Teeth Whitening | Richmond, Glen ALLEN & Short PuMP VA
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.
What are the details of teeth whitening?
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In only a day or two your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment.
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
For more information about Drs. Norman, Obeck and Foy or to schedule a consultation, call our office at Cosmetic Dentistry Office in Richmond Phone Number 804-288-0102
How long will it take to whiten my teeth?
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
Since only you can decide how white you want your teeth to become the amount that you bleach with custom trays is completely your decision. There is no reliable way to predict how light your teeth will whiten but it has been shown that the longer the whitening material is in contact with your teeth the more effect it will have. Teeth are naturally darker along the gumline so these areas may require more time to lighten than the rest of the tooth surfaces and usually remain slightly darker.
Take home Trays and In-Office Whitening.
Custom Trays (take-home) are worn for 1-3 weeks daily for the prescribed number of hours. Power whitening (in-office) will usually take 2-3- office visits of about 1-2 hours. During the in-office visit a high strength whitening gel will be placed directly on your teeth and a protective barrier will cover your cheeks and gums. Take home custom trays are recommended to complete the treatment and for touch ups at a later date as needed.