use veneers to whiten smile

Orange City and Deltona, FL

There are so many ways that you can brighten your smile. You can use whitening toothpaste, an oral rinse, an at-home kit purchased from the store, or go to your cosmetic dentist for a professional teeth whitening treatment. Brightening your teeth by just a few shades can make a huge improvement in the appearance of your smile, but teeth whitening treatments are not for everyone or may not be enough for you to achieve your aesthetic goals. If this applies to you, good news: you have other options. In this blog, we will explain how your Orange City cosmetic dentist at Terry Soule, DDS, can use veneers to give you the whiter smile you always wanted.

Even professional dental whitening is limited in its scope

Of all the methods you have available when it comes to teeth whitening, having a professional whitening treatment at your dentist is the best choice. Your dentist has access to whitening agents that are more potent and effective than any over-the-counter item, which means better, longer lasting results.

However, even a professional whitening treatment can only do so much as far as whitening your teeth. If you want your teeth to be permanently whiter, whitening treatment will not accomplish that goal. Your better option is to receive veneers, which can be tailored to any shade of brightness you desire.

Whitening treatments are not designed to remove all types of stains on teeth

Any teeth whitening product or procedure is intended to remove areas of extrinsic stain—i.e., stains that form from exterior causes, such as the use of tobacco or frequently consuming of certain dark-colored foods and beverages that are known to stain teeth. A whitening procedure is not as successful when dealing with other forms of discoloration. Intrinsic stains occur when the interior layers of the tooth structure start to show through the enamel. These stains can develop from a condition called fluorosis, which occurs when there are defects in the tooth enamel; due to discoloration of the entire tooth following the placement of an amalgam filling; or as a side effect to certain prescription medications. Veneers, however, can resolve any type of stain on your teeth.

Veneers can do much more than whiten teeth

A cosmetic dentist like Dr. Terry Soule can install veneers in Orange City on all the visible surfaces of your teeth to whiten your smile. In the process, veneers also can conceal an assortment of other aesthetic flaws. Installed over the front of your teeth, veneers can resolve the appearance of chips, cracks, small fractures, teeth that are unevenly sized, or an undesirable gap between your teeth.

Veneers in Orange City

At Terry Soule, DDS, we use veneers made with beautiful dental porcelain—a material that is resistant to stains from foods and drinks and reflects light in a similar fashion to your natural tooth enamel. Before any veneer procedure, Dr. Soule will evaluate both your medical history and current oral health, making sure there are no pre-existing conditions that may jeopardize the success of receiving your veneers. Schedule this evaluation today by calling (386) 775-1552.

Terry Soule, DDS, is proud to serve patients in the areas of DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City.