Your teeth are wonders of nature. They work hard for you every day, reducing a wide variety of foods to manageable size and beginning the process of digestion. If you think about eating three meals a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for perhaps 70 years – more than 75,000 meals, not counting snacks – you can get a sense of just how incredible your teeth are.
Our teeth are designed to last for your entire life with the right dental care. A big part of how well your teeth hold up to the demands you place on them is your dental enamel.
The enamel that covers and protects your teeth – and gives you a white smile – is the hardest substance in the human body. Unfortunately, it’s not invulnerable. Your enamel can be stained by the foods you eat, by the beverages you drink, and by smoking. Some medications can permanently discolor tooth enamel. And your enamel wears over time, and as it thins, the underlying dentin layer shows through. Dentin is relatively dark; when seen through thin dental enamel, it makes your teeth appear gray and dingy.
Are Professional Whitening Treatments Right For You?
The professional whitening treatments offered by Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX produce wonderful results for many of our patients. Our professional treatments can go beyond surface stains to remove deep-seated stains and discoloration.
The effects of professional whitening treatments can last for quite a while, but the same factors that caused those teeth to discolor in the first place can and will cause them to need whitening treatment again. Still, for most people, that works out very well. Professional teeth whitening is both safe and effective.
But just like “one size fits all” doesn’t fit everybody, whitening treatments won’t give everyone the beautifully white smile they want.
People with dull or dingy-looking teeth often spend a lot money on over-the-counter whitening programs trying to get whiter teeth. But if the enamel is too thin, no amount of whitening will give them the brilliant smile they want.
The Permanent Solution To Whiter Teeth
Dental veneers are the answer to the recurring cycle of teeth whitening. Veneers are highly stain-resistant, thin pieces of translucent material that are laid over and cover your natural teeth. In addition to concealing stains and the show-through dentin layer, veneers can also serve to:
- Conceal crooked, gapped, or uneven teeth
- Give chipped or cracked teeth a normal appearance and function
There are various types of veneers. Traditional porcelain veneers require the teeth to be prepped by removing some of the enamel. This helps to ensure that the veneers give the teeth the same apparent thickness as other teeth and appear natural.
Prepless veneers can be the ideal solution for people with thin enamel. As the name implies, no preparation of the teeth is required. We make custom-make our prepless veneers right here in our in-house laboratory in San Antonio. Dr. Moore personally ensures that each veneer meets strict standards of quality.
White, Yes, But Also Beautiful
You can get veneers at many dental practices, but this is a time when “buyer beware” applies. There’s no point in having gleaming, white teeth if other people can tell from yards away that your smile is artificial. You won’t feel good about smiling or laughing out loud if the veneers make your teeth look “bubbly” because they protrude too much or make them look too long.
Dr. Moore is an acknowledged authority in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Beyond that, he’s an accomplished artist who uses that artistic flair to produce smiles that are perfectly natural and supremely beautiful. He’s helped thousands of people get the smiles of their dreams. To see just how natural and beautiful your smile can be, visit our Smile Gallery to see how he’s helped other people get a smile they’re proud to show.
Trust Cosmetic Dental Associates
If you’re living with stained, discolored, chipped, cracked, or irregular teeth, you don’t have to suffer the embarrassment any longer. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of – perfectly natural and absolutely beautiful from Cosmetic Dental Associates.
To arrange a consultation in our San Antonio, TX dental practice, contact Cosmetic Dental Associates by calling 210-951-4444 (Medical Center) 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) 210-934-8188 (Stone Oak) . You can also use our convenient online form.