Whitening (or bleaching) is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure. In comparison to all the cosmetic dental procedures available to enhance one’s smile, teeth whitening is one of the least invasive. It is simple and effective in helping our patients achieve the bright white smile they desire.
There are 2 bleaching options in our office with Kor Deep Bleaching™ being one of the most effective. KOR is the latest in whitening advancement. It is an in-office whitening treatment combined with home bleaching that gives the most consistent whitening results that last longer. While each patient is different, one’s teeth will often whiten up to 16 shades or more.
What makes the KOR Whitening System different?
Bleaching trays are thin, custom-made and form-fitting as opposed to the over-the-counter bulky trays at the drug store. This new advancement in whitening addresses many of the problems that other systems could not. The KOR seal trays are formulated to keep out saliva which destroys peroxide an essential ingredient in virtually all whitening systems. This medium gives you a full uncontaminated treatment every time. This solution is just one of the things that make the KOR system different.
Why does this treatment work so well?
Kor Deep Bleaching™ works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen. The results are long lasting and maintenance is typically bi-annually after the initial treatment sessions. The oxygen from the gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving and removing stain molecules. (KOR Whitening: Patient faqs) The treatment takes 4 weeks of at home bleaching to accompany the 2 chairside treatment sessions in our office to achieve the optimal results.
Does this work if I have sensitive teeth?
The answer is Yes! KOR uses a desensitizing agent to prevent bleaching sensitivity. This agent also works for those who do not have sensitive teeth but do experience bleaching discomfort. Also unlike over the counter bleaching products, KOR Deep Bleaching™ method has little to no cases of sensitivity experienced by patients.
Now, I know what you are thinking… this treatment sounds too good to be true. What are the drawbacks? Well, there are only two that I found. This treatment does not work on crowns, veneers, or fillings. If you have these on your front teeth, you may want to have them replaced after treatment as they would not match in shade. Lastly, if you want the results to be more permanent, regular maintenance is required every six months or at the very least, annually. These two drawbacks are small prices to pay for a beautiful white smile, and with KOR, the things that used to stain your teeth will no longer dampen your smile.
When you have further questions or are ready to schedule your KOR Deep Bleaching™ consultation, please call us at: (847) 729-6080