The surfaces of your natural tooth enamel typically have microscopic pores and other textures. These areas can gradually start to trap minute particles from dark beverages, tobacco use, and certain foods. This can leave your teeth with stubborn stains that cannot easily be removed by the gentle whitening products available in stores.
While Dr. David Wilhelm at Newport Dental Arts OC can certainly restore your white smile with a professional dental bleaching, you will still need to take measures to prevent future stains. This might include tobacco cessation, eliminating certain foods from your diet and drinking dark beverages through a straw.
If you are reticent to embrace these changes, you might want to consider having Dr. David Wilhelm fit you for custom dental veneers. These are basically porcelain shells that are custom made in a state-of-the-art dental lab to match the faces of each tooth in your smile. They are made from a special dental-grade porcelain material that will not be as receptive to stains, like natural tooth enamel.
This two-stage cosmetic restoration starts with Dr. David Wilhelm performing a thorough examination of each tooth in your smile. A careful impression will be made of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to our state of the art dental lab, where your veneers will be custom-made from a ceramic-porcelain material.
Dr. David Wilhelm will need you to come back in when your veneers are ready. Then, he will install them by removing a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth to prepare the surface. Each veneer will then be carefully cemented into place with a potent dental adhesive.
If you live in the Newport Beach, California area and you’re struggling with chronic staining issues, please call Newport Dental Arts OC at 949-752-1210 to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Wilhelm. We look forward to your healthy, bright smile!