Orthodontics Sydney CBD

Teeth Whitening

At Vivaldi Smile Artisans, we offer a range of different cosmetic dentistry procedures at our dental clinic in the Sydney CBD including dental veneers, teeth whitening procedures and more. Our cosmetic dentist Dr Patricia Vivaldi aims to provide each patient with the best teeth whitening results possible.

Teeth Whitening

At Vivaldi Smile Artisans, we offer a range of different cosmetic dentistry procedures at our dental clinic in the Sydney CBD including dental veneers, teeth whitening procedures and more. Our cosmetic dentist Dr Patricia Vivaldi aims to provide each patient with the best teeth whitening results possible.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lighten up the shade of the teeth, when they present discolouration. There is a range of reasons why teeth can become discoloured:
  • Habits: smoking, frequent consumption of dark and pigmented foods and drinks, poor oral health and hygiene
  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Medication

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lighten up the shade of the teeth, when they present discolouration. There is a range of reasons why teeth can become discoloured:
  • Habits: smoking, frequent consumption of dark and pigmented foods and drinks, poor oral health and hygiene
  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Medication

Does teeth whitening damage the teeth?

No. Teeth whitening is a completely safe procedure, that will not cause any damage to your teeth and gums. It doesn’t wear off or remove any of the tooth structure. In the end, you will end up with a beautiful smile and whiter teeth!

Does teeth whitening damage the teeth?

No. Teeth whitening is a completely safe procedure, that will not cause any damage to your teeth and gums. It doesn’t wear off or remove any of the tooth structure. In the end, you will end up with a beautiful smile and whiter teeth!

How does teeth whitening work?

A peroxide based product, when in contact with the tooth surface, reacts with the pigments of the teeth to change the colour and produce a bleached effect (similar to  bleaching your hair) and whitening your teeth. There are two different types of peroxides used for dental whitening, carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Each are available in different concentrations, depending on the desired result.

How does teeth whitening work?

A peroxide based product, when in contact with the tooth surface, reacts with the pigments of the teeth to change the colour and produce a bleached effect (similar to  bleaching your hair) and whitening your teeth. There are two different types of peroxides used for dental whitening, carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Each are available in different concentrations, depending on the desired result.

What are the types of teeth whitening available?

There are three types of whitening procedures and products available at our practice in the Sydney CBD. For each of these options, our cosmetic dentist, Dr Patricia will discuss the cost of teeth whitening upon consultation.

What are the types of teeth whitening available?

There are three types of whitening procedures and products available at our practice in the Sydney CBD. For each of these options, our cosmetic dentist, Dr Patricia will discuss the cost of teeth whitening upon consultation.

1. Over-the-counter

These treatments use a low concentration of peroxide and only work on superficial stains. We do not recommend over-the -counter whitening.

1. Over-the-counter

These treatments use a low concentration of peroxide and only work on superficial stains. We do not recommend over-the-counter whitening.

2. Professional home whitening

For home whitening treatments, Dr Patricia Vivaldi takes a 3D scan of your teeth and manufactures a custom-made silicone whitening tray, where you will apply the whitening gel and wear it for the recommended amount of time, depending on the type of product and concentration. The custom-made home teeth whitening kits ensure that the whitening gel touches the teeth evenly and not the gums (which can cause irritation). Home whitening options involve: A. Day-white: the gel and trays are used for 30 to 45 minutes per day with a hydrogen peroxide product B. Night-white: the gel and trays are used overnight with a carbamide peroxide product The results achieved with the home whitening are expected to last 6 to 12 months, depending on diet and habits. After that, a top up can easily be done at home, using the original trays.

2. Professional home whitening

For home whitening treatments, Dr Patricia Vivaldi takes a 3D scan of your teeth and manufactures a custom-made silicone whitening tray, where you will apply the whitening gel and wear it for the recommended amount of time, depending on the type of product and concentration. The custom-made home teeth whitening kits ensure that the whitening gel touches the teeth evenly and not the gums (which can cause irritation). Home whitening options involve: A. Day-white: the gel and trays are used for 30 to 45 minutes per day with a hydrogen peroxide product B. Night-white: the gel and trays are used overnight with a carbamide peroxide product The results achieved with the home whitening are expected to last 6 to 12 months, depending on diet and habits. After that, a top up can easily be done at home, using the original trays.

3. Professional “in-chair” whitening

This dental treatment is performed by Dr Patricia Vivaldi in the surgery and needs professional supervision, as it uses a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, to provide instant results. A protective barrier is applied to the gums and all soft tissues are isolated and protected, to prevent contact with the bleaching agent. Then the whitening gel is applied over the teeth and activated by a LED light, for 15 minutes. This process is repeated 3 to 4 times and the whole procedure takes around 90 minutes. Some temporary sensitivity can be expected after the in-chair session, which subsides within 24 hours. On average, teeth get to 2-3 shades lighter after one session. The results from in-chair whitening can be complemented with home whitening. At Vivaldi Smile Artisans we offer Phillips Zoom whitening technology for “in chair” whitening treatments.

3. Professional “in-chair” whitening

This dental treatment is performed by Dr Patricia Vivaldi in the surgery and needs professional supervision, as it uses a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, to provide instant results. A protective barrier is applied to the gums and all soft tissues are isolated and protected, to prevent contact with the bleaching agent. Then the whitening gel is applied over the teeth and activated by a LED light, for 15 minutes. This process is repeated 3 to 4 times and the whole procedure takes around 90 minutes. Some temporary sensitivity can be expected after the in-chair session, which subsides within 24 hours. On average, teeth get to 2-3 shades lighter after one session. The results from in-chair whitening can be complemented with home whitening. At Vivaldi Smile Artisans we offer Phillips Zoom whitening technology for “in chair” whitening treatments.

Before & After Treatment

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Before & After Treatment

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