Looking for an instant smile makeover that can take years off of your appearance? Are your teeth discolored due to deep stains?
A cosmetic dentist in Westborough, Dr. Patel will work with you to determine if professional teeth whitening is the best solution for your needs. There are certain types of tooth stains that are resistant to bleaching products and may need to be addressed with other cosmetic dental treatments.
Professional teeth whitening in Westborough, MA
Professional teeth whitening can whiten your smile and brighten your look in the comfort of your own home. With advancements in modern dentistry, we can offer take-home teeth whitening kits. The custom at-home teeth whitening kit will provide safe, more consistent, and lasting results when compared to over-the-counter options.
The process will take a couple of weeks using custom-fit bleaching trays and professional-grade gels. The process is simple. Dr.Patel will first review your oral health history and aesthetic goals with you. He will show you samples of what your teeth may look like after the teeth whitening procedure. Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment for a whiter smile.
Alternatives to Teeth Whitening
Tooth stains that are the result of certain medical conditions, medications, or genetics can be resistant to bleaching products. In this situation, Dr. Patel can work with you to address your cosmetic goals with an alternative treatment. Although often more costly than teeth whitening, an alternative cosmetic procedure to change the color of your teeth will last longer and require fewer treatments than traditional teeth whitening.
- Tooth bonding: Tooth bonding is used to brighten the appearance of your smile. It’s also a quick procedure that can cover deep stains that can not be removed with traditional teeth whitening treatments.
- Porcelain veneers: Placing high quality porcelain veneers can dramatically change the appearance of your smile. The thin wafer-like material is placed on the front of teeth, and shaped to specifications. It is a great option for those with chipped teeth as well.
- Dental crowns: If only one tooth is stained or darkened, placing a dental crown to match your other teeth can provide great results. A dental crown can cover an entire tooth.
The first step towards a brighter, whiter smile is to schedule a consultation with our staff. They will evaluate the underlying cause of your tooth stains and recommend the most appropriate treatment option. Depending on your unique situation, some treatments work better than others. It is our job to recommend the most effective for your needs.
Tooth Whitening Procedure in Westborough MA
If we determine that a take-home teeth whitening kit will successfully whiten your tooth stains, we will first take dental impressions. They will be used in creating custom-fit bleaching trays. These will fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth to deliver a consistent dose of bleaching agent without irritating the gums.
We will provide instructions for use and discuss what to expect for results. Every patient is unique, so results may vary. Schedule a risk-free consultation online, or give us a call at 508.342.1519 today.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is teeth whitening at the dentist more effective than store-bought kits?
Teeth whitening in our Westborough dentist office can offer more benefits than just buying a store-bought teeth whitening kit and hoping it works. You have the added safety of having your dentist assist you with your teeth whitening process while also ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy. If you choose a store-bought option, we will be there to follow your progress and make sure it is working.
Can teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
Yes. Excessive teeth whitening can permanently damage your tooth enamel. You should always follow instructions and recommendations from your dentist during this process because teeth whitening materials can be strong and damaging if used improperly. You do not need to worry if you are following all recommendations.
Can I whiten dental restorations like dental veneers or dental crowns?
No. Only tooth enamel is affected and whitened with teeth whitening. You can not whiten materials like porcelain or resin because of their already stain-resistant properties.