Teeth Whitening - Southlake, TX
Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let Dr. Doctor or any of his devoted team members know if you would like to whiten your teeth.
In only a day or two, sometimes the same day, your custom bleaching splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent creates bubbles that create the energy necessary to remove stains without altering existing structures or dental work. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We will want to take professional pictures to see your results!
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for recreating a beautiful and brilliant smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of teeth whitening treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
How is teeth whitening done?
An impression is taken to make a specialized tray or stent to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about three to four hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will have occurred. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging, or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental implants may be more appropriate.
ZOOM! In-Office Teeth Whitening
The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax here at Dr. Doctor’s office. Zoom! Is a teeth bleaching process that lightens discolorations of enamel and dentin. There are many causes of tooth discoloration. The most common includes aging and consumption of acidic, stannous substances such as coffee, tea, or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration. Treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Dr. Doctor can help you determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Zoom! Is a clinically safe procedure and research indicates that many other dentists consider this the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. Cosmetic whitening, as with any tooth whitening system, is not recommended for children under thirteen years of age and pregnant or lactating women. The results are proven to last a lifetime as long as a few, simple, and preventive dietary changes are continuously practiced after the initial bleaching procedure or until the next Zoom! Whitening session.
There are significant differences in safety and efficacy between the Zoom! System and over-the-counter remedies. Brush-on gels and strips can damage tooth structure or take months to reach the same shades as Zoom! The Zoom! System is light-activated and stimulates the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Zoom! Light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
This procedure is usually not painful, however it may cause transient (temporary) thermal sensitivity. Talk to Dr. Doctor about medications that can help decrease the amount of latent sensitivity. The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by the bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment may compliment the procedure as an alternative to a prophylactic cleaning prior to.