What happens when teeth whitening fails? Should you give up and accept the fact that you’ll never have the bright, white smile you want? Absolutely not! There are still ways you can get the brighter smile you desire.
At Advanced Dental Associates, our team of experienced and friendly dentists and professionals will work hard to get you the results you’re looking for. In the meantime, learn more about why teeth whitening may not have worked for you and what new option you should consider.
Why Did Teeth Whitening Fail?
In most cases, professional teeth whitening works to remove stains that are on the outer layers of the teeth. If you have stains on the inner layers of your teeth, it’s likely a side effect of prescription medication, fluorosis, or nerve damage within the tooth.
It’s important to first understand the difference between in-office, professional teeth whitening kits and over-the-counter drugstore teeth whitening systems. Professional teeth whitening is done in a dentist’s office because it uses a higher concentration of whitening properties. Often times lasers or special lights are used to enhance the effects of whitening as well.
OTC drugstore whitening kits are often less potent and therefore less effective. In sum, you get what you pay for.
Unfortunately, for some patients, neither option works to whiten teeth. Whether because of damage to the inside of your teeth or because of a health condition that has permanently discolored your teeth, sometimes teeth whitening treatments just don’t work the way you want them to.
If you haven’t seen results from teeth whitening, no matter what the reason is, don’t give up hope. We understand how frustrating it can be when you desperately want a whiter smile. That’s precisely why we offer another solution for patients who want whiter teeth: dental veneers.
What Is A Dental Veneer?
Dental veneers are a great option for patients who want a brighter smile but couldn’t get the results they wanted from traditional teeth whitening systems. Dental veneers have the ability to completely transform your smile for a number of reasons, including discoloration.
At our San Antonio, TX dentist office, we would be thrilled to introduce you to dental veneers!
Dental veneers are super thin shells that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to improve your overall aesthetic. Veneers are customized to fit the shape and color you desire, which means you can use them to achieve that whiter smile you’re hoping for.
Dental veneers are also a great way to hide chipped teeth or fix misshapen or slightly gapped teeth.
However, it’s important to note that not all dental veneers are created equal. Especially in recent years, technology in dentistry has improved, allowing for an improvement in the processes and materials used.
At Advanced Dental Associates, we’re thrilled to offer one of the most natural-looking, durable veneers on the market today: IPS e.max.
IPS e.max veneers are made from lithium disilicate glass ceramic, which is one of the most advanced materials available in dentistry. These veneers are specially made by the manufacturer to give you a natural look that will truly amaze you.
Additionally, the lithium disilicate is slightly more flexible than traditional ceramic, allowing for an evener distribution of forces. That’s good news for you because it means there’s less of a chance you can damage your veneers!
Are Dental Veneers Right For You?
The only way to know for sure if you can benefit from IPS e.max veneers is to visit our San Antonio, TX office for a consultation. During your time with us, we will go over your past issues with teeth whitening and discuss the benefits of dental veneers. If we determine that you qualify for IPS e.max veneers, we will walk you through every step of the process to make sure you know exactly what to expect. There are no surprises here!
At Advanced Dental Associates, your health and happiness are our top priorities. We will work hard to make sure you get the results you’re looking for, in the most comfortable way possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Go ahead and pick up the phone and schedule your consultation now! Call (210) 819-5233. You can also contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!