Tooth whitening is designed to improve the colour of your natural teeth without having to resort to invasive dentistry such as veneers and crowns. The process is safe and the colour change is long term. If your teeth are undamaged and healthy, the treatment can make them look significantly brighter. If however, your teeth are heavily filled, crowned or veneered the treatment can be used alongside replacement dentistry to achieve the best possible improvement in your smile.
At The White House Dental Practice we provide you with custom made whitening trays for both the upper and lower teeth. These are soft plastic “mini mouth guards” specially designed to hold the whitening gel in the right place over your front and side teeth. They are streamlined to make it easy for you to treat your upper and lower teeth at the same time.
The process is carried out each day over a period of 5 to 15 days. The gel gradually improves the colour of your teeth day by day and you may even notice a difference after one or two treatments. You can take a day off at any time, achieving your colour change at a rate suitable to you.
Dental materials such as fillings, crowns and veneers are not affected by the whitening and their colour will not be changed. As the colour of your teeth lightens any dark or unsightly pieces of dentistry will become more obvious and you may want to discuss follow up treatment with your dentist .