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Option 1: Porcelain Veneers
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  • Sometimes it is not possible to whiten your teeth with whitening gels & the treatment alternative is to use porcelain veneers or crowns.
  • You determine the colour of the veneers or crowns.
  • You can choose colours from very white to a more natural white.
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Option 2: Whitening

  • Almost anyone is a candidate for whitening.
  • Experience shows that people with dark yellow or yellowish brown teeth sometimes achieve better whitening results than those with grey or bluish-grey teeth.
  • Scroll down for more detailed options on Whitening.
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What causes discoloured teeth?

Day to day activities such as drinking tea, coffee, colas, red wine and smoking tobacco can cause undue stress and strain on the colour of your teeth.

History of antibiotic use when young can also cause dark stained teeth.

Facts to know about Whitening

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Wondering if Whitening is right for you? “Almost anyone is a candidate for whitening.”

Is Teeth Whitening the right option for me?

Almost anyone is a candidate for whitening.

Experience shows that people with dark yellow or yellowish brown teeth sometimes achieve better whitening results than those with grey or bluish-grey teeth.

Multi-coloured teeth, especially if stained due to tetracycline, do not whiten as well.

In addition, teeth with many fillings, cavities, chips, etc., are usually best treated through bonding, porcelain veneers, or porcelain crowns.

The types of teeth whitening available are:

No. 1: In-Office Whitening

This process can be done in one visit but may require two visits depending on how your teeth respond to the treatment.

Each appointment should take between one to two hours.

Due to the strong whitening gel used in this procedure, either a resin or a rubber shield must protect your gums.

Once the gums are protected, the gel is applied to the tooth surface.

In many cases, a special high intensity light will be used to further activate the gel.

In-office whitening can also be done to lighten a tooth that has had a root canal.

In this case, the tooth is whitened both from the inside and the outside.

The advantages of in-office whitening are that we can do a lot of the work for you and you spend less overall time whitening your teeth.

The disadvantages include some of normal inconvenience associated with any dental treatment such as having to keep your mouth open for the duration of the procedure.

No.2: Take-Home Whitening

This process can be done anywhere- not just at home.

It involves wearing a custom-made whitening tray that looks like a thin, transparent night guard.

You fill the tray with a mild whitening gel.

You then need to wear the gel filled tray for the specified period of time each day (per our instructions) over a period of time.

The advantage of take-home whitening includes convenience.

The disadvantages include the inconvenience of wearing the whitening tray and that your results will depend on your consistent use of the tray.

Dr Manish Shah

Dr. Manish Shah is a cosmetic dentist with a special interest in porcelain veneers, dental implants and Invisalign in Sydney. He is also a medical doctor with an expertise in sleep & craniofacial pain medicine practising at Smile Concepts.

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