General/Cosmetic Dentistry » Tooth Whitening
Do you have stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious about smiling? Tooth whitening can be a good solution for certain types of tooth staining.
Teeth can be stained by foods, drinks, smoking and certain medications. Tooth whitening is a safe procedure that can lighten the colour of your teeth by using a safe dental bleaching agent. Individual results vary and are based on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.
At Romiley Dental Practice we offer home whitening. This involves custom-making a lightweight plastic mouth tray for you that fits snugly over your teeth. You then put a whitening gel inside the tray and wear it at night or for a few hours during the day. Results are normally seen over 2-3 weeks. This is a gentle, non-invasive treatment which results in a whiter, more attractive smile.
White fillings and crowns will not lighten in colour and may have to be replaced to match the new colour. This would be assessed in advance of treatment so that the cost and nature of the treatment is understood at the beginning.