How Do I Brighten My Smile?

Do you have unsightly teeth stains? Discoloration can impact your appearance and often your confidence levels. We understand how important a bright smile can be, and we offer a number of cosmetic treatments to improve or mask discoloration. Do you need help brightening your smile?

Frequently Asked Questions About Brightening Smiles

Question: How does teeth whitening work?

Answer:  We have a unique teeth whitening solution that combines in-office and at-home systems. After an initial office treatment, we provide the patient with a set of plastic trays and prescribe a powerful bleaching gel. The patient then fills the trays with the gel at home and wears them for between one and two hours. Total treatment usually takes between one and two weeks and can potentially brighten smiles by multiple shades.

Question: Does bonding mask stains?

Answer: Yes! Should you have intrinsic stains, which form below the enamel and are often difficult to remove, we can use bonding to mask them with the same material we use for white fillings. In one visit, we can apply the bonding material, which can also be used to repair chipped teeth.

Question: Can you use veneers to brighten teeth?

Answer: For the front facing teeth we may recommend masking intrinsic stains with veneers instead of bonding. Veneers are incredibly thin layers of porcelain, which look natural and transform the appearance the teeth.

Question: Can routine maintenance keep smiles bright?

Answer: If you take good care of your smile from home, you can help protect it from serious discoloration. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and cutting back on the consumption of soda, coffee, tea, or red wine can help reduce the severity of stains in between visits. If you have any questions about combating teeth stains, then contact our office today.

Do You Have Teeth Stains?

With our professional cosmetic care we can help you enjoy a smile free of stains! For more information about our treatments, from Invisalign braces to dental implants, contact our team today. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.