Teeth whitening is a popular way to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of your smile. Dull, dark or stained teeth can impact your appearance when you smile. Having discolored teeth can cause a person to be too embarrassed to smile. A good cosmetic dentist in Reston, VA should have various treatments, including professional teeth whitening, to fix this issue. Professional teeth whitening provides superior results to over the counter options while remaining an economical smile solution.
Ridgetop Dental offers in-office and personalized take-home whitening kits for patients looking to enhance their smiles. We only use carefully selected professional tooth whitening brands that yield optimal results with minimal sensitivity to teeth and gums.
Other Teeth Whitening Solutions in Reston, VA
Ridgetop Dental offers complimentary consultations for cosmetic dentistry. One of our cosmetic dentists in Reston, VA will examine your teeth and discuss your habits to determine what kind of stains you have. Dr. Datta, Dr. Shaw or Dr. Sensenbrenner will discuss all the whitening options with patients and recommend a treatment option that will provide optimal results. For patients whose teeth may not respond to a professional teeth whitening procedure, we offer other solutions. Alternative cosmetic dental treatments may be required based the on the cause of tooth discoloration, cosmetic treatments could include dental crowns, dental veneers and tooth bonding.
The team at Ridgetop Dental provided top notch treatment, service, and hospitality when I needed to get a cleaning and a filling. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and welcoming upon arrival, and I was immediately put at ease…Kevin
I cannot recommend this practice highly enough. Dr. Datta and Dr. Shaw are excellent, their work is top-notch. The office feels relaxed and peaceful and the staff is warm and welcoming.Judy
Teeth Whitening What to Expect
Ridgetop Dental offers in-office and take-home whitening kits to tailor to the needs and desires of our patients. An in office whitening treatment is quick and provides instant results, while take-home kits allow patients to whiten their teeth from the comfort of their homes and provides a more gradual and natural result.
Teeth Whitening Options in Reston, VA
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Professional in-office whitening will be customized by your dentist to meet your personal needs and goals. This teeth whitening treatment takes about 1 hour and is completed while you relax in our comfortable chairs. Patients can read a book, or watch TV while we brighten and whiten their teeth, creating a more radiant and confident smile.
A professional bleaching agent is applied to teeth and activated using laser technology. The bleaching agent is designed to penetrate the tooth enamel eradicating tooth discoloration. Patients who avoid smoking, coffee, wine and other lifestyle habits that lead to tooth discoloration may enjoy results up to a year. Good at home oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings can also help to keep teeth whiter.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Patients who choose to use a take-home teeth whitening kit will come into our Reston, VA dentist office to receive their custom kit. At this brief visit, dental impressions will be taken of your teeth, and used to create custom fit whitening trays for you to use at home. You will be instructed how to apply the bleaching agent and trays by your dentist.
At-home teeth whitening treatment takes place over a number of weeks where the trays are worn either during the day or overnight, depending on the patient, for a set amount of time. Your custom trays fit snugly against your teeth minimizing damage and sensitivity to surrounding soft tissue and even whitening of the teeth.
Most dental restorations are made of highly stain-resistant materials. Most modern dental crowns, dentures, and veneers for example are already stain-proof and do not respond to teeth whitening treatments. Your professional teeth whitening treatment is built to attack stains on tooth enamel, but safe enough for restorations and soft tissue.
No. Teeth whitening, even at the dentist, can not completely fix teeth with deep grayish or black stains. Teeth whitening is only effective on surface stains. Since most gray teeth are merely a cosmetic issue, your dentist can hid the appearance of a gray tooth with cosmetic dentistry treatments like porcelain veneers.
Getting your teeth whitened very often, against recommendations from your dentist, can cause damage to your teeth. It can eat at your tooth enamel and create sensitivity that can’t be fixed. Remember, tooth enamel does not grow back. Be safe and follow all instructions when whitening your teeth at home. Always consult a dentist before considering teeth whitening.