Interested in Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine. 

Our teeth whitening systems

The most common teeth whitening system we use in our practice is KoR whitening. KoR is a refrigerated bleaching system that is highly successful. We keep the bleach refrigerated at all times so bleach does not lose pigmentation. There are different types of KoR cases; KoR Home and Max, KoR Ultra and KoR Ultra-T. KoR is our most effective bleaching method. We do offer another treatment that is a more simplistic method that does not involve the lab where we would be able to take same day impressions with our trained staff making in-office bleach trays

What We Offer

KoR Home and Max

This is the most common for patients who have stains on their teeth. This is a basic whitening procedure.

The Steps:

  • Impressions to send to lab for trays, before pictures, start shade match
  • 2 weeks at-home day or night with KoR whitening
  • In-office KoR whitening (KoR Max Only)
  • Periodic maintenance to maintain permanent results, final shade match, final pictures

KoR Ultra

This is a more advanced whitening procedure. This entails a few extra steps for powerful whitening.

The Steps:

  • Impressions to send to lab for trays, before pictures, start shade match
  • 3-4 weeks at-home nighttime KoR whitening
  • In-Office KoR whitening
  • Periodic maintenance for permanent results, final shade match, final pictures

KoR Ultra-T

This is specifically designed for tetracycline stains. These are the most difficult to treat requiring longer duration.

The Steps:

  • Impressions to send to lab for trays, before pictures, start shade match
  • 6-8 weeks at-home nighttime KoR whitening
  • In-office KoR whitening
  • Periodic maintenance, final shade match, final pictures

How We Do It.

This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution given to you by your dental provider. Depending on which whitening system you choose, the bleach can be a different strength.

It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

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