Whitening at Southbank
We are firm believers of giving our patients as much choice as possible when it comes to cosmetic treatments. With that in mind, we offer a range of whitening treatments that work around your lifestyle and budget. We offer home whitening kits, in-surgery whitening and combination whitening.
Using custom-made mouth trays to whiten your smile, home whitening lets you achieve the dream shade at your own convenience. You can choose to wear your whitening trays during the day for a short amount of time or at night when you sleep.
Home whitening kits work through using a bleaching gel that is added to the tray. When worn, the gel evenly coats the teeth as it gets to work. The gel uses a safe chemical reaction to break down stain molecules through releasing oxygen. Over time, the teeth get whiter and the treatment generally takes around two weeks.
We can achieve a beautiful bright shade in a single appointment with in-surgery whitening. The appointment usually takes around 45 minutes and involves using a special UV light to trigger the reaction in the whitening gel that we use.
Some whitening systems use both home kits and in-surgery whitening. The home kits do most of the hard work in breaking down stains and lightening your teeth to a whiter shade. After a couple weeks, we then touch up your smile at the practice, tackling any stubborn stains that still linger.