Treatments - Whitening

Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is 'whitened' to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision. Treatment results usually depend on the severity of the discolouration. Both vital (i.e. live) and non-vital teeth (e.g. tooth with root removed) can be bleached and may take several visits to complete. It is not effective on dental restorations such as amalgam fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.

Teeth can discolour for various reasons. The dentist will recommend the most ideal method based on your oral condition after an in-office examination to establish the cause and nature of your tooth discolouration, as well as provide you with more information on the various types of whitening procedures available, duration & frequency of treatment. He will also advise you on any cosmetic fillings which you may need replacing once the teeth that contain them are whitened.  Remember that your existing fillings will not whiten and will look darker once you have had your teeth whitened.

All whitening techniques produce temporary increased sensitivity.  Your Dentist will help you manage and minimise this.

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