment. Over the counter teeth whitening products from the drugstore can lead to uneven whitening and results you aren’t happy with. We offer professional whitening services in our dental office. It’s safe and won’t irritate your gums like over the counter products can. You’ll also see results instantly and they last for years to come!
With any cosmetic procedure, Dr. Henrich will have a consultation with you first. He’ll evaluate your oral health to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Many cosmetic procedures can’t be performed unless you have a healthy smile. If there are existing problems, they’ll need to be fixed before you can move forward with teeth whitening.
For the in-office whitening process, it takes about an hour or so. A special bleaching agent will be expertly painted onto your teeth. We avoid your gums and the agent won’t harm your enamel. Once this is done, a light is put onto your teeth that activates the bleaching agent in the gel. Your teeth will get multiple shades whiter throughout this process.
We also offer at-home whitening kits that can enhance your whitening experience. They’re customized for your specific problems and mouth conditions. Bleaching trays are fitted to your smile to make sure they don’t irritate the soft tissues of your mouth. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to use them for optimal results.
There are some conditions that stain teeth in a manner that whitening services won’t work. For instance, if you take certain medications, they can permanently stain your teeth. If this describes you, or you have other cosmetic issues you want to fix, like gaps between the teeth, porcelain veneers are the way to go.
Porcelain veneers are made of a thin layer of dental ceramic. They go on the front and sides of your tooth, completely changing the look. They’re fully customized to your wants and the shape of your mouth, making sure your veneers look natural. You can help choose the shade of white you want your new smile to be, as well as have input on the size and shape of them.
One of the best things about porcelain veneers is that they’re resistant to certain types of stains. You won’t have to worry about them as much as you would with your natural teeth. Veneers can also help with other issues, like teeth that are really worn, chipped, or broken.
Your Cosmetic Dentist in Tulsa, Oklahoma
No matter the method used, Dr. Henrich can make sure you get the whiter smile you want. Call us or schedule an appointment online!