Common Questions for Your Cosmetic Dentist

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Though the procedures are common, not everyone realizes the advantages that cosmetic dentistry can provide when it comes to boosting your confidence. As one of your most dominant facial features, your smile plays a significant role in your overall appearance, which in turn can greatly influence your self-esteem. When it comes to smile improvement, education is the key to knowing which treatments are best-suited to address your concerns. To help, we answer a few common questions about how your cosmetic dentist can revamp your smile and confidence.

FAQs About Cosmetic Dentistry

Is professional teeth whitening really stronger than the store-bought kind?

With such a large selection of do-it-yourself teeth whitening products at most local stores, you might question whether or not professional teeth whitening is really worth it; if you wish for effective results, then it is. The chemical solutions in store-bought products are diluted to be safe for even the most sensitive consumers. Therefore, the results are typically disappointing. Professional teeth whitening is not only stronger and safer, but can also be applied in a single visit to our office, or from the comfort of your home with a customized home teeth whitening kit.

When are porcelain veneers a good idea?                        

When your smile is affected by more than just teeth stains, like chipped edges, odd spaces, or slight misalignment, then you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. The wafer-thin shells are artfully crafted to replicate the appearance of your teeth, then bonded to your teeth’s front surfaces to create a new, blemish-free face for your smile.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign® instead of metal braces?

If your smile appears off because one or more of your teeth are crooked, then you may have several different options for correcting it, depending on the severity. Minor misalignment may be corrected with one or more porcelain veneers, but if your teeth are too crooked for the cosmetic enhancements, then we might recommend Invisalign® clear braces. Consisting of a series of nearly-invisible aligners, Invisalign can help you avoid the need for traditional metal braces, making your cosmetic treatment more comfortable, more convenient, and significantly more discreet.


Dr. Keelan and our dedicated team at Keelan Dental offer patients the comfortable, convenient dental care that everyone needs and deserves. To schedule an initial consultation, or your next dental appointment, call our office in Butler, PA at (724) 285-4153. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.