A guide to professional dental whitening in Middletown, IN
A graduate of the esteemed Dawson Academy, Dr. Jonathan W. Titus is a skilled “smile designer.” He knows the important role that the color of your teeth play in the overall aesthetics of your smile. Following an evaluation at the Titus Dentistry office in Middletown, IN, he may recommend professional dental whitening on its own or in combination with other cosmetic treatments as part of a full smile makeover.
Depending on your needs, alternative methods to achieve a youthful, healthy, vibrant white that is suited to your skin-tone (and other personal characteristics and preferences), may be recommended. These alternatives include direct veneers composite resin bonding, porcelain indirect veneers, and porcelain crowns. These alternative procedures may be appropriate for very stubborn discoloration that resists professional whitening, or for patients whose needs transcend cosmetic goals.
Some types of discoloration and stains, such as dark spots or pits, may be indicative of decay. These situations would require dental restorations, like fillings and crowns, to restore not only the appearance of the teeth but also functionality and health. Please note that existing restorations cannot be whitened with professional gels. We will discuss treatment approaches to get a whiter smile if you have existing crowns and other dental work. Active disease or oral health problems must also be resolved before moving forward with professional teeth whitening.
If we do determine you are a great candidate for a whiter smile via clinically proven effective and safe whitening gels, you have two terrific options to choose from:
- Office whitening – Cannot wait to get many-shades-whiter teeth? Do you want to look your best for an upcoming job interview, or just in time for the next Zoom call? In-office or chairside “power” whitening may be the best option for those patients who desire immediate results. During your appointment, Dr. Titus protects the surrounding oral tissues. So, only the teeth are exposed. Then, the whitening gel is applied evenly and precisely to the exposed teeth. In a dentist’s skilled and knowledgeable hands, your treatment is safe, efficient, and gets the natural- and stunning-looking results that you are after.
- Home whitening – You can get the same great results quickly, yet gradually, from the comfort of your home with whitening trays. These oral appliances are customized from molds of your mouth. So, they fit the contours of your teeth and gums perfectly. The discomfort, irritation, and imprecise whitening associated with universally sized trays are avoided. Just wear the appliance each day as directed by Dr. Titus. In no time, you will see a dazzling whiter smile looking back at you in the mirror.