Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Besides using a home tooth whitening system that can be used in the form of bleaching trays or strips, we also offer ‘in-office’ ZOOM teeth whitening, where your teeth are whitened in approximately 60 minutes chair-side, at the dental office, and you do not have to then use the bleaching trays or any other at-home method post treatment. Some patients prefer to ‘kick start’ the whitening with an ‘in-office’ treatment and then continue using home-care whitening procedures periodically to maintain the desired color.
Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. so they match the newly whitened teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent as teeth can re-stain over time with various food and drinks. A touch-up maybe needed every several months to years depending on how white you would like to maintain your smile.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made and bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.