Do you want a brighter or straighter smile? Are you looking for treatments to completely makeover your smile? Cosmetic dentistry is a high-quality service that we provide patients to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. As a result, our dental patients can meet their goals, from teeth whitening treatment to Invisalign. Below you can discover more about your treatment options with cosmetic dentistry FAQs in Greenwood, IN.

FAQs: Cosmetic Dental Care in Greenwood, IN

Read answers to common questions many patients have about cosmetic dental treatments:

Do I need a retainer after Invisalign treatment?

Yes, we recommend that patients use a retainer after completing their Invisalign treatment. Patients need to wear a nightly retainer for the first six months following their treatment. Wearing a retainer each night keeps teeth straight and prevents them from shifting into a misaligned position.

How long do dental veneers last?

Depending on their material and how patients care for them, veneers can last from five to over ten years. Remember to brush and floss your veneers to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Caring for your veneers can prevent bacteria buildup that causes tooth decay and gum disease.

When will I see results from teeth whitening?

Our dental office provides in-office and take-home whitening for our patients. While take-home whitening treatment delivers results after multiple weeks, they benefit patients with sensitive teeth. Alternatively, patients can see nearly immediate results from in-office Zoom! whitening treatment.

How do Invisalign aligners compare to dental braces?

Traditional metal dental braces benefit patients with misaligned or crooked teeth. Invisalign also straightens teeth but benefits patients who do not have severe orthodontic problems. Patients who wear metal braces cannot eat overly sticky or crunchy foods which can damage the wires and brackets. Invisalign aligners may be removed so patients can eat, drink, and brush their teeth. While braces patients require regular visits where dentists tighten brackets and supply new wires, Invisalign patients do not require as frequent visits. Patients with braces may also experience gum pain and bleeding when dentists adjust new wires.

How long is Zoom whitening treatment?

In-office Zoom teeth whitening takes about one hour. We apply the whitening gel to isolated teeth and use a special light to cure the gel. Our team will repeat this process multiple times in 15-minute increments. Typical Zoom treatment takes 45 to 60 minutes.

Are you interested in cosmetic dental care? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Stevens or call (317) 886-4512. We are always happy to answer any additional questions you may have about cosmetic dentistry in our office.