For A Brighter, Whiter Smile
If the discolouration is due to changes within the enamel of the teeth, whitening procedures can be used with great effect to lighten and brighten your smile. Some techniques produce an almost instantaneous improvement.
Tooth whitening is still the most commonly prescribed and performed cosmetic dental treatment to date. It can provide dramatic improvements in a very short period of time with the effects lasting for up to 2 years.
Typically a whitening gel is placed onto the teeth for a specific period of time. Once removed the teeth appear visibly whiter, and depending on the quality of the gel this whitening effect will last for a prolonged period of time, typically up to 2 years.
Smile With More Confidence
Tooth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. It can reliably and successfully lighten teeth which have darkened due to age changes, staining by tea, coffee, red wine etc…
Live the fantasy and roll back the years with a head turning, beautiful whiter smile.
Teeth whitening is a simple, safe and effective, non-invasive treatment which is growing in popularity as more and more people, young and not so young, are experiencing the benefits that it brings.
Smile with more confidence and make a great impression first time, every time.
Your Questions Answered
What is involved with tooth whitening?
The technique involves taking impressions of your teeth and getting laboratory made custom bleaching trays. Tooth whitening gel is then applied to the trays which are fitted to the teeth.
The trays hold the gel on the teeth and with time the teeth lighten. The more often you apply the gel the lighter the teeth will go.
What causes tooth discolouration?
There are many causes including ageing and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, teas, colas, tobacco, red wine etc. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discolouration.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, when monitored professionally and the instructions are followed there will be no damage to teeth, enamel or gums.
How long will it take?
Generally the effects can be seen within one week for the in-office technique and in about one month for the home bleaching technique. Some stains, like those caused by antibiotics, may require a prolonged course of treatment.
How long will it last?
This depends on your lifestyle (tea, coffee, red wine etc.) but generally the effects should last up to 2 years. We advise patients to keep their bleaching trays and additional tubes of the tooth whitening can be purchased for a ‘top-up’ as required.
Will it affect my fillings or crowns?
No, there will be no colour change to existing fillings (silver or white), crowns, veneers, inlays, bridgework etc. Some restorations may need to be replaced if they do not match the new colour of your teeth and we will do our best to advise which ones these may be, but the final decision can only be assessed once the tooth whitening has been completed.