One of the easiest ways to upgrade your smile is with teeth whitening at David A. Rice DDS in Elgin. Whitening teeth is an easy, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people.
Before beginning any teeth whitening procedure, we recommend meeting with us for a consultation. A dental consultation will help you determine which whitening method is best for you. We can also discuss foods and habits, such as smoking, that you can avoid to keep your teeth whiter longer.
We can also discuss other aspects of your smile you might like to improve. New, industry-leading technology provides methods to correct any dental issue you may have.
During your consultation, decide just how white you want your teeth to be. Depending on the whitening procedure chosen, your teeth can be enhanced three to eight shades in just an hour. An in-office procedure produces a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with a grocery store product.
An alternative method is a take-home kit. These kits are customized for each patient. First a mold is made of your teeth. Using the mold, the lab team creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more cost-effective and more convenient for many people. Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years.
It is vital to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns. It also is temporary and may require follow-up visits to keep them white.