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Tough, Set-In Stains? Consider Veneers

Tough, Set-In Stains? Consider Veneers

Being happy makes you smile. But did you know that it also works in reverse?  Studies show that the act of smiling — even when you’re feeling down — can boost your mood.  

So, holding back your grin because you’re feeling self-conscious about your yellow, stained teeth could affect your mental health and happiness. 

We can fix that.

Dr. Dana Samet and our team at Dental Art of South Bay help Southern Californians achieve dazzling white smiles. We offer deep cleaning for surface stains as part of your twice-yearly checkups. For stubborn stains, professional teeth whitening, like Philips Zoom!, brightens your smile up to eight shades whiter.

However, veneers are the way to go if you have deep-set stains that defy these efforts.

The truth about teeth stains

Teeth stains come in various types — from the surface-level streaks left by coffee or wine to the intrinsic discolorations beneath the enamel. While over-the-counter whitening kits and in-office treatments offer hope, they can’t always conquer the toughest tints.

Extrinsic vs. intrinsic stains

Extrinsic and intrinsic stains each have unique causes and treatments. 

Extrinsic stains are the culprits behind your visible surface blemishes. They primarily result from foods, drinks, and other substances that contact your teeth, like coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco, which leave pigmented residues on your enamel. Regular dental cleanings and at-home oral care can mitigate these stains, yet some may persist and call for stronger options.

Intrinsic stains reside deep within the tooth, beneath the exterior enamel. These are typically due to medication side effects, trauma, or genetics. These deeper stains change the tooth's color from within, making them less responsive to traditional whitening treatments. 

Here’s where the true prowess of dental veneers lies: They mask these stubborn discolorations, providing a uniform and naturally radiant smile transcending the limitations of surface-level treatments.

The advantages of dental veneers

Veneers are thin yet durable porcelain or composite resin shells that cover the front surface of your teeth. They hide intrinsic stains, resist new stains,  and give your smile a uniform, whiter, and more polished appearance.

Veneer benefits at a glance:

Beyond stain coverage, veneers can also effectively reshape odd-sized teeth, bridge gaps, and cover chips and cracks. 

Getting veneers is quick and easy

Once you’ve opted for veneers to cover your deep stains and get the smile of your dreams, the procedure is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Preparation

We remove minimal enamel from your tooth or teeth to accommodate the veneer — just enough to ensure a perfect fit.

2. Impression

We take an impression of your teeth to create a custom fit.

3. Application

Once ready, we bond the veneers to your teeth, instantly masking stains and imperfections.

Dental veneers deliver a pristine, polished smile that you might have thought was out of reach. It may even boost your mood and give you more reasons to flash your brilliant smile. 

To find out if veneers are right for you, call Dental Art of South Bay in Torrance, California, today.

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