Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment in the world, and sometimes, tooth whitening may be all you need to get the smile you have always dreamed of owning.

Of course, only Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from Glen Dental in Glenview can determine what cosmetic dental procedures would be best for your particular needs.

Tooth Whitening

Dr. Gilmor and his team use Zoom® whitening. Zoom® whitening is the in-office tooth whitening system that can lighten your teeth up to 12 shades, and best of all, you can have a new smile in a single dental appointment, chairside. Zoom® whitening is also used with custom-made whitening trays that you take home so that you can keep your smile nice and bright.

If you have dental restorations, such as crowns, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers, tooth whitening may not be the best solution, as tooth whitening will not work on dental restorations. Tooth whitening may also not work for internal stains caused by an over use of fluoride as a child or from tetracycline, and other antibiotic use.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding may be a good solution if you are unsure about porcelain veneers and are not a good candidate for tooth whitening. Cosmetic bonding can repair small chips and cracks and even fill the small gap between your teeth. Dental bonding can be done in a single office visit and although not as sturdy as porcelain veneers can last for some time as long as you practice good oral hygiene.

Porcelain Veneers

No longer reserved for people with excess cash, porcelain veneers are more affordable than ever and with good care, can last for 15 to 20 years. Porcelain veneers are permanent, as a small amount of your natural tooth needs to be removed to make way for the veneer. However, once your veneers are placed, your new smile will look beautiful and natural.

If you would like more information regarding tooth whitening or any other type of cosmetic dental procedure, call or click and talk to a professional from Glen Dental in Glenview today.