Teeth Whitening / Bleaching
Teeth whitening also known as tooth bleaching is a process by which a gel is used to break up the staining on the enamel of the tooth.
Teeth can turn dark for the following reasons:
- Tobacco Use
- Staining Food & Drink such as coffee, red wine
- Trauma or dental injury to a tooth
- Poor dental hygiene
- Chemotherapy and Radiation
Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Dentures
No, whitening will not work on all teeth. Therefore, it is important that a dentist evaluate your unique situation. Bleaching agents are more effective in alleviating certain shades of discoloration more than others. More severe discoloration will require either veneers or crowns to mask the shade.
No, bleaching agents will not work on crowns, caps, fillings, or veneers. The color of these restorations can only be altered by replacing them.
Tooth bleaching should always be done prior to any veneers, bonding, fillings, caps, or crowns. In this manner the dentist can predict and control the final shade of the restoration.
At El Barrio Dental Studio, we offer two different two different types of take home bleaching kits, that are budget friendly. The dentists at El Barrio Dental Studio will discuss them with you.
Each individual situation is unique and will have to evaluated by a dentist. There are different strengths of bleaching gels that can be used, with a combination of sensitive toothpaste.
At El Barrio Dental Studio, bleaching ranges from $86 and above, depending on one’s needs.
Call El Barrio Dental Studio today at (212) 369-0680 to schedule a consultation.