This is a cosmetic procedure involving application of peroxides to teeth surfaces, which can be activated by light or left on its own to release oxygen, the oxygen released eliminates any stains embedded within tooth structure and thereby whitening the teeth. This treatment can result in temporary sensitivity of teeth and is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed across the globe. This is normally used by our dentists as a starting point towards cosmetic improvement and as a part of other dental procedures used to enhance dental appearance.
Dentists in our practice are trained to treat you with the best whitening option for the individual, we are not limited to a particular system.
The following are the various systems that we use:
1. Zoom® Advanced Power Whitening
2. Zoom® Daywhite
3. Zoom® Nitewhite
4. Dentsply Illumine® tooth whitening
5. White Dental Beauty by Optident®
6. Zoom® Whitening Pens
7. Opalescence by Optident®
We also provide internal bleaching treatments for root canal treated teeth.
If there are any other dental problems they can affect the success of tooth whitening, for example, cavities need to be treated before teeth are whitened. That's because the whitening solution can pass through decayed areas and reach the inner parts of the tooth. If your gums have receded, the exposed roots of your teeth may appear yellow or discolored. Whitening products will not make them whiter.
If you have tooth decay or receding gums, whitening may make your teeth sensitive. Whitening also does not work on ceramic or porcelain crowns or veneers.
Teeth whitening trays and gels:
Lovesmile can provide you with teeth-whitening trays and gels that can be worn at home. These can be very effective, but results take longer to achieve than getting treatment done at our practice. We will take an impression of your teeth and give this to a dental technician, who will build a tray to the exact
measurements of your mouth. We will check that the tray fits and demonstrate how to carry out the procedure at home.
The tray fits closely around the teeth, and is filled with a whitening gel. Depending on the strength of peroxide in the gel, these trays are usually worn for a couple of hours a day or overnight. Treatment can take anywhere from three days to a couple of weeks.
In market over-the-counter whitening kits are available, although we do not recommend using them as they use a generic sized tray, which could allow the bleaching agent to come into contact with your gums, causing irritation or any other side effects. Not only they are not made to fit your mouth exactly, it may also be the case that bleaching isn't suitable for you, especially if you have gum disease or crowns. Proceeding with the treatment in these circumstances could be harmful.
If you have any specific question Smile please fill our Online Contact Form or call us on 0151 734 2221.
Don′t shy away from your smile any longer – take action and restore your smile′s youthful luster. To arrange a consultation regarding our teeth whitening options, contact Lovesmile today. Our team can help you realise your dream of having a beautiful, bright white smile.