Posts for tag: whiter teeth

By drglasmeier
February 06, 2012
Category: Uncategorized

What is chairside veneer? A tooth colored facing that can be bonded to the tooth to improve the esthetics of a tooth. Whether an old discolored filling, small chip or slightly crooked tooth, a chairside veneer can be placed over the existing tooth with immediate esthetics!

How is it different from a traditional porcelain veneer? There is no lab bill so the cost is reduced significantly and you get immediate results. There is very minimal prepping(drilling) of the tooth and no impressions or temporaries. Chairside veneers are easier to repair.

Do I need to have my teeth drilled or do I need shots? To get the most esthetic outcome, the answer is typically yes but in certain circumstances(position of the teeth) you can get the veneers without numbing or drilling. It is typically determined on a case to case basis.

Can I get chairside veneers if I grind my teeth? Yes you can because the facing is bonded to the front of the tooth. The front of the tooth does not participate in biting so they are safer from “grinders and clenchers”.

What is the approximate cost of a chairside veneer? Cost is ~ ½ the cost of a porcelain lab veneer which is around $600-800/veneer.

 

How long do chairside veneer last? Much like fillings and traditional veneers, chairside veneers should last around 6-8 years assuming good hygiene and regular checkups.

 

Talk to Dr.Glasmeier about Chairside veneers!

Question: What is the best type of teeth whitening available?

 

Answer: Having your teeth whitening by a dental professional without a doubt will yield safer and more effective results. Assuming the basics are being done to whiten such as:

 

1. Brushing on a daily basis

2. Moderating your intake on coffee,tea,wine, etc.

3. Using a whitening toothpaste

 

In office whitening or custom bleaching trays will demonstrate much better results due to the concentrations that the dentist can prescribe. Peroxide is typically the best ingredient for teeth whitening and most OTC products are limited to 20-25% whereas in office products can reach up to the realm of 35-45%. While this is also much more effective, it can be more harmful if not managed appropriately. This is why the dentist will spend more timely isolating all the tissues around the teeth to help minimize tissue burns and promoting thermal sensitivity.

 

Talk to your dentist about what are the best teeth whitening options for you!

 

Dr.Glasmeier