Why Teeth Whitening?
- Dull, yellow, or stained teeth
- Teeth stained from aging
What is a Teeth Whitening?
Thin, comfortable plastic whitening trays will be made from models of your teeth. At home, you will place a whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth for one to two hours per day. Many patients wear their trays after dinner and before bed. A significant change in tooth color is usually seen in just three to four days, and in two to three weeks treatment is usually complete. If after several months a "touch-up" is desired, it can be done at home in three or five applications using the same process.
The benefits of Teeth Whitening
Modern tooth whitening systems are highly effective, safe, and produce dramatic results. Many celebrities consistently whiten their teeth to improve their appearance.
Are there other treatment options?
Occasionally, teeth may be stained in a way that limits the effectiveness of tooth whitening. Additionally, whitening only works on natural teeth but not on existing crowns or fillings. In these instances, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns are an excellent alternative.