Laser Teeth Whitening Overview
Over time, the enamel on our teeth may become dull, discolored, or stained by the consumption of tea, coffee, certain foods, and tobacco products. Dr. Tuan (Anthony) Ly of Made Ya Smile is excited to offer patients a fast and efficient way to eliminate stains and discoloration through his Zoom! in-office whitening system. Laser teeth whitening is a popular option for individuals who want a vibrant, younger-looking smile by brightening the enamel by several shades. Best of all, this procedure is carried out in just one visit to our clinic. If you would like to refresh your smile with laser teeth whitening, reach out to the professionals at our facility to schedule an appointment in Missouri City, TX.
Best Candidates for Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening is an excellent option for adults or teenagers who want a visibly more attractive appearance. Made Ya Smile uses this treatment to lighten the shade of your enamel by dissolving the stains on the teeth, which could be performed as a single procedure or as part of a complete smile makeover. After a quick consultation, Dr. Ly uses the trusted Zoom! in-office whitening system to help you achieve your desired results. Laser teeth whitening may be right for you if your teeth are discolored due to:
- Yellowed or aging enamel
- Drinks such as coffee, tea, and red wine
- Certain foods and spices
- Tobacco products like cigarettes
- Certain illnesses or prescribed medications
- Fluorosis of the teeth
- Poor or improper oral hygiene
For the best outcome possible, your teeth and gums should be healthy with no signs of decay or infection. Dr. Ly will assess your mouth and discuss your cosmetic goals so we can help you reach them. If you have restorations such as crowns or veneers in the smile zone, you should know that they will not change color as a result of the procedure. If you are undergoing a smile makeover, we will whiten the teeth and then afterward change any restorations to better blend in with the brighter shade of enamel.
What to Expect with Laser Teeth Whitening
The Zoom! in-office laser whitening procedure is performed at our clinic in Missouri City, TX in one of our treatment rooms. The process takes about an hour and does not require a local anesthetic, but if you have a strong gag reflex we can suggest a mild sedation option. Dr. Ly will begin by polishing your teeth to remove any debris or plaque that may interfere with your final results. After rinsing and drying your teeth, we will give you a barrier to protect your gums from coming into contact with the gel. During the laser treatment, you will wear special glasses to shield your eyes from the laser. Once these preventive measures have been put into place, we will add the prescription-strength gel, position the laser in front of your mouth, then activate the solution. After a short time, 15 minutes, we remove and reapply the whitening gel and continue the same process 2 – 3 more times to get the best results. At the end of the treatment, we will rinse and dry your teeth a final time before removing the protective barriers.
Laser Teeth Whitening Recovery
Dr. Ly and his skilled team will give you some follow-up instructions so you can maintain your results for as long as possible. You may experience some temperature sensitivity for a few days after the teeth whitening. Our staff will help you minimize sensitivity with a few tips and provide a list of food and beverages to avoid for at least two days so you don't diminish the results. This includes tea, coffee, wine, soda, and tobacco products. Continue to brush and floss your teeth after meals and schedule routine visits with Made Ya Smile so we can polish surface stains and monitor your progress. We can also provide you with a custom take-home whitening kit for touch-ups at home.
Laser Teeth Whitening Insurance Coverage
Standard dental insurance plans do not normally cover cosmetic or elective procedures such as teeth whitening. At Made Ya Smile, we will provide you with information about the final treatment costs and possible solutions for financing. Our staff will help you discover the right solution to meet both your needs and your budget. This includes in-house financing and third-party payment plans through our partner CareCredit®.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Boost the cosmetic appeal of your smile with a convenient and effective treatment with Zoom! in-office laser teeth whitening. This solution is provided for our patients in Missouri City, TX to create a younger-looking, brighter smile by eliminating discoloration and stains in the tooth enamel. Dr. Ly and his staff will work to transform your teeth in about an hour. Schedule a convenient appointment with at our location to learn more about whether teeth whitening is the best choice for you.