Teeth Whitening – A Popular Trend
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.
There are two main types of whitening procedures. Vital whitening is performed on teeth that have live nerves. Non-vital whitening is done on a tooth that has had root-canal treatment and no longer has a live nerve
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
To help you make an educated decision regarding teeth whitening, here are some of the pros and cons of this procedure:
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Payment is due in full the day of the service.
Often we have appointment openings within a few days or the following week.
Your dental handbook will explain what is covered and the frequency, all plans are written differently. We are happy to help if you can’t figure it out. Most insurances will allow exam / pro every 6 months and a set of BWX per year.
Occassionally we can run 5-10 minutes behind schedule, but that is a very rary occassion.
Yes, all work is guaranteed up to one year.
Dr. Linderman will care for all fillings with his assitants help.
On average 1-1.5 hours. Some peope may take several hours, it depends on how much anesthetic you were given.
Crown / onlay prep: about an hour for soft foods for one day.
Crown / onlay delivery: about an hour so permanent cement has a chance to fully set up.
Bite wints done every 1 – 1.5 years. Depending on insurance coverage and how cavity prone the patient might be.
Full mouth is done every 3-5 years, depending on insurance.
Panoramic is usually done around 8-9 years to look at development, than again around 17 years to check wisdom teeth. Panoramic will be done on adults who still have their wisdom teeth or are having concerns with wisdom teeth.