TEETH WHITENING DELRAY BEACH - WHAT IS TEETH WHITENING?
Our teeth are likely to turn yellow or darken overtime. The natural aging process affects the enamel of our teeth causing them to lose that white, bright natural color. For some, the contact with substances such as coffee or tea, alcohol or tobacco makes things worse, causing more severe stains.
Fortunately, there are effective and affordable whitening systems that remove those stains giving your teeth a lighter, whiter shade. Some very effective teeth whitening treatments available at our office will help you revitalize that dull, darkened smile.
We offer two options to help you get the bright smile you always wanted: In-Office Teeth Whitening and Take-Home Teeth Whitening
TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING
The most effective whitening treatment is an in-office, dentist applied bleaching. This procedure (usually done after a deep teeth and gum cleaning) will whiten your smile and give your teeth a lighter shade. The Opalescence Boost In-Office Whitening treatment guarantees amazing and immediate results and it only takes a few steps:
- The whitening gel is applied on your tooth surface.
- The gel is chemically activated, so it instantly starts acting on your tooth enamel to whiten your teeth.
- The total treatment takes about an hour.
- While you wait for the gel to process you can relax and enjoy the comfortable and stress-free environment of our office.
- Finally, you will be able to compare the color of your teeth to the initial color: you will notice your smile much whiter and brighter!
- Optional: You can also be sent home with custom-fitted bleaching trays in order to maintain that bright smile in between checkups.
The in-office whitening treatment will give you amazing and more long lasting results.
TAKE-HOME TEETH WHITENING
Using a professional teeth whitening product is much safer and effective than trying over-the-counter products. With the take-home whitening custom fitted trays we also help our patients achieve a sparkling smile. This teeth whitening treatment is quite affordable, but it takes a bit longer. It will typically work very well for those with minor stains (thought it may prove less effective if your teeth are severely stained)
The whitening take-home kit generally includes:
- The whitening trays (made out of impressions of your natural teeth)
- The gel (usually used in 10 applications)
You will have to wear the trays for about 20 minutes a day and within a week or two you will get similar results. The take-home system may be right for you if you prefer to get the treatment in the comfort of your home and choose the right moment for your teeth to get whitened.
Teeth Whitening FAQ
In-Office Teeth Whitening offers amazing whitening results in about an hour. This product is a chemically activated gel. Once the dentist applies the gel on your teeth, the whitening process starts. The process does not require any uncomfortable light on your mouth and in about an hour you will have a whiter and brighter smile.
That will depend a lot on your particular needs and oral care. The effects of teeth whitening are not everlasting. However, if you lead a healthy lifestyle, chances are that effects of teeth whitening will last longer. On the contrary, if you expose your teeth to substances such as tea, coffee, cigarettes or wine, the whitening effects will probably begin to fade in a shorter period of time.
It is highly recommended that your dentist makes a thorough oral exam before starting any cosmetic procedure. In the case of teeth whitening in particular, the whitening gel cannot make its way into the tooth surface if there is plaque or tartar. So a professional dental cleaning before applying the whitening gel is essential to prepare the whole surface of your teeth.
It’s important to know that the bleaching product does not work on existing restorations such as crowns, veneers, bonding, fillings or bridges. The whitening treatment will not have an effect on these manufactured teeth. So after the treatment the color of your natural teeth might be different from these restorations. Existing restorations will not be damaged by the whitening process. However, they will not be whitened, either. Keep in mind that if you have many restorations in prominent places, the color of your smile may look uneven after the whitening process.
Teeth whitening is not usually covered by dental insurance, so you will definitely have to ask your insurance company whether this type of cosmetic treatment is covered or not. At our office we work with PPO plans. So if you your dental insurance offers any kind of coverage for teeth whitening, you will be able to get the best treatment under the most relaxing and comforting conditions, and then get reimbursed directly by your insurance company.
We are proud to have the opportunity to give you
the smile of your dreams