Dental stains are often the unfortunate result of frequently drinking dark beverages like coffee, tea, and dark soft drinks. This can be an even greater concern if you occasionally use tobacco products.
As the years go by it’s also possible for minor dental fractures and chips to alter a tooth’s appearance. This can also occur if an old filling appears in your smile and no longer matches the surrounding tooth enamel.
Dr. Greg Atwood can certainly whitening your teeth with a dental bleaching treatment. However, this cannot improve the appearance of physical imperfections.
In a situation like this Dr. Greg Atwood might recommend improving your smile’s appearance with dental veneers. These are basically porcelain shells that are custom made in a dental lab to match the faces of each tooth in your smile. The special dental porcelain material will also help resist dental stains in the future.
The process starts with Dr. Greg Atwood performing a thorough examination of each tooth in your smile. A careful impression will be made of each tooth. It will be sent to our dental lab where dental technicians will create your veneers.
Your will need to return to our clinic for a second appointment when your dental veneers are ready. Dr. Greg Atwood will install them by removing a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth to prepare the surface. Each veneer will then be carefully cemented into place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Odessa, Texas area and you’re struggling with chronic staining issues, you should call 432.337.6165 to schedule a consultation at Atwood Family Dental.