As we age, it’s common for the teeth in your smile to lose some of their natural luster. This can be compounded by things like small chips, old fillings, and deep stains from dark foods and drinks. All of this could leave you with an unappealing smile and wanting to explore your cosmetic restoration options.
Fortunately, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth is highly trained and adept in a wide range of cosmetic restoration treatments.
Before selecting a particular restoration treatment for your smile, there are several factors to consider. This includes the nature of the imperfection, and just how deep the stains extend into your tooth enamel.
Dental veneers are a popular option many people choose for improving teeth with small chips as well as deep staining issues. The dental veneers are essentially thin, porcelain shells, custom crafted to fit over the face of the teeth in your smile. They can be shaded to match any color of enamel you would like for your smile.
If your teeth are simply stained and without any noticeable chips or past dental work, then you might only need to whiten them. In a situation like this, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth can help identify the underlying cause of the stains, to help prevent future stains, and explore your whitening goals to find the best method to achieve them.
Minor stains from occasionally consuming dark beverages and foods can sometimes be brightened simply by using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. If you use tobacco on a regular basis or your teeth in are deeply stained, you will need to employ stronger measures.
Dr. Michael Hollingsworth can administer a dental tooth bleaching procedure. This procedure uses concentrated whitening agents that are significantly stronger than any of the teeth whitening products sold in stores.
If you would like to explore your options for improving your smile, you should call Dr. Michael Hollingsworth at 816.232.8788 to schedule an appointment.