AT HOME TREATMENT
Dr. Cantu is pleased to offer products from the KöR line of whitening products for his patients at Crown Dental in West Richland, WA. KöR is considered one of the most effective professional teeth whitening systems with different options available for each patient's unique needs, including patients with previously untreatable tetracycline staining.
- KöR Home includes KöR-Night and KöR-Day to whiten your teeth at home when it is most convenient for you
- KöR MAX combines one in-office treatment with at-home whitening for both fast and long-lasting results
- KöR ULTRA uses multiple in-office treatments along with at-home whitening to address stubborn cases of fluorosis or dark geriatric staining
- KöR ULTRA-T is specially designed for patients who have tetracycline staining with both in-office and at-home whitening treatments
OPALESCENCE GO FROM ULTRADENT
Dr. Cantu recommends Opalescence Go from Ultradent at-home teeth whitening for many patients who want a convenient way to attain a white smile practically overnight. It is an ideal method for those who do not wish to have a laser treatment and who simply prefer to whiten their teeth while they are sleeping. During the initial exam, Dr. Cantu will determine the correct formula and design it around the specific need of the patient. Some patients need minimum whitening, while others want and require a more dramatic outcome. Most patients will wear the trays overnight for about 2 - 3 weeks, and in some cases a bit longer, to deliver the right result. This whitening treatment is gentle, which works well for patients with sensitive teeth.
Before starting any teeth whitening treatment, a thorough examination is conducted to assess the patient’s mouth, including the condition of the enamel. Based on the exam, the appropriate method is discussed with the patient and chosen.
It’s important for patients to understand that if the enamel is in overall poor condition, the teeth will be too sensitive for teeth whitening to work. In this case, the dentist may recommend porcelain veneers, which will whiten the color of the teeth by bonding a custom-made veneer over the natural tooth.
For patients whose mouths are in good condition, there are several teeth whitening options available.
While no teeth whitening option lasts forever, results can last several years.
With in-home treatments, patients can expect results to last a couple of years. Whitening is extended through proper care such as regular brushing with a recommended toothpaste, flossing, and appropriate mouthwashes.
Regular check-ups should be part of this routine since regular professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar. In addition, patients should limit foods and drinks like berries, tea, coffee, and soda that stain teeth.
Several factors determine the cost of teeth whitening such as the whitening method used, the number of treatments needed, and the patient’s desired whiteness of the teeth.
Take-home treatments can cost anywhere from $300 to $500.
The dentist can provide further details on all costs involved during the consultation.