Many people struggle with the appearance of their teeth due to cosmetic imperfections, such as tooth discoloration and unsightly tooth gaps or chips. Our dentist and experienced dental team at 5 Mile Smiles in Spokane offer porcelain veneers and teeth whitening treatments to give you a sparkling smile worthy of showing off at social gatherings and work events. These cosmetic dentistry options are often combined for the best outcome.
What to Expect from Teeth Whitening at 5 Mile Smiles
Professional teeth whitening is a fast and easy way to brighten your smile. Unlike over-the-counter whitening strips and kits, professional teeth whitening provides consistent and dramatic results that don’t damage your natural tooth enamel or irritate the gums. Dr. Jason Keefe offers Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening, a proven effective method that can brighten teeth by up to eight shades in an hour or less.
Dr. Keefe ensures your gums and lips are protected with a special guard before applying the medical-grade bleaching agent. A blue light activates the gel, which is removed after 15 minutes and re-applied and activated until the desired tooth shade is achieved.
We also offer take-home whitening kits that provide the convenience of improving your smile on the go or at home. A set of trays are customized and molded to fit your mouth to protect the soft tissues and stop the whitening gel from leaking. Teeth whitening is a great way to set yourself apart and improve your appearance before a big event and is often performed before porcelain veneers to reach a brighter smile and fix tooth imperfections.
You will see your teeth whitening results immediately with in-office treatments and gradually with our take-home trays.
What to Expect from Porcelain Veneers at 5 Mile Smiles
Porcelain veneers can renew your teeth by covering cracks, gaps, severe discoloration and other tooth flaws. These thin shells fit over your natural teeth and match the natural sheen of your tooth enamel. Dr. Keefe offers porcelain veneers made with high-quality ceramic, composite veneers made with composite resin like other dental restorations and minimal-prep veneers that require little to no enamel reduction before placement. He will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of these options during your dental exam and consultation.
Porcelain veneers start with temporary veneers that are fitted over your teeth while the permanent shells are fabricated. Dr. Keefe then removes the temporary veneers and cleans the teeth before removing some tooth enamel to accommodate the permanent veneers. Tooth enamel reduction is often needed to achieve the best fit and natural look and function. Last-minute modifications may be made to the shells to ensure your bite feels natural and you’re happy with your porcelain veneer results.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation in Spokane
If you’re interested in improving your smile with teeth whitening and/or porcelain veneers, contact Dr. Keefe in Spokane, Washington, today by calling (509) 326-2621 or filling out our online contact form.