This is the third part of our series of articles on cosmetic dentistry. If would like to read the previous posts, we have the first two posts here
Teeth Whitening: In-Office vs. Over-The-Counter
is a process that can be done at home or in the office. According to the majority of dentists, in-office whitening methods are the more effective option, and will produce better results than the store-bought methods. In office, Dr. Lechner has the ability to solve any kind of dental issues the patient may be dealing with, like cavities and tooth sensitivity
. The dentist will also make sure that the patient's gums are protected against the whitening agents. Even though over-the-counter brightening tools are relatively inexpensive, it is best to have a conversation with Dr. Lechner before utilizing them.
Depending on how major the discoloration is, an in-office brightening might require one to three visits. Dr. Lechner constructs a unique mouthpiece that flawlessly matches the patient’s teeth for future use in at-home treatments, which will help them maintain the brightening benefits. Enamel whitening isn't permanent, so it's important that the patient discusses further treatment options with Dr. Lechner.
are a durable solution for individuals who need small corrective treatments for problems like gap teeth, fractures, and discolored teeth. Dr. Lechner will remove a tiny amount of enamel—around 1 millimeter— prior to attaching the veneers to your teeth. Once the veneers are completed, it's practically impossible to differentiate them from your real teeth. The upkeep of porcelain veneers requires nothing extraordinary—regular brushing and flossing with non-abrasive toothpaste will keep them healthy and strong. The patient will typically be sensitive to cold and hot beverages and foods for a little bit, although this will only remain for a few days as he or she becomes accustomed to the alterations to their teeth.
Over the course of the last three blogs, we've spoken about several cosmetic dental options. If you would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Lechner to discuss these further, you can click here