Do you want to treat crooked teeth? Are tooth stains impacting your confidence? Cosmetic dentistry can help. We can address multiple problems with cosmetic dental care, from tooth discoloration to dental injuries, tooth wear, and misaligned bites. High-quality cosmetic treatments address the smile’s aesthetics and protect teeth from further damage and even tooth decay. Our dental practice offers cosmetic dentistry services to patients in Trinity, FL. Below, we will answer common questions that many patients have about their cosmetic dental options.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs in Trinity, FL
Read answers to these popular questions about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and tooth bonding treatment in our office:
When will I see results from teeth whitening treatment?
Patients will see brighter smiles several weeks into their take-home whitening treatments. In addition, our in-office whitening treatment can deliver results within one hour.
Can you whiten dental bonding or porcelain veneers?
If you have old, dull, or discolored veneers or bonded teeth, whitening treatments do not help. However, we can provide new veneers or replace your bonding material in our office. Veneers and tooth bonding treatments also brighten the smile. Avoid drinking coffee, wine, and tea to keep your cosmetic treatments bright.
How long do dental veneers last?
Veneers can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years depending on their material and how patines care for their cosmetic treatments. We recommend that patients brush and floss their veneers using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Some whitening toothpaste especially can contain particles that damage the surface of the veneers.
Can you still get cavities with veneers?
Because veneers only cover the front of the enamel, patients will still need to ensure that their gums and the back of their teeth are healthy. If patients have sustained injuries or have damaged veneers, bacteria can affect the tooth underneath the veneer. Please contact us if you have an old or damaged veneer so we can provide you with a replacement. Continue to brush and floss with your veneers on your teeth.
Is dental bonding good for your teeth?
A tooth bonding treatment can repair chips, cracks, and fractures in the enamel. We prepare teeth for bonding treatment by removing a small portion of the enamel. However, this preparation process does not damage the tooth’s overall structure.
Can I permanently whiten your teeth?
Dental veneers are one of the best options for patients who have wanted to address discolored, yellowed, or darkened teeth for many years. Veneers are thin porcelain ceramic shells that we bond to the front of the enamel. Dental bonding can also cover tooth stains but may not offer the longest-lasting treatment compared to veneers. Patients cannot receive permanent results from professional whitening treatment. However, we provide touch-ups for patients to maintain a white smile.
Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Gianni Franceschi online or call Smiles of Trinity at 727.376.6969. Please let us know if you have any questions about your current symptoms or treatments. We are dedicated to helping our patients find the right solutions to their oral health problems.