Contouring and Whitening: Budget-Savvy Cosmetics

You’re dying to get a smile makeover, but you’re working with an extremely tight budget. What options do you have? Although a multi-tooth set of porcelain veneers might not be on the radar, you do have other choices worth considering. In fact, the most affordable way to transform your smile could involve two easy treatments: teeth whitening and tooth recontouring.

Teeth Whitening: Take Years Off Your Smile

Professional teeth whitening gives you brighter, faster results than any product you’ll find in a store or on the internet. When you want the best return on an already-modest investment, it’s best to whiten your teeth at our Phoenix dentist’s office.

Depending on what your preferences are, you can choose between a same-day whitening treatment or a set of custom whitening trays to bring home with you. Both provide amazing results, but they just work on different timeframes.

Since our teeth are naturally porous, it’s natural for them to get a little darker over time. Especially if you drink a lot of coffee, tea, soda, red wine, or use any type of tobacco products. Fortunately, a professional whitening gel can lift these stain deposits and even brighten your teeth whiter than they were to begin with.

Whitening is hands down one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments you can get. It’s also one of the most important. Dr. Behbahani frequently recommends that all smile makeover patients whiten their teeth before tooth-specific treatments, so that all of the teeth can have the brightest color possible. After all, it’s impossible to whiten dental restorations once they’re placed.

Tooth Recontouring

Recontouring is a process where we gently adjust the edges and contours of the teeth in your smile zone. If one is uneven, looks “lopsided”, or there’s not consistency in tooth shape, the offending surfaces can be smoothed out.

Most tooth recontouring treatments can be completed in just one visit and with little to no anesthetic whatsoever. Since only a thin layer of enamel is adjusted, you’re likely to not experience any type of discomfort.

To take your recontouring to the next level, you might also want to consider adding dental bonding into the equation. Unlike recontouring — which takes away from the tooth — bonding adds to it. If there’s a small chip or gap in one specific area, Dr. Behbahani can place bonding over the flaw to essentially erase it. Just keep in mind that you’ll want to whiten your teeth first, since the bonding material is matched to the current shade of your enamel.

Get a Customized Treatment Plan

When you visit Central Valley Dentistry to discuss your smile makeover, Dr. Behbahani will review all of your options with you and discuss which ones are best for your situation. Depending on your preferences, we’ll adjust an individualized care plan that lists out the procedures and fees involved.

Are you ready to smile with confidence? Enjoy more beautiful teeth in as quickly as one visit to our Phoenix dentist office. Call us today to request your consultation!

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