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These days, it is easier than ever before to whiten your smile. So many products are available—from over-the-counter options like toothpaste, oral rinses, and store-bought whitening kits to a professional whitening treatment administered by your cosmetic dentist. There is more than one way to get a brighter smile. Your Nashville cosmetic dentists at Devine Dentistry can produce dazzling whiter teeth by installing veneers. Find out how the results of veneers last longer than teeth whitening, and if this treatment option is right for you.
Whitening treatments do not address all the types of stains that can develop on teeth
When it comes to teeth whitening, receiving a professional whitening treatment from your cosmetic dentist is always the preferred choice. These professional treatments use a whitening agent with a more powerful concentration than what is available in any store-bought product. This means the results will be brighter and last longer. Moreover, professional whitening treatments are administered under the supervision of an experienced and trained cosmetic dentist, meaning the solution is safe to use.
Any whitening treatment, however, is intended to address extrinsic stains—which refers to stains that develop from the consumption of certain foods and drinks, or the use of tobacco. However, stains also can develop intrinsically from fluorosis, a condition that causes tooth enamel to wear away, revealing the darker interior layers of the tooth structure. Intrinsic staining also can take place as a side effect to certain types of prescription medication, or if the tooth’s nerve has died due to an injury.
The effectiveness of any whitening procedure is limited by the shade of your natural tooth enamel
Even a professional-grade whitening agent only can brighten your smile to the shade of your original, existing natural tooth enamel. If you would like your smile to be brighter than your natural enamel, you will need to choose another option. Veneers, however, can be matched to any desired shade or brightness. Your cosmetic dentist in Nashville can place these veneers so that they cover all the visible surfaces of your teeth, making an immediate and drastic difference in the overall appearance of your smile.
Veneers can do so much more than just whiten teeth
Made of dental porcelain, veneers are very thin and can be placed over the front of your teeth. Able to be installed on a single tooth or as mentioned on all of your visible teeth, veneers simultaneously can correct several aesthetic flaws, such as chips, small fractures, cracks, having teeth of different sizes, and concealing an unwanted gap between teeth.
Get veneers in Nashville
Devine Dentistry recommends receiving veneers if you wish to brighten your smile permanently. This porcelain is a top-of-the-line material that will not stain due to the exposure to coffee, wine, or other discoloring agents in foods and drinks. Dental porcelain also is translucent, with the same light-reflecting quality as natural tooth enamel. To learn more about how Drs. Brian Devine and Russell Mack can use teeth whitening or veneers to brighten your smile, contact (615) 269-4209 to schedule a consultation.
Devine Dentistry is proud to serve patients in the areas of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville, Tennessee.