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.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does tooth whitening involve?
There are 3 options to choose from.
Whitening @ home - we make custom whitening trays for your teeth and you whiten your teeth whenever it is convenient for you in the comfort of your own home.
IN-OFFICE Whitening - also known as 1 hr. whitening. there are over 27 types of In-Office whitening systems available for dentists to use. Dr. Kruyer looked at numerous studies and determined which In-Office Whitening System worked the best. We do TWO applications of the In-Office Whitening.
DEEP POWER WHITENING - both In-Office whitening and take-home whitening will whiten your teeth... but they do it differently. Dr. Kruyer has perfected a method of using BOTH systems in a methodical way to whiten your teeth better than either method alone. This process requires 2 appointments with approx. 2 weeks between appointments.