Why We Need Savannah Style Teeth Whitening

The way that teeth whitening prices have come down from over a decade ago means that almost any person who wants to have an elective cosmetic dentistry procedure can easily whiten their teeth in one or two short and painless office visits.

teeth-whiteningWhile many permanent teeth whitening options do exist, the best teeth whitening option for most people will be done in office environment by a dental professional. Other options include take-home whitening trays which are formed by your dentist, or over-the-counter teeth whitening products such as gels, pens, and adhesive strips.

But let’s address the underlying issue of why people want to whiten teeth.

Is it celebrity media? The presence of cameras on every corner? Shiny teeth help shield off harmful rays of the sun?

Studies show that a person’s smile is the first thing that they see and evaluate when meeting a person of the opposite sex. Whether you’re looking to whiten your teeth in an effort to be more attractive, or because it will improve your self-confidence and help you in a professional environment, teeth whitening is a great option for you.

Teeth undergo various changes throughout your life. First of all, understand that the shade of teeth color is often predetermined by your genetics. In addition to the shade of white that you were born with, your day-to-day habits and activities can change the color of your teeth over long period of time.

Pretty much anything that touches your teeth on a routine basis will have an impact on the color.  Tooth enamel is extremely porous and absorbs the color of food and liquid items that pass through your mouth. Coffee, wine, berries, and dark spices can stain the enamel. Habits  like smoking tobacco also contribute to the discoloration of your teeth.

While yellowing teeth is not a health concern, they can contribute to your unwillingness to freely smile. If you lose confidence in your smile you will likely smile and talk less than you are used to.

The simplest solution that we provide is laser teeth whitening. In a one hour procedure with absolutely no pain, you will leave the office with a dramatic difference, many shades whiter.

Other Methods For Cosmetic Dentistry

Every one of our restorative works and tooth replacement procedures can be technically considered cosmetic dental works.  This is because when we replace the tooth we do so in a manner that will not only restore your smile to the way it was improve the aesthetics if it is possible.

dental-impmlantsIf you have no tooth loss and do not need to have restorative dentistry but still would like to have some form of improvement on your smile, the cost of porcelain veneers is that an all-time affordable level for patients.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent permanent solution to improving not only the color of teeth but also in reforming your smile. Porcelain veneers cost will not be covered via dental insurance provider most of the time. As an elective procedure, dental plans will likely not take the burden of paying for your improved smile.

Another solution that is of higher quality than veneers are Lumineers.

This is the exact same process of veneers, but the material used to form the thin sheets that are applied to the front side of the teeth are made from a thinner material.  This thin material allows for more of the pre-existing tooth to remain intact.  Rather than shaving away half a millimeter of material from each tooth we are able to only shave up to a third of the tooth enamel in order to provide the same greatly improved smile. This leaves more enamel and more of the original tooth.

If you have any questions regarding the aforementioned ways to whiten smile or other preventive methods to avoid gingivitis, your best bet is to visit our office and consult us on our methods. Go ahead and request an initial appointment where we can discuss your options.