Whiter teeth can help make you look younger and healthier. It is a relatively simple procedure that is used to alter the color of your natural tooth enamel. The most popular method of whitening is custom, take-home whitening trays. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after whitening so they will match the newly whitened teeth. Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every few years, and might be required more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine. We offer custom whitening trays with professional-strength whitening solutions to help you look your best. This process typically takes 1-2 weeks.
We also offer in-office whitening that can be done with the ZOOM!® light. This process takes only 1 hour. Some patients will experience temporary sensitivity in their teeth while they are whitening. This sensitivity will subside once the whitening process is completed. There are sensitivity gels that can be prescribed to help with any discomfort during the whitening process.