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Treatments - Tooth Whitening

Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is ‘whitened’ to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision. Treatment results usually depend on the severity of the discolouration. Both vital (i.e. live) and non-vital teeth (e.g. tooth with nerve removed) can be bleached and may take several visits to complete. It is not effective on dental restorations such as amalgam fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.

‘Take home whitening’ is often the most appropriate way to whiten teeth and this involves an appointment to take impressions of your teeth which are sent to our laboratory who construct special trays, designed to fit your mouth specifically. A week later we fit the trays and instruct you how to use the bleaching kit. Whitening via this method usually takes 7-10 days and can last for 6-12 months however it is easy to maintain your newly sparkling smile with top up kits available from our surgery.

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