General & Family Dentistry - Weymouth
Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
908 Washington Street
Weymouth, MA 02189
(781) 337-8700

Posts for: April, 2018

By Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
April 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Even the tiniest imperfection can affect the way you feel about your smile. In some cases, smile issues can even lead to lower self-cosmetic dentistryconfidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, most cosmetic issues can be corrected easily with a variety of dental treatments and restorations. Our Weymouth, MA, dentist, Dr. Harry Tatoian, explains how veneers and other cosmetic options can transform your smile.

Teeth whitening brightens your smile

Do you need a jolt of caffeine to start the day? Over time, your daily coffee or tea habit can stain your tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening treatment breaks up and removes stubborn stains caused by coffee, tea, cola, berries, sports drinks, and smoking. Because dentists use stronger hydrogen peroxide formulations than those found in over-the-counter whiteners, the entire whitening process only takes about an hour. Custom-made at-home whitening trays are also available if you prefer.

Veneers offer whitening and other benefits

Teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by as much as eight shades, but that might not be enough if your teeth are naturally a little yellow. If whitening effects aren't as dramatic as you had hoped, veneers may be a better choice. The restorations are made of a very thin layer of porcelain that's designed to fit your teeth perfectly. Because veneers only cover the fronts of your teeth, very little preparation is needed. In fact, we'll only need to remove a small amount of tooth enamel to ensure a comfortable fit.

A dental laboratory creates your veneers using the impression of your mouth we make in our Weymouth office. Once your new restorations are attached with dental cement, you'll forget they're not a natural part of your mouth.

In addition to whitening teeth, veneers are also used to fill slight gaps between teeth, length short teeth, hide chips and cracks, and transform teeth that are crooked, twisted, or unattractive.

Cosmetic fillings blend in with your smile

Tooth-colored cosmetic fillings don't draw attention to your dental work. We use composite resin, a flexible glass- and powder-based material, to fill your teeth. Composite resin is tinted to match common tooth shades and actually improves tooth strength, unlike silver amalgam fillings which may increase the risk of a cracked tooth.

Are you ready to improve your smile with veneers or another cosmetic dentistry option? Call our Weymouth, MA, dentist, Dr. Tatoian, at (781) 337-8700 to schedule your appointment.