Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the colour 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. 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 from time to time, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
1 hour express whitening (In surgery)
Prior to the actual procedure we will carry out a dental check-up to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. You will be advised of any condition that may prevent us from carrying out the whitening treatment. Your gums and lips will be protected from the bleaching agent to reduce the risk of sensitivity following the procedure. Any sensitivity that does occur usually disappears within 48 hours.
The treatment is suitable for most people and is particularly successful in removing unsightly stains left by smoking, coffee and certain foods. The results will vary for each individual depending on the natural shading of your teeth and the level of discolouration and staining present prior to the procedure.
We also offer professional home bleaching kits. We fabricate custom whitening trays to fit over your teeth and then supply you with a professional grade teeth whitening solution to carry out the whitening procedure in the comfort of your own home. Although the home bleaching delivers results over a longer period of time, it gives you more control over the frequency and pace of the procedure to minimize sensitivity. Patients can choose combination treatments in chair whitening followed by the home bleaching. This enables you to maintain your beautiful white smile and top it up whenever you want.