Tooth Whitening May Not Be the Answer


Dr. J Craig Alexander understands that tooth whitening may not work for everyone. Unfortunately, people who have dental restorations or people who have interior stains on their teeth may not reap the rewards when it comes to professional tooth whitening.

Thankfully, there are cosmetic dental alternatives that will give you a white and bright smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers require two or three dental appointments for your new smile. Porcelain veneers are at the top of the list when it comes to cosmetic dentistry and sit second under tooth whitening, which is the most popular on the planet.

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of dental porcelain that are made to fit the fronts of your teeth. Because they are meant to look natural, your dentist in East Greenbush will have to remove a small portion of the enamel for a proper fit. Be aware that porcelain veneers are permanent.

If a permanent solution makes you uncomfortable, ask your East Greenbush dentist about cosmetic dental bonding. Cosmetic dental bonding, unlike porcelain veneers, is not permanent and can be removed or replaced at any time.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding usually takes a single dental appointment, but is dependent on how many teeth you are having bonded. Although the bonding material is not as strong as porcelain veneers, the bonds can last a decade or more as long as brush, floss and schedule regular appointments with your dentist. Follow a good diet as well and your bonding will last longer than you think.

While bonding may discolor quicker than veneers, it is considerably more affordable. However, affordability isn’t the only thing you need to factor into the equation.

If you would like more information regarding dental implants and cosmetic dental bonding, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Craig Alexander.

Your cosmetic dentist in East Greenbush will determine what procedure is best for you and your smile. Call today.