When you have concerns about the quality of your smile, this can interfere with your sense of self-esteem and the ability to express yourself authentically. Two of the most popular treatments for improving smiles.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening can be received as a chairside treatment or by using a highly-effective take-home system provided by the dentist.
Professional Chairside Teeth Whitening
After a routine dental cleaning, the bleaching agent is applied directly onto your teeth and allowed to penetrate the enamel. This step is repeated the up to four times to help you achieve the desired brightness.
At-Home Professional Teeth Whitening
If you choose to whiten your teeth at home, a custom impression of your teeth is obtained to create well-fitting trays for the uniform delivery of professional-strength bleaching gel. You will be given instructions on the amount of time and duration to use your at-home treatment.
Professional teeth whitening is best for external stains that have developed over time from infrequent cleanings, consuming dark liquids, or tobacco use. It is not suitable for permanent stains that are due to genetics, medications, or illness. This type of discoloration is best addressed with porcelain veneers.
Besides brightening teeth with intrinsic stains, these thin shells of porcelain can be used to conceal chips, cracks, as well as mild spacing and alignment issues.
Porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile. The process begins with an impression of your teeth being sent to our lab to craft your veneers. In about two weeks, you will return to the dental office to have these thin prosthetics applied to the front of your teeth. The dentist carefully positions the veneers onto each tooth that needs treatment.
Learn More Teeth Whitening and Veneers by calling our Hayward, CA Dental Practice
Dr. Richard Plasch listens carefully to your concerns and goals and recommends the options he feels best meets your needs. Our entire team works hard to make improving your smile affordable and rewarding.