Huntsville, AL Teeth Whitening
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Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional whitening (or tray bleaching) is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry procedures today. In as little as two weeks, using Discus Dental tray whitening systems, most stains from aging, foods, drinks, and smoking are removed. Our office only uses Discus Dental brand whitening products because they are the industry’s leading manufacturer and distributor of professional dental products. Some dentists use less known or less expensive whitening products which many deliver unpredictable results and increased sensitivity during bleaching.
In-Office Whitening (using ZOOM Whitening ) is rapidly becoming more popular for patients who want whiter teeth faster. This in-office whitening procedure takes only two hours to complete but does not require any dental anesthetic. Using a special light to accelerate the whitening process this technique allows you to get the benefits of two full weeks of tray bleaching in only 1 hour. While the ZOOM whitening system does not get your teeth any whiter than the conventional tray system (described above) it does provide you with instant results.
Teeth Whitening with Veneers
Whitening teeth with porcelain veneers is much more predictable than bleaching and allows us to correct many other problems that bleaching alone cannot. In this process, all visible front teeth are usually covered with porcelain veneers (also called laminates). Using this method, even the darkest teeth can be whitened as much as the patient desires. This method also allows us to correct chipped or crooked teeth and remove spaces between teeth in as little as three visits, and all without braces.
Please Note: Professional teeth whitening results can last for many years, but It is important to realize that bleaching restores your teeth to your unique level of optimal whiteness (similar to what your teeth looked like when you were a teen). However, to get your teeth many shades whiter than ever before, or “Hollywood White”, it is necessary to place porcelain veneers .
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