As well as being a natural part of ageing, discoloured teeth can also be a result of tooth decay, fillings, tartar build-up, smoking and even indulging too much in certain coloured foods and drinks. Whatever the cause, teeth whitening can help reverse theses effects and enhance your appearance. The procedure is short, simple and non-invasive, making it a popular option with men and women of all ages who desire a whiter, fresher smile.
Tooth whitening can only be legally carried out by a registered dental professional, so by having tooth whitening at Dental & Implant Centre you know you are in safe, experienced hands.
In only a day or two your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into the clear, almost invisible 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 brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We'll want to take "after" photos at your next appointment.
Tooth whitening 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.
How is it done?
An impression is taken to make custom-made trays to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used every day for about 1 hour 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.
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can harm the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.