Common Uncertainty Regarding Smile Whitening

So, you want teeth whitening for your smile. Only, you feel like you have some concerns that make it complicated. As a result, you feel sort of torn about the topic: Do you come in to talk with us about this type of cosmetic care, even though you feel resistant because you worry it’s not going to work out? Or, do you pretend you’re perfectly okay with the current discoloration you’re experiencing and just learn to live with it? Of course, our Cerritos, CA team strongly suggests the previous of the two options. It’s always best to ask what we think and to learn more about the care available to you. Believe it or not, there’s always a solution!

You Have A Mix Of Natural Teeth And Prosthetics

You may feel like you’re ready for a whiter smile with teeth whitening but you have a feeling that this treatment can lift stains from your natural teeth but not from your artificial teeth. The result? You won’t have a uniformly white smile. Here’s what to consider: You are correct that we may not be able to help you attain the whiter smile you want with whitening alone. However, we may be able to whiten your natural teeth and then replace prosthetics (such as a bridge, crowns, etc.) that we customize to match your newly brightened teeth. Or, we may suggest veneers and then new prosthetics. There is most certainly a care plan that will work for you. The only way to find out what will work is to come in to talk with us.

Your Smile Is Composed Wholly Of Prosthetics

Here’s what you need to know: If what you want is a brighter smile but you are wearing something like dentures, we are likely going to suggest replacing your denture. In most cases, traditional teeth whitening is incapable of brightening up the artificial tissue used to compose your replacement teeth. However, that doesn’t mean we cannot approach cosmetic care for you with an alternative solution. This is why it’s important to come in to see us! Our team will be happy to talk with you about how to achieve your smile goal.

Gather Whitening Information With A Visit

Set up a consultation with our friendly team to learn more about how we may help you whiten your smile. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.