Our Teeth Whitening Treatments
Teeth whitening procedures are among the most popular dental treatments performed today. These treatments are a great way to boost your self-esteem or prepare for an upcoming event by brightening your smile. At 21st Century Dental in Springfield,IL, we offer a variety of different whitening treatments to help our patients achieve their smile goals. Take a closer look at these techniques below.
Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.
Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged.
Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results.
Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at 21st Century Dental by calling us at 217-698-9500.
Take Home Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
At 21st Century Dental in Springfield,IL, we want to help you achieve a bright, beautiful smile. Find out how our dentist can help enhance your teeth by scheduling a teeth whitening consultation today. Our team is ready to help you reach your dental health goals!