There are various habits and factors that can lead to the yellow or darkened look of your teeth, such as drinking dark beverages, chewing or smoking tobacco, and not having a good oral care regimen. Dr. Justin Becerra provides the Opalescence tooth whitening program for treatments at our Lakewood, CO office and in the comfort of your home, which can help eliminate stains on your teeth to create a brighter smile. Opalescence is exceptional because not only does it whiten, the formula combines fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF) to also strengthen your enamel. To meet your specific requirements and goals, Dr. Becerra can help you determine during your appointment at Alpine Dental Arts which Opalescence treatment choice is most appropriate for you.
Opalescence may be helpful when you've got considerable teeth discoloration by brightening your teeth while at the same time creating overall healthier teeth. With a number of choices for treatment, Dr. Becerra can help you select the Opalescence method which best fits your goals and needs. You might prefer the rapid results of a procedure in our office, the ease of an at-home treatment, or even a combination of both to get long-term outcomes.
What to Expect
There are many different choices to meet your unique smile goals. During a consultation, Dr. Becerra will evaluate the health of your teeth and understand your aesthetic goals before suggesting an Opalescence treatment. Once you've settled on a treatment, Dr. Becerra will schedule your appointment or help explain how to use your kit at home. In Alpine Dental Arts, we provide:
- Opalescence PF is an at-home whitening kit that is used with custom-made trays. The trays may be used for as few as half an hour or overnight for as long as eight hours.
- Opalescence Go is another an at-home kit with pre-filled dental trays to be worn 15 – 90 minutes per day for one or two weeks.
- Opalescence Boost is an in-office procedure using a 40% hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent that works to eliminate discoloration in less than 60 minutes.
To keep the outcomes of your Opalescence treatment, you should follow a home oral hygiene regimen with proper flossing and brushing. Speak to Dr. Becerra about aftercare products by Opalescence, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes. You also need to continue to attend twice yearly cleanings in Alpine Dental Arts where our staff utilizes specific tools to polish your teeth and eliminate stains. Your results may be visible for several years with good oral hygiene and if you avoid staining foods and beverages, such as tea, coffee, and tobacco products. If you notice that your teeth are starting to dull, then speak to Dr. Becerra about another Opalescence procedure to revive your smile.
Since it's considered a cosmetic procedure, Opalescence is typically not paid for by the majority of dental insurance providers. Alpine Dental Arts takes many payment methods and our office can help you to find low-interest medical financing so that your procedure is affordable. Talk to Dr. Becerra for more information at your appointment.
Opalescence teeth Whitening
Teeth discoloration may reduce the beauty of your smile and may also cause you to appear older. Opalescence is a good choice if you would like to create a more vibrant smile with either in-office or at-home treatments provided by Alpine Dental Arts. Opalescence offers a variety of treatment options to meet your needs and smile goals. If you'd like a brighter smile, contact our Lakewood, CO office to reserve an appointment with Dr. Becerra.