Whitening

Treatments // Whitening

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Whitening is a process where the teeth are lightened using a safe chemical called carbamide peroxide, It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision and there have been many millions of such treatments carried out in the UK

Impressions of your teeth are taken from which we can make plaster casts. On the cast of the upper teeth we vacuum form a thin, flexible shield that fits closely over the crowns of all the upper teeth. A space is created inside the shield over any tooth or teeth that need lightening. A special thick gel is placed in the shield before positioning the shield over the teeth. The shield is worn every night until the tooth reaches the required shade, individual teeth that have been discoloured for a long time may take as long as 3 or 4 months to reach the desired shade. Lightening of all the upper front teeth together can usually be completed in 3 or 4 weeks.

Treatment results usually depend on the severity of the initial discolouration. It is not effective on dental restorations such as amalgam fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.