At Centre dentaire Fancelli, our dentists offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options for our patients.
Why whiten teeth?
Professional teeth whitening is an effective and safe way to remove stains and lighten the colour of your teeth.
The appearance of your teeth is likely to change due to superficial staining or aging. Certain foods or drinks such as red wine, candy, soda, tea, or tobacco can cause superficial stains on teeth.
A bright smile can have a positive effect on your appearance and your sense of well-being. There are a variety of products and methods available to improve the appearance of your smile.
How Teeth Whitening Works
At Centre dentaire Fancelli, our dentists use peroxide-based bleaching agents. When the active ingredient breaks down, oxygen acts on tooth enamel and creates a whitening effect.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening takes about two hours. Before starting the whitening, the mucous membranes and the gums are isolated from the teeth to protect them.
A thin layer of gel is then applied to each tooth and activated chemically. We repeat this step several times until the desired shade of white is achieved.
To brighten your teeth, our dentists use peroxide-based bleaching agents. When the active ingredient breaks down, oxygen acts on tooth enamel and creates a whitening effect.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
You can also choose to perform this treatment in the comfort of your home using a personalized whitening tray that we will create to restore the brightness of your smile.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Centre dentaire Fancelli.
- How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. If you avoid foods and drinks that stain after treatment, you won't need a touch-up for about a year.
Otherwise, the whiteness may fade after a few months.
- Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
Teeth whitening can make your teeth more sensitive, but this is a short-term side effect as the sensitivity usually goes away within a few days.
Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth before and after your treatment can help minimize sensitivity.
- Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
Yellow and brown spots respond best to teeth whitening treatment.
Gray, blue and purple coloured spots tend not to respond to bleaching. For this type of stain, dental treatments such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns may be a better option.
- Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
Teeth whitening does not work on existing restorations. If your treatment plan includes dental restorations such as porcelain veneers or crowns, teeth whitening should occur first.
- Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
Used under the supervision of a qualified dentist, teeth whitening is very unlikely to damage your tooth enamel.
Please consult your dentist to make sure you are using safe home teeth whitening products.
- Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
Dental insurance does not cover the cost of teeth whitening in general since it is a cosmetic treatment that has no real benefits for your oral health.