Brighten Your Smile Quickly with In-office Teeth Whitening
If you are looking to eliminate stains from your teeth and brighten your smile quickly, look no further than in-office teeth whitening at Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates. We provide patients with in-office teeth whitening at our Wilmington, DE, dental practice, using professional bleaching components and a special light to intensify the effects. Drs. Jeffrey J. Emmi, Laura Dougherty, and Jeffrey Bartoshesky can brighten your smile by four to eight shades in just a single in-office appointment.
Although there are a variety of over-the-counter whitening methods available, professional in-office teeth whitening is far safer, faster, and more effective.
In-office Teeth Whitening Candidates
In-office teeth whitening is an effective cosmetic treatment option for most teens aged 16 years and older, and most adults. Patients with restorations on front-facing teeth should understand that crowns, bridges, and veneers do not respond to bleaching gels. Your dentist will explain the options of either matching your whitening treatment to the restorations, or replacing the restorations if you desire a dramatically whiter smile. Although in-office teeth whitening is generally not recommended for patients with sensitivity, our doctors may be able to recommend alternatives, such as a take-home option.
What to Expect during Your Treatment
Prior to receiving any teeth whitening treatment, you will have an initial consultation with one of our doctors to determine if you qualify for the treatment. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums. If any conditions such as gum disease are discovered, those will need to be treated before teeth whitening. Your dentist will discuss your goals for treatment, your lifestyle, and budget, to determine whether you are a better candidate for in-office or take-home teeth whitening treatment. A shade analysis will be completed to illustrate your potential results.
In-office teeth whitening is administered under the supervision of a dental professional and is a safe, effective, and non-invasive cosmetic treatment with immediate results.
Your teeth will be cleaned immediately before your teeth whitening treatment to remove any bacteria and food particles that might interfere with the bleaching gel. Once your teeth have been cleaned, your dentist will place a protective barrier on your gums to prevent contact with the bleaching gel, which could cause irritation. The bleaching gel will be applied to your enamel in an even coat and a special light is used to activate the gel, which will remain on your teeth for a set period of time. The bleaching gel may be removed and reapplied several times to achieve the desired results.
In-office teeth whitening is typically completed in less than an hour, providing you with immediate results. In most cases, maintenance treatments are required periodically. You may be given a take-home whitening kit to maintain your new smile.
Benefits of In-office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is administered under the supervision of a dental professional and is therefore a safe, effective, and non-invasive cosmetic treatment with immediate results. Take-home whitening treatments typically take a few weeks to show the desired results, whereas in-office teeth whitening can immediately brighten your smile, boosting your confidence in professional and personal settings.
Schedule Your Consultation
You might be considering an aesthetic enhancement if you have a special event such as a wedding or your graduation ceremony coming up, and nothing enhances your appearance like a dazzling smile. If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, contact us to schedule your consultation.