Teeth Whitening Service
A dental crown, or dental cap, covers your damaged tooth and is a solid replacement for a damaged natural tooth. A crown fits just like a natural tooth because it is created from impressions of your tooth. After your crown is in place, your tooth will be stronger and last longer. Dental Associates offers a variety of materials for your dental crown, and your dentist will discuss the best option for your individual case.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Tray bleaching is a type of professional teeth whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. Some teeth whitening trays are pre-filled with a peroxide-based whitening agent, while others come with syringes of whitening gel that can be dispensed as needed by the user. Each of the teeth bleaching trays is pre-filled with the appropriate amount of a peroxide-based whitening gel that is similar to what is used in popular whitening strips and other over-the-counter whitening products. Teeth whitening trays usually require a longer daily application time than many other whitening options. Some are used for hours at a time, while others recommend overnight application, during which time you should not eat or drink.
Paint-On Teeth Whiteners
Similarly to whitening trays, paint-on teeth whiteners are only available over the counter. Paint-on teeth whiteners are applied to the teeth with a small brush. Paint-on teeth whiteners consist of a gel that is applied to the tooth using a small brush. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth, and dissolves in the mouth. While not effective as teeth whitening done be a professional dentist, it may be a more accessible option since it more affordable and can be done at home.it is recommended to consult your dentist before using painton teeth whiteners.
Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. There are two kinds of whitening strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are usually worn twice a day for 30 minutes.
Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash
The most affordable options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact us to schedule an appointment.