How Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Work?
Over time, teeth can become stained and discolored, which, while not dangerous to your oral health, can negatively affect your self-esteem.
While you may think that you are stuck with your discolored teeth, our expert dentists here at Savannah Dental Solutions can help you with teeth whitening treatments.
Using the Kör Whitening Deep Bleach System, your teeth will be white and looking their best in no time!
What is Tooth Whitening?
As the name suggests, tooth whitening is the process of improving your smile by giving you whiter, brighter teeth. Although there are a variety of ways to whiten teeth, we especially like the deep bleaching system from KöR. This system consists of a series of custom-made, gel-filled trays that you wear overnight for up to two weeks.
We will monitor your progress regularly to ensure that you get just the results that you want. We have successfully whitened patient’s teeth by up to 16 shades! The results are designed to be permanent, although if you enjoy red wine, coffee, and other staining foods or beverages, we recommend occasional home maintenance treatments for the very best results.
Note that fillings, crowns, and veneers do not whiten. If you have any of these restorations on the front surfaces of your teeth, you will need to have them replaced to match your new, brighter smile.
KöR Whitening System
So, how do teeth whitening treatments work? With the Kör Whitening Deep Bleach System, the process begins with molds made of your teeth.
Our dentists will then use the molds to make whitening trays that fit snugly and comfortably, and you wear them for two weeks at home.
Alongside the whitening trays, we will use whitening gel to restore the teeth’ ability to absorb oxygen and completely remove stains.
The best part is that you do all this while you sleep, so you can whiten your teeth while getting in your beauty sleep.
During that time, we will do periodic check-ins to ensure everything is proceeding properly and the whitening process is working.
Benefits of Using KöR
Deep bleaching teeth whitening treatments have many benefits compared to other teeth whitening treatments.
- Permanent Results
- Little to no sensitivity
- Works on tetracycline-stained and dark teeth
- Don’t have to give up red wine, coffee, or tea
- Gum and teeth safe
- Comfortable and easy process
While some patients have cold and hot sensitivity after teeth whitening, with Kör, it is less than other teeth whitening systems.
While many teeth whitening treatments require you to get multiple treatments or give up things you love, Kör does not require that.
Our teeth whitening treatments are permanent; all you have to do is occasional at-home maintenance.
You don’t have to give up tea, wine, or coffee to avoid restaining your teeth. As long as you keep up with home maintenance, you do not have to worry about food staining your teeth.
Only Natural Teeth Are Affected
While teeth whitening will make your natural look their best, veneers, crowns, and fillings will not whiten with the treatment.
Veneers will need to be replaced after whitening to ensure the best smile, though crowns and fillings do not.
However, if the fillings and crowns are much darker than your natural teeth, you may want to replace them.
It is completely up to you, though, and what you would like done to give you a smile that you are happy with.
Professional Tooth Whitening: Is It Worth the Money?
White teeth are considered a sign of good health and attractiveness, and professional tooth whitening can help you achieve a gorgeous smile. At Savannah Dental Solutions, we prefer the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System.
This is a permanent whitening solution that takes just two weeks of home treatments. We will make molds of your teeth and use them to create extremely comfortable trays that you will wear to bed every night of the treatment process.
Besides regular dental cleanings, all you will need to maintain your beautiful, white smile is an occasional touch-up.
Because this system provides permanent results, we believe that it is well worth the investment. You will not need to avoid red wine, coffee, tea, or other staining beverages or foods. You can continue to live your normal life without fear of darkening your teeth.
How long does professional teeth whitening last?
While over the counter teeth whitening methods typically last only a month or two, professional teeth whitening is designed for long-lasting results.
With scrupulous oral hygiene, professional whitening should last at least a year, and often two years or more.
You can lengthen the time between whitening appointments by rinsing your mouth with plain water after consuming tooth staining items such as dark berries or red wine, and by using an over the counter whitening toothpaste.
Any Age Can Do Teeth Whitening
No matter what your age, teeth whitening can help restore your smile and turn discolored teeth into sparkling white pearls.
While younger teeth are best for whitening treatments, we can treat patients of any age up to 90 years old.
So don’t let your age stop you from coming in to get your teeth whitened. At Savanna Dental Solutions in Savanna, GA, our dentists are here to help.
If you are ready to begin your teeth whitening journey, call us at (912) 354-1366 or schedule an appointment online today!