You would expect that a treatment capable of making big changes to your appearance would take up a considerable amount of time, right? As improbable as it may seem, your dentist’s professional whitening treatment can make big changes to your appearance after just one visit. The procedure is capable of brightening the layers of your enamel, and even oxidizes the dentin beneath, providing further improvements. While a whitening treatment makes a big difference for smiles affected by stains, some problems – known as intrinsic discoloration – will need a different cosmetic dental treatment if you want to see ideal results.
What Happens During A Whitening Treatment?
When you go in for a whitening treatment at your dentist’s office, they will apply a special bleaching gel evenly across your teeth. To activate and expedite the effect this gel has, they will use special curing lights. Patients can see their teeth whitened by eight shades after just forty five minutes.
Following Up On Improvements With At-Home Whitening Supplies
In addition to your in-office session, you can perform touch-ups to keep your teeth white by using supplies provided by your dentist. The kit you receive will include a special tray and whitening gels.
Taking Care Of Intrinsic Discoloration
Not everyone who feels dissatisfied with the color of their teeth should undergo a professional whitening treatment. In cases where your problem is caused by intrinsic discoloration, a different approach to treating the problem should be taken. Your dentist can provide cosmetic improvement in the form of porcelain veneers, which can cover up intrinsic discoloration, while also hiding other flaws, like damages, or misshapen teeth.
Schedule A Whitening Treatment At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury
Are you ready to see big changes to your smile after just one appointment? If you want to do something about the color of your teeth, schedule a professional whitening treatment at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury. In addition to your session, you will receive a kit to take home that allows you to “touch up” your teeth when they seem to be losing their whiteness. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we are proud to treat patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.