Teeth Whitening – Casper, WY

Remove Those Pesky Tooth Stains Today!

Stains can develop on your teeth for a number of reasons, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Store-bought bleaching products often don’t have the same potency as what can be found in a dental office. That’s why Dr. Erin M. Prach is proud to bring you a professional whitening treatment that guarantees dramatic, lasting results. Whether you’d like to brighten your smile in our office or in the comfort of your own home, we can provide the perfect solution for you. To learn more about whether teeth whitening in Casper, WY is just the treatment your smile needs, contact us today!

Why Choose Dr. Erin M. Prach for Teeth Whitening?

  • In-Office & Take-Home Options Available
  • Products Several Times Stronger Than Store Bought
  • Friendly, Low-Pressure Environment

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Dental patient receiving in office teeth whitening

For patients who simply cannot wait to see a brighter set of pearly whites smiling back at them in the mirror, our in-office whitening treatment can often be done in just one appointment that takes an hour or less.

We begin by isolating your teeth to protect the soft tissues in your mouth from the bleaching gel, which is several times more effective than anything you can find at your local drugstore. After applying this gel to your teeth, we activate it with a special light. This light allows the gel to permeate the enamel and attach to the deeply set stain molecules on your teeth. The gel takes about 15 minutes to break down these stains. Once we wipe off the gel, the stains disappear as well. We can repeat this process a few more times to ensure you’re satisfied with the results.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Dental patient using a take home teeth whitening kit

If you’d rather attain gradual results while relaxing at home, look no further than our take-home teeth whitening system. To start the process, Dr. Prach takes impressions of your teeth, using the molds to create personalized trays that fit over your teeth like a glove. Once you arrive home with your trays, simply fill them with the bleaching gel and wear them for a prescribed amount of time a day, typically around half an hour. For most patients, it takes about two weeks of daily use to achieve the same results as an in-office whitening treatment.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Dental patient enjoying the benefits of professional teeth whitening

While over-the-counter teeth whitening products might be cheap, you’re much better off getting your smile brightened by a cosmetic dentist in Casper. One-size-fits-all options from the pharmacy don’t actually fit anyone as well as they should. This can cause uneven results, and the gel may irritate your gums, tongue, or cheeks. Not only that, but your results will not be nearly as dramatic. Additionally, the treatment is not customized to ensure your comfort. As a result, you’re much more likely to experience sensitivity after being exposed to the whitening gel. We make sure to personalize our solutions to minimize any post-treatment discomfort.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Woman smiling during teeth whitening treatment

It’s never been easier to get a sparkling smile thanks to professional teeth whitening in Casper! At our dental practice, we want you to feel 100% confident about choosing any of our treatments. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about teeth whitening for your convenience below. Once you’ve learned more about it, give your Casper cosmetic dentist, Dr. Erin Prach, a call today to schedule your consultation!

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

If you’ve tried disappointing over-the-counter teeth whitening products, you probably already know that they’re notorious for causing tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. What’s worse, if you use these whiteners too frequently, you may end up permanently damaging your enamel! However, when you choose to visit our practice for professional teeth whitening, you won’t be taking a gamble on your oral health. Dr. Prach only uses high-quality ingredients that have been tested to ensure they’re safe, comfortable, and effective.

Will My Teeth Be Sensitive After Whitening?

Part of the whitening process involves weakening your enamel a little. This allows the bleaching agents to seep down into it and remove deep-seated stains. However, this doesn’t wear off directly after your treatment, so your teeth may feel a little sensitive afterwards. Not to worry—this is only temporary! It should go away on its own within a day or so. While any discomfort you feel should be fleeting and mild, you can manage it with over-the-counter pain relievers if needed.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

If you want a brighter grin, it’s likely that you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening! As long as you’re in good oral health, teeth whitening treatment can wind the clock back on your smile and remove many years’ worth of stains. However, there are some cases that are better treated with other means. Discoloration that comes from overexposure to fluoride in childhood, certain antibiotics, or an injury to the inside of a tooth can’t be corrected with teeth whitening. Instead, we’ll review other options like cosmetic dental bonding or veneers to help you get the sparkling smile you deserve.

Do I Need to Do Anything Before My Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Very little preparation is required on your part prior to teeth whitening. If you have untreated tooth decay or gum disease, we’ll work with you to address these problems before your treatment. These issues can make teeth whitening uncomfortable, so we’ll make sure they’re under control before starting. Additionally, we typically recommend getting a dental cleaning before having your teeth whitened as well. Clearing away any plaque or tartar buildup will ensure the best results!

How Do I Make My Teeth Whitening Results Last?

The results of your teeth whitening treatment have the potential to last a year or more. However, that’s only if you take care of your smile properly! To protect your investment and keep your pearly whites bright, be sure to:

  • Maintain great at-home oral hygiene
  • Avoid or limit staining foods and drinks
  • Come see us twice a year for dental checkups and cleanings

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

Professional teeth whitening is superior to store-bought solutions not only for its effectiveness and safety, but also because it takes far less time to deliver results. With our in-office whitening treatment, we can clear away several years’ worth of stubborn stains in a single visit that shouldn’t take much longer than one hour. Our take-home whitening kits are able to create the same dazzling results in a more gradual manner. Most patients only need to wear the trays with the potent bleaching gel every day for about two weeks before they’re more than satisfied with their new smiles!

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

No, dental crowns won’t respond to bleaching solutions in the same way that natural teeth do. Tooth enamel is porous, meaning it absorbs staining particles from foods and beverages, while the materials in dental crowns are not. While this means crowns don’t discolor as easily, it also means they cannot be whitened. If you’re worried about your crown sticking out like a sore thumb after getting your teeth whitened, we may discuss replacing your crown afterward so that it blends in with your newly brightened grin.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Dr. Prach uses only the whitening products that have been deemed effective and safe. After all, your smile deserves only the best! While over-the-counter whiteners can irritate the gums and cause painful tooth sensitivity, our professional solutions are considered extremely safe. We make sure to isolate your teeth for both in-office and take-home whitening so that the bleaching gel doesn’t reach anywhere other than your teeth. Additionally, we can customize the solution to meet your specific needs.

Is Teeth Whitening Covered by Dental Insurance?

Most cosmetic services are NOT covered by dental insurance, as they’re seen as medically unnecessary. However, because each dental policy varies, there’s no harm in checking, and our team would love to help you with this process. We’re an in-network provider for several leading dental insurance companies, including Delta Dental and BlueCross BlueShield. If your plan doesn’t cover whitening, fear not – dental financing is still available thanks to our partnership with CareCredit. You can apply for a monthly payment plan through CareCredit that breaks up your treatment costs, making them more easily able to fit within your budget.