Who doesn’t want a whiter smile? Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments at the DentalSpa in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Amy Marckese offers multiple options for teeth whitening, including Opalescence Boost and customized Opalescence take-home teeth whitening kits.
In cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening may be the quickest, easiest, and most affordable way to transform your smile. Our whitening options are safe and effective, designed to minimize tooth and gum sensitivity and yield the best results.
About Professional Teeth Whitening in Indianapolis, IN
Professional teeth whitening is an easy and affordable way to transform your smile. Over the years, your smile will begin to dull and stain. Discoloration or yellow teeth may make too embarrassed to smile. Our dentist office office offers several treatments that use a high concentration of bleaching agents that offer fast and effective results. There are many store bought or over the counter products you can buy however, results can be unpredictable, unsafe, and not guaranteed.
Having your teeth whitening from a dentist offers professional supervision to ensure the products you are using are safe. The will reduce the likelihood of uneven results or unwanted side effects. Your dentist will also address any underlying dental problems to ensure optimal oral health. Furthermore, your teeth whitening treatment will customized to treat your needs.
At DentalSpa, Dr. Amy Marckese offers two professional teeth whitening treatments: Opalescence and Zoom teeth whitening.
The Benefits of Opalescence
Opalescence is a revolutionary brand that offers professional teeth whitening products. The Opalescence take-home teeth whitening kit is a convenient and affordable way for you to whiten your teeth. You can achieve in-office results from the comforts of your own home. The kit includes the innovative whitening gel, custom-fit teeth whitening tray, tray case, and shade guide.
Opalescence bleaching gel is made with potassium nitrate and fluoride which will help remove tough stains and discoloration from your teeth. With the custom fit tray, the whitening gel will be evenly administered on your teeth without harming your gums or tooth enamel. Most patients will need to wear the trays for a few hours per day, depending on the concentration of your gel. You will begin to see results within a few weeks of consistent use.
Opalescence is specially formulated with PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) that helps to:
- Prevent dehydration
- Reduce tooth sensitivity
- Improve shade retention
The Zoom! Whitening Process
During your zoom whitening appointment, our dentists will begin by placing a cover over your gums and lips. This is to ensure that only your teeth receive treatment. Treatment can be harmful or cause sensitivity in your gums. Once we cover your gums and lips, your dentists will give your protective eyewear.
Next, they will put a layer of whitening gel on the surface of your teeth. Then, they will place the Zoom lamp over your teeth for 15 minutes. The process is repeated three times so your appointment will take about an hour to an hour and a half to complete.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does professional teeth whitening compare to over the counter options?
There are many over the counter options for dental whitening including whiting toothpaste, whitening strips, and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. DentalSpa offers teeth whitening systems with custom fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth.
In addition, our products are specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your desired outcome.
In office whitening costs an average of $500 per treatment and at home whitening can range between $250 and $500 depending on the system you choose. Refills for touch up treatment may be an additional cost. Contact our office for more specific details.
Will teeth whitening cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
One of the more common side effects of dental whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Marckese carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. The products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect whitening to last six months to a year. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the treatment results. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.
What to avoid when doing teeth whitening?
While doing and after teeth whitening patients should avoid wine, coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, candy, fish, chicken, bread, pasta, and cheese. All of these are likely to stain your teeth or cause sensitivity.
How long after teeth whitening can I see results?
Patients typically begin to see the effects of teeth whitening within the first 24 hours. The whiteness will gradually increase for the next couple of days.
Book Your Appointment For Teeth Whitening in Indianapolis, In
Contact our dentist in Indianapolis today to learn more about our teeth whitening services and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Amy Marckese. Call your dentist in Indianapolis at 866.486.0230, or schedule an appointment online today.