Teeth Whitening Procedures We Offer

During the last years, Teeth whitening procedures have become an increasingly popular solution for a brighter smile, as daily consumption of coffee, wine, and other products that damaged teeth has risen. Moreover, finding procedures that work effectively to bring back a beautiful white smile has become a priority for many. today we have various teeth whitening procedures that have proven to be effective and that we are proud to offer you as our valued patient. Please review some of those teeth whitening procedures below and contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentist to discuss in detail which procedure is ideal for you. 

Kor Teeth whitening

If you are not up for a laser treatment, you can ask our dentist for the Kor teeth whitening procedure.

The Kor teeth whitening treatment makes use of the proprietary KöR Dual-Activated, Tri-Barrel™ Hydremide Peroxide formulation and delivery system. This proprietary formulation of the Kor teeth whitening procedure delivers results without the use of any laser.

Laser Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.

Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged. 

Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results. 

Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at Fairview Dental Care by calling us at 573-445-5811.

Opalescence Boost

Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. 

Opalescence Boost consists of two syringes: The first contains 38 percent hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth whitening ingredient. The second syringe contains fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF), which helps strengthen tooth enamel, reduce sensitivity and protect against cavities. When mixed, the gel produces a distinct red color to help ensure correct placement and full removal of the product. 

Safe and effective, Opalescence Boost usually takes only one dental visit to complete. While one visit is all you need to achieve a brighter smile, difficult stains or extreme discoloration may require additional treatments.

At Fairview Dental Care, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 573-445-5811 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Trays

What makes over the counter teeth whitening kits so popular is that they can be done at home. These trays are available for both sensitive and non-sensitive teeth. Each teeth whitening kit consists of impression trays and teeth whitening gels. These "take-home trays" are engineered for anyone to use, and come with instructions on how to perform the procedure yourself.  However, it is still important to consult our dentist so that the correct teeth whitening take-home kit is given to you. 

Custom whitening trays are trays that are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjusts when inserted. A special gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth. They are also great for our patients who are on the go and need a more flexible way to do a teeth whitening treatment, as well as for those who have never done one and would like to start by using this method, Our dentist will go through the steps in-office and over what to do to maximize your treatment.

Sometimes all it takes is a change in your smile to bring forth a whole new you. We offer you a great way to enhance your smiles and boost your confidence with professional teeth whitening. If you’re located near Columbia,Missouri and are looking for any of the above teeth whitening procedures, feel free to contact Fairview Dental Care.You may call us for an appointment or come to our office today. Our staff is here to answer any questions you might have.