Teeth Whitening Cairns
At Future Dental, we offer numerous options for whitening your teeth
You may choose between at-home tray bleaching and in-office Zoom! Whitening. It is also possible to combine the two methods for dramatically whiter and brighter teeth. A third option is porcelain veneers which sit like thin shells around your teeth to give you a flawless smile.
Prior to any tooth whitening, it ifs highly advise able to have an examination of your teeth to ensure there are no factors that are likely to cause any problems with whitening. These may include sensitive exposed roots, cracks in teeth, broken or decayed teeth and also to look at whether existing crowns, veneers or fillings which usually will not change colour with teeth whitening thus leaving them more visible and conspicuous.
Teeth whitening with tray bleaching
Tray bleaching involves the use of custom-made trays, which are individually fabricated to perfectly fit your teeth. A small amount of specially formulated bleaching gel is applied inside the trays and the trays are worn over your teeth for 15 minutes to an hour, every day, for 7-21 days (most only require 7-10 days). Some types of discolouration require longer periods of treatment to be most effective. You will notice a gradual but substantial change in the brightness of your teeth. Tray bleaching is comfortable and affordable. And, as an added bonus, the trays and any excess bleach can be reused in the future should you require touch-ups.
Zoom 3! in-office whitening system
The Zoom 3! In-Office Whitening System produces dramatically whiter teeth but requires around 1 hour 40 minutes to achieve this result. This is one of the most effective teeth whitening systems available, and you will achieve immediate results. The procedure uses a combination of lighting and hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth— up to 6 to 10 shades – in one, or sometimes two, brief office visits. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results and is the perfect choice for the busy individual.
The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple and efficient. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. Your dentist then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, this is activated by a special whitening lamp. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed by the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.
With the Zoom! Whitening in-office procedure, you are given a professional standard of whitening not available in take-home kits, plus you get noticeable results immediately. Legal restrictions limit the strength of at-home whitening solutions. This means the results you get with Zoom! Whitening in office truly are leaps and bounds ahead of any other available treatment, particularly those you may buy over the counter. Zoom! Whitening is perfect for those who are looking for the dramatic and instant results.
The Zoom! light activated gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced hydrogen peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! lamp, gently penetrates teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile can sparkle for years to come.
Future Dental now offers a number of teeth whitening packages ranging in cost, speed of achieving results and effectiveness in achieving very white teeth.
Your own family budget will help you choose which option best suits you and our staff are always happy to advise you further.
All External Bleaching options:
- Zoom (1 or both arches 1.75hrs usually)
- Zoom plus tray whitening for absolute most effective whitening
- Custom Trays upper and lower
- Custom Trays single arch
- Opalescent in-chair Boost (1-hour appointment)
- Opalescent Go take-home kits with 10 trays included
- Zoom plus Opalescent Go kit
- Opalescent Boost plus Custom Trays
- Opalescent Boost plus single arch Custom Tray
- Opalescent Boost plus Opalescent Go Kit
Laser in-office teeth whitening
Recent research has shown that Epic lasers can deliver up to 12 shades of whitening (varies by patient) with less than 20 minutes of gel-to-tooth contact time. This innovative laser energy from an Epic laser interacts directly with chromophores in the proprietary laser-activated gel which accelerates the in-office teeth whitening procedure.
BIOLASE offers two Epic diode laser systems. These lasers can be equipped with a patented whitening handpiece to deliver fast in-office whitening treatment. Only a laser certified dentist can perform these procedures. The Epic 10 laser is quicker than the Zoom 3! and has less, if any discomfort while achieving the overall result in about 60-70 minutes or 30 minutes less time than the Zoom3!.
Currently Future Dental is offering a ‘Best of Both Worlds’ package with an offer of in-surgery Zoom 3! Or Laser Whitening PLUS your own Custom Tray Whitening. Ask us for details.
Will teeth whitening damage my teeth?
This is a question we are often asked. Whitening your teeth will not damage your tooth structure in any way. Teeth are, however, slightly dehydrated by the bleaching process and you will notice transient hypersensitivity to cold food and drinks. This does not linger and any sensitivity will disappear within 48 hours after completion of your whitening regimen.
Whilst bleaching, your teeth will also stain much more readily. As such, we recommend you refrain from eating or drinking black coffee, black tea, red wine and heavily coloured foods for at least 48 hours after completion of your whitening regimen, as this can hinder the bleaching process.
What Are the Side Effects of Laser Teeth Whitening?
Laser teeth whitening is a procedure that we take great care with, both in assessing you beforehand and during the procedure to uphold your safety. Short-lived side effects include tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Your dentist will give you guidelines on how to avoid these side effects, including foods and drinks you need to stay away from in the first few days after the procedure. Should you experience anything more severe, it’s important to get in touch with them.
Future Dental is looking forward to helping you achieve your whitest smile. Book a consult session with a dentist to see which whitening treatment will suit you and your individual concerns.