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 root 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.
Our dentists here at Eclipse Dental Care can explain more about the risks and benefit of whitening your teeth. They will carry out a dental examination first and then discuss which technique is most appropriate.
Please ask any of our dentists for more information.Back To Treatments