2 Cosmetic Solutions For A Whiter, Brighter Smile [BLOG]

We all want bright, white teeth, especially as we head into the busy fall season, but we don’t all share the same dental health needs or overall goals for our smiles.

That’s why you’ll find more than one solution at The DentaLink!

We understand that every patient’s needs are unique, so we stay on the cutting-edge of dentistry to make sure you have plenty of strategies to choose from to get the healthy, radiant smile you deserve.

In today’s blog, we’re looking at two of those strategies so you can get a better idea of what it takes to achieve the lighter shade you desire for your teeth.

2 Ways To Whiten Your Teeth With Cosmetic Dentistry!

Here are two cosmetic dental solutions we offer in Ballwin and St. Louis that will whiten and brighten your smile:


It’s the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry service in dentists’ offices across the country. That’s probably because we’re all susceptible to teeth stains!

From years of drinking coffee, soda, and red wine and eating marinara and other dark sauces, your teeth will eventually start to dull and darken. Even prescription medications and age can make your teeth look dingy.

Nothing you’ll find in stores will be as safe and effective as the teeth whitening treatment you get from a dentist. We have access to bleaching systems that aren’t available to the general public, and we’re also trained to properly apply such powerful gels that dramatically, and quickly, whiten your teeth several shades. Our in-office treatment can be completed in about twenty minutes, in fact!

Or you can take a customized treatment home with you to brighten your smile conveniently on your own schedule! It’s even a good way to maintain your results after an in-office treatment so your smile is radiant all the time!


Professional teeth whitening is easy and effective, but only to lift stains and even out the color of your teeth to a more consistent, lighter shade. If you have cosmetic flaws beyond that with your teeth, like nicks, dents, dings, and other issues, you’ll need something more than whitening.

Along those lines, if you have dental problems like tooth decay or old restorations that are failing, teeth whitening won’t help.

Dental veneers are more versatile because they not only brighten your smile dramatically and resist future stains, but they cover a variety of other cosmetic teeth flaws such as:

  • Cracks and chips
  • Rough, worn edges
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth

At The DentaLink, we offer porcelain veneers and Lumineers to handle issues beyond stains and discoloration. Both work the same way, being customized to fit over the entire visible part of your flawed teeth and hide the imperfections, but each require a different amount of prep work.

Porcelain veneers are placed after some of your tooth enamel is etched away to make room for them and to maximize adhesion. Lumineers, on the other hand, require little-to-no modification to your tooth enamel before placement.

Find Out Which Method Is Best For You!

The only way to know which of these cosmetic dental treatments is best for your situation is to visit us for a consultation. We will evaluate your dental health and discuss your smile goals so that, together, we can give you a glowing bright smile just in time for the fall and the upcoming holiday season!

Call The DentaLink today at either 636-496-8584 (Ballwin) or 314-334-1474 (St. Louis) or fill out our online form to set up an appointment.

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