Over the years, you may have noticed your teeth aren’t quite as bright as they used to be. There are numerous reasons that discolouration can occur, including staining foods and beverages, smoking, certain medications or the aging process. At South Yarra Family Dental Care, we offer two types of whitening: take-home or in-chair, to help you get the whiter smile you want.
The first step is to book a consultation to ensure that you’re a proper candidate for teeth whitening. Then, we’ll discuss which whitening solution is right for you.
Before and after teeth whitening, If you decide to proceed with take-home whitening, we’ll custom-create trays that will fit comfortably and snugly on your teeth. You’ll receive them along with a whitening gel that is put into the tray, then worn every day for a set period. It’s best to continue this process for a period of weeks until the desired results have been achieved. We’ll advise you on all the details so that you know what to expect and feel comfortable with how to get started.
This whitening process can be completed at regular intervals to touch up our results.
If you’d like to have your whitening performed in the span of a single appointment, an in-chair visit will get you the results you need in 1.5-2 hours. A high-concentration gel is applied to the teeth while gums and other supportive structures are safely protected. You’ll instantly see an incredible difference and leave our clinic feeling a boost in your self-esteem.
Details to Note
It’s essential that you have an evaluation before doing any whitening, as if infection or cavities are present, treatment may not be suitable for you. Please note that if you have restorations such as fillings or crowns, they will not respond to whitening. If you want them to match the rest of your newly whitened teeth, we can replace them with a restoration of a lighter shade.
If you’d like to discuss whether teeth whitening is right for you, contact us today!