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 day or two your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel 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’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment.
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. 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 solid try.
How Is Teeth Whitening Done?
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- 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 to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “tray” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3 to 4 hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time significant whitening will occur. 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.
Bleaching will not affect the shade of any dental work you may already have in your mouth, such as crowns or fillings. These will need to be replaced if you are unhappy with their appearance. Certain circumstances may prevent you from bleaching – such as pregnancy and cases of extreme sensitivity or allergy to these products. Please allow for two weeks following a regimen of bleaching before having any tooth colored restorations placed. This allows time for the bleached shade to stabilize.
Opalescence Go Whitening Kits!
Opalescence Go is the perfect option for patients who are looking for convenient, ready-to-go whitening. A professional whitening gel delivered in prefilled, disposable trays, Opalescence Go features the enhanced UltraFit™ trays and can deliver dramatic results in as a little as 15 minutes per day. With no impressions, models, or lab time required, Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to less-effective over-the-counter options and is an excellent introduction to whitening.
- New unique UltraFit™ tray conforms and adapts to patients’ individual smile, providing an extremely comfortable custom-like fit
- UltraFit tray’s superior adaptation ensures the maximum amount of gel stays in contact with the teeth during whitening
- Available in 10% hydrogen peroxide (with wear times from 30–60 minutes), and 15% hydrogen peroxide (with wear times from 15–20 minutes)
- Convenient prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package
- Optimal gel quantity provides excellent results and can be brushed away easily after whitening