In-office teeth whitening treatments can make a dramatic difference in your appearance in a short amount of time. In fact, in-office whitening is the fastest way to achieve a brighter smile and the only way to see noticeable results in a single day. Below, we answer some of the most common questions about teeth whitening treatments, including how much teeth whitening costs in Fairfield County.
What does teeth whitening cost in Fairfield County, CT?
The cost of in-office teeth whitening treatment in Fairfield County ranges from $125 to $625 per arch, depending on the type of treatment being used.
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
We offer Philips ZOOM! whitening treatments because we believe it’s the best option for a whiter smile. The system involves applying a bleaching agent to your teeth, then using a laser light to activate it for dramatic results. Your teeth can be up to eight shades whiter after one 45-minute appointment. In addition, the Philips ZOOM! WhiteSpeed system allows us to adjust the intensity for patients who are prone to sensitivity.
Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?
While at-home teeth whitening and over-the-counter whitening treatments work for very mild staining and discoloration, if your stains are moderate to severe, professional teeth whitening is worth the investment. Even with light stains, many patients choose in-office professional teeth whitening over other solutions because it’s faster and they feel more comfortable working with a dentist to whiten their smile.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
No, teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic dental treatment with no functional or health benefits, so it is not covered by dental insurance.
What is the safest form of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is generally quite safe, but when you whiten your own teeth at home and use bleaching products more frequently than recommended or purchase products that do not have the American Dental Association seal, you may damage your tooth enamel or irritate the soft tissues in your mouth. The safest option is always to have your teeth whitened professionally by a dentist.
Can you reverse teeth yellowing?
No matter the cause of your yellow teeth, they can always be whitened, but there are times when a different approach might be needed. Most stains and discoloration can be successfully treated with ZOOM! whitening treatments, but occasionally discoloration originates on the inside of a tooth and a procedure called intrinsic whitening is needed to address it. Other times, yellow teeth may be the result of enamel erosion, in which case bonding or veneers can be used to improve the appearance of your smile.
How long does teeth whitening last?
You can expect your whiter smile to last about a year, but with optimal oral hygiene and at-home whitening touch-ups, you may be able to go even longer between treatments. It’s important that you don’t return to the habits that caused your teeth to become stained if you want your results to last.