In office teeth whitening is a non- invasive method to change the color of your teeth and thus enhance your smile. It’s important to note that teeth whitening is effective only when applied to natural tooth enamel. So if you have old crowns, implants, fillings, etc., it will be important to factor in the color and or shade of your restorations in order to match your natural teeth.
Many people choose to replace their out dated restorations with newer and whiter restorations and then whiten their natural teeth to the new, whiter, restorations.There are many options when evaluating teeth whitening systems.
- Professionally applied in-office dental bleaching (often the most effective)
- At Home bleaching
- Whitening tooth pastes and bleach strips
The most popular teeth whitening option nowadays is the professionally applied in office tooth whitening system such as Spa Dent®. Keep in mind that Teeth whitening is not permanent. Depending on the desired outcome, a touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Why should you consider teeth whitening:
- If you have Fluorosis (resulting from excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
- If you have yellow or stained teeth.
- If you simply want to brighten your smile.
How is the Spa Dent ® teeth whitening done?
The process involves applying whitening gel which contains hydrogen peroxide that in turn lightens the color of the tooth in the presence of a specially designed ultraviolet light.
Typically the procedure from start to finish takes less than an hour. We recommend a cleaning prior to the procedure, which can take place on the same day or on a prior visit. The Zoom procedure begins with a short preparation period followed by approximately 45 minutes of bleaching.
It is important to note that most people experience tooth sensitivity during whitening, this is normal and typically subsides shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
If you are interested in learning more about Teeth Whitening please contact us at 604 444 5155.