Whitening is a fast and easy way to brighten your teeth and enhance your smile. At CR Dental Group we offer both In Office and At Home whitening options.
In Office teeth whitening, an effective way to brighten smiles, takes less than an hour with in-office treatment. The simple procedure requires no anesthesia, and it’s perfectly safe. After preparing your mouth, we will apply a gel to your teeth and activate the whitening process with a special light. You’ll leave our office with a smile that’s up to 10 shades whiter.
You may prefer to whiten at home, and we can help with that, too. We’ll create custom trays to make home teeth whitening comfortable. Each night for a week or two you’ll need to apply our professional-grade teeth whitening gel to the trays, and then wear them at night. Within just a few days, you’ll notice a difference, and by the time treatment is complete, you’ll smile with confidence. Take-home trays can also touch up and maintain in-office whitening.
If you are going to have dental work done, it is important to remember that the color of fillings, crowns, and veneers will not change color; you should whiten your teeth prior to doing any dental treatment. Tooth whitening is not a good choice for everyone. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, Dr. Jordana Contrucci Ruiz and/or Dr. James Reisman will recommend that you have them taken care of before whitening.
Most patients will experience dramatic results with either teeth whitening method, though not all discolorations can be lightened with the treatment. Whitening treatments are most successful in removing yellow, brown, or orange tinges incurred from aging, coffee, tea, or smoking. However, dark gray tones from fluorosis or smoking may not whiten as dramatically; artificial materials such as silicants or porcelains do not whiten at all. Patients with sensitive teeth, periodontal disease, or worn enamel typically do not respond well to teeth whitening. For these cases, cosmetic procedures such as veneers may provide the best solution for a movie-star smile.
Please contact CR Dental Group to find out if tooth whitening is right for you!