Cosmetic Treatments with Livonia Family Dentist Dr. DeCapiteDr. DeCapite can now give you the smile you want, using advanced restorative procedures to give you a brighter and more even smile. That includes working with teeth whitening, bonding, and porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, cracked, chipped, and/or uneven.
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Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple whitening procedure.
What are the details of teeth whitening?It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In less than one week your custom whitening trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special whitening gel that you put into the clear trays. With only a few hours of treatment per day, the whitening gel bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.
This process can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or food and drink related damage to teeth. We offer a safe method for creating a beautiful brilliant smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of whitening treatments, they are nearly always worth a solid try.
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a dull smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
An impression is taken to make a custom tray to hold the whitening gel against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3-4 hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, whitening treatments allow us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter whitening agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends and supervises.