Opalescence teeth whitening kits has a higher concentration of carbamide peroxide than over-the-counter whitening kits. Prescription-strength Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are available in several formulations, and Dr. Pierri will determine the appropriate type for your needs. When you choose Opalescence to transform your smile, Dr. Pierri will take impressions of your mouth and fabricate a custom tray that will deliver professional-grade whitening gel to your teeth. The tray will be yours to keep, so you can refresh your smile as needed with another quick treatment. Opalescence Teeth Whitening Kits provide:
- Flexible treatment time
- Reduced potential for sensitivity
The whitening process is possible “due to the ability of the whitening gel to freely pass through enamel and dentin and permeate to all parts of the tooth”. It migrates between the enamel prisms, breaking down any color molecules that result in tooth discoloration. The structure of the tooth is not altered; the internal tooth color is simply made lighter.
Enamel, dentin, existing fillings, and bonding materials are not affected by whitening agents, nor are they harmed by the whitening materials.