At Sierra Oaks Dental, our dentist and team have several options to help you enjoy a whiter smile, including teeth whitening treatments and veneers. Dr. Peter Kim also offers a process known as microabrasion in Sacramento, California, to remove even the smallest and toughest stains on your teeth. Call (916) 481-2000 today and speak with a member of our team to plan your visit.
What Is Microabrasion?
Enamel microabrasion is a treatment that can serve as an alternative to traditional teeth whitening. It can remove discoloration, especially if it is stubborn, and improve the overall color of your teeth. Microabrasion is a gentle process that will not harm your teeth, and your smile’s appearance can be greatly enhanced afterward.
Why Opt for Microabrasion?
If you are looking for a way to improve the color of your smile and traditional teeth whitening treatments have not given you the results you desire, microabrasion may be an excellent alternative to help you meet your smile goals. Our dentist might recommend that you try enamel microabrasion if your teeth are discolored so that you can restore your beautiful smile.
Teeth discoloration can happen for many reasons, including:
- Tetracycline staining
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Dietary habits (foods and drinks that stain)
- Fluorosis (too much fluoride in diet)
- Tooth decay
- Dental trauma
- Poor dental hygiene
- Antibiotics, infection or illness
We can discuss ways to address these underlying factors in addition to providing microabrasion so that your new smile can last!
Benefits of Microabrasion
A bright smile can give you the needed confidence to socialize with others and pose for pictures! Tooth discoloration is a common source of embarrassment for many patients. Normal teeth whitening treatments are often powerful and can break up the bonds of tough stains, but there are some stains that simply do not respond to teeth whitening. Instead of trying to clean or lighten the stain, microabrasion can remove the stained section entirely. The process is gentle and will not remove more enamel than is needed.
Process of Receiving Microabrasion
During the process of enamel microabrasion, the stained areas of your teeth will be gently cleaned with a mild acid. This cleaning step will reduce or even remove staining, allowing us to prepare the tooth for the next step of lightening the color or even restoring the shape if needed. Our dentist will then polish the treated tooth so that it matches the appearance of your other teeth.
Enamel microabrasion can often successfully target, break up and eliminate stains and discoloration on tooth enamel, but some deeper stains within a tooth may require further treatment. We may recommend more extensive treatment if microabrasion is unable to deliver the results you desire.
Cost of Microabrasion
The cost of microabrasion will depend on the extent of staining and the number of teeth being treated. We will go over the details of your treatment plan during an initial consultation. We encourage you to ask any questions about how we can keep your treatment cost as conservative as possible.
Please call our office today if you would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist to learn more about enamel microabrasion and how it can brighten your smile!