Teeth whitening

Not only smoking, consuming tea or coffee but even time can seriously discolour your teeth. Whitening your teeth is a long lasting easy solution to improve your smile and your appearence. Today, you have more whitening options than ever before. Although there are many over-the-counter products to choose from, professional, dentist-supervised treatment is safer and offers more dependable results. Emergency dentist London provides different teeth whitening solutions, our recommended solution is the Zoom whitening system. We offer both chairside application and prescribed take-home kits. Take home kits, custom molded for your mouth, allow you to easily whiten your teeth in the privacy of your home.
Most of our patients have been satisfied with the outcome of their whitening treatment. Side effects are rare and mild, and the treatment is convenient and non-invasive. Following our professional whitening regimen, you could enjoy a dramatically improved smile and a huge boost of self-confidence!

 Is teeth whitening suitable for you?

Teeth whitening is a low-risk procedure, and it is suitable for most of our patients. Candidates for teeth whitening typically have mild to moderate discoloration, and they want to achieve a sparkling smile. However, there are certain factors that may preclude patients from being good candidates for treatment. These include:

  • Patients with restorations or fabrications on the front teeth (such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or dental bonding): unlike natural teeth, restorative material does not respond to bleaching agents. In most of the cases, if these patients do choose teeth whitening, they will need to replace their restorations. The new veneers or crowns will match the enhanced color of their new smile.
  • Patients with intrinsic teeth stains: intrinsic stains are white spots, gray discolorations on the teeth, or discoloration that results from a "dead" tooth. These stains unfortunately affect the underlying layers of the tooth. In general, teeth whitening is most effective on extrinsic stains (the brown or yellow stains) that affect the outer enamel. For intrinsic stains patients should consider placing veneers.
  • Patients with high tooth sensitivity or worn enamel: Whitening may intensify these conditions.

The initial consultation about teeth whitening

First of all, before beginning any dental treatment, you will have a thorough consultation with your cosmetic dentist at Emergency dentist London. To decide whether teeth whitening is well suited for you, our dentist will first examine your teeth and gums. After determining your candidacy for treatment, you will discuss your goals and likely results. Your dentist will want to help you achieve a satisfying, natural-looking result. With reasonable expectations for treatment, you are more likely to be pleased with the outcome. You will also discuss your budget and lifestyle.

With this information, your dentist can help you decide whether in-office or at-home whitening is the right option for you (Zoom whitening system has both options). Finally, he or she will perform a shade analysis. Your dentist will match your smile to a shade guide both before and after treatment. By documenting your transformation, you will be able to see the measurable difference in the color of your teeth.

Results of teeth whitening

As every patient's smile is unique, the outcome of teeth whitening treatment will differ. Although most patients are pleased with the results, they are not 100 percent foreseeable. There are multiple factors which contribute to the overall outcome of teeth whitening treatment. The final colour of a patient's teeth will depend on several factors. These include:

  • The severity of the stains
  • The level of the tooth the stains reside on
  • Patient's dietary habits and lifestyle
  • The type of teeth whitening system used (Zoom whitening recommended by Emergency dentist London)
  • The number of treatments a patient undergoes
  • Whether the patient wears whitening trays as recommended (in cases of at-home teeth whitening)

What You Can Expect

Although results are different for everyone, following treatment, you should notice a definite enhancement in your smile. If you choose in-office treatment, you should notice your results immediately. With at-home care, the results will appear progressively as you advance through the course of your treatment.

Improved confidence related to teeth whitening

The benefits of teeth whitening extend beyond your appearance. In-office or take-home whitening treatments have both emotional and physical effects. Your whiter smile can positively affect other people's perceptions of you, as well as your own self-esteem. The procedure is meant to accentuate your facial features and natural beauty. With your whiter teeth, you may be more willing to smile and laugh in public. In turn, this can have important benefits for your professional and social life.

You can read more on the subject on Wikipedia.

 

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