Stains and tooth damage can make your smile lose its luster. Luckily, it's easy to regain your dazzling smile with a few dental treatments. Prairie Village, KS, dentist Dr. Terry Linneman of Prairie Village Dental Care discusses a few options to improve your smile, including veneers, teeth whitening and dental implants.
Versatile veneers are smile changers
Veneers are extremely thin pieces of porcelain shaped to fit the fronts of your teeth perfectly. They're an excellent option if you chipped a tooth after biting into an apple or if your tooth darkened after you took tetracycline or another medication. Veneers can conceal all of those little imperfections that detract from your smile, such as gaps or uneven texture. They're available in multiple shades designed to match your existing tooth color or whiten your teeth.
Stains on teeth are a fact of life for most of us and are difficult to avoid. When you eat or drink anything with dark pigments, such as berries, tea, coffee, cola or wine, some of those pigments sink into the pores in your tooth enamel and cause stains. Teeth whitening treatment bleaches out those stains, restoring your bright smile. Dr. Linneman offers take-home whitening kits in his Prairie Village office that will help you improve your smile. Take-home kits consist of whitening trays and whitening gel.
Dr. Linneman will make an impression of your mouth to ensure that your new trays fit well. A perfect fit is the key to ensuring impressive results and making sure that none of the whitening agent comes in contact with the roots of your teeth or your gums.
A missing tooth can have a huge impact on your smile. In addition to affecting your self-esteem, a gap in your smile also makes it more difficult to chew foods. Dental implants fill that gap and offer important benefits. Because implants fuse to your bone, they'll probably never need to be replaced. Implants also help keep your jawbone strong and prevent teeth from shifting.
The implant itself replaces the roots of a tooth. When it's combined with an artificial tooth called a crown, it offers an unparalleled tooth replacement option.
Are you ready to upgrade your smile? Call Prairie Village, KS, dentist Dr. Linneman of Prairie Village Dental Care at (913) 649-7500 to schedule an appointment.