We offer a variety of cosmetic dental services in the office including teeth whitening, composite bonding, and porcelain veneers. Dr. Wimmer will be happy to discuss any of these options with you.
We offer three types of tooth whitening:
Custom Fit Take Home Trays
- These trays work best when you wear them daily for at least two weeks. The whitening gel (carbamide peroxide) breaks down the stains in your teeth that have collected over the years.
One Hour In-Office Whitening Procedure
- During this procedure you will come into the office for approximately one hour where a high potency whitening gel (hydrogen peroxide) will be applied to your teeth in a controlled setting. This procedure works well for severely stained or dark teeth and often times will drastically whiten your teeth.
Internal or "Walking Bleach"
- This procedure is used to lighten a tooth that is dark after it has had root canal therapy. The whitening material is placed inside the tooth to whitening it from the inside out. After several days of keeping this material inside your tooth you will return to the office to have the material cleaned from your tooth and have a filling placed in the tooth to fix the hole in the back of the tooth.
Teeth with yellower shades will have better results than blue/gray teeth. On average most patients can expect to have their teeth lightened by two or three shades. The results typically last several years, but this depends on the individual and their habits (red wine, coffee, and smoking).
Composite bonding is a tooth colored filling material that can be used like porcelain veneers to cover staining, reshape teeth, and be used for your normal fillings. It is a very strong material that is bonded directly to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are cemented only to the front of your teeth. They are used to cosmetically align minor tooth misalignment, severe staining, and misshaped teeth.