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Top 3 Cosmetic Dental Procedures for a Whiter Smile

December 30, 2021
Posted By: Downtown Dental
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Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, there's really no aesthetic dental flaw you can't improve! In many cases, there is more than one option to address an issue, and achieving whiter, brighter teeth is a perfect example. 


Of course, the first treatment that comes to mind is professional teeth whitening. However, whitening alone may not be enough depending on the nature of the tooth staining or discoloration.

Let's take a look at the three options that can help you achieve a uniformly bright white smile.


Teeth Whitening with a Cosmetic Dentist


Professional teeth whitening in New Orleans is fast, easy, and affordable for most budgets. You can choose between an in-office power whitening that delivers results in about an hour and custom take-home whitening kits. 


KöR teeth whitening actually involves both—custom trays you use at home for 2-3 weeks followed by an in-office treatment. And the results you get with KöR are considered permanent with monthly touchups!


Porcelain Veneers


Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells of porcelain or ceramic and are a good choice if you have deep stains or discoloration that don't respond to teeth whitening. Getting veneers requires two appointments because they are fabricated at a custom dental lab to ensure the highest quality, most stunning results. 


Since veneers are custom-made for your smile, your cosmetic dentist can select a shade of white that blends with surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance.


Dental Bonding


Dental bonding uses composite resin applied directly to the tooth, molded to fit its contours, and hardened with a curing light. Since no outside dental lab is involved, this process is also referred to as direct veneers and can be completed in one office visit.


Bonding conceals stains and discoloration like veneers but is more affordable, and the process is also reversible. However, unlike porcelain veneers that can last 15 years or longer with proper care, bonding should be replaced every five years or so.


Contact a Cosmetic Dentist in New Orleans to Get Started


If you want to eliminate stubborn tooth staining or discoloration or want to brighten your smile for an upcoming wedding, reunion, or job interview, our cosmetic dentist at Downtown Dental offers the solution you need. 


Please call our New Orleans dental office and schedule an appointment to get started.

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