Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people in Santa Cruz achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “teeth whitening” procedure.
Stained or discolored teeth are very common among adults of all ages, and come from a variety of sources. Those of us with stained teeth tend to brush more vigorously; this can damage your teeth, causing further discoloration and serious dental problems such as recession. Others use over-the-counter whitening kits, but they don’t have the prescription strength and lasting effects of a professional teeth-whitening procedure.
Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive. Our Santa Cruz Dental office is conveniently located on Cedar Street if you would like to begin teeth whitening. You can whiten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile.
In only a few days your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up from our office. We provide you with a special bleaching gel that you put into the thin and almost invisible trays. With only a few hours of wear per day, our bleaching agent removes stains from your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.
Teeth whitening can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, restorations may be the only choice to reach the tooth color you would like; this includes procedures such as crowns or veneers. Because of the low cost of teeth whitening treatments, it is nearly always worth a try.
How is it done?
An impression is taken to make a specialized tray to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each day for about 2-4 hours for a week or two, after which significant whitening will occur. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology offers improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneer may be more appropriate. Keep in mind that bleaching your teeth will not change the appearance of any crowns or fillings that you already have.
For more information, please call our Santa Cruz Dentist office to schedule an appointment today. 831-423-3364
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