For teeth that are naturally discolored, bleaching may provide the most cost effective alternative to achieving a brighter smile. Providing your front teeth are not already heavily filled, this whitening process is very affordable. Impressions of your teeth would be required for the construction of custom made bleaching trays. These act to hold a mild bleaching gel against the tooth surface – the trays are often worn during sleep.
The home bleaching techniques/products are completely safe providing the patient follows the directions of the dentist. After bleaching, some white fillings on front teeth may require replacement. Bleaching trays may be kept and re-used if further tooth whitening is required in future.