Teeth Whitening Dentists Fort Collins

The Fort Collins office of Spring Creek Dental offers simple, safe, effective, and economical teeth whitening solutions. Your smile creates an immediate, visual impact on the people you meet. Whitening your teeth can be an easy, minimally invasive way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. To help individualize your treatment, Dr. Kaines or Dr. Cosper will sit down to discuss what your best option may be for whitening your teeth. Fortunately, there are a number of methods to whiten your teeth and Spring Creek Dental is happy to offer a wide variety to meet your needs.

Most patients opt to have custom trays made which custom fit teeth while delivering bleach precisely where it needs to go. Since the trays are custom to your mouth, this means less mess and a reduced risk of tissue damage due to excess bleach.

This technique offers the fastest results with the most powerful whitening solutions available. This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits to Spring Creek Dental. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution for 30 minutes to several hours for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. Most patients find that they are able to achieve their desired shade within two weeks of at home bleaching with custom trays. After that, depending on your diet and habits, occasional touch-ups will be necessary to maintain the desired bleach shade.

It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching. If you have sensitive teeth prior to bleaching, be sure to tell the Spring Creek Dental Team so that they can work to provide you with a comfortable and effective method of bleaching. For your convenience, extra bleach tubes can be purchased in office when you are ready for a refill.

If you plan to whiten your teeth, be sure to talk with the Spring Creek Dental team about any existing fillings or crowns you have. Since bleaching only works on natural tooth surface, any fillings or crowns will not be whitened and may need replacement afterwards to achieve ideal esthetics.

Reasons for Tooth Whitening:

    • Staining due to diet/habits
    • Normal changes in color relating to age
    • Staining due to pulpal changes of individual teeth/trauma
    • Genetics
    • Antibiotics or other medications
    • Excessive fluoridation during tooth development

Spring Creek Dental – Professional Teeth Whitening Methods

    • Supreme Professional Crest whitening strips
    • 3M ESPE whitening gels for at home tray use
    • Internal bleaching (often combined with external bleaching) for individual teeth exhibiting severe darkening due to necrosis of the tooth and/or previous root canal therapy
    • ICON treatment (often combined with external bleaching) to reduce appearance of chalky white lesions
    • ZOOM teeth bleaching pen

Our Fort Collins dental office makes use of high-concentration teeth bleaching gels not available over the counter.

In-Office Whitening — This technique offers the fastest results with the most powerful whitening solutions available. This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits to Spring Creek Dental. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution for 30 minutes to several hours for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. When the gel is removed, the results will be obvious immediately. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching

Take-Home Whitening — This is an effective way to whiten your teeth, though you will play a greater role in ensuring the best possible results and several weeks may be needed to achieve your desired level of whiteness. First, a mold of your teeth will be taken and then two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays will be custom-made for you — one for the top teeth and one for the bottom. You will fill the trays with whitening gel and then position the trays over your teeth for about an hour at a time.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and whitening trays, and be encouraged to visit your Fort Collins dentist at Spring Creek Dental regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

Teeth Whitening Fort Collins, CO

Schedule an appointment today for teeth whitening at our Fort Collins office of Spring Creek Dental. Ask us about ICON teeth whitening and Zoom!® Whitening by calling us at (970) 482-8883.

Spring Creek Dental

2001 S Shields St Bldg C1
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: (970) 482-8883