All About 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 trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a concentrated bleaching material that you put into the clear, almost invisible trays. With only a couple of hours of wear per day, our bleaching material takes 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.
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 best choice. But because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a try.
How is bleaching done?
An impression is taken to make a tray to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each day for about 1-2 hours. After a week or two, 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.
Something to consider:
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. However, these products are not as strong so the bleaching takes more time and effort.