Philadelphia area Dentist explains Tooth Bleaching
Tooth bleaching is one of the most popular cosmetic dental services provided by dentists in and around the Philadelphia area. Tooth bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a procedure done to whiten the surfaces of the teeth and remove staining and discoloration that may occur over time. It can greatly improve the appearance of one’s smile and the whitening system available through David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is known to whiten the enamel up to eight shades lighter after the treatment has been completed. Patients love the vibrant, dazzling smile they achieve after undergoing this safe and effective whitening process.
Tooth bleaching through the dental office requires patients to first speak with a dental professional regarding the procedure. Dr. David Spilkia is available for consulting with new and existing patients about the possibility of whitening the smile. Patients must be good candidates. This means they should already have an overall healthy smile and body, and should be free from restorations such as veneers, bridges, and crowns. Restorations are not improved with whitening, so patients may learn more about replacing their restorations if they are serious about maintaining a brighter smile for life.
After a consultation has been done and patients are ready to undergo the procedure, the first step is cleaning the teeth. A professional cleaning will remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth to ensure the bleaching product works properly. Then, an in-office procedure is done as the initial whitening step. Patients rest in the dental chair while the whitening is completed. Patients are then sent home with whitening trays and whitening gel, which is used for several weeks before they return to the dental office for a final in-office whitening. The entire process can take approximately one month but can provide dramatic results!
At David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we love providing patients with brilliant, beautiful smiles with our advanced whitening system. Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about our deep bleaching process.