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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is a common, effective, low cost way to brighten your smile. We offer several teeth whitening options at our office.

Custom Teeth Whitening Trays

The most requested teeth whitening procedure at our office involves the making of custom trays used to apply a special bleach to the teeth. To start this process, a patient comes to our office for impressions. From the impressions, Dr. Albers prepares custom trays unique to that patient. At a return appointment, the trays are tried in to make sure they fit correctly and comfortably. Patients receive a beaching gel to place in the trays before they put them in their mouths. We have different concentrations of bleaching gel available. Typically, the stronger the bleach, the less time a patient needs to wear the trays to see results. Some patients, though, find that the stronger gels tend to irritate their gums and/or their teeth, and therefore are more comfortable using weaker strength gels.

Single Use Bleaching Trays

We also offer our patients the option of using pre-made, single use bleaching trays. These trays come pre-packaged with 10 sets trays and use a prescription strength bleaching gel. The trays are a thin film with bleaching gel already in them. Typically, a patient will use an upper and lower tray in the evening for 30-45 minutes, at which point they remove the trays and throw them away. Patients use new trays on consecutive nights until their teeth reach their desired shade. While not as precise as custom teeth whitening trays, this system is a good, cost effective option for many patients.

Chair-side Bleaching

The final option for teeth whitening offered at our office is a chairside bleaching. Here, a patient comes in for one visit and Dr. Albers applies a strong gel to the teeth after taking measures to protect the gums. This is the most expensive of the procedures we offer, but sometimes, patients want a quicker result than using bleaching trays provides.

We pride ourselves on working with each patient to find a solution that best serves that patient’s unique situation. Dr. Albers and his staff welcome questions about this minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. Mouth Healthy, a website maintaining by the American Dental Association (ADA), has an information article and short video discussing teeth whitening, including answers to commonly asked questions.

Testimonials

Mark T. Albers, D.D.S.
Dr. Albers has been my dentist for over 15 years. Everyone in the office is welcoming, warm, and caring. Lee Ann, my hygienist, is extremely professional and personable. I’ve had everything done from routine exams to crowns installed, and Dr. Albers has always done a great job. I highly recommend his practice to anyone seeking quality care.

Contact Us

Mark T. Albers, D.D.S.
2155 Hollowbrook Drive
Suite 20
Colorado Springs, CO
80918

(719) 634-8458