•How long does it last?
The degree of lightness will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may need to repeat the procedure periodically to top up the effect.
•What are the benefits?
Teeth whitening improves the appearance of your teeth without removing any of the natural tooth surface. It is a better option than a crown or veneer if you want to lighten the colour of healthy teeth.
•When whitening might not work?
Whitening cannot change the colour of natural teeth it can only lighten the existing shade. Whitening only works on natural teeth. It will not affect the colour of existing porcelain crown, veneers, bridges or denture teeth. It will not change the colour or shade of existing tooth coloured fillings: these may need to be replaced to ensure good shade matching.
•Is there anything else I should know?
Some patients may experience sensitivity from hot and cold drinks after treatment. If you are considering Teeth Whitening, please ask your dentist for further information about risks, benefits and suitability.