This case was a joy from the start and whilst we still have some work to complete at the back of the mouth the smile is looking many years younger and all with no drilling and no injections.
This case was completed using simple home use night guard vital whitening which is the way we do almost all of our whitening cases. We tend to use 10% carbemide peroxide as this is the lowest effective concentration and the one that most of the original research from the 1980s was done on. The trays are worn at night typically for 14 nights and we complete with a simple 40 minutes in the surgery on the 15th day with a higher concentration, if patients feel they need it. The patient is then able to top up their results at home and do not need any further trips for “lazer” or “power” whitening sessions. This approach is not only the cheapest way of whitening your teeth it is also the most researched and has been in use the longest.
The tips of the teeth were built up with direct white fillings which was done in one visit, without the need for any local anaesthetic as we were not drilling in to the teeth at all. The builds up not only enhance the appearance of the teeth they also protect them from further wear and tear. It is inevitable that the build ups will eventually wear down but they can simply be rebuilt with no further impact on the underlying teeth.
If you would like to know more about the techniques discussed here and find out if they would be suitable for you then please do not hesitate to contact the surgery on 01580 752202 and we will be happy to help.