What to Expect
Dr. Ludlow will evaluate your teeth and discuss your cosmetic goals, and develop a plan from there. Depending on factors like the color of your teeth or how quickly you need your teeth whitened, in office whitening treatments or custom fit take-home trays will be suggested. The whitening treatments we offer include:
- Britesmile- an in-office whitening treatment that works thoroughly and quickly to give you dramatic results. This procedure takes about 2 hours to complete and includes a set of customized whitening trays for touch ups. First, the teeth are properly conditioned, and a whitening gel is applied. A special blue light is placed over your teeth, activating the tooth whitening gel. The stain particles from your teeth are released, revealing a whiter, brighter smile.
- KöR- this method works best on tough stains, possibly caused by tetracycline. This in-office treatment offers patients a clean, white smile. This procedure takes about 2 hours to complete and includes a set of customized whitening trays for touch ups.
- Custom-Fit Whitening Trays- these custom made trays fit securely on your teeth. Each tray contains prescription strength whiting gel. For the best results, Dr. Ludlow suggests you wear your tray for about 30 minutes a day, for 10-14 days during your first whitening session.
What to Expect
After a detailed consultation, Dr. Ludlow will gently prepare the tooth to ensure the bonding material properly adheres to the surface of your tooth. Next, Dr. Ludlow will skillfully match the bonding material to the color of your existing teeth for a natural looking result. Once the color match is completed; a composite is applied to the tooth and is precisely molded to the desired tooth shape. A specialized light is used to harden and secure the material into place.
Dental bonding can usually be completed within an hour with very little discomfort. Dental bonding can also be combined with other treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, or porcelain crowns for a more detailed treatment.