Everybody wants a dazzling smile with perfect white teeth. Unfortunately, many of the foods and beverages you consume daily and other habits, like smoking, can discolour your pearly whites, even if you practice good oral hygiene habits.
If you notice tooth discolouration, it’s normal to wonder how to get white teeth. At Available Dental Care, we provide several effective teeth whitening services for a range of budgets, ensuring you don’t have to feel self-conscious about your smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Like your skin, teeth have several thousand microscopic pores. These help dissolve materials from the surface of your teeth. However, they also allow the teeth to stain when consuming food and drinks.
Though some people try home remedies like baking soda to whiten their teeth, professional teeth whitening is the only safe way to remove stains and get whiter teeth, apart from certain cosmetic dental procedures. Teeth whitening gel is made using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which are fast-acting bleaches and stain removers. A teeth whitening procedure with a strong bleaching agent should only be carried out by a cosmetic dentist, like those at Available Dental Care.
We offer in-chair teeth whitening that’s safe, effective, and doesn’t compromise the tooth enamel. Our process, using the Pola Office in-chair method, allows you to improve the colour of your teeth, making them up to 8 shades whiter in one treatment. Although professional teeth whitening is effective for most people, we require all patients to attend a pre-treatment consultation to determine how suitable the proposed treatment is.
There are certain situations where tooth whitening will not be effective. For example, some people are born with tooth discolouration that is not the result of staining or plaque buildup. Individuals with veneers or crowns will also need to seek alternative solutions for whitening these surfaces.
The Available Dental Care professional teeth whitening service involves the following steps:
- The gums and tooth roots are sealed to ensure only the teeth are exposed
- A whitening agent is applied to the teeth and given time to activate
- After being given time to sit, the gel is rinsed, and the dentist inspects how white the teeth are
- The dentist repeats the process until you achieve the desired shade of white
Available Dental Care professional teeth whitening typically takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.
How to Get White Teeth Through Dental Crowns?
If you have damaged or decayed teeth, professional teeth whitening may be unsuitable for restoring your smile. Intrinsic tooth stains from medication or dental work are also challenging to remove using teeth whitening gel.
Dental crowns are essentially tooth-shaped caps that are fitted over existing teeth or replacing missing ones. Traditionally, dental crowns take a few weeks to receive because they require X-rays, impressions and have to be fabricated in an off-site lab. At Available Dental Care, we provide the convenient alternative of Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) same-day crowns, allowing us to fit you with custom dental crowns in a single visit.
Our industry-leading technology enables us to take 3D digital impressions of your mouth and teeth, ensuring we can produce quality crowns that are a perfect fit. Your dentist matches the colour of the ceramic crown to your existing teeth. If you plan to undergo a whitening treatment, it’s best to do so before having a crown placed so your dentist can match the crown’s colour to your freshly treated pearly whites.
How to Get White Teeth With Veneers?
Discolouration, gaps, cracks, and damaged teeth may require a more extensive treatment than professional whitening but less invasive than dental crowns. Veneers are thinner than crowns and are bonded to the front of your teeth. A small amount of your tooth enamel is removed to prepare the surface for the veneer. At Available Dental Care, we offer two main types of veneers:
These are made from plastic or resin and are an affordable option for teeth whitening. The process involves applying multiple layers of composite resin to your teeth before moulding and shaping them. Our dentists use a curing light to harden each resin layer until the teeth take on the shade and shape you prefer. Although these are relatively cheap and easy to fit, composite veneers can chip or break quite easily.
These are porcelain shells that are bonded to your teeth to create a beautiful white smile. We use digital impressions to make veneers that fit your teeth accurately. Porcelain is a more durable material than composite resin, meaning these veneers are longer lasting.
Available Dental Care Smile Makeover
At Available Dental Care, we provide a unique smile makeover service that gives people access to our team of skilled dentists to create the smile of their dreams. We use digital smile design (DSD) technology to simulate various treatments before advising on the most suitable options for achieving your perfect smile.
All treatments are tailored to the needs of each patient and can be adjusted to suit your budget, goals, and time frame. The approach we take depends on your needs but can involve dental implants, teeth whitening, or other cosmetic solutions like veneers.
How to Get White Teeth Through Composite Fillings?
Metal-free composite fillings from Available Dental Care can help restore your damaged teeth, or they can replace older, more obvious amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are made from acrylic resin or powdered glass and are suitable for all sides of your teeth.
Book an Appointment at Available Dental Care
Available Dental Care is open seven days a week and provides a number of quality dental cosmetic and restoration dental services, from teeth whitening to root canal treatments. For more information on how to get whiter teeth, visit our website or give us a call on (02) 4062 8763. To book an appointment, you can also fill out our online form.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.