Teeth Whitening Montclair, CA

Tooth Whitening An Overview

Achieve a whiter, brighter smile with professional teeth whitening. 

Professional teeth whitening is a cost-effective, long-lasting cosmetic dental solution used to whiten the smile. Teeth that are discolored and stained will dull your smile and may even cause you to be self-conscience. Teeth whitening can be a quick solution to transform and brighten your smile.

Montclair cosmetic dentist Dr. David Srikureja offers a wide selection of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening. Both take home, and in-office teeth whitening treatments use professional grade bleaching gels to help patients achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Dr. Srikureja will work with each patient to create a treatment plan to address any pressing cosmetic concerns.

To learn more about professional teeth whitening, contact our Montclair Plaza Dental Group in Montclair, CA.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Montclair, CA

Using over the counter teeth whitening products can cause more harm than good. Over the counter teeth whitening products can lead to inconsistent results in gum sensitivity and discolored teeth. They are also not a reliable treatment for severely stained or discolored teeth. Professional teeth whitening is specially designed to minimize tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening, and soft tissue damage while providing consistent, beautiful results. It provides reliable results that will be customized to your needs. Even though there are many cheap options for over-the-counter teeth whitening, professional teeth whitening will deliver predictable and noticeable results faster and with little effort.

Tooth Whitening What to Expect

Achieve Whiter Teeth in Montclair, CA

Dr. Srikureja offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening. Dr. Srikureja can work with you to determine which professional teeth whitening treatment fits your cosmetic goals, budget, and lifestyle. Typically patients will need to have healthy teeth before undergoing professional teeth whitening. If you have severely stained teeth and that will not respond to teeth whitening, Dr. Srikureja may recommend porcelain veneers, a dental crown, or dental bonding.

In-office Teeth Whitening

For fast, effective results, patients may decide to undergo in-office professional teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening usually takes about an hour to complete in our Montclair dental office. In-office teeth whitening is a noninvasive, fast-acting solution that can dramatically brighten dull or discolored teeth.

Dr. Srikureja will place a protective covering over the lips and gums to keep them protected through your teeth whitening treatment. A bleaching agent is gently placed on the teeth and penetrates the teeth to lighten stains and discoloration. The gel will be activated using a special light. After about an hour or so, patients will instantly notice a whiter, brighter smile.

Take-home Teeth Whitening

For patients who choose to whiten their smile at home, Dr. Srikureja will create custom-made whitening trays. These trays will fit perfectly against your teeth and gums for minimal sensitivity and even whitening of the teeth. At home teeth whitening treatment takes place over a number of weeks where the patient can wear their whitening trays during any time of the day.

With take-home teeth whitening, patients can gradually whiten their teeth over time. Over the course of treatment, patients will notice their teeth brightening.

 

Tooth Whitening FAQs

Can you whiten dental restorations like veneers and dentures?

No. Dental restorations are made of stain-resistant material that does not whiten with traditional teeth whitening treatments. You can take steps at home to keep your restoration as white as possible, but your money will be wasted trying to whiten them with teeth whitening strips or similar solutions.

Will teeth whitening cause my teeth to be more sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening. Although this sensitivity is only temporary and will go away after 24-48 hours. We use the safest materials and carefully supervise treatments. The products we use are specially formulated to reduce temporary sensitivity.

Can you whiten black spots on teeth?

Yes, although not with traditional teeth whitening. Dark spots on teeth can be a big cosmetic issue for some. We provide cosmetic treatment options that can hide the appearance of a black tooth if we determine that it’s not a health concern. Solutions for this issue include tooth bonding or porcelain veneers.