At SomersmilesDental we offer two types of teeth whitening systems so that patients can choose which suits their lifestyle better.
OPTION 1 – TAKE HOME WHITENING
Some patients prefer to do whitening in the comfort of their own homes and for this we would implement a take home whitening kit. This involves two appointments , the first appointment we take impressions so that we can have custom made whitening trays made . The second appointment we would go through how to use the whitening solutions and how to care for your whitening trays.
We also take a starting shade at this visit so we can compare once you have completed the whitening , which takes approximately three weeks.
OPTION 2 – IN CHAIR WHITENING
Some patients prefer an instant result with their whitening and choose to have the in chair whitening option. This procedure is done in one visit and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
We firstly take a shade so that we can get a starting point for the colour and then a shade is taken after the procedure.
The gums are isolated and the bleach is placed on the teeth for a period of time , there may be several applications this is dependant on how well the teeth are responding.
After the treatment you may experience some sensitivity and we advise you to use a sensitive toothpaste for a few weeks, this will settle down.