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 toward others. At Modern Dentistry Associates, we offer professional teeth whitening systems to provide quick, effective results so that you can enjoy all of the benefits of a youthful, whiter smile.
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.
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.
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.