San Antonio Veneers and Implants

Teeth Whitening

As the enamel of our teeth wears down, the teeth can become discolored. Dentin, which is a yellow substance that makes up the core of the tooth, shows through due to the thinning of the enamel. This is what causes the yellow tint that can develop over time. By using professional grade teeth whitening, patients in the San Antonio, Texas area can restore their smile to a shiny, brilliant white color with the use of special bleaching ingredients.
How it’s done
Dr. Knight offers two popular teeth bleaching options for his patients. The first is his in-office teeth whitening. This procedure is done within an hour right in the dental office. It results in a significant color change in the tooth enamel in a quick and effective manner. This is achieved with a highly concentrated peroxide gel that has been applied after the protective gel.
The second method of teeth whitening is with the use of professional-grade whitening kits. These are purchased right in the dental office and are for home use. Gel supplied with these custom trays is lower than those used for in-office bleaching, allowing the gels to be worn for a longer period of time. Most patients wear the trays with the gel for a few hours or overnight for several weeks to achieve the results they desire.
If you are wondering which whitening solution is best for you, contact the practice of Dr. Knight to learn more during a consultation appointment.

Office (power bleaching) involves placement of bleaching chemical on each tooth and activating the bleaching action with a special..energizing light. The advantage to this method is the speed at which the bleaching occurs. Maximum effect is reached within minutes....vs days with the take-home method. But obviously, the faster method costs more.

Bleaching only works on natural teeth and may not be effective in all cases. We will inform you as to the potential whitening for your specific situation.