Cosmetic Dentist Procedures
Tooth Bleaching: Tooth bleaching, also called tooth whitening, uses hydrogen peroxide in a dentist-supervised procedure that can be done at home or in your dentist's office. The at-home tooth bleaching method uses a dental gel containing peroxide, held in a "bleach tray" which is worn over the teeth. The peroxide penetrates the outer tooth enamel and is absorbed by the underlying dentin, the source of the visible color of your teeth. At-home tooth bleaching is done at your convenience: the bleach tray can be worn at night, or for several hours a day.
In-office tooth bleaching is fast, often completed in a single one-hour appointment. The procedure involves a concentrated peroxide bleaching agent which your cosmetic dentist applies safely to your teeth. Some in-office tooth whitening procedures also use a special light or laser to activate the bleaching gel. In-office tooth bleaching is convenient, and the results are immediate.
Some of the more common cosmetic dental procedures today: Tooth Colored Restorations, Porcelain Inlays/Onlays, Porcelain Veneers, Implants, Porcelain Crowns, Permanent Bridges, Bonding, One Hour Laser Whitening and more.
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