Teeth whitening, also known as bleaching has become increasingly popular with our Bondi Junction patients. It is the most effective treatment to date to get fix discoloured teeth.
When undergoing this treatment, an impression of your teeth will be taken in order to construct individual trays, which look like sport mouth guards. These trays are to be used on a regular basis in order to achieve the best result. We offer the latest onsite or home teeth whitening programs, and will be happy to advise you on which program will best suit your needs.
TOP 5 REASONS TO WHITEN YOUR TEETH
1. Is it safe?
Yes, professional whitening is safe. It is performed under a controlled technique that is customised to the patient’s own teeth, making it an effective and safe process. It is harmless to the tooth structure integrity but can cause issues to the gums if administered incorrectly. As we know, all our teeth come in different colours and sizes and the adage of “one size suits all” as claimed by other types of whitening, such as certain toothpastes and shopping centre booths is where the danger lies.
2. How much whiter will my teeth get?
The current dental research and literature suggests that the teeth can whiten between 3 to 7 dental shades lighter. An important limitation to note is that existing porcelain and white fillings are stable in their colour and will not change with tooth whitening.
3. My friend had sensitive teeth. Will I?
All patients are different. There are many factors which may cause sensitivity to teeth during whitening treatment. Open cavities, untreated gum disease, cracks or chipped teeth can cause sensitive symptoms during whitening if left untreated, however these symptoms usually resolve within 24 to 48 hrs. We generally advise a check-up and clean of the teeth prior to a whitening treatment to identify any problem areas and have the teeth polished up clean ready for whitening.
4. How long does it last?
Tooth Whitening is a permanent treatment, which lightens the shade of the internal structure of the tooth. However, the longevity of whitening is dependent on the patient’s lifestyle diet factors, with staining drinks and foods staining teeth over time.
5. How is it done?
Tooth Whitening can be performed in one of two treatment modalities: In-chair laser whitening or take home whitening.
- In-chair Whitening is a 1.5 hr appointment where protective barriers are custom placed to protect the gums, with whitening gels accurately placed on the teeth to be activated by Zoom laser light.
- A Take Home kit involves taking a mould of the upper and lower teeth and a laboratory fabricating the patient custom fitting trays, with a specific set of instructions on how to wear the whitening gels to gradually reach lighter and whiter tooth colour over a 1 to 2 week time frame.
THE TREATMENT PROCESS
Colman Dentistry patients can expect all of their dental treatment to be straightforward and easy to understand, and never to include surprise expenses.
Your first visit with Dr. Oliver Colman will include an assessment and consultation covering exactly what you would like to change about your smile, and a detailed treatment plan that lists any expenses related to your choice of dental veneer therapy.
If you decide to go forward with the treatment, we will also take impressions of your teeth at this visit.
Depending on what type of veneer you select, your next visit may be up to 2 weeks later. At this appointment you will have your permanent veneers applied by Dr. Oliver Colman , or be given the option to try them to see how they look.
All application visits are very short and require little or no tooth preparation, making the visits quick and comfortable.
Every veneer is made of an ultra-thin material that is customised to conform to the front of your teeth. This creates the appearance of having a brand new tooth or set of teeth without ever having to go through lengthy orthodontic treatment or other cosmetic procedures. Instead, veneers give you the instant results that you want, the moment they’re applied to your teeth.
Veneers correct the appearance of teeth that are:
TYPES OF DENTAL VENEERS AVAILABLE
To better serve our patients, we provide both composite and porcelain dental veneers at our Sydney dental office. Dr. Oilver Colman works closely with each patient to explain the pros and cons of each option, allowing them to select the aesthetic method that is best for their personal needs.
Porcelain veneers provide the most natural appearance, because they are made of partially translucent material that is designed in an off-site dental laboratory. While porcelain veneers do require more of an initial investment, they are stronger, last longer, and are more appropriate for treating your entire smile all at once due to their natural design.
This type of dental veneer is the most affordable. It is designed and applied during one treatment visit, saving you time by quickly providing a cosmetic relief option for troublesome areas. Composite veneers are made of one colour that is matched closely to the adjacent teeth, and are primarily used for the correction of only one or a few teeth.