What Types of Cosmetic Dental Treatments Can You Get in Lincoln Park?
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a variety of services that help improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth. Examples of cosmetic dentistry include teeth whitening and veneers. Here is more information about those two treatments.
Teeth whitening is a popular type of cosmetic dentistry in Lincoln Park that uses a special gel to get rid of discoloration. Teeth whitening can be done at the dentist’s office or at your home. The in-home treatment is less expensive, but the at-office treatment is quicker and produces more dramatic results.
During the in-office treatment, the dentist will have you wear a plastic retractor to protect your lips and cheeks from the whitening gel. The dentist will then apply a hydrogen peroxide gel on your teeth and leave it there for an hour. When the dentist removes the gel, your teeth will be noticeably lighter.
The at-home treatment will take several weeks. The dentist will take impressions of your teeth to have a pair of trays custom-made for them. You will fill those trays with whitening gel and place them over your teeth. You will leave the trays in place for about an hour.
The results of teeth whitening treatments generally last between six months and two years. You can extend that time by taking good care of your teeth and avoiding beverages that discolor teeth, like coffee or red wine. Smoking also discolors teeth, which is yet another great reason to quit.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of clear plastic aligners used to straighten teeth. They are basically a type of removable braces, and that removability makes it much easier for you to clean your teeth. The aligners are custom-made, and you will use a new set every two weeks. Like conventional braces, the aligners will gradually shift the teeth into their proper positions. You will wear the aligners for at least 21 hours every day, taking them out just to eat and clean your teeth.
Contact Dentist Professionals of Lincoln Park to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Lincoln Park. You can see what other services we offer by visiting their website.