Bleachings
         Dental Bleachings can be used to correct many tooth discolorations.  Staining, ageing, or chemical damage to teeth may have caused these discolorations. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we offer a safe method for creating a Beautiful Brilliant smile.  In our office, we choose the Opalescent bleaching materials by Ultradent. This method has been proven to be the most effecive, the least short term disadvantages are encountered.  Some people get sore gums or teeth from the bleach, but this always disappears after stopping the bleach use.  Bleaching is not 100% predictable, no matter what anyone says.  World research would indicate that bleaching is totally effective in 80 % of the people,  but it is impossible to accurately tell whom it will work for. In cases of  extreme tooth discoloration, bleaching may not be the answer, Crowns or veneers may be the only choice.  Because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.  Bleaching is a cost effective way to bring Cosmetic Dentistry to Everyone.
Opalescence  -  Case One
Before After
Benefits
            -  Corrects brown, Yellow and mottled tooth staining
            -  Works on people of all ages
            -  Safety - Research shows that whitening teeth with
               Carbamide peroxide is safe for the teeth and gums
                   
under the supervision of  a Dentist
            -  Less Sensitivity than Hydrogen Peroxide based
                    Bleaches as found in Bleaching Strips
            -  Is a Near Permanent solution for a "Dull Smile",
                    restoring Brightness and brings a Smile Alive.
            -  Sensitivity is almost alway cured within 5 minutes
                    with perscription strength Flouride
Opalescence  -  Case Two
Top was Bleached Bottom not Bleached Yet
Procedure
        An impression is taken to make a specialized "Mouth Guard" or "Stent" to hold the bleach against the teeth.  The material is used each night for about 3 - 8 hours while you sleep for 7 - 14 days; and at the end of this time, major smile whitening will have occurred. In some cases, the change is nothing short of  brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, ageing or stained teeth.  Whitening occurs by the
Carbamide Peroxide breaking down and releasing oxygen that enters the enamel and dentin then bleaches the colored substances of the crystal matrix. The structure of the tooth is not changed only the color. Your teeth will always be lighter than they were.  However, some patients may need periodic re-bleaching or " touch-up " treatments for one or two nights every couple of months to once a year. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.  Some bleaching systems use a Higher concentration of bleach to whiten in 20 - 60 minutes, these bleaches do whiten faster. To get the whitest of teeth one needs to let the bleach soak down deep into the dental structure for the longest time possible, like overnight if possible. This way we get a natural white looking tooth, Thru and Thru.
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