Tooth whitening treatments are designed to improve the colour of your natural teeth without having to resort to invasive dentistry such as fillings, veneers or crowns. The process is entirely safe and the colour change long lasting. If your teeth are undamaged and healthy the treatment can simply make them look significantly brighter. If however, your teeth are discoloured, heavily filled, crowned or veneered the treatment can be used alongside replacement dentistry to achieve the best possible improvement in your smile.
At Devonshire House Dental Practice we provide you with custom made whitening trays for both the upper and lower teeth. These are soft plastic “mini mouth guards” specially designed to hold the whitening gel in the right place over your front and side teeth. They are streamlined to make it easy for you to treat your upper and lower teeth at the same time.
You use the gel and tray for 45 minutes each day over a period of 5 to 15 days. The gel gradually improves the colour of your teeth day by day and you may even notice a difference after one or two treatments. You can take a day off at any time, achieving your colour change at a rate suitable to you.
Dental materials such as fillings crowns and veneers are not affected by the whitening and their colour will not be changed. As the colour of your teeth lightens any dark or unsightly pieces of dentistry will become more obvious and you may want to discuss with your dentist follow up treatment.