Laser Teeth Whitening procedures
Cost of Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser Teeth Whitening - FAQ
This depends on what kind of whitening results you want to see from the whitening treatment. If you want to see additional whitening results from the treatment, you can talk to Dr. Emily about coming back in a bout a week after the first treatment for an additional touch-up treatment (either one or two more 8-10 minutes sessions). Keep in mind that there is a greater risk of sensitivity from performing a touch up treatment so soon after the initial treatment, but this is transient and will pass within 24-48 hours.
Many patients prefer to do a touch-up session after about three months. Again, the entire treatment is not recommended, but an additional 8-10 minute touch-up can help you maintain your shiny, white smile. Other options to explore include at-home whitening maintenance with at-home bleaching kit.
After undergoing whitening with a BEYOND™ Whitening Accelerator, teeth shades can brighten between five to 14 shades, with an average improvement of eight shades on the VITAPAN® classical or VITA Bleachedguide 3D-MASTER® shade scales. Although individual results will depend on how discolored the teeth were originally, the end result will be white, shiny teeth.
Cosmetic tooth whitening is a 100% safe treatment with NO permanent side effects or changes to your tooth structure. The active ingredient in all whitening products, hydrogen peroxide, has been used to whiten teeth for decades and extensive research has been performed to ensure that the process is safe.
BEYOND™ systems filter out all harmful heat and ultraviolet (UV) light, greatly reducing the risk of treatment sensitivity. Most patients experience no pain or sensitivity during or after the treatment. However, a very small percentage of patients may feel some minor tooth sensitivity, especially if he or she consumes very cold or hot foods or drinks within a few hours after the treatment. Therefore, it is recommended that patients avoid consuming extremely hot or cold food or beverages for the first 24 hours following the treatment.
As with all cosmetic teeth whitening treatments, this treatment is only effective on natural teeth. If your dental work is visible when you smile, you should discuss your appropriate recourse for matching these items with your surrounding enamel with your dentist. Please also note that BEYOND™ treatment will not damage any existing dental work.