Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Whitening your teeth can make a dramatic and immediate difference in the way your smile looks, making you feel more self-confident and therefore able to make a great first impression. Did you know, however, that there is another way to brighten your smile other than a teeth whitening procedure? Read on to see how your Scotts Valley cosmetic dentists Dr. Max Ebrahimian and Dr. Ariana Ebrahimian can use veneers to produce the whiter teeth you always have wanted.
You have different options if you want to whiten your smile. You can use whitening toothpastes, an oral rinse or a store-bought whitening kit. However, none of these methods compare to professional teeth-whitening treatment in Santa Cruz offered by Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry. These treatments are administered under the supervision of our trained and experienced cosmetic dentists, making sure that your oral health will not be compromised during the process. Also, professional dental whitening treatments use more powerful whitening agents than those available in any over-the-counter product, and results will last much longer when you get your teeth professionally whitened.
However, even a professional teeth whitening is limited in what it can accomplish. Whitening procedures are designed to remove extrinsic stains on teeth—defined as those that come from using tobacco or from the discoloring agents present in certain foods and beverages. Intrinsic stains, whether they develop due to fluorosis or as a side effect from certain prescription medications, do not respond as well to any type of whitening treatment. Furthermore, your teeth only can be brightened to match your natural tooth enamel. If your aesthetic goals involve brightening your teeth beyond the color of your natural dental enamel, then you may consider opting for veneers – ultra thin layers of porcelain that can be placed over all the visible surfaces of your teeth, and are designed to be any shade of desired whiteness.
Veneers in Scotts Valley
Although a teeth whitening is currently the most popular type of treatment in cosmetic dentistry, and certainly comes with a lower price point, porcelain veneers have been a tried-and-true method for Santa Cruz cosmetic dentists because of their beauty and versatility. Veneers also can be used to resolve an assortment of different aesthetic flaws including chips, cracks, fractures, and unevenly sized teeth or to conceal a gap between two teeth. Veneers can be placed on a single tooth or, as mentioned earlier, placed on all the visible surfaces of teeth, producing a whiter smile while also correcting any other existing aesthetic issues. Receiving veneers usually requires two appointments, but results are designed to last for years without the need for touch-ups as with teeth whitening.
At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry we use two types of veneers. Our composite veneers are made of a resin and handcrafted in our office. Our other veneers are made of dental porcelain, a stain-resistant material with a similar translucency to genuine tooth enamel. To learn more about our veneers, our teeth whitening treatments, or any of the other ways that we can use cosmetic dentistry to produce beautiful smiles, schedule a consultation by calling (831) 438-4411.
Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry serves patients in the areas of Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley, California.