Looking for an instant smile makeover that can take years off of your teeth? Do you have deep gray stains causing stained teeth? Dr. Patel provides kits to professionally whiten your teeth in Westborough, MA. He will work with you to see if professional teeth whitening is the best choice for your needs. However, sometimes there are certain types of tooth stains that are resistant to bleaching products. Westborough Dental Associates has many cosmetic dental treatments that can address all sorts of blemishes.
Professional teeth whitening in Westborough, MA
Professional teeth whitening can whiten your smile and brighten your look in the comfort of your own home. With advancements in modern dentistry, we can offer take-home whitening kits. The custom at-home teeth whitening kit will provide safe, more consistent, and lasting results when compared to over-the-counter options.
The process will take a couple of weeks using custom-fit bleaching trays and professional-grade whitening gels. The process is simple. Dr.Patel will first review your oral health history and aesthetic goals with you. He will show you samples of what your teeth may look like after the teeth whitening procedure. Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment for a whiter smile.
Tooth Whitening Procedure
If your dentist decides that a take-home teeth whitening kit will successfully whiten your teeth, we will first take dental impressions. Your dentist will use these impressions to create custom-fit bleaching trays. The trays will fit snugly over your teeth to deliver a consistent dose of bleaching agent without irritating your gums.
We will provide instructions for use and discuss what to expect for results. Every patient is unique, so results may vary. Schedule a risk-free consultation online, or give us a call at 508.366.0550 today.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is teeth whitening at the dentist more effective than store-bought kits?
Teeth whitening in our Westborough dental office can offer more benefits than just buying a store-bought teeth whitening kit and hoping it works. You have the added safety of having your dentist assist you with your teeth whitening process while also ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy. If you choose a store-bought option, we will be there to follow your progress and make sure it is working.
Can teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
Yes. Excessive teeth whitening can permanently damage your tooth enamel. You should always follow instructions and advice from your dentist during this process. Teeth whitening materials can be strong and damaging if you use them incorrectly. You do not need to worry if you are following all instructions.
Can I whiten dental restorations like dental veneers or dental crowns?
No. The hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening products only affects tooth enamel. You can not whiten materials like porcelain or resin because of their already stain-resistant traits.
Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?
The teeth whitening process can cause temporary tooth sensitivity. There are a few things that you can do to prevent the problem. First, it is important to understand that sensitivity is due to the peroxide ingredient. Secondly, be sure to take care of your teeth after whitening them by brushing and flossing. Avoid consuming very hot or cold foods for a couple of days after treatment.
Alternatives to Teeth Whitening
Tooth stains that are the result of certain medical conditions, medications, or genetics can be resistant to bleaching products. In this situation, Dr. Patel can work with you to address your cosmetic goals with an alternative treatment. Although often more costly than teeth whitening, a different cosmetic procedure to change the color of your teeth will last longer and require fewer treatments than traditional teeth whitening.
- Tooth bonding: Tooth bonding can create a brighter smile. It’s also a quick procedure that can cover deep stains that traditional teeth whitening treatments can not remove. Learn more about tooth bonding.
- Porcelain veneers: Placing high quality porcelain veneers can dramatically change the look of your smile. Your dentist will place the thin wafer-like material on the front of teeth, and shape it to specifications. It is a great option for those with chipped teeth as well. Learn more about porcelain veneers.
- Dental crowns: If you only have one stained tooth, placing a dental crown to match your other teeth can provide great results. A dental crown covers an entire tooth. Learn more about dental crowns.
The first step towards a brighter, whiter smile is to schedule a visit with our dental care staff. They will evaluate the underlying cause of your tooth stains and recommend the most relevant treatment option. Depending on your unique situation, some treatments work better than others. It is our job to recommend the most effective for your needs.