Many people desire a bright, white smile free of blemishes and stains. Because our teeth are porous, stain-causing molecules from foods, drinks or other substances can accumulate and result in a yellow, dull or dark-hued appearance.
Several factors can contribute to tooth stains and discolouration, such as:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Foods and drinks (e.g. red wine, coffee, tomato sauce)
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Some medications
- Environment (e.g. excessive fluoride use)
If your teeth look lacklustre, our dentists at Daley Street Dental can offer you tooth whitening options to remove stains and whiten your smile.
Our Professional Whitening Options
Though many people use whitening toothpaste or over-the-counter options, professional teeth whitening provides the longest lasting and most reliable results. Over-the-counter whitening products and some whitening toothpaste can be too abrasive on enamel. These products often contain potent bleaching agents that can damage enamel and dentin layers or soft oral tissues, like the gums.
Professional whitening safely provides exceptional results so patients can attain their brightest set of pearly whites.
Home Whitening Trays
At Daley Street Dental, we provide patients with home whitening trays customised to fit their unique bite. Patients use these trays and the accompanying whitening agent to remove stains in the comfort of their homes. Home whitening trays are ideal for consistent maintenance or touch-ups before special events. Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions for proper use at home to achieve your desired results.
Philips Zoom Whitening is a clinically-proven advanced technology our dentists use to rapidly whiten teeth, improve lustre, reduce sensitivity and protect enamel.
The Zoom teeth whitening system uses a blue LED light to activate the whitening gel and accelerate the whitening process. Patients can receive a smile up to eight shades whiter in a single, 45-minute dental appointment.
Dental Veneers in Alstonville
Dental veneers are stain-resistant thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. Veneers conceal aesthetic imperfections, such as:
- Chips, fractures and cracks
- Deeply discoloured or stained teeth
- Minor misalignments
- Gaps or uneven spacing between teeth
- Teeth of irregular sizes or shapes
The Dental Veneer Process
Veneers Consultation Appointment
We start by arranging a consultation during which we discuss your needs, goals and possible treatment options. During this appointment, we will also perform an oral health examination, x-rays and digital impressions. If the dentist confirms your candidacy for veneers, we arrange your procedure for a day and time that best fits your schedule.
Veneers Procedure Appointment
On the day of your veneer procedure, the dentist prepares the tooth to accept the veneer by removing a trace amount of enamel. This creates space for the veneer to adhere to the tooth’s surface without impeding your bite. The dentist then takes an impression of your teeth and sends the results to a trusted laboratory, where a specialist creates your final veneers.
During this time, we give you temporary veneers to wear so you can eat, speak and smile with comfort and ease. When your final veneers are complete, we affix them to your teeth and ensure the size, shape, and shade meet your expectations.
Veneers can generally last between seven and 15 years, after which we will need to replace them.
Tooth Whitening and Porcelain Veneers in Northern Rivers
At Daley Street Dental, we want to help you attain your most beautiful smile with professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. If you would like a whiter, more symmetrical smile, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental practice today for a consultation.