Teeth Whitening Q&A

Do you have dull or discolored tooth enamel? Have your teeth yellowed over time? Try teeth whitening treatment in Dr. Pamela Doray’s Philadelphia, PA dental office. Dr. Doray offers this cosmetic dental solution to help brighten the tooth enamel. With professional whitening treatment, patients can erase years of staining or discoloration from their smiles. Dr. Doray collaborates with her patients to determine whether professional in-office whitening or cosmetic solutions work for their particular smile.

Teeth Whitening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dental Whitening FAQs

Many patients who want to try teeth whitening treatments may have these questions:

How long are professional teeth whitening treatments?

With in-office teeth whitening treatment, patients can receive results within one hour. However, take-home treatment will take several weeks. Many store-bought whitening gels, strips, or toothpaste cannot deliver desired results. Dr. Doray and her team can provide patients with whiter smiles and help minimize the risk of tooth sensitivity. An added bonus of professional teeth whitening is that it is customized to the needs of each patient.

Can you whiten dental crowns?

No, dental crowns are made of porcelain ceramic, which can not be whitened further. Dental crowns can actually be used to cover damaged and/or discolored teeth. However, if you have an old dental crown that has become discolored, we can help. We will create a new dental crown that will help brighten the appearance of your smile.

How can I whiten deeply stained teeth?

For patients with deep tooth stains that do not respond to whitening treatment, we recommend dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or even dental crowns. Sometimes, stains are intrinsic, which means they are caused internally. When a patient has a chipped, cracked, or worn tooth, the darker underlayer of the tooth shows through. This layer, called dentin, makes the tooth appear discolored. A dental veneer, tooth bonding, or crown can brighten a tooth while blending in with the smile.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Do you want to try a professional teeth whitening treatment? Contact Dr. Doray today. If you are a new patient of Dr. Doray, call (215) 395-6076. Current patients may call (215) 772-3100. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Doray on our website.