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Teeth Whitening

Our office at Torrington CT provides in-office teeth whitening services. Below is the

The Procedure

During the in-office teeth whitening procedure, the dentist will place a shield or gel over the gums to prevent or limit the bleaching solution from coming into contact with gum tissue. The dentist will then apply an even layer of the teeth whitening solution to the teeth. The bleaching solution is allowed to remain on the teeth for up to an hour while the whitening agents take effect. With some in-office whitening treatments, a special light is directed at the teeth to activate the whitening solution. Once the time is up, the whitening solution will be removed from the teeth so the patient and dentist can see the results. Some patients may opt to undergo another round of whitening, and others will be satisfied with the degree of whitening that is achieved with one round of treatment.

The at-home teeth whitening process is quite different. During the initial appointment, the dentist will take an impression of the teeth and gums. This impression is sent to a dental lab where custom upper and lower teeth whitening trays are fabricated. One to two weeks later, the patient will return to the dentist's office to pick up the trays and at-home whitening kit. The dentist will then advise the patient on its use. Typically, the patient will apply an even amount of whitening solution to each tray. The patient will then wear the trays for as little as 30 minutes a day, or up to overnight; the amount of time the patient wears the trays will depend on the concentration of the bleaching gel, degree of tooth sensitivity, and the desired level of whiteness. After two weeks of use, patients should begin to see desired results.

Benefits

The benefits of teeth whitening extend beyond simply improving the appearance of your smile. In fact, having a whiter smile can positively affect other people's perceptions of you and the way you view yourself. Undergoing professional in-office or take-home teeth whitening treatments has both physical and emotional benefits. Improved Appearance of Your Smile A dazzling, white smile is the hallmark of professional teeth whitening. Whether you choose to undergo bleaching treatments the results are beautiful, natural-looking, and can strip years off of your age. A white, bright, spectacular smile will make you look younger and healthier. How so, you may ask? Well, whitening systems:

Aggressively penetrate the tooth's enamel to bleach harsh stains that over-the-counter systems are incapable of addressing

Are controllable and customizable, making your treatment tailored to address your cosmetic needs and desires. Your cosmetic dentist can adjust the level of the bleaching agent to help amplify or tone down your whitening results.

Can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including porcelain veneers, Invisalign®, dental crowns, dental bridges, and dental bonding, to completely transform the appearance of your smile. The versatility of the teeth whitening procedure makes for a seamless, natural enhancement.

Improved Confidence

Every time you look into the mirror, you should be proud of the reflection that is staring back.

Teeth whitening treatments are designed to help you feel confident, and more beautiful than you already are.

A whiter smile is meant to accentuate your stunning facial features and highlight your personality.

Quick Results

Whether you choose to undergo treatment in the convenience of your home or the comfort of your dentist's luxurious practice, teeth whitening is a quick and convenient way to brighten the natural pigmentation of your teeth.

Professional take-home systems allow you to whiten your smile in the privacy of your own home and do not necessitate a lengthy dental visit. Typically an at-home system will be used over the course of several weeks; though treatment requires more time, it is still effective.

In as little as one hour you can achieve a dazzling, whiter smile through in-office, doctor supervised treatments. The results of in-office teeth whitening are often slightly more dramatic than at-home treatment as well; in some cases, teeth can be whitened by up to eight shades in just an hour.

Safe and Non-invasive

Bleaching is one of the most non-invasive cosmetic dentistry procedures on the market. With the ever growing popularity of teeth whitening treatment, dentists around the globe are offering a greater variety of bleaching systems to their patients. Additionally, the ability to whiten your smile has become a high demand, and more manufacturers are placing whitening agents in toothpastes, polishes, fluorides, flosses, and other hygienic products. Although obtaining a whiter smile has become more convenient, the use of certain bleaching products can actually be more harmful to the health of your smile than beneficial. However, doctor supervised, prescription based whitening systems are safer on the enamel of your teeth and more effective at penetrating and removing deep-set stains.

Teeth whitening treatment is a wonderful option for patients with dental anxiety and those who are seeking results without having to invasive cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Though porcelain veneers and dental crowns can also transform a smile, more than teeth whitening is capable of doing; it comes at a greater cost and requires greater commitment on the patient's part.