Do you have stained or discolored teeth? Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario offers KöR or Zoom teeth whitening treatment to patients in Ardmore, PA. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that removes years off of the smile.
There are many causes of tooth discoloration, including but not limited to foods, beverages, and tobacco products. Foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, wine, tomatoes, and berries contain chromogens. Chromogens are pigments that attach to the tooth enamel and make the teeth appear discolored.
Tobacco products including cigarettes and vape pens easily stain and yellow the teeth. Nicotine, which is contained in tobacco discolors the teeth and darkens the enamel over time. One of the best ways to address yellowed, discolored, and stained teeth is to receive professional teeth whitening treatment.
KöR Teeth Whitening
KöR teeth whitening is a highly effective, long-lasting whitening treatment. To begin this treatment, Dr. Bellisario will first take dental impressions of your teeth to create a set of custom tooth trays. Your whitening trays seal out saliva, which often lessens the effectiveness of whitening gel. The whitening gel is sealed inside the trays to evenly deliver treatment to each tooth. You will wear their whitening trays each night for two weeks.
KöR Night uses a whitening gel that contains 16% carbamide peroxide. It has the ability to remove deep stains for more dramatic results. This treatment does not require bleaching or light to take effect.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Zoom! is a great option for patients who want faster results. To begin this in-office treatment, Dr. Bellisario will place a protective barrier for your lips and gums to isolate the teeth. Then he applies whitening gel to the teeth. Dr. Bellisario uses a curing light to activate the hydrogen peroxide in the whitening gel. He exposes the teeth to the light in three, 15-minute segments.
Patients receive immediate results within just 45 minutes. To maintain your results, we will provide you with a touch-up whitening kit, which includes a tray and whitening gel. We will take impressions to create your custom-made trays. Zoom! whitens teeth up to eight shades brighter.
Treating Deep Tooth Stains
Sometimes patients have intrinsic stains, or stains caused within the tooth. Intrinsic stains may be caused by wear or injury to one or more teeth. Tooth wear and dental injuries expose the dark underlayer beneath the tooth enamel. This underlayer, called dentin, cannot be brightened with professional whitening treamtnet.
However, we can cover these stains with porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, or dental crowns. Veneers are shells that cover the front of the teeth. Dental bonding uses a biocompatible material cured to the enamel. Tooth crowns fully cover teeth like a cap, and also benefit patients with severe tooth wear or damage.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you want to whiten your smile? Call Dr. Bellisario for treatment today at (610) 839-8967. Feel free to request a dental appointment with our dental team online. Please ask us any questions you have about whitening treatment and we will be happy to help!