Over time, your teeth can lose their luster. The dulling of your teeth is often natural, and doesn’t necessarily mean that your hygiene routine is ineffective. In fact, your teeth can be perfectly healthy and still lose their signature pearly whiteness. Depending on the cause and intensity of your condition, your Rochester cosmetic dentist, Dr. Calcagno, can help improve your smile’s appearance by brightening your stained or discolored teeth. In most cases, this may mean a simple teeth whitening procedure, either in our office or from the comfort of your home. If your teeth are discolored from within (intrinsic staining), then Dr. Calcagno will help you choose an appropriate alternative option to brighten your smile.
Expert Teeth Whitening that Suits You
Teeth stains typically aren’t serious, and Dr. Calcagno offers a choice of professional teeth whitening procedures designed to brighten dull teeth without taking a significant chunk out of your busy schedule. In-office treatment with the Zoom! whitening system can be completed in a single office visit, and usually lasts just over an hour. Dr. Calcagno will apply the professional-strength gel to your teeth after covering the exposed soft tissues of your mouth. A special curing light will stimulate the solution, causing it penetrate tooth enamel and eradicate surface tooth stains. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, then ask about take-home Kor Whitening, which consists of custom-designed whitening trays that fit over your teeth and allow you to apply the whitening agent at home. Combined with your office visits, the Kor take-home system can dramatically brighten your smile up to 16 shades.
More Potent Smile Improvements
As powerful and effective as professional teeth whitening can be, there are some teeth stains and discoloration that don’t respond to the chemical treatment. For stubborn stains and intrinsic staining, Dr. Calcagno may recommend one of the following procedures to revamp your smile’s appearance;
- Cosmetic dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
- Porcelain dental crowns
If your smile is substantially blemished, then Dr. Calcagno will consult with you to design a custom smile makeover, which combines several cosmetic procedures to completely reinvent your smile’s look.
About Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist:
Dr. Gilly Calcagno is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Minnesota Dental Association, and is active in local dental implant study clubs. To schedule a consultation, call Calcagno Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659.