Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective on some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, we can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Please call for a consultation 450-500-0347.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth should stay lighter than they were before. After some time (one year to five years depending on the person) you may want to do a touch-up treatment (usually one week of home whitening or a one time office treatment) to re-brighten your smile.
Home Tooth Whitening
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple and comfortable “whitening” procedure.
It’s safe, quick, and affordable. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile.
In only a day or two your custom whitening trays will be ready for you to pick up. We will provide a special whitening agent that you put into the clear, almost invisible trays. With less than an hour of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.
Dental bleaching can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been 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.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, with stained teeth, or with badly shaped or crooked teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these conditions, simply and quickly, to help you achieve a beautiful smile!
Will they look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Because they are thin, light can shine through them and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for a long time (five to twenty years).
We may recommend a soft night guard for you to wear to minimize stress placed upon your teeth while you sleep.
We hope that your new veneers fulfill your aesthetic goal. With proper home care and scheduled visits, they are sure to provide you with a beautiful smile for years to come.
Lorsque les dents antérieures sont trop abimées, les facettes ne peuvent être posées. Il faut alors fabriquer des couronnes. Une couronne est un chapeau de porcelaine qui recouvre la dent et la solidifie pour éviter qu’elle ne casse lorsque vous morder dans des aliments durs.
The best way to straighten crooked teeth is to wear braces. Sometimes however we can use Bonding techniques, veneers or crowns to quickly reshape teeth and make them look straight. A consultation is necessary to evaluate whether or not this techniques can be used on your teeth.