A radiant, white smile is often associated with beauty and confidence. Over time, factors like ageing, consumption of certain foods and beverages and habits like smoking can cause can cause our teeth to become discoloured. Thankfully, tooth whitening has become an increasingly popular cosmetic dental procedure, offering a convenient and effective way to restore the brilliance of your smile. In this article, we will delve into the process of tooth whitening using digital scans for custom trays, a method that offers impressive results.
The Tooth Whitening Process
The process of tooth whitening involves the use of a bleaching agent to remove stains and discolouration from the teeth. It is simple and non-invasive and can yield significant results. Here, we will explore the steps involved in this procedure.
The journey to a brighter smile begins with a consultation with one of our dentists. During this appointment you will discuss your goals , preferences and any concerns you may have. The dentist will also examine your teeth to ensure that tooth whitening is a suitable option for you. It’s essential to address any existing dental issues before proceeding with whitening.
2. Digital Scan for Custom Trays
Once it’s established that tooth whitening is the right choice for you, the next step involves taking an impression of your teeth. This can be done digitally, the advanced technology allows the creation of your custom trays that fit your teeth perfectly. These trays are an integral part of the teeth whitening process, as they ensure that the whitening gel is evenly distributed and in close contact with the tooth surfaces, enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment.
3. Tray Fitting
Approximately two weeks after the digital scan, you will return to the practice to have your custom trays fitted. These trays are designed to be comfortable and snug, making it easy to wear them at home. Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to apply the whitening gel and how long to wear the trays each day.
4. Whitening at Night
The convenience of tooth whitening lies in its flexibility. Most patients prefer to wear their custom trays at night while they sleep, allowing the whitening gel to work its magic without interfering with their daily activities. This approach typically involves wearing the trays for a specified duration each night over the course of several weeks, depending on the extent of discolouration and the specific product being used.
5. Monitoring Process
During the whitening process, it’s essential to maintain regular contact with your dentist, they can track your progress and address any concerns or sensitivities you may experience. Adjustments to the treatment plan can be made if necessary, ensuring that you achieve the best results without discomfort.
What are the benefits of Tooth Whitening?
A brighter smile can boost your self-esteem and increase your confidence in social and professional situations.
Tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that doesn’t require that doesn’t require significant alterations to your teeth.
Digital scans for custom trays ensure that the treatment is tailored to your individual needs, resulting in a more efficient and comfortable experience.
With proper care, the results of tooth whitening can last for an extended period, allowing you to enjoy a dazzling smile for a long time.
Special Offer in December
As an additional incentive to brighten your smile, Abbots Lodge Dental Practice are pleased to announce a special offer for the upcoming month of December. During December, you can enjoy a 20% discount on your tooth whitening services. This is the perfect opportunity to achieve a whiter, brighter smile at an even more affordable price. Don’t miss out on this limited time offer, call Abbots Lodge Dental Practice today on 01903783154 to book a whitening consultation.