A whiter and brighter smile can improve your self-esteem. Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure that can lighten the color of your natural teeth. There are two types of professional bleaching techniques: take home teeth whitening trays and chair-side (in-office) bleaching. Both are convenient, effective and safe methods to lighten your teeth.
Many of our patients elect to use take home whitening trays. Our staff will take alginate impressions of both your upper and lower jaws in order to fabricate thin clear plastic trays. These trays are placed over the teeth for a few hours a day depending on the type of bleaching gel provided to you. At home systems slowly whiten your teeth over the course of several weeks. Using professional teeth whitening systems (provided by your dentist) consist of stronger concentration of bleaching gels that are monitored regularly by our dental team.
Chair-side bleaching is completed at the dental office under the direct supervision of the dental team/ staff and oftentimes takes about an hour. One type that Florida Choice Dentistry offers is called “Zoom”. Using a higher concentration of bleach (compared to take home systems) the gel gets activated by using a special light. Clinically whiter results can be seen in 60 minutes. Zoom techniques are safe and effective. With Zoom, take home trays are oftentimes given to provide touch ups and maintenance to keep your teeth whiter, longer.
Looking for a mini-makeover? Teeth whitening techniques will enhance the results of other dental work when coordinated together. Be aware, bleaching materials cannot change the colors of already completed ceramic crowns and/or tooth colored fillings. Alternative considerations must be discussed.
Florida Choice Dentistry offers a wide number of cosmetic procedures that help improve the cosmetic look of a smile. Teeth whitening can provide an additional opportunity for you to change and enhance the smile that you are looking for!