Questions about Teeth Whitening

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Am I a tooth whitening candidate?

Teeth whitening can be performed on almost anyone that would like to lighten the shade of his or her natural teeth. Teeth whitening is a safe cosmetic dentistry procedure that can give you the beautiful smile you have always wanted. The best way to determine if you are a tooth whitening candidate is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center in Aurora, Colorado.

Will my insurance cover my tooth whitening treatment?

In most cases, insurance does not cover teeth whitening because it is an elective cosmetic procedure. However, teeth whitening can be one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your smile. In addition, Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center provide comfortable payment options so that all our patients can have the teeth whitening procedure they would like.

Does tooth whitening hurt?

Teeth Whitening in Aurora, ColoradoTeeth whitening is generally painless, but some patients will experience some short-term sensitivity during and immediately after the procedure. The sensitivity goes away soon afterward.

Can't I whiten my teeth with over-the-counter tooth whitening products?

You may be able to lighten the color of your teeth a few shades by using over-the-counter teeth whitening products, but this does not compare to the shade improvement that professional tooth whitening accomplishes.

Should I get my tooth whitened before or after I get my bridge, crown, or other dental restoration?

If you need to have any dental restorations performed, you should have your teeth whitened prior to the dental restorations. Although teeth whitening can significantly whiten your teeth, tooth whitening cannot be used on dental restorations like porcelain veneers, dental bonding, dental crowns, or dental bridges. By having your teeth whitening treatment performed before the dental restorations, your new restorations can be matched to your new, bright, white smile.

How long will my tooth whitening results last?

The length of your teeth whitening results depends on a variety of factors. Tooth whitening results will last the longest for people that maintain healthy dental hygiene, avoid excessive exposure to dark food and drink, and do not use tobacco products.

If you would like to whiten your teeth, contact Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center in Aurora, Colorado for a free consultation. During your visit, we will answer any additional questions and provide expert recommendations on how you can reach all of your smile appearance goals.

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