Staining and discoloration can make you feel embarrassed about your smile. In some cases, it may stop you from smiling altogether.
Dr. Bruce Wilderman offers several types of teeth whitening to remove years of staining and dramatically brighten your smile.
So why should you consider professional teeth whitening?
Professional Teeth Whitening Can Remove Even the Toughest Stains
Achieve Dramatic Results
Using advanced teeth bleaching systems, Dr. Wilderman can make your teeth eight to twelve shades lighter in a simple, hour-long treatment.
See Changes after a Single Treatment
Over-the-counter whitening products often take two weeks or more to show results. After a single bleaching treatment at our office, you can expect a visibly brighter smile.
Removing stains and discoloration can help you love the look of your smile and start feeling more confident in general.
So what does a whitening treatment look like?
Brighten Your Smile Instantly with Teeth Whitening
Beverages such as coffee, tea, soda, and wine are notorious for staining teeth. Other staining agents such as tobacco and certain medications, along with the natural aging process, can rob teeth of their original luster. Proudly, Artistic Expressions Dentistry serves the people of Pennsylvania by offering the most advanced and effective cosmetic dentistry treatments, including Zoom!® and Brite Smile® teeth whitening!
As many of our Philadelphia and Doylestown patients can attest, Dr. Wilderman has the ability to make teeth eight to twelve shades lighter in just one hour. What’s more, we can give you a sneak peak of your transformed smile! Simply email a digital photo of yourself to our Philadelphia-area practice, and we will show you a virtual example of your potential pearly white results!
"I had a bad fall that resulted in mouth trauma with severely broken and displaced front teeth. My original dentist couldn’t hide his distress and was not encouraging about a quick and positive treatment result. Dr. Wilderman and his staff were fantastic! They took me the same day I called and immediately scheduled the necessary root canals w/ an endodontist and fit me w/ temporary caps while I healed. I was able to smile again less than a week after my accident. They made me feel confident that there would be a positive permanent outcome…and there was! I now have 2 front teeth crowns and 2 veneers and they look fabulous. I also had whitening and laser gum work done to correct a slightly uneven gum line that was due to my fall. I am particularly appreciative of how comfortable Dr. Wilderman and his staff made me feel at all times. I was really surprised that none of the procedures caused pain; even the method of novocaine injection Dr Wilderman uses is painless. Dr. Wilderman took all my concerns regarding color, translucence and shaping into consideration and my resulting smile is pretty and natural. Caps and veneers are expensive but I am thrilled with the results and would definitely recommend Dr. Wilderman."
Zoom!® Tooth Whitening
They don’t call it Zoom!® for nothing! This tooth whitening system is one of the fastest and most effective currently available. For your convenience, Dr. Wilderman offers both in-office and at-home treatments. The in-office system can whiten teeth up to eight shades in a single hour, while the at-home system whitens teeth by approximately three shades in three days. During your Zoom!® tooth whitening experience, our dentist applies a special hydrogen peroxide gel to each tooth. Light is next beamed on the application areas, breaking down the chemicals and causing oxygen to permeate the teeth. Even the deepest, most stubborn stains are dramatically lightened, if not completely eliminated. With proper maintenance, the whitening results can last for years.
What to Expect During Your Visit
During your initial consultation, you will discuss your cosmetic concerns and desired outcomes with Dr. Wilderman to determine whether Zoom! is the best procedure to help you meet your goals. If you decide to whiten your smile in our office, Dr. Wilderman will perform a shade analysis of your teeth to monitor your changes over the course of your treatment. We will then insert a mouthpiece to hold the gel in place and prevent the whitening solution from irritating your lips. The doctor will use gentle, precise techniques to ensure the entire process is virtually painless and risk-free.
Dr. Wilderman will apply several rounds of the whitening solution, activating each layer with a special LED light. The entire whitening process takes about 45 minutes. The procedure is gentle yet effective, and according to the manufacturer's website, 99 percent of patients surveyed experienced little to no sensitivity during Zoom! treatment.
At-Home Whitening Treatment
Zoom! take-home treatments can provide a visibly whiter smile in as little as one week. Dr. Wilderman will create custom whitening trays and supply you with a gentle, yet effective combination of amorphous calcium phosphate, potassium nitrate, and fluoride to take home with you. The solution is held in easy-to-use plastic syringes that do not require refrigeration, making treatment simple and convenient.
If you want a simple, painless, and cost-effective method of transforming your smile, Zoom! whitening could be the right procedure for you.
During your at-home treatment, you will place the whitening gel directly into the tray and fit it over your teeth. Almost immediately, the whitening gel will begin to break down the stains. Your dentist will indicate the exact amount of time the trays should be worn, which may range from a half hour per day to overnight. Although you might be worried about the effectiveness of at-home kits, the custom trays, powerful whitening solution, and detailed instructions from your dentist ensure that you can achieve comparable results to in-office treatment in the comfort of your home.
Benefits of Zoom! Whitening
While over-the-counter whitening treatments can lighten your smile over a matter of weeks, one of the reasons Zoom! remains a popular whitening procedure is because it can whiten your smile up to eight shades in 45 minutes. Additionally, it offers more consistent, predictable results. Zoom! is also a more cost-effective alternative to Kör teeth bleaching, which can brighten your smile up to 16 shades but is traditionally a more expensive method of whitening.
Video: Jason - Teeth Whitening
Brite Smile® Tooth Whitening
This tooth whitening treatment can deliver brilliant results for our Philadelphia and Doylestown patients in one hour! By utilizing a whitening gel that is activated upon exposure to a proprietary light, Brite Smile® makes teeth up to nine shades lighter in just a one-hour office session, or up to six shades lighter after repeated two-hour tray applications in the comfort of your own home, over several weeks. Whether you choose to undergo in-office or at-home whitening, Dr. Wilderman and his support team will guide you through your Brite Smile® treatment to ensure the best results possible.
Hear about one happy patient’s teeth whitening experience! Check out Jason’s tooth whitening results.
Pioneered by leading dentist Rod Kurthy, the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System represents the latest innovation in professional teeth whitening. Delivering exceptional, long-lasting results, this system allows for little to no tooth sensitivity. Another difference from many other whitening options is its gel, as it has been kept refrigerated from the moment of manufacture; this means structural identity is maintained for a predictable effect. The hydrogen-peroxide-based bleaching gel removes tooth stains by permeating the enamel.
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KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ Procedure
The deep bleaching system is generally administered in two parts: treatment with the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ at-home whitening kit, followed by a single in-office treatment. However, if further whitening is desired, additional treatments can be administered. Dr. Wilderman will first meet with you to examine your smile and discuss your aesthetic goals. Whether you have slight discoloration or severe staining, the treatment can give you the beautiful, radiant smile you want. The procedure is performed as follows:
- An impression is taken of your teeth so that customized mouth trays can be fabricated.
- When these trays are complete, an at-home whitening kit is given to you, which includes the custom KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ mouth trays and bleaching gel. Dr. Wilderman will provide you with detailed instructions on how to apply your bleach-lined trays, as well as a DVD that explains the entire procedure. Typically, the trays are worn while you sleep for approximately two weeks prior to your in-office treatment.
- During your professional, in-office whitening treatment, the whitening gel – made with extra-strength hydrogen peroxide – is applied directly to the teeth while you rest comfortably in our office.
- You return to our office for a follow up appointment, during which time Dr. Wilderman assesses your progress, and determines whether an additional in-office treatment is necessary. If necessary, trays may be recommended for periodic at-home use following your in-office whitening.
- Enjoy a smile that is up to 16 shades whiter.
Benefits of KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™
There are a plethora of teeth whitening treatments on the market today; however, KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ is different, offering a number of advantages over the others, including:
- Very little to no tooth sensitivity during and following treatment
- Rated "best product" by dental journals; no other whiteners have ever ranked higher
- Procedure is quick and simple
- Safe treatment
- Effective on even the most extreme cases
- Results are natural-looking
- Achieve a stunning, healthy looking white smile
- Boost self-confidence with attractive, new smile
- Trays are specially made for patient comfort
- Continue to drink your favorite beverages, such as wine, coffee, tea, and soda
- Long-lasting results - with maintenance can last an entire lifetime!
Candidates for KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™
Almost anyone can take advantage of this advanced whitening system. Candidates generally include individuals who:
- Are over the age of 14
- Desire a little smile enhancement
- Are unhappy with the color of their teeth
- Want to correct extremely dark stains cause by medications like tetracycline
- Have stains caused by smoking, aging, or excessive wine, soda, tea, or coffee consumption