Bleaching

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.

It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile.

In only a day or two 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, almost invisible splints. 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 brightness you want, 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 many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been 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.

Key Benefits

  • Corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining
  • Works on people of all ages.
  • Is a near permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive.

How is it done?

An impression is taken to make a specialized mouthguard or stent to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 4-6 hours for a week or two, after which significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology offers improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate. Existing dental fillings do not change with bleach, they may need to be replaced if they show when you smile. These include composite fillings or porcelain crowns on front teeth or any teeth visible in your smile line.

Considerations

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. They are a cheaper alternative to the materials we provide. They do work; however, these products are less effective because their bleaching strength is lower and the trays are not custom made to fit snugly against your teeth.

If you have existing composite (white fillings) or crowns on your teeth, the bleaching material is ineffective on these restorations. They may need to be replaced after bleaching is completed.