How Long Do Teeth Whitening Procedures Take?
Achieving that brilliant white, beautiful smile is more attainable than many patients realize. Cosmetic dentistry procedures such as cosmetic teeth whitening have become much more affordable for many. One commonly considered procedure includes that of cosmetic teeth whitening. Knoxville residents can discuss teeth whitening options with Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts to determine which treatment is best for them.
The length of time needed for teeth whitening will vary greatly upon the type of whitening service utilized. Dr. Foncea likes to provide two primary options for patients who are looking to bleach their teeth: in-office teeth whitening and at-home whitening trays.
In-office teeth whitening procedures are done in the dentist’s chair using a specialized light to activate the whitening agents in the gel that is applied by Dr. Foncea. The patient will sit back and relax after the whitening gel have been painted onto the teeth, and the whitening procedure will take approximately one hour.
Another consideration includes at-home whitening trays. Dr. Foncea will create impressions of the patient’s teeth to fabricate a custom-made whitening tray. This tray is made from medical grade plastics and fits snugly over the patient’s upper and lower arches. The patient is then given whitening gel to put into the trays. The trays are then worn for approximately 30 minutes for several weeks to obtain the expected results. Patients can whiten for a shorter period of time, or longer, depending on the results they want to experience from their whitening treatment.
Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts is pleased to offer both in-office teeth whitening sessions and at-home whitening kits for patients. While some patients want whiter teeth quickly, others are more willing to use longer whitening methods for a more budget-friendly experience. Both methods are safe and effective, and produce better results than the over-the-counter kits.
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment as it is affordable, fast, and effective. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we are committed to providing cosmetic procedures and services that can improve a patient’s smile and make them feel better about the way they look. If you have been considering whitening your teeth, call Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts and schedule a consultation appointment today!