Cosmetic tooth whitening removed stain and discoloration of the teeth, without covering or removing tooth structure. whitening can be done to change the shade of natural tooth structure, but not materials such as crowns and fillings. Whitening is recommended for most adults with healthy gum tissue. It is also advised that if any fillings or crowns are required that whitening is done before restorative treatment. Peroxide based solutions are most commonly used to accomplish this. Owens Dentistry offers a few options for achieving a whiter brighter smile.
KöR whitening system provides undeniable results for patients looking to whiten even the toughest stains. This system has different options based on the existing stain and how white a patient wants to make their teeth. Whitening trays are fabricated by KöR’s laboratory and are used nightly. The trays can be used alone or in conjunction with in-chair whitening sessions. Set up a consultation today to see what options would be best for you.
We also provide whitening options similar to common over the counter whitening agents. These are shorter-term options and provide whitening, but usually on more limited of a scale.
Veneers are another common treatment for changing the appearance of the teeth and, however unlike whitening, sometimes tooth structure must be removed to accomplish the desired results. Veneers are a thin covering that is made to go over the existing tooth and provide a more aesthetic appearance of the tooth and smile. Veneers can be made from material similar to crowns and also materials similar to fillings.