To remove tooth discolouration tooth whitening is a safe and effective treatment if tailored to your needs and delivered by a trained Dental Professional, misuse or unmanaged treatment can result in irreversible damage to you and your teeth. At Ian Gurner Dental Care we offer Take Home Custom Fit Trays and In Chair Whitening Procedures.
A tooth whitening procedure with us first begins with a visit to one of our highly trained dental hygienists for an assessment about which treatment is best for you and professional cleaning of your teeth. It is very important that this cleaning procedure takes place as it removes the surface layer of plaque and staining that can impair the success of the whitening process.
OPTION 1. TAKE HOME CUSTOM FIT TRAYS
Number of appointments: Two
Method: Boutique Whitening
Appointment 1 – 15mins
Our hygienist will take an impression of your teeth to create custom-fitted trays. These trays ensure that:
- The whitening gel stays in contact with the teeth for maximum whitening
- Saliva is prevented from coming into contact with the whitening gel which can dilute its strength
- The whitening gel contact with the gums is minimised to avoid possible gum irritation
Appointment 2 – 20 mins
We check the fit of the customs made trays to ensure they are comfortable for you.
You will be given very specific instruction to follow as to how to load the trays and how long you should leave the whitening gel-filled trays on your teeth and how many times the procedure should be repeated so that it is not misused.
We also provide you with some products to help prevent tooth sensitivity which is common with whitening treatments.
The whitening process using the tray system usually takes 7-14 days to see the effects.
Option 2. In-Chair Whitening
Number of appointments: One
The teeth are thoroughly cleaned to remove all saliva remnants and isolated to prevent any contact with mouth tissues and saliva. A powerful whitening gel is professionally applied to the tooth surfaces and then activated with a LED light. You will see immediate results after the treatment.