Placing a veneer takes approximately 2-3 visits:
- During the first visit, we will discuss the new look and shape of the teeth you desire and make an impression of your teeth. Then, we will prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers.
- The impression will then be sent to our laboratory for construction of the veneers, which takes about 2 weeks.
- During this time, we will provide you with temporary veneers to wear.
- Once the veneers arrive, they will be bonded in place, completing your new smile.
Products We Offer
We utilize a 2-step custom tray whitening system.
The first step is to make an impression of your teeth. With this impression, we’ll design a custom bleaching tray so you can maintain your bright smile at home.
In the second step, you will use a whitening gel to be used in the tray. This will result in a whiter smile by 2-4 shades in a matter of days.
We also offer Take-Home Whitening Systems for patients with mild sensitivity.
For those patients looking for a quick and inexpensive way to whiten before a social event, prom, wedding, etc, we offer a 7 day take home whitening system.
While we try our best to minimize gum and tooth sensitivity, if you normally are sensitive, you are more likely to experience irritation during or after professional bleaching. If you do have teeth and gums, teeth whitening may not be the right option for you. Possible alternatives include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or dental bonding treatment. Consult with Dr. Paes and read below for more information regarding these services.
Risks and Side Effects
There are some risks associated with teeth whitening procedure. These include, but are not limited to:
- Gum Sensitivity: One common problem teeth whitening is that it can cause teeth sensitivity, especially if you are prone to sensitive gums. Gum sensitivity is temporary and can be treated with the proper treatment plan. Please consult with Dr. Paes if you are experiencing gum and teeth sensitivity post teeth whitening.
- Varied Results: Teeth Whitening almost always yields beautiful results, but that’s not always the case. The degree of whiteness can vary and depends on:
- Original state of discoloration.
- Whether the patient wears the trays as directed by Dr. Paes.
- Lifestyle and dietary habits (whether or not there is excessive coffee, tea, and wine consumption).
- Diminished Results: It is important to note that the results will fade over time. Unlike porcelain veneers, which are stain resistant, natural teeth still maintain their ability to absorb stains.
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