Professional teeth whitening can serve most patients seeking a more natural sheen to their smile without altering the structure of teeth. There are many situations where dental staining can be addressed particularly well by teeth whitening. This includes discoloration due to excessive fluoride exposure or use of medications known to have a cosmetic impact on teeth.
Patients whose teeth appear yellowed due to the normal wear of the outer layers can see improvement after whitening. Additionally, teeth whitening may minimize the stains that result from drinking coffee, tea, or wine as well as from smoking. At Roger Bermingham, DDS we can answer all your questions about tooth whitening, including:
Does tooth whitening cause sensitivity?
Any sensitivity you experience from tooth whitening will be temporary. It usually goes away within one to two days after treatment.
How long will it last?
Typically whitening will last from six months to two years, and sometimes even longer.
Is it safe?
Many studies have shown that tooth whitening is safe and does not cause permanent damage to the enamel or any other tooth structures. You can further protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.
How much does it cost?
The pricing for tooth whitening varies from $20 for over the counter kits to as much as $1,000 for extensive in-office procedures. Dr. Bermingham offers the at-home bleaching kits and the charge for the custom trays and a 10 day supply of the whitening gel is $200.00. He prefers this method because it allows you to control the sensitivity.
How does whitening affect fillings, crowns, and veneers?
Bleaching agents will only work on natural tooth structure so any dental work including bonding, veneers, crowns, and bridges will not whiten. This makes it important to have your natural teeth whitened before undergoing any restorative dental work.
Contact Us in Roswell for Teeth Whitening Options
For a non-invasive treatment that can add shades of brilliance to your smile, Roger Bermingham, DDS offers professional teeth whitening. Whether seeking to regain natural coloration or augment the tone of their dentition, we offer tailored teeth whitening to help patients reach their aesthetic goals. While effective, teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, so to keep your teeth bright, Dr. Bermingham will work with you to provide regular maintenance. Call our office today at 770-587-4296 and schedule an appointment to get started on a brighter, healthier smile!