Teeth whitening lightens teeth colour and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
In-Office Tooth Whitening
This is the most sought after cosmetic treatment for whitening teeth and also the most effective one. In-office tooth whitening is carried out by professional dentists and includes popular procedures such as Zoom Whitening System and Britesmile. The dentist cleans the mouth and applies a protective gel around your mouth. A special gel containing peroxide is then applied on your teeth. A special light is used to activate this gel and it penetrates enamel to bleach the teeth hence, this is also known as laser teeth whitening. There might be initial side effects which subside in a few days.
Tooth Whitening Trays:
These come as the one-size-fits all whitening trays or custom fitted trays for the patient. The custom fitted trays are preferable since they tend to be more effective and easier to work with. This method requires wearing of the trays with whitening gel in the mouth for a fixed period and number of times each day. They have been shown to be reasonably effective in many cases although the one-size-fits-all has been often shown to be ineffective due to the improper contact of whitening gel and teeth.
Dental Veneers (also referred to as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates) are thin tooth colored shells that are custom made for individual patients and placed on the frontal surface of the teeth to improve its appearance. They are made of porcelain or resin composites. However, a specialized dentist can only determine the type of veneer suitable for an individual.
Popularized by singers such as Pink, Tooth Jewelry is the latest in fashion accessories today. Tooth Jewels are glass crystals designed specifically for dental use. The crystals have a special coating on the back and their facet cut reflects the light and makes it sparkle like a diamond.
Unlike earlier methods which involved drilling and setting the Jewel into the tooth, a little bit of dental composite material attaches the crystal onto the teeth (similar to braces) and lasts up to a year or longer.
• It’s temporary
• It’s painless
• It’s fun
• No drilling or holes
• Does not harm the tooth
Today, many people benefit from Smile Makeover, part of cosmetic dentistry. A wide range of techniques are available that can enhance almost any smile. Gone are the days when: you had to settle for chipped, stained and crooked teeth. A revolution in newer technology and materials ensure that cosmetically enhanced teeth now look more natural and last longer than they did in the past. Skillfully blending science and art, we sculpt a more attractive smile for you. A smile is a powerful way for you to communicate.