Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, offers cosmetic treatments

A Professional Treatment That Can Brighten Your Smile

What is the main concern you have with the appearance of your grin? For many patients, it is having yellow or discolored teeth. These surface-level stains may occur due to certain foods or beverages we consume. Your Ankeny, IA, dental team can help remove these with an at-home or in-office whitening service.

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Do This At Home Or In Our Office

It may be tempting to purchase a generic whitening kit at the grocery store. Unfortunately, though, these may contain harsh ingredients that can harm your smile. Instead, you can have this done safely at home or in our office. The at-home office may take up to two weeks to see results. Your dentist will send you home with custom trays and a bleaching agent that you will apply every day. In a week or so, you can show off your results. This is a great option for patients who have adequate time before their special event or would like to do this on their own.

For quicker results, we also offer this in our office. After examining your smile, the dentist will apply the lightening agent and activate it with a light. This can remove stains in a single appointment, leaving you with a stunning smile.

Why Should You Whiten Your Teeth

Having yellow teeth does not necessarily mean they are unhealthy. However, having stain-free pearly whites could leave a good impression on others, make you appear more attractive, and even help you look younger. Before having this done, you will need a consultation with your dentist. You must be in good health before having any cosmetic treatment done. Your dentist may also be able to see if the discoloration is intrinsic or extrinsic. If the blemishes occur below your enamel, they may be able to recommend bonding as an alternative treatment, since whitening can only remove surface-level stains.

Using Cosmetic Bonding As An Alternative

Professional whitening may not work for all patients. If your teeth do not respond to this treatment, or the blemishes occur below the surface, alternative methods may be necessary. Cosmetic bonding is a minimally invasive way to achieve an even-appearing smile. Composite resin can be added to the areas of imperfection, leaving you with a clear appearance. Many patients may find that combining this treatment with contouring leaves you with the most stunning effect. Cosmetic contouring helps reshape your teeth to help them appear more uniform. This may be used if you have pointy or jagged structures, or if they slightly overlap. Contouring is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in the same visit.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA at (515) 965-0230 to book this service or another cosmetic treatment.