At Marler Campbell Dental Group, everyone deserves a bold, brilliant, white, straight smile. It can be challenging to determine which of the many cosmetic options available today would be best for you to enhance your smile. We’ve put together this piece to explain two of our most popular cosmetic enhancements: teeth whitening and veneers. Teeth whitening and dental veneers both have benefits and drawbacks. Both procedures are available at our Escondido, California, dental office, and we want to make sure that each patient understands their options.
Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures available. Many people are already satisfied with their alignment but still want their smile to stand out differently. Teeth whitening is a quick enhancement that is sure to boost your confidence. We provide teeth whitening services that will change the entire appearance of your smile.
Over time, our teeth can become discolored and stained with the different foods and beverages that we consume. These stains are unappealing to everyone. We use a whitening bleach that contains hydrogen peroxide for our teeth whitening process. The whitening bleach is a powerful substance that sinks deep into the enamel of your teeth and brightens their appearance. In just under an hour, you can have a brand new smile!
The whitening gel only works on your natural teeth. This means that if you have any dental appliances such as crowns, bridges, dentures, or implants, the whitening gel will not work on them. If you want those appliances whitened, you will need to speak to one of our dentists to get help with that. We invite you to contact us about teeth whitening today to learn more about the different benefits it has for you.
Veneers are another cosmetic procedure that is very popular in our office. Veneers have the power to change what your smile looks like completely. The solution is permanent, but it is also a non-surgical procedure. Veneers are very thin porcelain sheets that become a shell on the surface of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-made to your desired results and exact measurements. The porcelain plates match your tooth anatomy and correct various characteristics of your smile, including:
- Gaps in your teeth
- Uneven tooth lengths or undesired tooth lengths
- Stains and discoloration
The entire veneer process is complete in just two visits to the dentist’s office. The first visit consists of taking impressions and digital pictures of your teeth to create the veneers. You will consult with the dentist to get the changes to your smile that you want. After that, the enamel of your teeth will need a small amount of buffing. Shaving down the enamel will help the veneers fit in your mouth and make them feel more natural. At the second appointment, we will cement the veneers onto your teeth. Veneers are a permanent cosmetic procedure, so you cannot remove them once they are in place. However, if one breaks or chips, you can come to see us for a replacement.
At Marler Campbell Dental Group, we are excited to help you enhance your smile so that you have more confidence! We invite you to come into our office today for a consultation so that we can help you know whether teeth whitening or veneers, or possibly some other cosmetic procedure will benefit you the most. Please explore our website to learn more about the different services and procedures.
We look forward to serving you in Escondido, California.