Achieve a whiter smile with Dentessential’s teeth whitening treatments
If your teeth are stained or discoloured, our range of teeth whitening treatments may be the ideal solution. Teeth can become stained for many reasons, some of which are:
- Old restorations
- Root canal therapy
Before any treatment is carried out, it is always important to ascertain the cause for tooth discolouration. If the cause of discolouration is intrinsic, that is, below the surface of the enamel, then bleaching will not work. Usually, if teeth are stained beneath the surface of the enamel the only way to whiten teeth is with a treatment like veneers or dental crowns. If the discolouration is extrinsic, that is, the enamel of your teeth is stained, a bleaching treatment should work.
Teeth whitening at Dentessential
At our Richmond dental practice, we provide patients with options to suit their needs. Some of our patients prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their home, while others prefer to have the treatment in our dental practice.
In-office teeth whitening
The in-office teeth whitening treatment we offer has a high success rate and is popular with our patients. This teeth whitening treatment can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades in a one-hour appointment. This treatment involves applying a whitening adhesive to your teeth which is activated by a special light in 15-minute bursts.
At-home teeth whitening
As popular as in-office whitening is, some patients prefer to whiten their teeth in the privacy of their home. Custom-made trays, which resemble a sports mouthguard, are shaped to fit snugly over your teeth allowing for maximum contact with your tooth’s enamel while protecting your gums.
You will be given instructions on the correct use of your trays and gel so you achieve maximum results. Although you can achieve the same look as patients who choose the in-office treatment, the gel you use is not as concentrated so your desired results may take between 10 to 12 days to achieve.
Visit Dentessential in Richmond to discuss your teeth whitening treatment options