Do you have stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious about smiling?
Whitening is for people who suffer from teeth stained by food, drink – mainly red wine, coffee and tea – and tobacco. Teeth whitening can significantly lighten the colour of your teeth and enhance your smile by using a dental whitening agent. It’s a safe way to brighten up your smile and does not remove any natural tooth material.
Whitening only works on natural teeth: it will not change the colour of existing toot coloured fillings, porcelain crowns, veneers, bridges or denture teeth – these may need to be replaced to ensure good shade matching.
Teeth Whitening services:
A tooth whitening gel is placed by yourself, in a tray that is custom made to fit over the teeth like a very thin gum shield. The tray containing the gel is worn for a period of 2-3hours once a day for 7-12days. This involves 2-3 visits:
- Visit 1 – We take impressions to construct a quality bespoke tooth whitening tray(s) to fit around your teeth
- Visit 2 – We fit the tray(s), take photos and your shade before treatment, and give you the gel with specific instructions on the do’s and don’ts.
- Visit 3 – We usually review you approximately 2 weeks later to take your new shade.
Chair-side tooth whitening is done using stronger whitening gel and activated light, in one visit usually lasting 60-90mins. This is useful if you need to whiten quickly, and we usually accompany this with a take home kit to ensure a longer lasting result.
Some patients may experience sensitivity from hot and cold drinks after treatment. If you are considering Teeth Whitening, please ask your dentist for further information about risks, benefits and suitability.