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Age and lifestyle habits can negatively impact your teeth, and your once gleaming, white teeth are now dull and discolored. Fortunately, a teeth whitening dentist can help you can restore your beautiful, white smile and regain your self-confidence. Professional tooth whitening is easy, effective, quick and affordable. If you’re interested in regaining your beautiful smile, then call our West Hartford office for an appointment.
Why Is Professional Teeth Whitening a Better Choice?
Known as chairside tooth whitening or power-bleaching, in-office teeth whitening is safer, faster and more effective than the do-it-yourself whitening kits, so you’ll receive much more impressive results in a shorter amount of time. The bleaching gel that a professional dentist uses is considerably more concentrated than that contained in an at-home kit, so you’ll achieve noticeable results on your first visit to our West Hartford office. If your tooth enamel has been stained and discolored by foods, beverages and smoking, then call us today for an appointment.
It’s important to note that not all types of stains and discoloration will respond to tooth whitening. If your discoloration is due to defective fillings, decay or tetracycline, then tooth whitening will probably be ineffectual. If you have had restorative dental work, then those areas may not respond to the whitening process either, although your natural teeth may become lighter, except as noted above.
During your initial visit to our West Hartford office, your teeth bleaching dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth to ensure that you’re a good candidate for tooth whitening. If not, we’ll work with you to provide a solution so that you can achieve the beautiful smile that you want. We want our patients to be 100% satisfied with their procedure, so call our West Hartford office to schedule an appointment.
Is Teeth Whitening at Home a Good Idea?
If you’re unable to come to our office for a teeth whitening procedure, then we can provide you with an at-home teeth whitening kit that’s comprised of the same teeth whitening products that we use in our office. The purchase of an at-home kit will require an office visit so that we can fabricate your custom whitening trays, but you can use the trays at home on a schedule that’s convenient for you. Most patients lighten their teeth by as many as six shades when their trays are worn an hour each day for two weeks. If you’re interested in an at-home kit, then call our West Hartford office to schedule an appointment.
How Much Does Tooth Bleaching Cost?
The cost of a teeth whitening procedure is unique to the patient and depends on the type of teeth whitening system used, the number of office visits you’ll require for both the treatments and follow-up visits, any post-treatment repairs that are required and any additional procedures that you need. During your initial consultation, your teeth-bleaching dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine the best teeth whitening system for your needs, and then we’ll provide you with an estimate of your teeth bleaching cost. Call our West Hartford office to schedule a teeth whitening appointment and let us help you regain your beautiful smile.
Is a Professional Tooth Whitening Procedure Better Than Over-the-Counter Products?
The products used by a professional dentist are considerably more potent than those you can buy over the counter, so you’ll see more dramatic results in less time than you will with an at-home kit from the store. If store kits are used incorrectly, they can irritate your gums and yield uneven results, so some of your teeth may be a different color than others. When you opt for a professional tooth whitening procedure, a licensed dentist will oversee the treatments and the results, which will eliminate uneven tooth color and possible damage to your sensitive mouth tissues.
What’s the Teeth Whitening Procedure?
The specific procedure you’ll experience will depend on the type of whitening system you’ve chosen, but in general, the procedure is as follows:
- Your teeth bleaching dentist will clean and examine your teeth.
- We’ll take pictures to document your current tooth color and to help us monitor your progress.
- We’ll protect your cheek and expose your visible teeth by using a cheek retractor.
- We’ll apply a liquid to protect your gums from the bleaching chemical.
- We’ll remove the gel, check the color of your teeth, and then we may apply additional layers of bleaching gel until we achieve the desired shade.
- We may use a special light to enhance the effectiveness of the bleaching product.
- After we’ve applied and removed the final coat, then your dentist will examine your teeth to determine the amount of follow-up care that you’ll need either in our office or at home.
If you want to achieve a beautifully white smile that you’re proud to show to the world, then call Premier Dental of Connecticut in West Hartford at (860) 265-1411 and we can help you. We’re skilled in teeth whitening in West Hartford and we can restore your beautiful smile, so call us today.
Our patients report that their teeth whitening procedure elevated their self-esteem and restored their self-confidence, so let us do the same for you. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.