Tooth whitening treatments are designed to lighten the natural colour of your teeth without damaging or removing any of the tooth. The process is entirely safe and the colour change long lasting. If your teeth are undamaged and healthy the treatment can simply make them look significantly brighter.
We provide you with custom made bleaching trays for both the upper and lower teeth. These are soft plastic mini mouth guards specially designed to hold the bleaching gel in the right place over your front and side teeth. They are streamlined to make it easy for you to treat your upper and lower teeth at the same time.
You use the gel and tray for 1 hour each over a period of 5 to 15 days. The gel gradually improves the colour of your teeth day by day. You can take a day off at any time, achieving your colour change at a rate suitable to you.
Dental materials such as fillings crowns and veneers are not affected by the whitening and their colour will not be changed. As the colour of your teeth lightens any dark or unsightly pieces of dentistry will become more obvious and you may want to discuss with your dentist follow up treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it last?
The degree of lightness will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may need to repeat the procedure periodically to top up the effect.
What are the benefits?
Teeth whitening improves the appearance of your teeth without removing any of the natural tooth surface. It is a better option than a crown or veneer if you want to lighten the colour of healthy teeth
When whitening might not work?
Whitening cannot change the colour of natural teeth it can only lighten the existing shade. Whitening only works on natural teeth. It will not affect the colour of existing porcelain crown, veneers, bridges or denture teeth. It will not change the colour or shade of existing tooth coloured fillings: these may need to be replaced to ensure good shade matching.
Is there anything else I should know?
Some patients may experience sensitivity from hot and cold drinks after treatment. If you are considering Teeth Whitening, please ask your dentist for further information about risks, benefits and suitability.