If you want a brilliant white smile, you might think that you have to spend a small fortune for dental crowns. The fact is, that is not always true. There are other, less costly options, like porcelain veneers. Perhaps all you really need is a whitening treatment.
Now, you may be saying “But I have tried whitening treatments, and they don’t work all that well.” If you are using over-the-counter whiteners, you are no doubt correct. Nothing you can buy over-the-counter is going to give you the level of whitening that you can get from the treatments your dentist can provide. At Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Birmingham, AL, we have several whitening treatments that can brighten your teeth by several shades.
Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
Zoom! teeth whitening treatments consist of trays filled with a powerful bleaching gel and an LED light. Before receiving Zoom! treatments, the dentist will examine your mouth in order to be sure that there are no issues that might preclude whitening treatments, and once they are ruled out, you can get started. Dr. Maniscalco will choose a tray that fits comfortably in your mouth, and cover your gums and lips so that they will not be affected by the LED light. Then, all you need to do is relax in the chair for about half an hour while the gel and light penetrate your teeth, taking away stains and discoloration.
Once the in-office treatment is done, you will be given trays to take home. This combination of at-home whitening and the occasional office treatment will give you results that you could never achieve with over-the-counter treatments.
Lumibrite is similar to Zoom! teeth whitening in that it also combines a whitening gel with the use of an LED curing light. The difference is that Lumibrite is not a bleach. The first step in the Lumibrite method is for Dr. Maniscalco to use a special paste to clean and polish your teeth. Then, he will apply a special pigment to your teeth – you can choose Natural, White, or Supreme White. Finally, he will apply a glossy coating that delivers shine to your teeth and ensures that your whitening treatment will last for a long time. The procedure takes about 30 minutes, and lasts up to 6 months with proper aftercare.
Deep Bleaching Teeth Whitening
Deep bleaching from KoR™ is one of the best methods of removing stains even from older teeth. With this method, a very powerful bleaching gel is used to penetrate deep into your teeth, improving their ability to absorb oxygen, and blasting away deep stains. This method requires the dentist to take impressions of your teeth so that a tray can be custom-created to fit your mouth. The bleach is sealed into the tray, so nothing leaks and irritates your gums or lips.
The KoR method begins in the office, with a treatment that takes a little over an hour. Then, Dr. Maniscalco will give you trays to take home. You can continue your whitening treatments at your leisure, and the trays are even safe to wear while you sleep.
With the variety of teeth whitening methods available to candidates, there is no reason to live with stained or dingy teeth. Experience the many benefits of teeth whitening today! Our dentist office is located at 3419 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. You can book a whitening treatment by calling 205-967-9100, or by using the form on our Contact Us page. To answer your questions, read our FAQs page.