Teeth WhiteningAn Overview
Looking for a quick, economical and painless smile makeover for that special occasion of a boost in your smile confidence?
Teeth whitening can take years off of your overall appearance with a quick in-office visit or through the use of our customized take-home kits.
Great Smile Dental offers Opalescence® for superior results that are safe, effective and lasting when compared to commonly found over the counter options. Your dentist can work with you to determine if a professional teeth whitening treatment is the solution for your needs.
Patients can choose between an in-office treatment or a take-home kit, both using the professional Opalescence bleaching agents that will boost the whiteness of your smile while minimizing sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening What to Expect
The first step in the teeth whitening process is to determine if a professional teeth whitening will effectively address your tooth stains or darkening. There are certain types of tooth stains and discoloration that do not respond to the bleaching agents used in teeth whitening. These are often caused by certain medications, medical conditions and can even be genetic.
It is important to start with a clean, healthy smile for the best possible result. If you need a dental cleaning we can schedule this before you whiten your teeth.
In Office Teeth Whitening
An in-office treatment will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. You will enjoy immediate results and leave our office with a brighter, whiter smile. The process is easy and causes no discomfort. We can make recommendations for using additional oral hygiene and touch up products at home to maintain your results.
Take Home Teeth Whitening
A take-home treatment will require a brief office visit for taking impressions of your teeth. These are used to create your personal and custom fit bleaching trays that fit over your teeth like a mouth guard and deliver a consistent application of the bleaching gel. These are ready in a week or two and we will provide detailed instructions for at home use.
With a take-home treatment, you will experience gradual results that are lasting with good oral hygiene. Periodic touch-ups can maintain the beauty of your whiter smile.
Alternatives to Teeth Whitening
If you have bleach-resistant stains or would like to consider a permanent treatment option for brightening your smile, we offer alternative cosmetic dental procedures for addressing the color of your teeth. Our experienced cosmetic dentists at Great Smile Dental will work with you on an individual basis to evaluate your needs and recommend the most suitable options.
- Tooth bonding: composite resin material can be color matched to your desire and placed on stained or discolored teeth
- Porcelain veneers: a beautiful new smile with permanent results can be achieved with custom porcelain dental veneers
- Dental crowns: for a single discolored tooth, a dental crown can be placed to match your other teeth