If you are concerned with dark staining or discoloration, professional teeth whitening can brighten your teeth safely and affordably. Dr. Hada offers two methods of treatment – the popular Zoom!® and KöR® systems. The premium KöR® system is effective at lightening even dark, internal stains. Both systems feature accelerated, in-office treatment that takes less than an hour, so you can achieve a lustrous, stunning smile in just a single appointment. We also offer convenient take-home kits.
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Easily Brighten Your Smile With Teeth Whitening
One of the safest, most convenient ways to enhance your smile is with professional teeth whitening. Mission Viejo dentist Dr. Richard Hada offers two great whitening systems to help even patients with dark stains achieve a sparkling smile and look their very best. Professional teeth whitening removes stains and discoloration much more effectively than over-the-counter kits, and with in-office treatment your teeth can be lightened several shades in under an hour. To learn more, contact our friendly, caring staff today.
Candidates for Teeth Whitening
Most patients who are concerned with discoloration are candidates for professional teeth whitening. In the past, patients with deep, intrinsic (internal) stains, such as those caused by tetracycline, were not good candidates for teeth whitening. These patients were instead advised to choose another cosmetic dental procedure, such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers. Today, however, the KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ system reliably rids teeth of deep-set staining to deliver beautiful results.
Candidates for whitening should be in good oral health and have a mouth free from gum disease, worn enamel, and exposed tooth roots. Patients with these conditions will first need to undergo restorative treatment before cosmetic whitening can be performed. Finally, patients with veneers, crowns, or bonding on their anterior teeth should be aware that professional whitening will not change the color of these restorations. Patients can still choose to whiten, but the fabrication will have to be replaced to match the lighter color of the natural teeth.
How It Works
Depending on your personal preference, patients may choose in-office or at-home whitening treatment with either KöR® or Philips Zoom!® brand whitening. Patients with intrinsic staining will benefit from the KöR® Deep Bleaching system™, which includes one or two in-office whitening visits combined with at-home whitening.
Also called chairside bleaching, this method is the fastest way to get results. Just prior to the procedure, you will receive a regular dental cleaning to clear away plaque and debris. Next, Dr. Hada will cover your lips and gums to protect them while leaving your teeth exposed. A whitening gel will then be applied to your teeth. The Philips Zoom!® system uses a light to activate the gel, while the KöR® system does not. The gel will be applied to your teeth for three 15-20 minute sessions. Patients who opt for chairside bleaching are advised to maintain their results with at-home whitening.
Both KöR® and Philips Zoom!® use custom trays for at-home use. Dr. Hada will take impressions of your teeth to make your unique, form-fitting trays that will hold bleaching gel in place during treatment. There are slightly different guidelines for at-home bleaching with KöR® and Philips Zoom!® that Dr. Hada will explain when you begin your treatment.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening offers a number notable benefits including:
- Simple, safe way to noticeably brighten your smile
- Natural teeth will never look fake even with maximum whitening
- Newer methods reduce tooth sensitivity with thicker gels and desensitizers
- Lightening teeth can take years off your appearance
- Fast way to get a dazzling smile
A beautiful, white smile can boost your confidence and lead to more smiles. To explore your options for teeth whitening, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hada today.