Teeth Whitening and Porcelain Veneers in New Braunfels, TX
Teeth whitening and veneers are two simple procedures that can make dramatic improvements to your smile. At Bedford Family Dentistry, our dedicated dentists recommend these cosmetic dental services for patients looking to transform the look of teeth that have become discolored or superficially damaged.
We offer teeth whitening treatments in New Braunfels and nearby communities for patients whose teeth have become stained over time. This is usually caused by the consumption of dark beverages like coffee, tea, wine, and some juices. Tobacco use also contributes to the yellowing of teeth.
Other whitening systems rely on a light to activate the bleaching agent within the whitening gel, this process can dry out teeth without offering any advantage. At Bedford Family Dentistry, we trust the Opalescence® professional teeth whitening system, and its protective features, to brighten our patients’ smiles.
How does Opalescence® Work?
Opalescence’s unique system uses a specially formulated, effective whitener that is self-activating and includes ingredients to prevent or reduce sensitivity. This tried and true dental bleaching method effectively brightens smiles up to eight shades.
After a routine cleaning, your gums will be protected, and your teeth will have a layer of the bleaching formula applied to each tooth. This first application will remain on your teeth for about 15 minutes and the process will be repeated up to four times to achieve your desired shade.
Drs. Don and Brev Bedford also offer a take-home version that includes customized trays to deliver the best results. This method works well as a longer-term, stand-alone treatment or as a follow-up to chairside whitening when used for maintenance.
While teeth whitening is ideal to address external or surface stains, this treatment cannot reach beyond the outer layers of enamel where internal (permanent) discoloration resides. This kind of staining is usually caused by medications, illness, genetics, or injury. While professional teeth whitening may not help in these cases, porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile.
How do Dental Veneers Work?
Designed to match adjacent teeth, veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front of the flawed tooth.
Besides concealing discoloration, veneers can treat these other dental concerns:
- Minor Gaps between Teeth
- Mild Misalignment
- Chipped Teeth
- Superficial Cracks
If you have surface stains and are considering veneers to address one of the above issues, Dr. Bedford may recommend teeth whitening before the placement of your veneers. This way, you can leave with a uniformly bright and beautiful smile.
Call Us Today to Learn More about Veneers and Professional Teeth Whitening in New Braunfels, TX
At Bedford Family Dentistry, our mission is to ensure that patients receive the cosmetic dental solution that best fits their smile. With Opalescence teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, Drs. Don and Brev Bedford can provide customized treatment options to meet your specific needs.