Implant, Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Aurora, Centennial, Parker, Green Valley Ranch & Nearby Areas of Colorado
Tooth stains develop for many reasons and are a natural part of the aging process. Your genetics, what medications you take, and lifestyle habits play a large role in how quickly you develop discoloration.
At Highpoint Dental, Dr. Baltz provides two tooth whitening options to give you whiter teeth in a manner that fits your schedule and price range. The in-office teeth bleaching option we offer, results in several shades of improvement in approximately 60 minutes. Our customized at-home whitening trays can be used at your own convenience.
The best way to learn which one of these options, or a different cosmetic dentistry treatment, will be best for your specific discoloration and particular needs, is through a one-on-one consultation with our welcoming and thoughtful cosmetic dentist.
If you’re interested in teeth whitening, please contact Highpoint Dental Care in Aurora today at 303-617-9100 to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options. Dr. Baltz provides general, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry to patients in the Aurora area including Parker, Centennial, and Green Valley Ranch, Colorado.
In-Office Teeth bleaching is our preferred method for most patients looking for a brighter smile. It can be done in time for a special event such as a wedding or corporate gathering. It can also be done as much as you’d like. You may be tempted to try store bought whitening products, or perhaps you already have, but these gels, trays, and toothpastes have weaker solutions than professional whitening treatments. These products are less effective and may cause gum irritation, uneven results, and tooth sensitivity.
The at-home whitening option works well for patients who want a gradual whitening on their own time. Using an impression of your teeth created in a dental lab the whitening trays are formed to fit your teeth, giving you consistent results that don’t affect your tooth enamel or gums. The trays must be worn for a few hours each night for at least a week or longer. They are portable, making it easier for you to whiten your teeth while you travel.
The teeth whitening process is performed in a single visit by one of our talented staff after taking a reference shade. However, if you are nervous or anxious about your treatment, we can discuss options such as complimentary nitrous oxide or in-office entertainment that can help quell even the most severe dental phobias. Our in-office whitening treatments typically take 1 to 1.5 hours during a teeth cleaning or as a separate visit to our Aurora office. The staff will examine your teeth and gums to make sure your oral health is intact before we begin your teeth whitening.
Professional-grade whitening solutions contain hydrogen peroxide which breaches the outer layer of your teeth (enamel). That doesn’t mean you should start swishing hydrogen peroxide. The breakdown of the gel material instigates a free radical reaction, which alters the chemical makeup of your teeth by dissolving organic stains and cleaning the “pores” of your teeth so your they appear whiter. This whitening process is the most effective option for getting rid of tooth stains and can be repeated as often as necessary.
Some internal tooth stains may be resistant to the teeth bleaching procedure, but there are alternative options such as porcelain veneers. Veneers involve a thin, porcelain shell that is placed over one or more of your existing teeth. If you’re a smoker, this could be the best option for you as your teeth won’t yellow or stain with veneers.
Teeth whitening is our recommended first step for patients looking for cosmetic correction. That way your smile will be as white as you like before we begin the veneer, crown, or dental implant process. These cosmetic dentistry procedures all involve matching the shade of porcelain or ceramic to the color of your natural teeth.
If we don’t begin with the whitening treatments, then your dental restorations will be matched to your yellow teeth, making it difficult and expensive to brighten your smile in the future.
Patients often have questions and concerns regarding the efficacy and safety of teeth whitening, including:
We care about you and your happiness. We will listen to your concerns, provide you with honest and detailed information about your options and realistic outcomes, and work directly with you to find the best solution for your needs.
Our patients are family to us and we take every care to ensure continuous satisfaction during, after, and in between every visit. After all, we want to see you again - for both your cosmetic and preventive needs - allowing us to help you maintain the strongest and most attractive smile possible now and well into the future.
If you’re interested in a brighter smile, please contact Dr. Baltz in Aurora today at 303-617-9100 to see if teeth whitening is right for you. Highpoint Dental Care serves patients in Aurora, Centennial, Parker, and Green Valley Ranch, Colorado.
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