Whiter, brighter teeth make for a more inviting, attractive smile, yet patients often find their teeth have a lackluster hue due to staining, age or genetics. Fortunately, our practice offers a number of teeth whitening treatments that can give you the mega-watt smile of your dreams!
Through our practice, patients have a number of options for teeth whitening treatments that rely on bleaching agents to eliminate dental stains. The KöR system produces consistently exceptional and predictable results. This approach uses a specially formulated bleaching gel, which is continuously refrigerated to minimize degradation of the gel from the time it is manufactured until it arrives at our office. Patients can wear the gel in custom-designed trays in the convenience of their own homes.
Additionally, because saliva breaks down the active ingredient in the bleaching gels, the KöR trays are designed specifically to minimize saliva’s access to the bleaching gel. Because the active ingredients are more durable, their bleaching effects last longer than other teeth whitening treatments.
The ZOOM! Teeth Whitening system gives patients the advantage of whiter teeth in a minimal amount of time. The bleaching agent is applied to the teeth and then activated with special lasers. The patient leaves the office about an hour later with a noticeably whiter smile.
Teeth whitening can dramatically enhance the smile as a stand-alone treatment or can be combined with a number of restorative and cosmetic interventions. We recognize that a number of teeth whitening treatments are available over-the-counter in retail stores, but we find that those products achieve results that are less noticeable and consistent. We encourage you to consider teeth whitening treatments that are available only from dental professionals for maximum effects.
While teeth whitening systems are capable of whitening the teeth by up to about 10 shades, not all problems will respond adequately to this treatment. If you have deep stains, for example, the dentist may recommend an alternative like veneers or crowns. Additionally, the effects of teeth whitening treatments are not permanent, so you will need to perform periodic maintenance at home every few months.
Teeth whitening can dramatically enhance the smile as a stand-alone treatment or can be combined with a number of restorative and cosmetic interventions. If you’re dissatisfied with the shade of your teeth, talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members at Clement Family Dentistry about your teeth whitening options.