Konikoff Dental Associates Edinburgh
236 Carmichael Way, Suite 312, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Aging teeth often show signs discoloration due to staining of the enamel. Luckily, this staining can be easily treated by a teeth bleaching dentist. Teeth whitening treatments are a fast and affordable way to make your smile bright again.
The main benefits of pursuing teeth whitening by a teeth bleaching dentist are fast, effective, affordable and safe whitening solutions. Since the teeth whitening procedure utilizes highly concentrated bleaching gel, your results will be immediate. This is an incredibly efficient way to lighten teeth that have been stained by the consumption of food, drink, or tobacco products.
Discoloration caused by structural damage to teeth or tetracycline stains can’t be treated with a teeth whitening procedure. If you have crowns, veneers or fillings, you will also need to have some work done to those to ensure that they match the new shade of your teeth.
Before you have your treatment done, your teeth will be examined so that the dentist can pinpoint the exact nature of your discoloration. This will help in identifying the proper course of treatment. No matter what, our team will work with you to ensure that you receive the type of dental whitening treatment that is right for you.
In addition to providing our patients with in-office teeth whitening, we also offer you the option of pursuing teeth whitening at home. Our at-home whitening kits are custom-made for you by your dentist. Your kit will include trays and highly concentrated bleaching gel. You will need to wear a tray for an hour a day over the course of two weeks. A number of our patients have seen their teeth lighten up to six shades over the two-week period they use the kits.
If you are interested in learning more about teeth bleaching cost, it is important to note that the cost of your treatment will vary. Factors that determine your bill include the type of treatment used, the number of treatments needed and whether you need follow-up treatments.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening options can slightly improve the color of your teeth. These usually come in the form of whitening trays, strips, toothpastes, rinses, and gels. While they do work, they do not provide the same dramatic results as a professional treatment from your dentist does. If over-the-counter methods are used incorrectly they can also cause gum irritation issues. You can avoid these issues entirely by allowing your dentist to perform your whitening procedure.
Most teeth whitening procedures consist of several steps. The most common steps are outlined below. Keep in mind that the type of whitening system your dentist chooses to use will determine the steps you will be required to pursue.
1. Teeth are examined and cleaned.
2. Photos of the teeth are taken.
3. Cheek retractor is placed in the mouth.
4. Protective liquid is applied to the gums.
5. Bleaching gel coats are applied and removed.
6. Intense light used to enhance results.
7. Final evaluation and recommendations for further treatment, if necessary.
If your smile is in need of brightening, give our dentists a call. We’re ready to tell you more about cosmetic teeth whitening in Chesapeake.