Paul Y. Lin, D.D.S. 82 Townsend Street San Francisco Ca 94107
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Teeth Bleaching / Whitening

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they've been dreaming of with our simple "bleaching" procedure.

Bleaching

Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile.

In less than a week, your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching gel that you put into the clear, almost invisible trays. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching gel bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.

Dental bleaching can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, "brilliant" smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice.

Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, "brilliant" smile.

How is it done?

An impression is taken to make a specialized "mouthguard" or "tray" to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each day or night for about 3-4 hours for two weeks, after which significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology offers improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.

Considerations

Over-the-counter (OTC) bleaching agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. However, the results are unpredictable and generally unimpressive when compared to treatments that our office can provide. Please feel free to discuss the OTC and in office treatments that are available to you with us at any time.