Do you want to achieve a whiter, brighter smile?
Stained and discolored teeth can age your smile, and may even be a source of embarrassment for some patients. Achieving a whiter, brighter smile is a quick, effective process that should be completed by a trained dentist. Loyalsock Dental offers professional teeth whitening services as an effective way to brighten a dull, discolored smile.
Dr. Joyce Kim offers long-lasting teeth whitening solutions in our Williamsport dental office. Patients will undergo a one on one consultation with Dr. Kim, a review of the cosmetic goals, and a full comprehensive exam to determine which whitening solution best suits their needs. Depending on the type of stain and the cause of discoloration, Dr. Kim may recommend dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or professional teeth whitening to give you the results you desire.
Why Are My Teeth Discolored?
Changes in the color of the teeth are normal as you age. However, other factors can influence the color of the teeth. For instance, patients who drink tea or coffee may experience stained teeth. Lifestyle habits like smoking can also affect the color of our teeth. Dr. Kim will evaluate your teeth and determine which whitening solutions best suits your needs. In most cases, teeth whitening can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. We offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions.
Dr. Kim can help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile in our Williamsport dental office.
Treating Discolored Teeth in Williamsport, PA
For most stains and discoloration, professional teeth whitening solutions can be used to brighten the teeth. Depending on your needs. Dr. Kim may recommend in-office teething whitening or take-home teeth whitening kits to help you achieve your ideal smile.
Both teeth whitening solutions use professional-grade bleaching agents to brighten the teeth multiple shades. In-office teeth whitening can typically be completed in an hour-long visit to our Williamsport dental office. The moth and gums are protected while patients undergo their whitening treatment.
For gradual results, patients have the option of whitening their smile with take-home teeth whitening kits. Dr. Kim will take impressions of the teeth to create custom design teeth whitening trays that fit securely and comfortably over the teeth. Patients can whiten their smiles in their own time and in the comfort of their own homes. Take-home teeth whitening slowly brightens the teeth over the course of several weeks.
It is important to note that certain stains cannot be addressed with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Kim offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry solutions to improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth. Dr. Kim may recommend porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile.
Discolored Teeth FAQs
What causes tooth discoloration?
Tooth discoloration usually doesn’t happen overnight. It’s typically caused by repeated exposure to something that can stain your teeth, like coffee. Medical issues can contribute as well. For instance, certain medications can cause stains that are difficult to remove. Naturally, our teeth also discolor as we age.
Is tooth discoloration harmful?
In many instances, it’s a cosmetic issue. However, you may be more at risk of gum disease and tooth decay with discolored teeth. Discoloration can mean the dental enamel is thinner or that you have a buildup of plaque and tartar.
Are some teeth unable to be whitened?
Gray teeth and teeth that have internal staining may not be able to be whitened by traditional teeth whitening methods. However, we offer many options that can work for patients experiencing this. Porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and dental crowns can all take care of this kind of staining.
Request A Dental Exam and Teeth Whitening Consultation
If you would like to explore your cosmetic dentistry options, visit Loyalsock Dental in Williamsport, PA. Dr. Kim can evaluate your smile and determine the best solutions for your cosmetic and oral health needs. To learn more about your options, call (570) 989-5271
or request an appointment online.