Tooth Whitening and Veneers

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fri, 07/01/2016

Tooth Whitening and Veneers | Visalia teeth whiteningThere are a number of reasons why teeth darken and not all of them can be addressed through a simple teeth whitening solution. If your teeth have been impacted by surface stains such as those caused by foods, beverages, and tobacco, Fresno cosmetic dentist Dr. Greg Miyake can significantly improve their appearance with an in-office or take-home bleaching solution. However, for teeth that appear dingy, discolored, or stained due to factors such as aging, genetics, medication, or mineralization, a different approach will be required.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells placed over the front of your teeth. Dr. Miyake can customize your veers to match adjacent teeth in shape, size, and color, allowing them to fit nicely into your smile. Veneers are translucent enough to look and feel like natural tooth enamel, but thick enough to completely eliminate the appearance of even the darkest stains.

Porcelain veneers can be placed on targeted teeth to address problems in specific areas. They can also be placed on multiple teeth to address a number of common cosmetic dental problems including chips, cracks, gaps, other imperfections with your teeth.

Keeping Veneers White

Porcelain is stain resistant which can extend the results of your teeth whitening procedure. However, there is no way to whiten veneers without replacing them. To help your veneers stay bright and beautiful, you will need to commit to a good oral hygiene routine.

Veneers are cared for in the same manner as your natural teeth. Brushing your veneers after every meal and flossing at least once a day will help keep your veneers white. So too will limiting your intake of dark foods and beverages and refraining from the use of tobacco products.

Do not forget to visit Dr. Miyake every six months for professional cleanings and evaluations. During these visits, Dr. Miyake can inspect your veneers and also schedule whitening procedures for adjacent teeth to help ensure your smile remains brilliantly white for years to come.

For more information on teeth whitening and porcelain veneers in the Fresno, Clovis, or Madera, California areas, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an appointment today.