Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.
What are the details of teeth whitening?
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. In as little as two weeks time, you can see amazing results! Please discuss with the dental team how bleaching may or may not affect various existing restorations.
In about two weeks your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special KoR bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. There are different KoR systems. Our staff will be happy to help you decide which one is right for you!!
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 creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
In-Office Bleaching System
Our choice for in-office bleaching is KoR Whitening Deep Bleaching. It is chemically activated, requiring no light. Typically 1-2 visits are required after completing a 2 week take-home kit. The visits are about 1 hour in length.
Our clinician will isolate the teeth with a protective barrier and apply the bleaching agent. It remains in contact with the teeth 20-30 minutes. It is then removed and reapplied for an additional 20-30 minutes.
Unlike other bleaching systems, patients have almost no sensitivity during their treatment. KoR systems have a desensitizing agent in the gel that combats the typical sensitivity that some patients may experience.
How is teeth whitening done with KoR take-home trays?
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night while you sleep for 2 weeks. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant! You can bleach up to 16 shades brighter with this system!! For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, may have limitations based on the fullness of your smile. Not all over-the-counter products fit each individual smile the same!
Our office promotes KoR At-Home Whitening take home bleach. For more information on all KoR products visit, http://www.korwhitening.com/
One system may not be appropriate for everyone. For those who may not be able to do the overnight trays, we offer an alternate take home system. Opalesence Go! is worn for 15-30 minutes for 10 days. You may lighten up to 3 shades over the 10 days. For more info on this product, please visit, http://www.opalescence.com/en-us/default.aspx
Please feel free to discuss these options with the dental team at your next visit, or call Stroudsburg Office Phone Number 570-421-3700.