Options for Yellowed or Damaged Teeth in Pittsburgh
Is your smile damaged or dingy? In addition to affecting your self-esteem, a smile that is less than pristine may also make a bad first impression and can even be the cause of deteriorating oral health. Since your smile says a lot about you, research has shown that employers shy away from promoting people who have crooked, damaged, or yellowed teeth, since it could show a lack of attention to detail.
Fortunately, Dr. Rebecca L. Pounds can makeover even the most unsightly smile, helping you to feel confident again. Modern dental tools and techniques offer a wide range of treatment options, allowing Dr. Pounds to transform your smile in as little as a single appointment. Here are just a few kinds of cosmetic dentistry in Pittsburgh that can repair damaged or yellowed teeth, and why you shouldn’t hesitate to make an appointment as soon as possible.
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Dental enamel is naturally porous, paving the way for yellow teeth and deep stains. The pigments in the foods that you eat and the beverages that you drink can eventually tarnish your smile, leaving you with teeth that look dirty even if they are perfectly healthy and clean. The goal of dental whitening is to gently bleach away discoloration, leaving behind teeth that look white and beautiful.
Dental whitening works in a few different ways. First of all, carbamide peroxide helps to lift away surface stains from your teeth. Also, the peroxide helps to open up the pores in your dental enamel, allowing bleach to lighten stains below the surface. Dr. Pounds is proud to offer both Zoom! in-office whitening and the Venus take home whitening system. Both systems are incredibly effective, and have been clinically proven to whiten teeth several shades in as little as a single treatment.
Some patients experience dental sensitivity after teeth whitening. However, these symptoms can be treated with anti-sensitivity toothpastes and treatments.
If your teeth are chipped or damaged, dental veneers in Pittsburgh might be right for you. These incredibly thin, tooth-colored laminates are cemented to the front of the teeth, creating a perfect, even appearance. Modern dental veneers are more realistic and stronger than ever before, boasting an impressive lifespan of at least 10-15 years. Dental veneers can be used to treat a wide variety of dental problems, including gapped teeth, crooked teeth, surface texture problems, deep staining, and cracks.
Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps that cover the entire visible portion of the tooth. Crowns can be used to completely change the shape, color, and texture of a tooth, while simultaneously maintaining the tooth’s natural root. Dental crowns are durable, realistic, and easy to take care of.
Dental bonding, also called cosmetic bonding, is the process of adding composite resin material to the teeth in order to change a tooth’s shape, texture, color, or stability. After the tooth is prepared, bonding material is sculpted around the tooth, cured with a handheld UV light, and then polished to a natural shine. While not as durable as many other dental restorations, dental bonding is an inexpensive and aesthetic treatment that can address most of the same issues as veneers and crowns.
In addition, modern dental bonding materials are designed to flex with the rest of the tooth, improving stability. New composite resin materials are also designed to mimic the natural color and opacity of teeth, creating seamless repairs.
Don’t keep living with a smile that embarrasses you. Make an appointment with Dr. Rebecca L. Pounds as soon as possible so that you can start your dental transformation. With a focus on bioesthetic dentistry and a staff that is completely committed to your care, Dr. Pounds is confident that you will love your dental experience.