Veneers vs. Whitening: Naperville Cosmetic Dentist Explains When to Consider Which
For patients interested in brightening their smile and reducing discoloration, Dr. David Newkirk, a Naperville cosmetic dentist, compares the benefits of two of the most popular treatments at his practice: porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Naperville, IL – As a renowned Naperville cosmetic dentist, David Newkirk, DDS is proficient in numerous techniques to enhance the smile. In his professional experience, while patients seek cosmetic dentistry treatments to combat a number […]Read More
Teeth Whitened to Match Eye Balls?
Is it possible for me to whiten my teeth enough for them to match my eyeballs? I know that is a tall order. It may be unrealistic. I just wanted to see if it was even a possibility before I made it a goal. Patty Dear Patty, That is an interesting question. Technically, we haven’t found a limit to how white teeth can get. There isn’t really a secret to […]Read More
Can You Whiten Dental Fillings?
I have very yellow teeth because of stains picked up over the years. I want to whiten them but I also have some white fillings. Will they match? Will they whiten with my teeth or will I need to replace them? Katie Dear Katie, When you whiten your teeth, the only thing which will actually whiten is your natural tooth structure. No dental work whitens with our current technology. When […]Read More
Fixing Tetracycline Stains without Porcelain Veneers
I have tetracycline stains. I had bonding put on them several years ago, but they’ve gotten kind of old, bumpy, and stained. I can’t afford porcelain veneers. Is there any way whitening will help? Candace Dear Candace, For the benefit of those who do not know what tetracycline stains are, if you take tetracycline before you are 12 years old, it will deposit in the dentin of your teeth. This […]Read More
Solution for Brown Spots on Teeth?
I have very healthy teeth but my big problem is I have some brown spots on my two front teeth, that have been there since childhood. My dentist is trying very hard to help me. We’ve done every over-the-counter whitening product known to man. All that has done is to whiten around the brown spots, which is making them even more obvious. Now she is talking about grinding down the […]Read More
Tanda Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening System
I currently have professional teeth whitening trays. My dentist wants me to wear them for a couple of hours a day. This is aggravating my TMJ. I recently read about the Tanda Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening System. Apparently, you only have to use it for 5 minutes a day. This seems like it would be easier on my jaw. I can’t find out much information on it, though. I wondered […]Read More
Can My Teeth Match My White Spots?
My two front teeth have had white spots on the bottom half of them my entire life. I like that whiteness but want to make the rest of my teeth match. I know if I just get teeth whitening, that it will whiten everything, even the white parts. Is it possible to whiten everything EXCEPT my two front teeth? Casey Dear Casey, Yes, it is possible to whiten all your […]Read More
Looking for a Cheap Way to Fix Tetracycline Stains
I have tetracycline stains I want to fix. I think I want to get porcelain veneers, but wondered if they will cover the whole tooth or just the front. I don’t have a lot of money. Do you think I could get a discount if I went to a dental school to have them done? Bruce Dear Bruce, Porcelain veneers only cover the front of the teeth in most situations. […]Read More
Solution for Tetracycline Stains
I have had tetracycline stains for as long as I can remember. I am ready to do something about it. I wanted to whiten my teeth, but my dentist insists that won’t make any difference. Instead, he wants to do dental crowns, but I’m not thrilled with that. Even though my smile is ugly, my teeth are perfectly healthy. I’ve only had one cavity in my entire life. Why won’t […]Read More
Whitening Teeth Near Porcelain Veneers
I have porcelain veneers on my front four teeth. They’re fine, but the teeth surrounding them have yellowed some. Would I be able to use over-the-counter whitening strips to whiten them without them damaging the porcelain veneers I have? Callie Dear Callie, One of the problems with dentists only providing four porcelain veneers in smile makeovers is what you are experiencing right now. Most patient’s smiles are much wider than […]Read More