Lightening dark teeth
Why lighten dark teeth?
Research by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has shown that your teeth are one of the first things that people notice about you. People also generally feel healthier and more confident with whiter teeth.
You typically have two main options to lighten dark teeth.
1. Teeth whitening -brightening your existing teeth.
2. Dental veneers / Resin Bonding or crowns – to change the tooth colour and shape
Generally if you are happy with the position and shape of your teeth that teeth whitening is most likely all that you need. It is a minimally invasive and very safe way to boost the appearance of your smile.
If however you feel that you also want to change the shape and / or position of your teeth then it may be better to look at options such as resin bonding or clear braces
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is the process whereby a bleaching gel is held in contact with your tooth for a period of time. Your teeth will then lighten. You remain in control of the process as you can decide how long you use the gel for. This means you can decide how might your teeth go (within reason) and stop treatment should you encounter any sensitivity.
How does the teeth whitening process work?
You will be provided with custom made bleaching trays. These fit precisely over the top of your teeth. Each night you will need to place small amount of our prescribed bleaching gel into the trays, the trays then hold the bleaching gel in contact with your teeth ensuring that it does not come into contact with your sensitive gum area.Patients can often see their teeth lightening by many shades using this technique.
Find out if teeth whitening can help whiten your teeth
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