Are you unhappy with discolored or yellow teeth?
Discolored teeth can age the appearance of your smile causing you to feel too self-conscious to smile. Teeth whitening is a quick, effective and safe option for whitening and brightening your smile.
A range of factors can cause discolored teeth and treatment will vary depending on the cause of your tooth stains. Your dentists will perform a thorough oral health checkup prior to whitening your teeth to decide which cosmetic options will yield your ideal results. The dentist performs your personalized solution for whitening your teeth in a single visit to our Claremont, CA dentist office.
“Patients love the immediate impact of whitening. They leave with a beautiful smile and renewed confidence in their appearance.”
—Dr. Vijay Patel
Teeth Whitening in Claremont, CA
When it comes to whitening your teeth, professional teeth whitening gels from your dentists are the safest and most effective option. Professional whitening gels are specially designed to reduce the common side effects of teeth whitening.
We use state-of-the-art whitening gels that protect the soft tissues from damage and the teeth from added sensitivity. In about 30-60 minutes professional whitening gels can take years off of the look of your smile. Patients enjoy immediate results and enjoy a fresher, younger-looking smile.
Laser Teeth Whitening
For patients who have hypersensitive teeth, laser whitening may be an ideal solution for brightening and whitening the teeth. Laser dentistry can gently remove years of stains from the surface of the teeth improving the overall appearance of the smile. Patients enjoy immediate results with minimal risk of added tooth sensitivity. Learn more about laser teeth whitening, see How Laser Teeth Whitening Works.
Cosmetic Solutions for Discolored Teeth
For patients who have tooth discoloration caused by trauma or the use of medications, cosmetic dentistry corrects the discoloration. Dental veneers, tooth bonding, or a dental crown can be used to address permanent tooth discoloration. Cosmetic dental restorations are custom-designed and bonded to the affected tooth providing natural, seamless options for whitening your smile. To learn more about the difference between teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, see Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is teeth whitening safe for my gums?
Yes. Today’s modern teeth whitening technology is safer than ever before. Professional teeth whitening at the dentist is the best and safest way to brighten your smile. Dr. Patel and his team only use the safest materials and tested products. It does not compare to over-the-counter whitening products.
Does teeth whitening make my teeth more sensitive?
No, not permanently. Some patients initially experience sensitive teeth immediately after treatment, but this sensation goes away within a few hours to days. There is no permanent tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening at the dentist.
Does insurance pay for teeth whitening?
No. The cost of teeth whitening treatments is not covered by dental insurance plans. Since this cosmetic treatment is not necessary for good oral health, insurance providers choose not to cover it. Although, we do provide financing options so that anyone can afford great dental care.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Professional tooth whitening treatments can last between 2 to 3 years if properly maintained, or as little as 6 months if you smoke and eat foods that stain teeth. Teeth whitening is not a permanent fix to discolored teeth. Your results will highly depend on how well you take care of your teeth.
Gum Bleaching in Claremont, CA
Some patients are unhappy with the appearance of dark-colored or splotchy gums. The hyper-pigmentation of the gums can detract from an otherwise healthy and beautiful smile. Dark brown or black spots on the gums are generally genetic and present no immediate health risk. They’re a cosmetic dental concern.
“Gum bleaching patients often are amazed that such a simple treatment can make such a significant difference in their lives. After a single treatment that takes less than an hour, gum bleaching can remove or reduce the appearance of dark blotches and create pleasant-looking pink gums. Many patients tell me that after their treatment, they are more pleased with their appearance and feel more attractive.”
—Dr. Vijay Patel
How can I treat dark gums?
At Claremont Dental Institute we use laser dentistry to depigment the gums. The laser gently removes excess melanin from the gums creating a healthy, pink gum line. The laser treatment is minimally invasive, removing only the basal gum layer and promoting the natural regrowth of healthy, pink gum tissue.
Request a Consultation Today
Claremont Dental Institute provides personalized cosmetic consultations and tailored treatment plans to address tooth discoloration. We welcome new patients from the greater Claremont area, including San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, La Verne, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland California.
To learn more about whitening your discolored teeth contact our office at (909) 675-0450 or request your consultation using our online form.