Teeth whitening

There is a diversity of possibilties to restore the front teeth:

  • Porcelain crowns and bridges
    • If a tooth, for instance, has been weakened by a rootcanal-treatment or a big filling, a crown is the best solution. A porcelain “cap” is being placed over the tooth. The colour and shape of the tooth can be changed by the dental technician. Porcelain is a non-corosive material and the colour will remain throughout the years. We have a high quality dental laboratory in our practise as well. This results in direct contact between dentist, patient and technician. This contact is very important to prevent technical problems concerning the colour of elements and the adjustment of form and contour. By this we involve the patient more by the end result.
  • Facings/Veneers
    • A thin layer of porcelain is crafted and bonded to the front of the tooth to change shape, colour or alignment. The advantage of facings is that a relatively small amount of tooth tissue is being removed. The facing/veneer will be shaped and coloured by the dental technician. (see ‘porcelain crowns’).
  • Composite fillings
    • Often coloured fillings spoil the appearance of the teeth. The quality of the new generation of composite is outstanding, creating a high grade of perfection. The large variety of colours available ensures a perfect match to the colour of your own teeth.
  • Bleaching
    • Home bleaching is a relative simple method to make the teeth a few shades lighter, depending on the patients wishes. The patient receives two crafted bleaching trays, together with a bleaching gel. The patient has to wear these trays filled with bleach for a couple of weeks, a couple of hours per day. The results varies from every patient. The trays can be used again in the future if the patient wishes to bleach again, in other words only consuming gel again. Giving the fact that no extensive changes has occured to the teeth and thus the tray still fits.

      BRITESMILE method

      In Office Bleaching: ZOOM method
      This method comes from the US, and has been used sinds 2001 also in the Netherlands. Allready a number of large cosmetic practises make use of the BriteSmile system. Under the influence of LED light, and a low concentration of H202 (15%) the teeth are bleached for 1,5h. This is a very “responsable” method of bleaching for people who wants to have lighter shades with immediate effect. Bleaching on saturdays is also possible. For more information ask the receptionist or information can also be acquired by our dentists.