Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” 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.
In only a few days your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. With only two 1/2 hour sessions of wear per day in the morning and evening for about two weeks. Our special bleaching agent will whiten your teeth in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We will instruct you on what to do before, during and after whitening.
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or changes to teeth during their development. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a try.
How is teeth whitening done?
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects tooth discoloration
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
An impression is taken of your teeth to make a custom tray to hold the bleach against the teeth. The bleach is used twice a day for 1/2 hour in the morning and 1/2 hour in the evening for about 2 weeks. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products may be harder to apply and less effective,it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.