Whiten Your Teeth at Dousman Dental Near Lake Country
A sparkling white smile is a great way to make a first impression. 48% of people say a smile is the first thing they notice when meeting someone new. Unfortunately, teeth rarely stay as white as we'd like them to without a little help. Dousman Family Dentistry's team can brighten and whiten your smile with lasting affects in as little as an hour.
The Cost of Teeth Whitening in Wisconsin
The cost of a professional teeth whitening treatment in Wisconsin ranges between $200 and $1,000. Factors affecting the cost of teeth whitening may include the type of whitening treatment used, the severity of tooth discoloration and if more than one treatment is required.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening?
The majority of insurance policies will not cover teeth whitening because it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Other examples of cosmetic procedures include tooth shaping, veneers and gum contouring. Teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures generally do not serve any medical function, and they are intended purely for their aesthetic gain.
At Dousman Family Dental, we offer flexible payment plans so you can get your teeth whitened affordably.
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
Before you come in to get your teeth whitened, we recommend you schedule an exam to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for whitening. Cavities and infections will be treated before your whitening procedure. This way, we can make sure tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment.
To protect your teeth and gums, a rubber shield or gel will be applied. Then, the dentist will apply a bleach solution to stain your teeth over the course of an hour. You can kick back and relax while your teeth turn noticeably whiter.
Can I Get My Teeth Whitened If I Have Crowns or Veneers?
Yes! You can get your teeth whitened if you have crowns or veneers. Given the overall health of your teeth allows for whitening, you don't have to worry about your crowns or veneers. Crowns and veneers are made of durable materials and are resistant to professional and over-the-counter whitening products.
Will Professional Teeth Whitening Whiten My Crowns or Veneers?
No, getting your teeth professionally whitened will not whiten your crowns or veneers. If you prefer your crowns and veneers match your new white smile, you can choose to have your crowns and veneers replaced after your whitening procedure to achieve a blended look.
How Do I Maintain My Professionally Whitened Teeth?
Teeth whitening is an investment, and you want your results to last for as long as possible. Maintain a healthy routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regularly scheduled professional cleanings at our dental office. You should also avoid stain-causing foods and beverages including red wine, coffee and tea. Follow our teeth whitening aftercare guide to keep your white teeth shining brightly!
How Long Does a Teeth Whitening Treatment Last?
How long your teeth hold their new white color will vary. Usually, results last 6 months to a year and sometimes even 2 years with proper care. If you would like to maintain your ideal white smile, it's recommended to schedule a follow-up whitening treatment every 6-12 months for the best results.
Teeth Whitening Alternatives
If your stains are too severe to be helped with teeth whitening, you can also consider getting veneers. Veneers placed on the surface of the teeth can cover dark stains that can't be corrected through teeth whitening. Consult with one of our dentists to learn which option is right for you.
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Contact Dousman Family Dentistry for sparkling white teeth - whether you live in Delafield, Dousman, Mukwonago, Hartland or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin.