Here at Perth Prosthodontics in South Perth, we offer teeth whitening procedures, tailored to your individual dental needs. Stains or discoloration on your teeth may be present from the development of your teeth, medications, traumatic injuries, root canal treatment and extrinsic from external sources, including food, drinks or tobacco.
Teeth whitening involves the use of a peroxide based bleaching agent. By penetrating the tooth surface, reducing the size of stain pigments and its safe break down into water and oxygen. This procedure offers a safe and effective way for most people to achieve a lighter and brighter smile.
Why You Should Choose Professional Teeth Whitening, over, Over-The-Counter Products?
Underlying Cause of Tooth Discolouration
It is essential that the underlying cause of your tooth discoloration is identified, appropriately treated and controlled, this helps to maintain a long-term sustainable result. If the discoloration is associated with tooth decay, gum and bone (periodontal) disease and stained fillings (restorations), these dental problems will not be resolved with teeth whitening procedures alone.
In Difficult Cases with High Aesthetic Demands
At our clinic in South Perth, teeth whitening procedures may be used in conjunction with other prosthodontic treatments, including ceramic veneers.
Individualised prescription of teeth whitening protocol
Unlike over the counter teeth whitening products, when you receive treatment at our South Perth clinic, the type and concentration of the teeth bleaching agent will be specified and is approved by the Australian Dental Association. Once your treatment is booked, the teeth whitening product will be delivered via customised trays or by in- surgery whitening.
Your individualised teeth whitening will also include information regarding:
• Duration of daily use
• Duration of treatment course
• Professional tooth whitening instructions, oral hygiene measures, dietary and lifestyle changes to optimise the result.
Monitoring of teeth whitening progress
Our team in South Perth will provide you with pre- and post-treatment photographs, and physical and digital colour guide comparisons, allowing you to see the results you have received from your teeth whitening procedure.
Any procedure can have side effects, and we will work you to assess and manage them. The side effects may include tooth sensitivity and gingival irritation. If you experience any side effects, we may have to adjust the tooth whitening protocol and the prescribed use of appropriate desensitising agent.
All procedures carry benefits, associated risks and complications. It is best for our clinicians at Perth Prosthodontics to balance these factors and provide professional advice to help you make an informed decision on whether the teeth whitening procedure should proceed.