Below we will try to answer some questions you may have.
Your dentist will take some impressions of your teeth and from that they will have some whitening trays made. These are very similar to a traditional gum shield but less bulky.
You will then be given the whitening trays and some tooth whitening gel, your dentist will show you how to place the tooth whitening gel in the trays and you will leave the practice wearing the trays.
It is important that you do not overload the trays with the whitening solution as this can damage your gums.
Over a two week period your dentist will recommend you do the following
For 14 – 21 days you will wear your trays correctly loaded with the recommended gel for 8 hours per day (or overnight if no longer than 8 hours)
These instructions may vary from patient to patient but your dentist will give you a full instruction sheet if you decide to go ahead with the treatment.
The results can vary from patient to patient but the average patient is normally happy with the result of the treatment after a two to three week period.
For the long term success of tooth whitening we would recommend that the treatment is repeated every six months for up to two and a half years.
This “top up” treatment should take four to five days.
Tooth whitening improves the appearance of your teeth without removing any of the natural tooth surfaces. It is a less tooth destructive option than a crown or veneer if you want to lighten the colour of healthy teeth.
We recommend that tooth whitening is not carried out during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Tooth whitening will not alter the colour of crowns veneers and fillings.
The cost of tooth whitening at the present time is £200* for both upper and lower teeth.
The cost of a 2 x 3ml syringe “top up” is £60* including the appointment with the dentist who will need to prescribe it.
If this is a treatment you are interested in please call our patient care team on 01484 850501 and they will be able to help. We offer a FREE initial consultation* where we can assess whether you are suitable for the treatment.