Teeth whitening is a conservative and cost effective way to achieve a whiter, brighter smile.
The process for whitening involves impressions of your teeth and the fabrication of custom bleaching splints. These splints will hold a bleaching agent that is dispensed through our office. There are multiple concentrations of bleaching agents, so the splints are worn for various lengths of time depending on the agent. After your teeth have reached their desired brightness, usually after two to three weeks, the initial procedure is complete. Periodic touch-ups are needed to maintain the improved shade of your teeth.
In some situations or for severely stained teeth, teeth whitening may not be effective, therefore porcelain veneers or dental crowns may be a more appropriate choice. Quad City Prosthodontic Specialists will work with you to determine the best option for you.