One of the easiest and quickest methods to enhance the appearance of your teeth is through a tooth whitening procedure. There are so many teeth whitening products available in the market today. Many types of toothpaste even contain tooth whitening agents.
At Bella Dental Care, we offer the latest technology available today for teeth whitening.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Zoom2! laser teeth whitening is an in office procedure that takes about 90 minutes. It is administered by a licensed professional and can give you an almost “instant” tooth whitening effect. This type of teeth whitening uses a prescription strength safe bleaching agent that is applied to the teeth. After all teeth surfaces are covered, a safe laser is directed at the teeth, which enhances the uptake of the bleach. Zoom2! laser teeth whitening usually takes two consecutive 45-minute sessions. We recommend Zthis type of whitening for patients who want a fast result. It is a good way to give your teeth a boost in color prior to a special event.
Teeth Whitening Bleaching Trays
Dr. Marie Durflinger also offers professional custom bleaching trays. This type of teeth whitening is a great method for people who want to have control over their teeth whitening result. Professional custom bleaching trays take up to two weeks to get your teeth the whitest they can be. This safe method of teeth bleaching requires a few appointments. The first dental appointment will be for teeth impressions. This is a so custom models and trays can be made. Having trays that fit intimately with your teeth is vital to the success of your teeth bleaching outcome. Loose trays or “one-size fits all” trays do not give you as good of a result because the solution is easily diluted by saliva that leaks into the tray. On the second appointment, you will receive your custom trays and your prescription strength teeth bleaching agent. You will wear the trays and the bleach for about 2 hours every day for up to two weeks. Some people get the desired result in less time, but two weeks is about average.
What type of teeth bleaching is best for me?
You may be wondering if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. It all starts with an exam. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, call to schedule an appointment or ask us about it at your next dental visit.
Some of the things we look for before you start your teeth whitening procedure are if you have porcelain crowns, veneers or composite bonding on your front teeth. Since dental restorations do not bleach like your natural teeth do, it is important to evaluate this so we know what type of an outcome you will receive.