Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
Teeth whitening and bleaching have become a widely used and popular way to whiten smiles. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with the simple “bleaching” procedure provided by Louisville Dental Associates.
Teeth whitening is an inexpensive and safe procedure. Depending on your preference, you can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower.
We will provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays, which removes stains from the enamel of your teeth. Once your teeth reach your preferred brightness, only occasional treatments are needed to maintain your new smile.
Bonding is a resin that is used in the front or back teeth to lighten stains, close minor gaps, correct crooked teeth, or restore decayed teeth. Once a tooth is prepared, a bonding resin is placed on top. The tooth is then colored and shaped to improve your smile. After it’s cured with a high-intensity curing light, the surface of the tooth is polished.
Tooth bonding generally lasts from three to five years before repair is necessary. At Louisville Dental Associates, tooth bonding can often completed in one visit, and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth, helping to correct the appearance of uneven, chipped, stained or crooked teeth. These ultra-thin veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to stains from substances like coffee, tea, or tobacco.
Veneers can be completed in about three dental visits, involving a consultation with dentists at Louisville Dental Associates as well as an impression of your teeth to send to the lab where your veneers will be made. The veneers will then be place and bonded to your teeth during the third visit. Our dentists will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Veneers require the same type and amount of care as regular teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, along with regularly scheduled trips to Louisville Dental Associates, will ensure a bright, healthy smile for years to come.