When you have stained teeth, you may feel uncomfortable with your appearance. But you don’t have to live with stained teeth, or rely on over-the-counter strips and toothpastes. Instead, we can offer dramatic results with professional teeth whitening. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about how we remove stains with our whitening treatment.
In Office Teeth Whitening
We offer an in-office teeth whitening procedure if people need results quickly. In just one to two hours, we can brighten your teeth by multiple shades. If you need results before a meeting, graduation, or first date, this could be the perfect way. Our team will simply apply a powerful bleaching gel to your teeth, which we activate with a light. The procedure then breaks up and removes stains from the surfaces of your teeth in only one visit.
Take Home Trays and Gel
We could also offer an at-home option that provides more dramatic and longer-lasting results than traditional strips and toothpastes. We first have you come to the office so we can create a custom set of plastic trays. We then send these trays home with you, along with multiple plastic syringes of bleaching gel. You fill the trays and wear them each day for a set amount of time, which could be 30 minutes to an hour or possibly overnight. The treatment continues for a week to ten days, and the trays ensure your results are even and that saliva doesn’t dilute the gel. For many, teeth could be eight shades brighter! The leftover gel and plastic trays are yours to keep for touch-ups in the coming months, keeping your smile bright and beautiful.
These teeth whitening options can remove teeth stains from the surfaces of your smile, known as extrinsic discoloration. But intrinsic discoloration, in which discoloration forms in the dentin beneath the enamel, could be difficult to remove with traditional cosmetic options. But we can still brighten your smile! For example, our team can use porcelain veneers, thin restorations, to cover the teeth and instantly mask stains. They also address issues with the shape and balance of your teeth too. We could employ bonding to mask discoloration for the side and rear teeth, and reserve veneers for the most visible front-facing teeth.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or about how we brighten smiles with teeth whitening, then contact our team today. A stunning smile is always possible, so reach out today to get started!
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Offers a Brighter Smile
You don’t have to live with discoloration and poor smile esthetics! For more information on our teeth whitening treatments, then call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.