It is common for patients in and around the Raleigh area to visit a dentist at Cary or Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers to learn about ways to rejuvenate their smiles. While our practice offers general and restorative dentistry, we also have a wide range of cosmetic treatments, which can be used to address aesthetic issues. Patients with permanently stained or discolored teeth may seek a solution for rejuvenating their smiles in an effective, safe manner. Dr. Carl McMillan and his team may suggest the advantages of professional teeth whitening.
At our practice, we do not offer power bleaching typically used in other dental practices to whiten teeth quickly. This is because these methods may increase sensitivity and the results do not last nearly as long as traditional methods of whitening. This is why our practice offers take-home whitening trays. One size fits all commercial whitening trays are also available in stores, but ours stand out for many reasons. First, the whitening trays are customizes specifically to a single patient. Impressions are made and used to create the trays, which snap over the dental arches with ease, ensuring a better, more thorough whitening experience. Second, our whitening gel is professional strength, which ensures better results with less effort. Whitening can be done without the sensitivity that many patients experience with bleaching done in dental offices.
Many patients in the Raleigh area may be interested in finding out if they are a viable candidate for professional teeth whitening. Most patients are, with the exception of patients with restorations such as veneers, crowns, or bridges. These restorations, made of porcelain, will not respond to the whitening agents. This means that the surrounding teeth may brighten but leave the restorations darker. Patients who have restorations may be approved for professional grade whitening if they are interested in replacing their restorations after they have attained their optimal results. Otherwise, patients may want to speak to their dentist about other options for rejuvenating their smile without teeth whitening, such as the placement of veneers.