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By Hilton Head Dental
October 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Bright White TeethWouldn’t You Feel More Confident with a Whiter, Stain-Free Smile?

Everyone wants a radiant smile, but sadly there are a number of foods and drinks that we consume, often on a daily basis, that can affect how white our smile stays. We can also thank aging for an inevitable dulling to our teeth. However, these factors don't mean that you are doomed to live with a lackluster smile for the rest of your life! Our Hilton Head Island, SC, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Julia Camp-Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, and Dr. M. Glenn Barker, are experts in the field of professional teeth whitening and are available to help rejuvenate your smile!

The Different Kinds of Whitening

When it comes to professional teeth whitening, you usually have two options: in-office and at-home.

How do you know which one is right for you? There are certain factors that can help you decide. If you prefer to sit back and leave it to the experts, then in-office whitening will be the best approach. If you are also looking to get visible results quickly, then there is really no faster option than in-office whitening. In fact, most patients see the results they want after just one whitening session (this will depend on the severity of your dental stains, though).

If you want to get a whiter smile but have a strict budget, then our at-home system will still give you amazing results for less cost than in-office whitening. Of course, there are a few more factors to discuss with our Hilton Head Island, SC, dentist, so make sure to call and then we can help determine your best treatment option.

So, when will you see results with our professional whitening? As we mentioned before, you’ll see results immediately with the in-office procedure. We can even get smiles up to five shades brighter (or more) after just one session. Meanwhile, with our at-home whitening system, you’ll begin to see results after just one week of continual use (however, make sure that you follow instructions exactly if you want to see results as soon as possible).

Interested? Contact Us Today!

Are you ready to get a whiter smile? If so, turn to our Hilton Head Island, SC, dental experts. Call Hilton Head Dental Teams today at (843) 681-9666 and let us know that you are interested in getting professional teeth whitening!

By Hilton Head Dental
March 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Find your smile and your self-esteem again with a little help from dental veneers.veneers

Have you always dreamed that one day you would close that gap between your front teeth or fix chips or other imperfections in your smile? Well, it might be time to stop dreaming and start doing! Our Hilton Head Island, SC, dentists, Dr. Julie Camp-Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, and Dr. M. Glenn Barker, can help make your dream smile a reality thanks to dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

These thin customized porcelain shells are bonded to the front of one or more teeth to alter its shape, size, or color. Think of veneers as adding an additional layer of enamel over the front surface of a tooth. It will improve its strength, durability and its appearance.

Who is a good candidate for veneers?

Most people dealing with cosmetic flaws can benefit from what dental veneers have to offer. Veneers can easily cover up:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips, cracks, and fractures
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down or too small
  • Minor crookedness, crowding, and gaps between teeth

Veneers can give you a straighter, brighter, and more ideal smile in just a couple of visits. Some adults who have small twists, crookedness, or other alignment issues can often get the straighter results they want with veneers instead of getting braces.

What does this cosmetic procedure entail?

It’s important to understand that getting veneers is a commitment. Once you have veneers you will have them for life. Each veneer is custom-made so we have to take impressions of your mouth to send to a dental lab so they can create veneers that perfectly fit your teeth.

Furthermore, we will need to shave off a very small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This ensures that there is enough room for the veneers and that your smile looks natural rather than bulky. Of course, our Hilton Head Island cosmetic dentists will need to make sure your teeth are healthy and have enough enamel to support veneers.

Once your veneers have been made, we will check the look and fit before bonding them to the front of your teeth using bonding resin and a dental laser to harden the resin in place.

Are you interested in getting dental veneers in Hilton Head Island, SC? Do you want to improve your smile and think cosmetic dentistry can help you? If so, then it’s time to turn to the experts at Hilton Head Dental Team.

By Hilton Head Dental
December 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Say goodbye to dental stains and brighten your smile instantly with professional whitening.teeth whitening

Whether you are looking to get a whiter smile before a special occasion or you just want to celebrate the New Year with a simple cosmetic boost to your appearance, there has never been a more perfect time to consider teeth whitening. Our Hilton Head Island, SC, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Julie Camp-Tome, Dr. Benjamin Thomas Wietecha and Dr. M. Glenn Barker, have an in-office whitening system that will be able to get you the results you want quickly.

How does in-office teeth whitening work?

A lot of people wonder how this system differs from at-home whitening kits. First and foremost, the difference lies in the results. The whitening kit you are using at home does contain the active ingredient needed to break up dental stains caused by coffee, red wine, black tea, tomato sauce and other dark food and drinks, but the percentage is much lower when compared to our in-office teeth whitening system here in Hilton Head Island.

Our whitening gel offers a much higher concentration of the active whitening, which means that not only will it be able to handle your yellowing and dental stains it can actually make your teeth look visibly brighter. In about one hour, your smile could end up being seven shades brighter (or even more!).

What goes into professional teeth whitening?

Before we can whiten your smile, one of our Hilton Head Island dentists will need to examine your teeth and gums to make sure that you are healthy enough for this treatment. If you experience tooth sensitivity this is something you’ll want to let us know about prior to getting whitening treatment.

Once we’ve deemed you an ideal candidate we will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar. This will ensure a more even and thorough whitening. From there, we will use a special device that will protect your lips and gums from the whitening gel, which can cause irritation.

Then, the gel is painted over the front of your teeth where it will remain for up to 15 minutes at a time. From there, the gel is removed and then reapplied. One whitening session often utilizes two or three whitening applications in order to guarantee that stains are thoroughly eliminated.

Are you ready to take the plunge and get professional teeth whitening in Hilton Head Island, SC? If so, then the next step is to schedule a consultation to make sure that your smile is ideal with this treatment. Call Hilton Head Dental Team today.