Our office provides in house bleaching as well as at home bleaching.
In-office bleaching procedures generally use a light-cured protective layer that is carefully painted on the gums and papilla (the tips of the gums between the teeth) to reduce the risk of chemical burns to the soft tissues. The bleaching agent is either carbamide peroxide, which breaks down in the mouth to form hydrogen peroxide, or hydrogen peroxide itself. Bleaching is least effective when the original tooth color is grayish and may require custom bleaching trays. Bleaching is most effective with yellow discolored teeth. If heavy staining or tetracycline damage is present on a patient's teeth, and whitening is ineffective (tetracycline staining may require prolonged bleaching, as it takes longer for the bleach to reach the dentin layer), there are other methods of masking the stain.
A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored. Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics. Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have malpositioned teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight.
A few words about us
Dr. Aragon is a board-certified Prosthodontist in Canada and in the United States. Born in Lima, Peru, where she was awarded her DDS degree in 1997, she later completed one year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan, treating severely medically compromised patients.
In 2001, she moved to the South where she received additional training and received a master’s degree and certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She moved to Canada in 2004 to join the Prosthodontics Faculty at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Aragon started to practice at the London Health Science Centre in 2006, where to this date she continues to treat medically compromised patients and rehabilitates the dentition of patients who suffered from oral cancer. She also provides prosthodontic supervision to the General Practice Residents. The same year, she welcomed her daughter Catalina. In 2008, she added a baby boy, Horacio, to the London growing population.
In July of 2011, Dr. Aragon opened ARAGON PROSTHODONTICS at 203-1135 Adelaide Street North, in London, Ontario. In this brand new facility she continues to provide high quality restorative dental care to the London and surrounding communities.
Dr. Aragon is a published researcher and an adjunct reviewer with the Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the Journal of Dental Education. She is a member of various different professional organizations, including the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and the American College of Prosthodontics.