Dr. David Weinstock offers cosmetic services to help patients enhance the natural look of their smiles. However, cosmetic dentistry is not just about the appearance of teeth and gums. Patients who undergo cosmetic dental treatments are more motivated to care for their new teeth. Maintaining cosmetic results improves the overall health of the smile and keeps harmful bacteria at bay. Here you can read a cosmetic dentistry Q&A for Dr. Weinstock’s office in Bala Cynwyd, PA. You can learn more about the different types of cosmetic options as well as how they benefit our dental patients.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Bala Cynwyd, PA
Read answers to common questions that many of our patients have about cosmetic dental care below:
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry utilizes dental services that enhance the appearance of the smile. Our cosmetic dental treatments address discolored teeth, dental injuries, crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, tooth gaps, and short teeth. If you require multiple cosmetic dental treatments, we can provide you with a smile makeover.
How long do dental veneers last?
Veneers last for many years with the proper care. They are one of the longest-lasting cosmetic options for patients who want to cover dental injuries, shortened teeth, tooth discoloration, or gaps between teeth.
Can I whiten my smile if I have deep tooth stains?
Yes, even if you have intrinsic stains, we can help. Intrinsic stains are caused by dental injury or wear. Tooth chips, cracks, or wear expose the underlayer beneath the enamel. This underlayer, called dentin, is darker than the enamel and makes the teeth appear dull or discolored. For patients with intrinsic stains, we recommend dental bonding treatment or porcelain veneers. Dental bonding treatment is molded onto prepared teeth. We bond porcelain veneers to the front of teeth.
Should I choose dental bonding or porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers and tooth bonding treatment are similar. However, there are some differences. Porcelain veneers cover the front of the tooth enamel. They are made of porcelain ceramic, a highly reflective material that reflects light just like natural teeth. Teeth bonding treatment utilizes biocompatible resin that we apply to prepared teeth.
Porcelain veneers offer more permanent results. They benefit patients who want to address a single tooth or all of the teeth in their smile line. However, dental bonding treatment is a more economical option. We typically recommend tooth bonding to patients who have small imperfections like chips or cracks in one or two teeth.
When will I see results from teeth whitening treatment?
Patients who choose in-office whitening treatment will see results after just one visit. Take-home whitening treatment takes longer, although patients typically see results after one to two weeks.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Enhance the look and function of your smile with cosmetic dentistry. If you are a new patient, call (215) 857-8054. Current patients can contact us at (610) 667-2770. Feel free to request a dental appointment with us online. Do you have any remaining questions about cosmetic dentistry? Let us know at your next consultation. We will be glad to help.