Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Let’s face it. We as people are attracted to others with white, bright smiles. There is an array of whitening products on the market and in your Marina Del Rey cosmetic dentist office that can effectively whiten and brighten your smile. Patients may work with whitening products that can be purchased in stores. Everything from whitening strips, to whitening toothpastes can be effective over time. Whitening strips and toothpastes can seem to be more cost effective at the onset of application, but they actually end up costing more to achieve desired whiteness.

For more effective and efficient treatments, some of our patients opt for professionally crafted whitening trays that are developed by our Marina Del Rey dental center. Elegant Dentistry is also equipped to perform whitening procedures with the popular Zoom! 45 minute whitening treatment. Dr. Moghimi prefers to perform a comprehensive examination before fabricating custom whitening trays or performing the Zoom! in-chair whitening procedure. While we aim for the highest quality results, whitening teeth does not always correct every type of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will likely whiten well, while browner teeth may not become as white and bright. Teeth with gray hues may not respond favorably to teeth whitening treatments. In some cases where teeth whitening wouldn’t be effective, cosmetic crowns and veneers are suggest as feasible alternatives.

Once you are deemed a good candidate for whitening, Elegant Dentistry offers the following procedures and products.

Chair side whitening usually only requires a single office visit. and results are experienced immediately. During this visit, teeth are treated with pumice polishing, which removes surface plaque that stands in the way of effective whitening. The teeth are then covered by a gingival barrier to prevent whitening gel from touching soft gum tissue. Once the patient’s teeth have been prepared for treatment, the whitening gel is applied to the patient’s teeth. This particular procedure is completed through three 15 minute sessions, which are all done in a single visit. The patient’s current tooth shade is noted before and after the procedure, so results are visible directly following treatment. This whitening process is the most popular treatment at Marina Del Rey Dentistry.

We also provide the Zoom! whitening procedure and the Pola Office Plus system. The Zoom! whitening system employs a whitening lamp, along with teeth whitening gel. The Pola Office Plus whitening system does not make use of a whitening lamp.

Dr. Moghimi is highly trained to fabricate customized whitening trays for patients. Customized whitening trays are molded to your original teeth, and are worn for a short period of time with whitening gel placed inside the trays. Whitening trays do take longer to see results than in-office whitening, they are quite effective when applied over time. Whitening trays are recommended to maintain results from in-office whitening.
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