Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What types of tooth whitening do we offer?
We provide two methods of whitening. Perfecta REV!® Professional take-home whitening system and KoR® Deep Bleaching System.
Perfecta REV!® Professional take-home whitening is easy and has amazing results! This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. You apply whitening gel to your teeth in your custom-made, soft, comfortable plastic trays. The gentle oxygenating of peroxide gel and finishing rinse safely removes stains from your teeth. A 15-minute, once-a-day treatment with REV!® allows you to choose the most convenient time to wear your trays. Normal treatment takes about two weeks, while difficult stains may take longer. Also, patients have reported low sensitivity following treatment. REV!® is safe, fast, and effective.
We also offer KOR® Deep Bleaching System. KOR® was invented by internationally renowned cosmetic dentist Dr. Rod Kurthy. Thousands of dentist around the world agree that it is by far the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed. It is the only recognized bleaching system that whitens even tetracycline-stained teeth in a short time. And now, these amazing results are typically achieved with little to no sensitivity! First, we'll make molds of your teeth so you can have your own comfortable trays to wear with our bleaching gel. Then you'll have a simple visit to the dental office, followed by wearing your KOR® Deep Bleaching Trays for two weeks at home while you sleep. The KOR® Deep Bleaching System is completed with a final visit to our office. Your investment in KOR® Deep Bleaching System will provide a beautiful smile for life, even if you drink red wine, tea, and coffee. It is one of the most effective way to add "WOW" to your appearance. For more information, visit the KOR® website at http://korwhitening.com/.
Tooth color varies from person to person and can darken with age. Minerals, tobacco, antibiotics, foods and beverages stain can discolor teeth. Depending on your type of tooth discoloration, we will select a whitening treatment that's right for you. Please ask us any questions you may have about whitening!
Everyone deserves a smile they are proud to show off. Come into the office and let's discuss your whitening options.