Mar 12, 2014
Tooth Whitening procedures vary greatly. In our practice we use a state of the art laser equipment called Smartbleach for tooth whitening. This laser can only be operated by a qualified dentist. So the dentist (not the nurse, or hygienist or beautician) will be performing the treatment. This gives a high degree of assurance to many patients as they know they are in safe hands. The teeth need to be thoroughly assessed to see if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment and other options can be discussed. This can be done in a separate appointment and we do offer a free 10 minute consult for this purpose.
The procedure itself takes one hour during which the teeth are washed and isolated, individually covered with the whitening gel and then lasered one tooth at a time for 30 seconds each application. This gives us a high degree of control over the procedure.The laser beam is a very small beam allowing us to target teeth that are slightly darker.
With any whitening procedure slight sensitivity can occur. This is rare in the case of Smartbleach but it can occasionally happen. If it does we gently direct the laser to another tooth and come back to the sensitive tooth later. Since the dentist is performing the procedure this can be assessed and dealt with in a safe and efficient way.
Tooth whitening results with Smartbleach are instant. The degree of lightening effect depends on the quality of the teeth. We can do a estimated prediction of shade in your consultation appointment. For more information send us an email or call us on 82131821