WHAT IS KÖR WHITENING?
For a brighter, more attractive smile, Boulder Smiles is pleased to provide KöR whitening systems. KöR treatments use advanced whitening formulas that will help you see outstanding results. Dr. Russ has tried nearly every professional whitening product available and firmly believes that KöR offers superior results. The KöR whitening can even help you if you have special concerns, like dental sensitivity, fluorosis, age-related staining, or discoloration brought on by tetracycline (an antibiotic usually used to treat infections and chronic acne). Our highly trained dentists will personalize your KöR system based on your goals and needs to help you get great results. Schedule a consultation at our office to find out more about KöR whitening methods and get your customized whitening treatment plan.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR KÖR WHITENING?
To be a candidate for a KöR whitening treatment, your teeth should be healthy but yellowed and discolored. Your teeth may be dull from aging, have staining from drinks and food, tobacco use, or other reasons. KöR whitening systems are designed to treat patients with specific concerns and intrinsic teeth stains that other home and professional whitening products can't treat. KöR can be a good choice if you have:
- Fluorosis (stripes or lines on the teeth from excess fluoride while the teeth were developing)
- Discoloration or stains from aging (dark geriatric staining)
- Stains from using a tetracycline medicine when you were young.
In your consultation, Dr. Russ will evaluate your teeth and help you create your personal KöR treatment program.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KÖR WHITENING?
There are several benefits to KöR whitening treatments at Boulder Smiles, including:
- A brighter, whiter smile
- Customized treatment plans
- Reduction of stains and discoloration from your smile
- Whitening options for individuals with sensitive teeth
HOW KÖR WHITENING WORKS
A KöR treatment plan can consist of in-office and home treatments based on your situation and cosmetic goals. At Boulder Smiles, we help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals with the following KöR whitening options:
- KöR-Day™ is worn for a brief period of time, making it ideal for patients with sensitive teeth. The 9% hydrogen peroxide whitening solution may be worn 1 – 2 times a day for about two weeks.
- KöR-Night™ is used while you sleep for fast improvements. The 16% carbamide peroxide solution can be applied each night for approximately two weeks.
- KöR MAX consists of a single in-office whitening session in combination with at-home whitening treatments to offer the best possible results.
Once you've finished your KöR treatment and reached your goal, you may want a KöR home treatment kit to use as needed to revive your results.
Before and After
Frequently Asked questions about Teeth Whitening
What Are the Details of Teeth Whitening?
It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In only a day or two, your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent will quickly remove any stains from your teeth without changing the tooth structure or existing dental work. Once you reach your desired level of brightness, we recommend occasional treatments to maintain your new smile. We'll be sure to take some "after" photos at your next appointment!
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. There are many reasons why teeth may become discolored, but with the help of bleaching technology, we can offer a solution. In severe cases where bleach will not work, veneers or crowns may be necessary. However, because bleaching treatments are relatively low cost, it is always worth trying bleaching first.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. It can give you the boost of confidence you need to show your smile with pride. At Boulder Smiles, we offer teeth whitening that is tailored to your individual needs. We understand that everyone’s smile is unique, and we will work with you to find the best teeth whitening solution for you.
How Is Teeth Whitening Done?
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used for about an hour a day for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging, or stained teeth. For severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Corrects brown, yellow, and spotted tooth staining
Works on people of any age
Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Although you can find bleaching agents without a prescription, it's wise to use the products that our office recommends. This is because over-the-counter options may damage your gums and teeth.