San Francisco Dentist Gives You Options For Whitening and Lightening Your Smile

Discolored dental enamel can make your smile look older, unhealthy, and poorly cared for. So, although dental discoloration is a pretty common problem, it is not something that many people want to live with!

The good news is that now you don’t have to. Our San Francisco cosmetic dentists offer a number of treatments that will effectively minimize existing stains and lighten the overall appearance of your smile.

The first treatment that most people consider to address dental staining is professional teeth whitening treatment. Our dentist applies a topical whitening gel to the dental enamel, and then we activate the gel so that it begins to life stains from the tooth structure. Professional whitening is very effective, and can lighten your smile by several shades.

Another option is to cover dark or stained enamel with custom-shaded dental resin. Resin, once bonded to the tooth, looks just like natural enamel, and is able to hold up to the wear and tear of daily life. One of the major benefits of dental bonding is that this non-invasive treatment can be completed from start to finish in just one appointment.

You can also cover unsightly teeth with personalized porcelain restorations like dental veneers. Every veneer is shaped, sized, and shaded to work for the individual dental patient. Many people choose dental veneers because they want to lighten their smiles while achieving other cosmetic goals like closing gaps between teeth or covering damaged or irregular dental enamel. Once our dental team fits you for your restorations, we’ll have you come back to the office to have your veneers placed and perfected; the entire process is usually finished in just three dental appointments.

As you can see, you have options when it comes to lightening and brightening your smile. Call our San Francisco dentists to learn more about all of the cosmetic treatments we offer and to schedule a personal consultation!