What is teeth whitening or bleaching?
As one of the most popular oral cosmetic treatments, teeth whitening and bleaching helps give patients’ smiles a bright, healthy glow. Teeth whitening works by removing surface stains on the enamel caused by aging, food and drink, or chemicals.
Dental & Aesthetics of Pittsburgh offers three different levels of teeth whitening, including being a provider of VENUS® whitening treatments in Pittsburgh. Upon consultation, we’ll recommend which method is best for you and your aesthetic smile goals.
Our methods, depending on the patient, can last for several years. However, if you are a heavy coffee or red wine drinker, we offer refill kits every 6-12 months to help you maintain your spectacular results.
What is a smile makeover?
If you’re someone with a list of smile insecurities, the smile makeover at Dental & Aesthetics of Pittsburgh is the perfect treatment for you. As specialists in cosmetic dentistry, we’ll design a smile makeover to help you reach your smile aesthetic goals. These treatments may include whitening, veneers, tooth shaping, dental implants, and more.
A smile makeover is perfect for tackling a wide variety of smile imperfections, including:
- Crooked, twisted, or incorrectly positioned teeth
- Uneven or misshapen teeth
- Cracked, chipped, broken teeth
- Decayed or damaged teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Widely spaced or gapped teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
The end result of a smile makeover is a healthier, beautiful mouth that enhances your confidence. With long-lasting results, a smile makeover is a great choice for your long-term oral health and the appearance of your smile as a whole.
How can veneers provide me with a more beautiful smile?
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Veneers are made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model.
Placing veneers is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. Your dentist at Dental & Aesthetics of Pittsburgh may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture but for most people, the results are more than worth it.