Tooth whitening is a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
There are a number of techniques that can be used:
This procedure is done in just one hour, using 'Zoom' Tooth Whitening. This procedure lightens the teeth by a number of shades giving great aesthetic results. Crowns, veneers and fillings are not affected by this procedure. This treatment can be topped up at home using a tray-from home whitening system.
This extremely easy-to-use and convenient method presents you with the possibility of brightening your smile up to ten shades. Thanks to this take-home solution, you will see an immediate improvement in your teeth colour. Our take-home method is simple to use and produces visible results within 7 to 10 days.
Why do I need to whiten my teeth?
There are a number of reasons to get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth, as they become discoloured as we get older.
Food, smoking and a number of drinks such as tea or coffee can stain your teeth's surface in a faster and more noticeable manner. Calculus or tartar also stain teeth. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or tiny cracks which take up the stain.
Can everyone get their teeth whitened?
We will assess your teeth to make sure that they are suitable for the treatment. The treatment can only be done after a thorough examination and assessment of the teeth. This procedure usually takes about one hour.
How long will the treatment last?
The effects of teeth whitening can last up to three years if well taken care of. However, it is important to note that results vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, eat or drink coloured products.
Are there any side-effects to this treatment?
Some people will find that their teeth become a bit more sensitive to cold weather, food or drinks during or after the treatment. Others report gum discomfort, soreness in the throat or white patches on the gum line. These symptoms are usually temporary, and generally disappear within a few days after the treatment.
Can a single discoloured tooth that has been root-filled, be whitened?
Some root-treated teeth become discoloured after they have been root-filled. The whitening product is applied in the root canal working from inside to whiten the tooth.
Are there any instances where tooth whitening might not work?
Tooth whitening can only lighten your existing tooth colour and it only works on your natural teeth. If you don't like the colour of an existing veneer, crown or bridge, we can help you find a different alternative to this procedure.
How can I look after my teeth once they have been whitened?
You can prolong the teeth whitening results by cutting down on the amount of staining food or drinks. Avoiding smoking will also help preventing discolouration and staining of teeth.