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Cosmetic Dentistry in West Jordan

Teeth Whitening in West Jordan, UT

Eating and drinking dark pigmented foods and beverages such as coffee, cola, red wine and tea along with aging and smoking are the most common causes of tooth discoloration. Innovative teeth whitening technology has enabled dental professionals to whiten teeth without causing permanent damage to the tooth enamel.

Most whitening methods are similar in concept, but some methods are much more effective because of the way the whitening material is delivered to the teeth. Another factor that contributes to the whitening success is the concentration of the whitening material.

The two most popular methods of professional whitening are tray whitening and in-office whitening. In tray whitening, an impression is made and a custom tray is fabricated for the patient. Then, a supply of whitening gel is given to the patient and he or she wears the tray for a few hours each day (time differs according to bleaching agent concentration) for a period of time until an acceptable result is achieved. Teeth sensitivity is a normal side-effect of this whitening method and is usually temporary in nature.

On the other hand, in-office whitening is the most efficient means of whitening. There are a number of different types used, but the process is very similar for these methods; you can have your teeth whitened in one session and achieve significant results. Dr. Wahlstrom can give you more detailed information and help you decide which method is more suitable for your teeth.

Dental Veneers

This is one way to quickly get that beautiful smile. Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth. This can change their shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost tooth structure where indicated.

Dr. Wahlstrom will do a complete examination of your teeth to determine if veneers are ideal for you. Veneers often provide the opportunity to dramatically transform the look of your teeth and smile.

Veneers can enhance the shape of your teeth, make your teeth as white as you want, and give you the smile you have always desired. Additionally, Veneers are bonded to your tooth structure, which gives them strength.

Since they are very thin, Veneers are considered one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available. Most of the time, very little or no tooth structure is removed before placing veneers. Ask Dr. Wahlstrom how veneers can improve your smile.