Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “whitening” procedure.
WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF TEETH WHITENING?
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
When your custom bleaching trays are made we provide you with a prescription strength bleaching agent and instructions on how to use it safely at home on your own time. With only a few hours of wear per day, the bleaching agent bubbles stains out of your enamel without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. Once your teeth have reached the desired shade you can discontinue the treatments. After that occasional treatments will be needed to maintain your new smile.
Dental whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discoloration can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe and simple method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, or if teeth already have fillings or other dental work, crowns or veneers may be indicated.
HOW IS TEETH WHITENING DONE?
KEY BENEFITS OF TEETH WHITENING
- Reduces brown, yellow, and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness to your smile
An impression is taken to make a specialized appliance or tray to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3-4 hours for 7-14 days. In most cases at the end of this time significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or dental veneers may be more appropriate.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR TEETH WHITENING
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at many drug stores and pharmacies. The difference between these agents and our office whitening system is that the custom appliance we make to fit your teeth has a lower risk of leaking the agent onto your gums, which can be potentially harmful. In addition, the prescription strength bleach we provide works in a shorter amount of time, and you will notice a difference after one application.