Teeth Whitening And Bleaching
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think with the advent of dental bleaching. We offer our patients a variety of teeth whitening techniques.
Before Teeth Whitening Treatment
After Teeth Whitening Treatment
A patient can choose to use a take-home teeth whitening kit. This allows the patient to whiten his/her teeth at home over a two to three week period. An impression is taken to make a specialized bleaching tray to hold the bleach against the teeth. The bleaching tray is used at night for about 3-4 hours until significant whitening occurs.
Zoom In-Office Whitening
One very popular and effective whitening technique used is an in-office procedure called ZOOM. This procedure utilizes a special light over the teeth giving patients the convenience of instant whitening (in about an hour). After this short procedure patients leave the dental office with the maximum whitening results possible. The Zoom procedure also comes with touch up trays to be worn in the future, when the patient experiences re-staining of the teeth.
In some cases bleaching is not the best method to whiten teeth. For severely stained teeth or congenital impairments, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate. If you have any other questions please feel free to call or email our San Leandro dental office or read more about teeth whitening