Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment that can change the colour of your tooth enamel.
As teeth whitening works on your natural tooth enamel, your dentist will evaluate your old fillings, and crowns prior to treatment. Any necessary replacement of restorations will be completed after bleaching to make sure of a perfect match with the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not a permanent procedure.
Types of Whitening:
1. In-office Teeth Whitening
On examination your dentist will advise you if you are a suitable candidate for this type of teeth bleaching and explain the procedure to you in advance of your treatment.
Patients are required to have their teeth cleaned before the treatment and may have impressions taken for Bleaching Trays by the dentist should you wish to keep your teeth bleaching touched up at home.
2. At-Home Teeth Whitening
The dentist will have Bleaching Trays made which can be used at home for whitening teeth.
This requires two visits to your dentist.
At your first appointment, impressions (molds) will be taken of your teeth, and then custom made, clear plastic bleaching trays will be made.
In the next appointment, the bleaching trays will be fitted, and you will be given instructions on how to use the whitening gel and how to care of your teeth and bleaching trays.
Treating Sensitive Teeth After TEETH WHITENING
• Use a sensitivity toothpaste
• Avoid whitening for a while