Dr. Choe offers an array of different cosmetic dental treatments in Victorville, California. Our Services include cosmetic teeth whitenings, such as zoom whitening and tray whitening, closing diastemas (removing space between the teeth), replacing old alloy fills with white composite ones, changing out old metal crowns with tooth-colored ones, and much more.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is an effective way of removing stains from the tooth surface and lightening your teeth to restore its natural color.
It is one of the most common and widely adopted cosmetic procedures that is performed by a trained dental professional. We use the latest dental technology that gives reliable and long-lasting results and makes your teeth look healthy.
Teeth whitening is not a one-time procedure. If you want to maintain a brighter color for a long time, you need to repeat the process from time to time.
Why Cosmetic Tooth Whitening Is Needed?
The color of our natural teeth is created by the reflection of enamel (the outermost layer of a tooth) with the color of the dentin under it. The enamel can hold stains depending on its thickness, smoothness, and pores.
Common Reasons For Teeth To Get Stained
- Poor oral hygiene
- Drinking dark-colored fluids such as red wine, tea, coffee, and cola,
- Eating highly sugary foods such as candy and chocolates
Our cosmetic teeth whitening services eliminate dark spots or stains on your teeth.
Methods Of Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
There are lots of methods, but the most common ones are zoom whitening and tray whitening.
Zoom Whitening is an in-office bleaching process in which the dentists cover your lips and gums with protective gel or rubber and then apply the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel.
After this step, your teeth are exposed to special UV light that penetrates the teeth to remove stains and discoloration.
Tray whitening is an at-home process. It involves the use of customized trays specially designed for individual patients. It comes with whitening gels and proper instruction regarding its use.