Whatever the colour of your teeth, this popular cosmetic dental procedure can restore their appearance.
Certain cosmetic dental treatments are more popular than ever. Amongst them is the teeth whitening procedure, perhaps due to its popularity with a number of TV celebrities. This non invasive and widely affordable treatment can make a real difference and greatly improves the appearance of your discoloured teeth. There are caveats however.
Although this is indeed an excellent procedure, producing great results, it does have its limits. It works best on relatively lightly discoloured teeth, such as the yellowing caused by ageing, or general light staining of the teeth. Unfortunately, many people have teeth that have gone well beyond this stage.
More severe teeth staining
If you have been a long term smoker, or perhaps have indulged in teeth staining food and drinks such as red wine for some time, it may well be that a teeth whitening procedure would not make sufficient improvement in the colour of your teeth. The cosmetic dental team at the Confidental Clinic in Purley will be able to advise you about this during your consultation.
Very badly stained teeth, and also teeth that are chipped and cracked will not gain much benefit from a teeth whitening procedure. In fact, cracks and other flaws in the teeth will only show up more once the teeth have been whitened.
Where the discolouration of the teeth is severe, it is likely that we will recommend porcelain dental veneers as a suitable alternative to a teeth whitening procedure.
Why dental veneers?