Whitening works by increasing the tooth‘s permeability to oxygen which then breaks down stain molecules. Your teeth can whiten up to 16 shades. Results vary, but if used correctly all teeth will whiten dramatically. Avoiding coffee, red wine, smoking etc. will greatly improve your final result of cosmetic dentistry or teeth whitening treatment. Whitening gels will not change the colour of crowns, veneers or fillings.
Is it safe?
Yes. Having your teeth whitened under the supervision of a dentist is completely safe. Some people experience sensitivity when whitening their teeth but we can provide you with a desensitising serum to help.
How long does it take?
Usually 14 days – however you can stop at any point if you are happy with the shade of your teeth.
ICON is a revolutionary product that quickly and painlessly removes white spots from teeth. This treatment can usually be performed on the same day and the results are instant.
The results are permanent – but you do need to maintain a high standard of oral care to keep them sparkling white afterwards!
White spots are very common and can be the result of flurosis (caused by a high intake of fluoride when the adult teeth are developing) Decalcification(usually seen after braces are removed in areas that were not cleaned thoroughly enough) or Trauma, particularly when the teeth were first developing.
Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure to help improve the colour, shape and position of teeth, including chipped teeth. A dental veneer is made from a thin layer of porcelain fitted over the front facing surface of tooth.
An easy way to explain veneers is to think of false nails! Picture a set of acrylics, where fake nails are placed on top of your own – simple!
Once fitted, a veneer should last for many years, but just like normal teeth, they can be broken or chipped. Like many things, how long they last depends very much on how well you look after them. Regular trips to the dentist will help as we can detect problems early before it is too late.
It is important that you consider the long term commitment and costs that come along with veneers. No matter how well you look after them they will not last forever, and it you are in your teens or twenties this could mean having the entire set replaced once, twice, or even more.