WHITENING

Teeth Whitening

Many patients achieve a beautiful smile with a simple “bleaching” procedure. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, can offer a safe method for creating a brighter smile.

Whitening Options

-We sell kits with built in forms with a quality bleach.

-Custom bleach trays are also used for whitening teeth. An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 1 hour for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. We provide you with a special bleaching agent, that you can use from time to time to freshen-up your teeth whitening.

-KoR Deep Bleaching is a highly technical more complete. It is the best whitening on the market. It involves multiple visit to whiten your teeth. It involves very special impressions that seal the tray at the margin keeping the bleach in and the saliva out. 2nd visit is a conditioning visit followed by 2-6 weeks of nightly whitening using the trays. After the said timeframe a final deep bleaching visit is done. This dramatic whitening can be done with little to no sensitivity.

-For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are for sale at pharmacies, grocery, and drug stores. But these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, and are not as effective so it’s better to use the above recommended products.

VENEERS

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail.

The ultra-thin porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth and are undetectable and very resistant to coffee, tea, wine or other stains. They are an excellent restorative choice due to their strength and appearance, and their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel.

BONDING

Bonding

Bonding is a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored, and bonding is an alternative to veneers, The procedure can often be completed in a single office visit chair side.

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

Bonding can improve the appearance of a tooth, but since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
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