Individuals suffering with drab, dull teeth; topical stains from lifestyle or consumption habits; or discoloring … these patients can benefit by acquiring the custom trays and whitening kits fabricated by a cosmetic dentist.
The advantages of obtaining whitening kits from your dental provider over the kits made available at drug stores or the internet are numerous.
Your dentist can dispense the most powerful whitening products available. This will provide the maximum lightening benefit when used in conjunction with custom fitted trays.
Customized whitening trays allow the gel to reach all areas of your teeth. Standardized trays are designed to fit the masses, and can’t provide the same results as trays made especially for you.
You will have a dental professional available to address any questions or concerns you may have.
The process is very simple. A visit to the dentist for a thorough cleaning is followed by a dental exam to make sure you are a good candidate for whitening. Patients with extensive gum recession will receive a caution about the side effect of sensitivity.
The exam is important for other aspects as well. For example, if restorative work like a crown is in the immediate future, your dentist will want you to complete whitening first so the shading of your teeth will be the best match for your crown. The same thing applies with any restorative repair especially in the smile line.
Patients that already have had a repair done will be made aware that whitening will not impact the restored tooth. Porcelain will not lighten the same as natural teeth, so the individual must take this into consideration before whitening. This is part of the education that patients acquiring whitening from anywhere but their dentist do not receive often resulting in a very disappointing experience.
Your cosmetic dentist will make your custom fitted trays and provide you with enough product for you to whiten at your own pace in the privacy of home. Specific instructions will be provided so you can maximize the benefit. To extend the life of your new smile, avoid or limit red wine, coffee, tea, fruits like berries, tomato sauce … anything know to stain.
The result will be a whiter, brighter smile that you can touch up at home as needed. For more information or to schedule your whitening consultation, contact Richardson Dentistry at (972) 218-0078.