If you are looking for a fairly easy and non-invasive procedure to remove stains and fix the discolouration, then teeth whitening is the procedure for you. One of the most popular methods among people is take-home kits that whitens the teeth dramatically. Most whitening treatments only work on natural enamel, so it is important to consider the coloration of fillings and crowns in relationship to how the natural teeth will be impacted by the whitening process.
Tooth whitening is only a temporary solution if you are constantly re-staining the teeth with coffee, wine, smoking, or other elements that can cause discolouration. So it’s important to follow-up with re-touching from time to time.
Reasons for Teeth Whitening:
- Stained teeth from habits such as drinking coffee, tea or smoking, etc
- Excess of fluoride during development leading to discolouration
- Normal wear and tear leading to discolouration over time
What Does a Teeth Whitening Procedure Involve?
The tooth whitening procedures can be done in typically two dental visits. Once to create impressions of the teeth for the fabrication of clear plastic trays, and the second to fit the trays and instructions to be given. Trays are then used with a special whitening solution twice per day for 30 minutes, or overnight for a couple of weeks until the desired results are achieved. Naturally, the duration of treatment will depend on the intensity of the staining, to begin with.