A bright smile is the best first impression you can give to the world, but even with the best dental hygiene, teeth eventually become stained or discolored. Teeth whitening treatments are an excellent way to revitalize your smile, but over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions just don’t cut it. Now you can whiten and brighten you smiles with Sapphire™ Laser Teeth Whitening . Read more.
A bright, healthy smile boosts confidence and is aesthetically pleasing to others. While there are many bleaching treatments on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. The Sapphire Whitening System is available as an in-office treatment and take-home treatment. It has proven to whiten teeth by up to 7 shades in 30 minutes.
The LUMIBRITE whitening system is a safe, gentle, and effective way to whiten teeth and achieve that bright, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Using state-of-the-art, bleach-free whitening technology, the LUMIBRITE system eliminates the tooth sensitivity that can accompany other forms of teeth whitening products. You’ll be able to show off your pearly-whites in no time!
LUMIBRITE is a revolutionary teeth whitening system that combines the powerful effects of the Sapphire® Supreme Plasma Arc Curing Light, along with professional-grade teeth whitening gel. The combination of light and gel work together to give you a whiter, more stunning smile in less time than other forms of teeth whitening.
The creators of the Professional Sapphire Whitening System have engineered a unique mix of active ingredients to ensure that sensitivity is minimized while teeth whitening effects are maximized. In addition to whitening components, the Sapphire gel also contains minerals and fluoride, allowing teeth to remain healthy and strong.
Sapphire Teeth Whitening is a quick and easy process that is performed in our office. It takes about 15 minutes to set up, and the entire process usually takes about an hour.
Before the teeth can be bleached, surface plaque, debris and calculus need to be removed by way of prophylaxis (teeth cleaning). If signs of gum inflammation and decay are present, these will need to be managed by the dentist before the Sapphire whitening gel is applied. Usually the dentist will photograph the teeth prior to applying the bleaching gel, so before-and-after comparisons can be made.
First, we cover your gums with a protective gel. Next, the dentist applies a hydrogen peroxide gel to the teeth. This gel is light-activated, and we increase its effects by shining the Sapphire light on the teeth. Once the light treatment is finished, the gel will be removed to reveal significantly whiter teeth.
The Sapphire System stands out as a remarkably fast and effective teeth whitening solution. Over-the-counter, at-home solutions can take weeks or even months for short term effects. Even most other professional whitening treatments require several treatments, often spread out over multiple visits. Getting treated with Sapphire takes about one hour and only one visit for impressive results.
If you have sensitive teeth, or just want as painless a process as possible, the Sapphire Teeth Whitening System is right for you. Sapphire is much easier on teeth than other in-office treatments. The worst most people report is a mild increase in sensitivity for a few days after treatment.
The Professional Chairside treatment contains 35% hydrogen peroxide. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, depending on severity of staining. Though results vary for each patient, LumiBrite whitening gel lightens teeth by approximately 2-3 shades. LumiBrite is activated by the Sapphire Whitening Crystal Light.
- Pain-free, zero-sensitivity whitening
- Beautiful, white smiles in fewer than 30 minutes of treatment time
- No lengthy isolation or potentially dangerous UV rays
- Long-lasting results up to six months
- Professional procedure not available over-the-counter or in a mall
Consultation and Treatment Planning
During your initial consultation, your dentist will first conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health, as well as talk with you about your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if you will benefit from whitening.
Your dentist also may require you to undergo whitening if you are planning other cosmetic dental procedures — such as Porcelain veneers or composite bonding — in order to ensure a better match between the restoration and your natural dentition; or after the removal of braces or Invisalign. Depending on the condition of your teeth and your goals for changing the look of your smile, whitening may not be your best option.
During your consultation and evaluation, your dentist also will note existing dental work, such as crowns and veneers, which will not respond to conventional whitening agents.
The Lumibrite whitening gels used by your dentist are available in concentrations of 16 percent, 22 percent and 32 percent hydrogen peroxide, and come in a variety of mint and fruit flavors. The procedure takes about one hour or less, depending on the degree of tooth discoloration and the desired results. Prior to treatment, prophylaxis (hygienic cleaning) is required to remove plaque or calculus.
Once your teeth are adequately prepared, the current tooth shade is recorded, your lips and gums are isolated, and lip moisturizer is applied. Your dentist then applies Lumibrite Desensitizing Enhancer and allows it to set for one minute. A gel is then applied to the facial surface of your teeth and light-cured (if the Sapphire Supreme Light is used). After 30 minutes, the gel is removed and the teeth are rinsed. Excess water and gel are suctioned away.
If the desired whitening shade has been achieved after 30 minutes, there is no need for a second application. However, if further whitening is desired, your dentist will perform another 30-minute application, as previously described. It is important to note that the final tooth shade may not be determinable until after the teeth are sufficiently re-hydrated.
How does Lumibrite laser teeth whitening works?Lumibrite combines the highly effective results of the Lumibrite Plasma Arc Light, along with professional-grade teeth lightening gel. The mix of light and gel interact to provide you a whiter, even more magnificent smile in less time compared to various other forms of teeth whitening.
To help maintain the look of your newly whitened smile, you should avoid drinking red wine, dark sodas, coffee or tea; eating red sauces, mustard or ketchup, and soy sauce; and using tobacco products. Use of such products can stain your teeth and diminish the effects of Lumibrite treatment.
Tobacco products will stain teeth, even after whitening treatments. As such, your dentist will suggest you quit using them. Maintain an appropriate oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) regimen to prevent stains from reforming, and see your dentist and hygienist regularly for scheduled teeth cleanings.
Toothpastes containing whitening agents also may be suggested by your dentist to maintain the results of the procedure. Additionally, your dentist may recommend use of the Lumibrite take-home whitening kit for maximum whiteness and maintenance.
Following in-office treatment, a Lumibrite take-home whitening kit is recommended for maximum whitening and maintenance. However, the at-home kit also may be used without in-office whitening. The home whitening kit consists of a set of custom-made trays and gel. Whitening trays, created from impressions taken by your dentist, are used to apply the gel to your teeth at your convenience.
Treatment time for take-home kits varies depending upon the formulation, as well as the desired results. The 32-percent formulation requires a mere three-minute treatment each day for a period of two weeks. The 16-percent and 22-percent formulations require one or two treatments, applied for one or two hours a day, for two weeks.
Similar to other whitening products, Lumibrite is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. It also is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing. Treatment outcomes vary case-to-case, and results may not be as effective for some as they are for others. Also, anyone with an allergy or sensitivity to peroxides should avoid using the Lumibrite system.
Only your dentist can determine whether Lumibrite, or any other whitening system, is appropriate for you.
Lumibrite Bleach-Free Whitening is a light-cured enamel sealant for whitening front teeth. Available in shades of Natural, White and Supreme White, the bleach-free procedure involves three simple steps that include polishing and cleaning the surface of the teeth; application of the thin whitening sealant; and glossing.
Effects can last up to six months if good dental hygiene is practiced.
The cost of Lumibrite teeth whitening ranges from $600 to $900 plus 10%gst (compare this with the average cost of teeth whitening). Typically, dental insurance does not provide coverage for cosmetic dentistry treatment and therefore will not offset Lumibrite costs.
Treatment time varies depending on whether you select an in-office or at-home Lumibrite solution. Chairside treatment time ranges from 30 minutes to one hour, while take-home Lumibrite takes approximately 42 minutes. A bleach-free solution involves less than one hour of treatment time.
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What causes tooth discoloration?
Tooth discoloration can be caused by genetics and aging, as well as from certain types of medication, smoking, certain foods and beverages, poor oral hygiene, or a combination of several things.
In the early years teeth become discolored with too much fluoride, antibiotics such as tetracycline, and their genetic make-ups. In the later years with maturing and continued exposure to certain foods, cola, coffee, red-wines, tea, tobacco and bad dental health habits stain our teeth.
Sapphire is a teeth whitening process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
Lumibrite Chairside Whitening is a relatively new teeth whitening option that your dentist may offer if he or she determines that it is the right treatment for you. A gentle, safe and effective professional in-office option, Lumibrite produces whitening results in as little as 30 minutes of treatment time.
Formulated with 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, this professional whitening system can be used by your dentist with or without a light. However, when used in conjunction with the Sapphire Supreme Light (highly recommended), the system is proven to produce greater whitening effects.
Lumibrite uses the combination of a desensitizer and patented whitening gel to reduce the chairtime required for effective treatment. Also, with fluoride as an added benefit, teeth are protected from demineralization and caries.
Almost anyone. However, teeth whitenng may not be as effective or some as it is for others. We can determine if you are a viable candidate for Sapphire Teeth Whitening through a thorough oral exam, including a teeth shade assessment.
More people whiten their teeth than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Sapphire Teeth Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider teeth whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any teeth whitening product, Sapphire Teeth Whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
By following some simple post teeth whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Sapphire take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Yes! Consulting your dental professional is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Plus, over-the-counter teeth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Sapphire is clinically proven to whiten your teeth nine to twelve shades in 45 minutes. Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast.
Sapphire is a revolutionary teeth whitening system that combines the powerful effects of the Sapphire Plasma Arc Light with a professional-grade teeth whitening gel. The combination of light and gel work together to give you a whiter, more stunning smile in less time than other forms of teeth whitening.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Sapphire teeth whitening system, and how a brighter, whiter smile can change your life, then please contact our practice to schedule an appointment today.
Sapphire is a revolutionary teeth whitening system that used Laser Sapphire Plasma Arc Light whereas the ZOOM uses WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp onto your teeth.
What is the difference between carbamide and hydrogen peroxides?
Carbamide peroxide is approximately 1/3 of the strength of hydrogen peroxide. The Sapphire Professional Take-Home Kits are a carbamide formulation. The Sapphire Professional Chairside kits are Hydrogen peroxide.
How do these systems work?
The whitening gel used in these systems contains hydrogen peroxide. As it is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, which bleaches any colored substance. But don’t worry! This chemical reaction does not change the structure of the tooth in any way.
What does a patient experience during the Sapphire Teeth Whitening procedure?
During the teeth whitening procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. We offer blankets, and pillows for your comfort.
Are there any side effects to Sapphire Teeth Whitening?
With teeth whitening some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the teeth whitening treatment.
How is exposure to the Sapphire teeth whitening light controlled?
The Sapphire teeth whitening procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The clinician is required to monitor the procedure to insure any exposed skin or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required during the procedure. Light sensitive individuals including those undergoing PUVA (Psoralen+UV Radiation) therapy or other photo-chemotherapy, as well as patients with melanoma, should not undergo the Sapphire Teeth Whitening procedure. Also patients taking light sensitive drugs or substances, should consult their physician prior to Sapphire Teeth Whitening.
The complete teeth whitening procedure takes just over an hour. The teeth whitening begins with a preparation period followed by 45 minutes of whitening. A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Sapphire Teeth Whitening session.
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My teeth are not as white as I’d like them to be. Am I a good candidate for a teeth whitening procedure?
If you’re interested in having a brighter, whiter smile, talk to your doctor during your next office visit to learn more about your options. The Sapphire whitening system is a great way to achieve a whiter smile, and your doctor can provide more information as well as answer any questions you may have.
I have sensitive teeth. Can I still have my teeth professionally whitened?
Sapphire whitening is designed for all patients, even those with sensitive teeth. The unique Sapphire whitening gel may actually help prevent tooth sensitivity. Talk your doctor to find out if the Sapphire tooth whitening is the right choice for you and your smile.
How long does it take to notice a difference in the color of my smile?
Sapphire provides one of the most efficient teeth whitening procedures available. In just 30 minutes, you will be able to start sharing your beautiful smile with your family, friends, and everybody that you meet.
What is the difference between the Sapphire professional teeth whitening system and the LumiBright system?
The Sapphire tooth whitening system is done in the dental office and can typically takes only an hour. LumiBright, on the other hand, is an at-home teeth whitening system that typically takes 1-2 weeks to complete.
How white will my teeth become?
The in-office whitening system can make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter, while the LumiBright system can increase whiteness by up to 9 shades!
How long will my teeth stay white for after using the Sapphire or LumiBright tooth whitening system?
While these systems can significantly whiten your teeth, they will not prevent future stains from occurring. To maximize the longevity of the results, we suggest clients follow up with post-whitening habits, including a touch-up 12-16 months after the first session, daily flossing, and brushing teeth twice a day with whitening toothpaste.
Does it hurt?
No. Neither tooth whitening systems cause any pain, though some patients may have increased tooth sensitivity that typically lasts for 1-3 days following the in-office procedure.
Am I the right fit to use these systems?
All patients interested in the tooth whitening systems will be assessed prior to any procedure to determine whether or not they are right for the systems. Additionally, we do not recommend tooth whitening for children under the age of 13 nor pregnant women.
Is it risk free?
Yes, substantial research has suggested that whitening teeth under the guidance of a dentist is safe. Several dental practitioners consider teeth lightening the safest aesthetic oral procedure available. As with any type of teeth whitening item, Sapphire Teeth Lightening is not advised for children less than 13 years of age, expecting or lactating women
Are there any side effects?
Some patients experience tooth sensitivity to cold shortly after treatment. These signs disappear within 1-3 days.The Lumibrite expert teeth bleaching system is a risk-free, mild, and reliable way to whiten teeth and obtain that intense, healthy, younger looking smile. Lumibrite whitening could make your smile over 7 tones better in one visit!
Can sensitive teeth be whitened?
Lumibrite lightening is designed for all patients, also those with delicate teeth. The distinct Lumibrite whitening gel could really aid stop tooth level of sensitivity. If the Lumibrite tooth lightening is the right choice for you and your smile, talk your medical professional to find out.
If you’re looking for a whiter and brighter smile, it’s time to step intoour office. With both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options, we are able to offer convenient solutions to ensure that your smile dazzles like never before. So don’t let stained teeth be the first impression someone has of you. Whiten your smile today to have that classy, luminous smile you’ve always wanted.
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