As a dentist in Glasgow we offer a home tooth whitening system which patients can obtain from us and use themselves at home to achieve a bright white smile. It’s a very popular treatment and one which many patients often choose prior to a special day, such as their wedding day. However, despite the many benefits of this procedure there are also some limitations.
Teeth become stained again
For example, if having whitened their teeth the person then continues to eat and drink products which stain their teeth such as coffee, red wine, and curry; or if they carry on smoking; then it stands to reason that their teeth will become stained once more faster than with a person who doesn’t do these things.
Even if a person manages to refrain from smoking or consuming teeth staining products, the inner part of the tooth will eventually darken, and their teeth will need to be whitened again, for continuous whiteness.
So what’s the solution?
If you’re looking for a permanent solution to discoloured teeth, then porcelain veneers may be the answer. Rather than whitening the tooth itself, a fine layer of the surface enamel is removed from the front of the tooth and this is replaced with a wafer thin porcelain veneer. Similar to a false nail, these ultra fine veneers cover any blemishes, cracks, and discolouration and are highly stain resistant. Once they’re fitted, your dentist in Glasgow will tell you that provided you take care of them they have the potential to last for around 15 years.
Does it hurt?
Although the procedure doesn’t cause any pain, we usually administer a local anaesthetic to ensure the patient’s comfort during treatment. Some patients find their teeth feel more sensitive for a few days after treatment but this should soon disappear.
Before taking the decision to hide discoloured teeth with veneers, you need to bear in mind that this treatment is permanent and can’t be reversed. Although it’s probably the best treatment for someone with badly stained teeth or with cracked teeth, it might not be the right choice for someone who simply wants to lighten their otherwise healthy teeth by just a few shades.
Choosing dental veneers is an important consideration and not one to be taken lightly. Why not get in touch with Botanics Dental Care today and book an appointment with Dr Colin Gardner to discuss all of your options. As a popular Glasgow dentist, he’s committed to helping patients make the best of their teeth. Call today on 0141 334 3408 or contact us via our website at www.botanicsdentalcare.co.uk.