Effective Flagstaff, AZ Teeth Whitening Solutions
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there is no treatment more popular than teeth whitening. Compared with over the counter teeth whitening solutions, our professional options are guaranteed to deliver results up to ten shades brighter in just a few weeks of daily application. We customize the entire process to address your unique smile. That makes our professional whitening solutions safe, predictable, and effective. Contact our team at any time, if you would like to find out more about teeth whitening or other cosmetic solutions at Flagstaff Downtown Dental. We welcome patients from surrounding communities including Bellemont and Kachina Village to schedule cosmetic dentistry consultations with our outstanding dentistry team. Dr. John Bacon and Dr. Brad Lerud are both highly knowledgeable and skilled at offering a wide array of cosmetic services to deliver picture-perfect smiles to every patient we treat.
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
At any regular six month checkup or a specially scheduled cosmetic dentistry consultation, we can partner with you to plan for comfortable, effective teeth whitening. You may want to brighten just your top teeth or both sets of teeth. This is highly dependent upon how much of each row of teeth is visible when you smile. Once we’ve determined which rows of teeth to brighten, we’ll use tooth shade guides to determine your current smile hue and help you set a goal for your desired result. If you have concerns about tooth sensitivity or other concerns, we’ll address these as part of your treatment planning appointment.
Perhaps the most important aspect of treatment planning for teeth whitening is determining the underlying cause of your dental discoloration, so we can cater your treatment to address this specific issue. If your dental stains are surface-level caused by foods or drinks or other concerns, a low dose of the active whitening agent should be adequate to brighten your smile. For deeper set stains, we’ll need to provide higher doses of active whitening agents with longer wear times in order to accomplish the same level of teeth whitening. In some cases, teeth whitening may not be effective in brightening smiles. For these patients, we’ll likely recommend more advanced cosmetic treatments such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers.
Once we’ve established your individual treatment plan, we capture impressions that will be used by a lab to craft custom application trays. These custom trays are filled with your individual dose of teeth whitening agent, each night and worn for the prescribed amount of time daily. Most patients see dramatic improvement within a few daily applications, and achieve their desired results within two weeks of application.