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 you show when you talk and smile.
In only a week 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 or with some materials only one hour 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. Home-use bleaching is normally intended to be completed in two weeks with occasional use for maintenance.
After you have completed a full diagnostic examination, xrays and it has been determined you are free of decay and periodontal disease, an impression is taken to make a specialized "tray" to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3-4 hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. We also offer a material that you can use for 1-2 hours a day with the same results. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to offer improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth (example: Tetracycline staining) , crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.
Note: Over the counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it's better to use products that our practice recommends.