The power of a bright, brilliant smile can have many positive effects on your everyday life, including improving your self-image and projecting a more confident, friendly demeanor to others. Professional teeth whitening systems provide quick, effective results so that you can enjoy all of the benefits of a youthful, whiter smile. At Modern Dentistry Associates, we offer several state-of-the-art teeth whitening options to provide you with the dazzling smile you desire.
St. Joseph cosmetic dentist Dr. Sven Erickson offers two options for teeth whitening:
If you have severe discoloration or staining, we may recommend a combination of in-office and take-home whitening treatments for optimal results. Certain stains, such as those caused by chemicals, may not be very responsive to teeth whitening systems. In these situations, Dr. Erickson may recommend cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers to achieve the bright smile you desire.
Zoom! At-home whitening: We take digital impressions of your teeth that are used to create your custom whitening trays. Dr. Erickson will start you off with an in-office conditioning treatment designed to prepare your teeth for the intensive bleaching process. You are then given instructions on when to wear your bleaching trays and how to apply the gel at home.
The patented Zoom! whitening gel is applied to teeth and activated with a safe UV light. The highly concentrated bleaching agent makes this method much more effective than over-the-counter whiteners. The UV light ensures maximum absorption of the whitening gel and produces a result that is usually around 8-10 shades lighter.
Dr. Erickson can complete your Zoom! tooth whitening procedure in one short office visit. You can return to work after a lunchtime appointment with a bright, dazzling smile.
For difficult cases, we may recommend extreme whitening, which is one session of Zoom! In-office bleaching, followed by a week of at home whitening, followed by a second round of Zoom! in-office whitening.
Whether you choose to whiten your teeth at our St. Joseph cosmetic dentistry office or using our professional-grade take-home systems, you will enjoy a bright, beautiful smile that should last several years. An occasional touch-up procedure may be necessary to maintain your results over time.
Please contact our St. Joseph cosmetic dentist today to schedule your appointment Modern Dentistry Associates, serving patients in St. Joseph and Kalamazoo, Michigan and Elkhart, Indiana.