For a Whiter, Brighter Smile
We usually advocate that our patients purchase over-the-counter whitening systems as their results are similar as a take-home kit you might purchase from a dentist. If you are interested in whitening your teeth faster or have not been happy with over-the-counter products, Story City Dental is here to help with the Opalescence system.
Opalescence BOOST is an in-office solution that whitens teeth up to eight shades lighter in 45 to 90 minutes. This proprietary system is mixed chair-side and applied to teeth. It has a built-in desensitizer that can substantially reduce the post-op sensitivity that plagues patients using other systems. It is chemically-activated, as opposed to light-activated, which reduces sensitivity for dramatic results in just one sitting. This is a great option for people who struggle with maintaining a routine whitening schedule on a regular basis since it only takes one visit for you to have a brighter smile!
The benefit of veneers is you can have a lasting bright smile without the worry of having to maintain the whitening results. There are two different types of veneers: resin veneers and porcelain veneers. There are pros and cons to both options, but the one thing these both have in common is your ability to decide what shade you wants your smile to be. You can go natural, natural white, go bright white – the choice is up to YOU! There are various factors that determine if veneers are right for you (the alignment of your teeth, the alignment of your bite, smile height, smile width, gum and periodontal health, oral habits like nail biting, shade stability over time, etc.). Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen to see which option fits best for you!