Cosmetic Services

Many patients are asking about bleaching as a method of whitening teeth. There are many options and products available today. Most over-the-counter products will help remove some stain and will only whiten a modest amount because the concentration of active peroxide is very low.

We offer two methods of bleaching through our office, depending on the look you want, the amount of time you want to spend, and the cost. One of these methods might be right for you. Most patients bleach for an overall whiter smile, or before other cosmetic procedures such as crowns and veneers. The whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. Darker stains and discoloration due to antibiotics are more difficult to whiten. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient.

Custom Trays with Life-Like Gel (15%, 20% or 30% peroxide)

Easy to use and comfortable to wear, this is our most popular bleaching method. Custom-made upper and lower trays filled with peroxide are worn once a day for 30–60 minutes or overnight. Maximum results are achieved within 2–3 weeks of bleaching. The trays ensure bleach covers all surfaces. The kit comes with four 5.5-cc syringes of bleaching gel and your custom-made trays. Most patients use 2–3 syringes of bleach, and any remaining bleach can be used for future touchups. Increased sensitivity and discomfort of soft tissue (gums) may be experienced. This is only temporary during the bleaching process.

Cost: $392

Additional syringe of bleach: $46

Zoom – Rapid In-Office Bleaching

This is a combination of a 30% peroxide application and high-intensity light. This process takes approximately one two-hour office visit. This process results in the maximum bleaching results in a short period of time and is great for patients who want a dramatic result without having to alternate their busy schedule. Custom-made upper and lower trays are provided for any touch-up that may be required on specific areas with one additional syringe of bleach. Although all gum and lip areas are protected, the solution may leak through and cause a burning sensation and dehydration in color. This is only temporary. Also, slight sensitivity and throbbing may be felt during the treatment. You should prepare for this by taking Advil prior to your appointment. Within a day or two, your teeth should look and feel great

Cost: $536

Additional syringe of bleach: $46