Often the consumption of food and in particular drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine can result in our teeth becoming discoloured. Smoking can also cause discolouration and yellowing of teeth.
We can help you restore your teeth to their natural colour.
For patients wishing to lighten their teeth, we use a process called Teeth Whitening. This process can significantly change the shade of your teeth and is a great way to brighten up your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Degree of lightness will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may need to repeat the procedure periodically to top up the effect.
- Teeth whitening improves the appearance of your teeth without removing any of the natural tooth surface.
- It is a better option than a crown or veneer if you want to lighten the colour of healthy teeth
Whitening cannot change the colour of natural teeth it can only lighten the existing shade. Whitening only works on natural teeth. It will not affect the colour of existing porcelain crown, veneers, bridges or denture teeth. It will not change the colour or shade of existing tooth coloured fillings: these may need to be replaced to ensure good shade matching.
Some patients may experience sensitivity from hot and cold drinks after treatment. If you are considering Teeth Whitening, please ask your dentist for further information about risks, benefits and suitability.