Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic and Family Dentist in Raleigh

If you happen to live in the Raleigh area, you can visit our local dentist office to benefit from our teeth whitening procedure.  Here at Fusion Dental Care, we are well known for improving how our patients’ smiles look.  Our expert cosmetic dentist Dr. Hoda Bassiri has a number of different ways to accomplish this. For most of our patients that are looking for a whiter smile, we highly recommend a teeth whitening procedure, as it is the easiest way by far to completely transform your smile. After your teeth are cleaned, we can get this procedure completed as part of your normal oral health regimen or for a special event such as an upcoming wedding, birthday party or other special events in your life.

People all over the state of North Carolina get their teeth whitened regularly to make them feel and look fantastic. As individuals age, it is quite common for teeth to get yellow and dull.  Partly this is due to age and partly it is due to what an individual drinks and eats.  For example, drinking wine, tea and coffee on a daily basis can stain your teeth.  Likewise, eating foods with food coloring in them as well as smoking can stain your teeth.  If you brush your teeth immediately after you drink and eat, it can help with preventing stains, but it’s usually not enough to entirely remove the risk.  Fortunately, yellow and stained teeth can be whitened to bring back your perfect smile.

Our 2 Most Popular Whitening Options: 

In-Office Power Whitening (includes take-home trays)

$399/both arches (Special)
$699 (Regular)

Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost is fresh and effective.

With this special price, we also include customized take-home whitening trays and the take home whitening gel for the best results.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

$199 Free Whitening for Life Program*

For use with customized take-home whitening trays, Opalescence PF offers many options for patients. With its easy syringe delivery, Opalescence PF is easily customizable for each patient’s individual situation. The gel contains 20% water to prevent dehydration, and the sticky, viscous formula helps keep the gel and tray in place. We also offer Philips Zoom DayWhite Maximum, which is best for patients who want dramatic results and prefer to war their trays for a minimal amount of time for 15 minutes, twice a day. Our doctor will advise you which is most suitable for you.

*For just the membership fee of $199, we will make you custom whitening trays and provide you with additional  free whitening gel at each cleaning appointment to keep your smile bright & beautiful forever!

*For patients that already have whitening trays from before or are getting them for free with their in-office power whitening can join the Whitening for Life Program for 50% off at $99.

Actual Patient Results


Types of Whitening

We make several kinds of teeth whitening available to our patients here at Fusion Dental Care. Many individuals in the Raleigh, NC area get started by brushing at home with whitening toothpaste. This can help with brightening your teeth, but usually it isn’t sufficient to actually whiten them. We do recommend you use whitening toothpaste as part of the overall teeth whitening process, however not just by itself. One good thing about whitening toothpaste is that it can help with keeping your teeth stay bright after we’ve professionally whitened them for you.

Many of our patients throughout the Raleigh area first try using over the counter solutions such as whitening strips and trays. Those treatments can be helpful, but they don’t work nearly as well as a professional solution does. Like most things, solutions that you can purchase in a store are not as strong as those you can obtain from licensed medical professionals. Also, whitening trays that you can buy in a store are designed so that they fit everybody’s teeth, rather than your teeth specifically. What that means is that the solution may leak as the fit just won’t be perfect, which can lead to gum irritation.

What we recommend instead is that people living in the Raleigh, NC area schedule an appointment to see Dr. Hoda Bassiri. Dr. Bassiri has been whitening teeth for years and would be glad to show you how the professional tooth whitening solutions that we provide can dynamically transform the way your teeth look. This is partially due to how strong the solution is that we use. With store bought solutions, teeth can be whitened by only around two shades, whereas professional grade whitening gel is able to whiten teeth by four to eight shades. So if you are searching for dramatic and immediate results, then the best option by far is an in-office whitening.

Tooth Whitening For Raleigh, NC  

Here at Fusion Dental Care of Raleigh, we provide our patients with detailed information on two major kinds of dental whitening: Our In-office Power Whitening and our Take-home Whitening Trays that enable you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. For patients that are looking for a whiter shade as soon as possible, we recommend an in-office treatment done during the same appointment as your teeth cleaning. Typically, your in-office teeth whitening procedure can be done within an hour to produce whiter teeth immediately. For many people, it is the perfect solution thanks to how fast it can be completed.

We also recommend whitening trays for home use here at our dental office. This kind of procedure is effective and allows patients to be in control of how white they want to make their teeth and how frequently they want to have it done. Dr. Hoda Bassiri gets the process started by getting an impression taken of the patient’s teeth. Next the impression is used in our own dental lab to make customized whitening trays. They fit around the teeth securely and won’t leak solution inside your mouth. It is the perfect way for patients all over North Carolina to get their teeth whitened because they can be used any time after they have been created. Patients are given whitening gel to use at home in conjunction with the trays. The whitening trays have to be worn for a as little as 15 minutes anytime during the day for at least one week. After the teeth have reached their ideal shade of white, the patient can then stop wearing the whitening trays. The portable solution may be taken wherever you go, which makes it possible for individuals to whiten their teeth while they are on a business trip, on vacation or moving to a new area.

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How It Works

Whenever a whitening solution gets applied to teeth, the solution’s hydrogen peroxide penetrates through the teeth’s enamel. The oxidation process then starts and the molecules are transformed so that no light or very little light is reflected. This makes them look colorless, which makes your teeth look white. The process tends to be very effective at eliminating stains and may be repeated on a frequent basis.

Occasionally, stains are so strong that teeth bleaching procedure won’t work.  When that occurs, an alternative treatment may be provided by Dr. Hoda Bassiri. For instance, Raleigh patients may have dental veneers put on the surface of their teeth to cover dark stains. For patients who smoke, this is often preferable because veneers are stain resistant and don’t yellow quickly the way that natural teeth do. However, it is a good idea to first try out a teeth whitening procedure, before trying a cosmetic one.

Fusion Dental Care of North Raleigh also recommends that patients get their teeth whitened prior to having any other types of dental procedures done.  A majority of materials used for cosmetic purposes or dental restorations are bleach resistant and stain resistant. For instance, a dental crown doesn’t bleach or stain and with time should continue to maintain its initial coloring. Whenever a dentist creates an implant, bridge, veneer or crown, they are created so that the surrounding teeths’ shade is matched. If the surrounding teeth have a yellow shade, the restorations are created with a yellow shade as well. If the surrounding teeth have a brilliant white shade, then the restoration is done in the same shade. That makes the timing of when the teeth whitening procedures are performed important. So if you live in the Raleigh, NC area and you need to have a dental restoration done, you should schedule your teeth whitening procedure first.

The actual procedures shouldn’t cause you any discomfort and is fairly easy to do. To get started, we recommend that you get a dental exam scheduled at our dental office in Raleigh, NC.  Next Dr. Hoda Bassiri examines your gums and teeth to make sure they are healthy enough to be whitened. That way if there are any infections or cavities they can get treated first. To get started or learn more, call (919) 977-7438 to get your appointment scheduled.

Raleigh Teeth Whitening FAQs     

Q: Is permanent tooth sensitivity caused by tooth whitening?

A: Sensitivity due to tooth whitening is transient at all times. That means if whitening is caused by any sensitivity, it goes away in one or two days following treatment, and then the patient goes back to the same sensitivity state that the person had before the whitening process started.

Q: Will I be able to get my teeth whitened?

A: A majority of people are tooth whitening candidates, however every situation is different and the best thing to do is get in touch with Dr. Bassiri to find out.

Q: How long will my tooth whitening last?

A: You can usually expect your whitening procedure to last anywhere from six months, up to two years. However there have been some studies that report results that lasted as long as 10 years. Avoiding smoking, coffee and red wine (which can all cause stains) helps to preserve your results.

Q: Is tooth bleaching a safe procedure?

A: Yes it is. There are many studies that have shown that the tooth whitening process is safe. In addition, your tooth enamel can be protected through using fluoride and calcium sulfate.

Q: How much does a tooth whitening procedure cost?

A: Prices for tooth whitening vary widely. Over-the-counter kits from the grocery store (that don’t work very well) may only cost $20, white extensive in-office procedures may cost up to $1,000. For a professional in-office whitening procedure, you can expect it to cost $300 to $800. If you would like to have your dentist provide you with an at-home bleaching kit, it will cost you from $99 to $599.

Q:  What is the Fusion Whitening for Life Program?

A:  Fusion Dental Care is excited to offer our patients Whitening For Life! We pride ourselves on the smiles that leave our practice and we feel that every patient deserves to have a beautiful & bright smile.  We also pride ourselves on knowing our patients are maintaining the best possible oral health.  Professional Whitening For Life was developed for those patients that are already taking their dental health seriously, and as an incentive for those who keep up with their dental care.  Once you have completed your treatment, you will receive custom made, professional, take home whitening trays and gel and we will provide you with a touch-up whitening gel at no additional cost at every recommended preventative hygiene visit for life.  The goal of this program is to keep your teeth and gums healthy while maintaining your bright and beautiful smile for life!

Q: Are the crowns, veneers or fillings affected by tooth whitening?

A: Tooth whitening has no or little effect on restorative materials like crowns or porcelain, but might reduce the bond strength between composite and enamel restorations temporarily.   That is why it is a good idea before you start on any tooth whitening procedure to check with a dental professional first.

Q: Is the agent toxic that is contained in tooth whitening?

A: Products that are developed from urea, hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (substances contained in all human cells) need to be used cautiously in order to alleviate concerns. Those who have problems are the people who overuse the product for years or months and individuals who don’t follow instructions.

Store purchased teeth bleaching kits have more residual sensitivity associated with them due to the kit having “one size fits all” trays rather than the custom trays that you get from your dentist.

Call Outs To Highlight Important Information

The term “bleachorexia” has been coined by dentists for those individuals who overuse in-store bleaching, which has been known to destroy the dentin and enamel, and turn your teeth into mush.

Consuming staining substances (colas, tea, coffee, smoking), aging and genetics are only a couple of the reason why teeth have a dark appearance.