Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI
According to a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 71 percent of women who responded and 58 percent of men said that when they were meeting a potential significant other for the first time, the first feature they noticed was the smile of the other person. Are you one of the millions of people in the United States who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their smile? You can make a dramatic difference in the way your teeth look just by brightening them by a few shades. Knowing this, it should be no surprise that a teeth whitening is the most popular type of procedure in cosmetic dentistry. However, a well-trained cosmetic dentist in Royal Oak like Dr. Nancy Hartrick at Hartrick Dentistry can brighten your smile by placing porcelain veneers over your teeth.
Even the most powerful whitening treatment is limited in its effectiveness
Teeth whitening methods are everywhere—from toothpaste to oral rinses to store-bought whitening kits to professional treatments administered by a cosmetic dentist. However, any whitening treatment only can brighten your teeth to match the shade of your natural tooth enamel. This may not bring your teeth to the desired whiteness. Whitening treatments also are designed only to remove extrinsic stains: those that occur from the use of tobacco or the consumption of foods and beverages like coffee, wine, and dark-colored fruits. Teeth also can become discolored due to intrinsic staining—when the interior layers of the tooth structure begin to show through due to fluorosis—or as a side effect to certain prescription drugs. The solution to achieving permanently whiter teeth, in each of these treatment situations, is veneers. Dr. Hartrick can place veneers over all the visible teeth in your mouth, and these veneers can be tailored to whatever shade you desire, even if it is brighter than your natural tooth enamel.
Veneers can whiten teeth—and do so much more
Addressing stubborn discoloration is just one of the aesthetic benefits that come from receiving veneers. Placed over the front of teeth, veneers also can resolve flaws in appearances such as crookedness, differently sized teeth, or gaps between teeth. A full set of veneers can transform your smile into one of gleaming white, perfectly straight teeth that are worthy of the red carpet in Hollywood.
Get veneers from your dentist in Royal Oak
Dr. Hartrick works with veneers made of beautiful dental porcelain. These veneers are translucent, which means they reflect light just like the enamel on real teeth. And, as mentioned, this porcelain is stain-resistant and can be chosen in any shade you would like. Usually performed over a couple of appointments spanning about two weeks, the veneers are placed on the front of your teeth after a very small portion of the existing tooth structure is removed to guarantee a flush bond. Receiving a veneer is a convenient process that involves minimal discomfort, and can give you the fabulous-looking smile of your dreams.
To find out more about veneers, teeth whitening or any of the other ways Hartrick Dentistry uses cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of smiles, contact us at (248) 549-0950 to schedule a consultation.
Hartrick Dentistry is proud to serve patients in the areas of Royal Oak and Birmingham, Michigan.