Teeth whitening is a big deal, especially where I practice in Newport Beach, CA. So that brings me to the question. . .are you thinking about having your teeth whitened, but having a hard time justifying the treatment? At my practice, The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, we help whiten hundreds of smiles a year, and all for different reasons.
If you’re still trying to weigh the pros and cons of professional teeth whitening in, you may want to keep these four common instances in mind before passing up on the opportunity:
Before a Smile Makeover
Are you ready to get something dramatic like dental veneers or add bonding to areas that are uneven? We recommend whitening your teeth first.
Here’s why: teeth whitening helps to compliment the other cosmetic treatment that you’re getting, in some cases eliminating the need for otherwise unnecessary treatments. For example, maybe you want a few teeth bonded but also whiter, so you’re opting to get veneers. Instead, the less invasive option would be to have your teeth professionally whitened and then a small amount of matched composite shaped over the minor irregularity.
During your dental evaluation, we’ll discuss how whitening can be combined with other types of cosmetic dentistry in Newport Beach, CA to help you get the best results possible.
Sometimes, we’ll want you to whiten your teeth at least a couple of weeks prior to starting other treatments, so that the color of your enamel stabilizes and is constant for several days before placing long-term restorations like veneers or cosmetic bonding.
As a Mini Smile Makeover
Now this is really one of my favorites! I give myself a mini smile makeover a few times a year by whitening my teeth!
Brightening the way your teeth look is an effective cosmetic treatment that doubles as a stand-alone smile makeover. The best part is that it’s fast, efficient, and affordable. If you’re not ready to take the jump into gum recontouring, dental veneers, or bonding, then teeth whitening is the perfect place to start.
Professional whitening is a fraction of the cost of more complex aesthetic cases. So, if a big makeover isn’t necessarily in your immediate budget, teeth whitening probably is.
You can choose to whiten your teeth two different ways: in-office (one day) or take home. At The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry we use ZOOM! Teeth Whitening products for professional results every time. After treatment, your smile will be several shades whiter than before. We’ll show you how to maintain the results and touch up your tooth color to keep your smile bright for months and even years after your initial treatment.
An Upcoming Interview/Date/Special Occasion
There’s a lot to be said about the way your teeth look. In fact, studies have shown that people with whiter and more beautiful teeth tend to do better at job interviews, get paid more, look happier, and even have more friends.
If you’re struggling over what to wear at that next business presentation or want a pick-me-up when you enter the dating scene again, having whiter teeth may be the perfect accessory to take along with you.
Investing in whiter teeth is an effective and affordable way to help you look your best when it matters the most.
Before Upcoming Restorative Work
Let’s say you’re about to replace a missing front tooth with a new dental implant and crown. Or, you need a filling that is going to show when you smile, so you want it to match the tooth around it. If for any reason you ever what to whiten your teeth later on, you won’t be able to without changing out the dental work you’ve had done. Why? Because dental restorations don’t respond to whitening products.
Instead, it’s best to professionally whiten your teeth first (getting the best results possible) so that our cosmetic dentist in Newport Beach, CA can match the material to the new brightness of your teeth. Your smile will start off whiter, and you can keep touching it up over time to help it stay that way. If you get the dental work done first and decide to whiten later, the restorations will stand out unless you’ve replaced them with new ones.
Should You Get Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?
Choosing to have your teeth whitened at The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry will ensure that you get the best results possible without the risks associated with over-the-counter products. Issues like tooth sensitivity or tissue burns aren’t a concern, because your treatment is professionally administered and careful instructions given.
And unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, our Newport Beach, CA teeth bleaching options use professional strength ingredient concentrations, providing you with faster and brighter results. Our options are best for deep set stains and natural tooth discoloration, where drugstore products are designed for milder stains that accumulate between dental visits.
Get professional teeth whitening that fits your budget. Contact The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry today to book an exam and whitening evaluation. In most cases you can get started on the same day! Call now for pricing.
Watch my video below on how you can prevent sensitivity before you whiten your teeth!