Sapphire Whitening

If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few days at home, Dr. Denissenko has your answer with Sapphire! The Sapphire In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of multiple shades in a little over couple hours while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Sapphire Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary gel to whiten your teeth after in-office procedure, so you may go even lighter with additional take-home applications.

Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Sapphire.

What is Sapphire teeth whitening?

Sapphire is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from teeth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Denissenko can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is teeth whitening becoming more popular?

Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Sapphire makes it easier and faster than ever before.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Sapphire is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and touch-ups with Sapphire take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Sapphire

Yes! Consulting Dr. Denissenko is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Sapphire In-office Whitening System is clinically proven to whiten your teeth multiple shades in couple of hours followed by take-home applications with trays which are included in in-office procedure.

How does the Sapphire In-office Whitening System work?

The Sapphire light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Sapphire light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Is the Sapphire In-office Whitening System procedure painful?

No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.

How long is the procedure?

The entire procedure takes just over two hours. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 2 hours of bleaching. We recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Sapphire session.

How long does Sapphire Take-Home Whitening take?

The Sapphire Take-Home gel is designed to be worn between 20-45 minutes. Dr. Denissenko will advise you on how long you should wear each application. We will help you to determine how many applications are right for you.

How is the Sapphire Take-Home Whitening different from the Sapphire In-Office Whitening System?

The main difference between the two systems is that you need 2 weeks and do it yourself with Sapphire Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home. The Sapphire In-Office System is bundled with Take-Home System and performed in the office followed by take-home applications.