Exploring Options for the Cosmetic Improvement of Your Smile

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A winning smile plays in your favor in so many situations in life. Many people with chips, stains, or visible past dental work in their smile often consult with Dr. Karey to explore their options for the cosmetic restoration of their smile.

Finding the best option to improve your smile incorporates a couple of key factors. If it’s just that your teeth have staining issues, you might simply need to turn to certain tooth whitening products or procedures. However, if your smile also has imperfections like visible fillings, chips, or small fractures, you might be interested in restoring those teeth with dental veneers or a crown.

Dental veneers are basically thin porcelain shells that are cemented onto the face of the teeth. If one or more of your teeth lack the sufficient enamel to secure a dental veneer, then Dr. Karey might recommend having the entire enamel layer of that tooth replaced with a porcelain crown.

If your teeth are only suffering from staining issues, our dentist may recommend whitening products and procedures that will be the most effective for their particular degree of staining.

Whitening toothpaste or whitening strips can usually whiten minor surface stains. However, if your teeth are deeply stained, you may need to employ stronger whitening procedures.

Drs. Karey can also perform dental tooth bleaching procedure. This procedure uses concentrated whitening agents and professional techniques to safely and effectively whiten your teeth.

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, please call our office at 734.668.6612 to schedule an appointment.