Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is ‘whitened’ to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision. Treatment results usually depend on the severity of the discolouration. It is not effective on dental restorations such as amalgam fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.
Teeth can discolour for various reasons. The dentist or hygienist will take impressions of the teeth we will use these to make the whitening trays. At the next appointment we will then give you the whitening gel and explain how to use and care for the trays. After 14 days we will see you again to review results. It is normally possible to lighten teeth by up to 8 shades.
Natural tooth whitening is achievable.