Teeth whitening is a popular, clinically proven, safe process which uses oxidation to break down staining from everyday foods (berries, spices and other dark foods) and drinks (coffee, tea, red wine, some juices) as well as smoking and some antibiotics. Oxidation occurs with a light activated peroxide gel which is applied to teeth to create a whiter, brighter smile.
Generally teeth whitening has no side effects, although some patients may experience teeth sensitivity which is resolved by using desensitising gels.
There are two professional teeth whitening options offered at Parklands Dental:
- In office - a peroxide gel is applied to teeth and activated by a high energy light. The process takes about an hour. Results show immediately, and may develop further over 24 hours. A top up kit is also provided to use at home in order to maintain the effect.
- Home bleaching - custom fit trays are made for your teeth, which are then used to apply the peroxide whitening gel to your teeth for 30-60 mins over a period of about 10 days, in the comfort of your home.
Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain which permanently bond to the tooth surface. Veneers are a cosmetic and functional treatment to rebuild crooked or broken teeth, close spaces between teeth and aesthetically improve permanently stained teeth. Two visits are required, the first to shape the teeth and take a mould which is sent to a lab for porcelain fabrication. The second is to fit and apply the veneers after ensuring that you are happy with the shape and shade.
Multiple or single cosmetic dentistry disciplines are used in smile makeovers, to give you the smile that you want. We take into consideration facial and dental aspects of aesthetics to contribute to a rejuvenated, beautiful and healthy smile. Factors include eye colour, lip contours, teeth whitening, shaping of gums, reshaping of crooked or broken teeth, restoring worn down teeth, and implants to restore missing teeth.