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Teeth Whitening in Indianapolis, IN

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Whitening Your Smile With Powerful & Fast Results

Tooth whitening is the No. 1 requested and performed cosmetic dental procedure. Tooth whitening is a procedure that lightens teeth up to nine shades by removing stains and discoloration.

A thin coating forms on your teeth throughout the day, which attracts stains. The tooth's enamel contains pores that hold stains. Cavities need to be treated before teeth are whitened because the whitening solution can penetrate decay and reach inner areas of the tooth, which can cause tooth sensitivity. Receding gums can cause roots to become exposed. Whitening will not work on exposed tooth roots, because roots do not have an enamel layer. Whitening also does not work on tooth restorations, such as crowns or veneers.

Whitening can be done in the dental office or at home.

Powerful Home Whitening Kits

The most common type of home tooth whitening involves placing a gel-like whitening solution, which usually contains hydrogen peroxide, in a tray that resembles a night guard or mouth guard. Over-the-counter mouthpieces are unlikely to fit correctly and can cause gum irritation if the whitening agent seeps out. The tray is then placed over the teeth for a certain period of time, anywhere from an hour or two to overnight.

Single Visit Whitening vs. Home Whitening

Today, whitening your teeth can be done using a variety of products and services. Do-it-yourself at-home whitening kits are available at your local supermarket and are an effective way to whiten teeth, but they require frequent applications for weeks at a time to achieve a whiter smile. Our whitening system uses a specialized concentrated whitening gel that you can't find in supermarkets and is activated by using a powerful whitening light that is also not available to the general public. Single-visit whitening is done in the dental office and only requires one dental visit compared to nightly whitening applications from an at-home whitening kit.

Any form of teeth whitening can achieve great results. Single-visit whitening enables those with time-sensitive occasions such as a wedding, reunion, etc. to whiten their teeth quickly. However, home whitening is an extremely affordable whitening method you can do yourself!

What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

At Ball Dentistry, teeth whitening provides many advantages for Indianapolis, IN men and women who want to get a whiter, more luminous smile. Various benefits of whitening entail:

  • Typically provides visible improvements with just a single procedure
  • Amplifies your look by reducing stains and discoloration caused by food, aging, and drinks
  • Creates a more positive first impression in social and professional situations
  • Can be customized to reach the desired level of whitening
  • Delivers a younger-looking and more beautiful smile
  • Enhances overall self-confidence
  • Can make you appear more attractive and happy

Dr Andrea Ball and her staff are excellent. She truly gives you pall the information and all the options. I highly recommend Ball Denistry!!!

C.G. Google

Autumn was fantastic at her work and her personality. Repaired some damage to a front tooth and made it look better than originally. And Dr Smith was fast and gentle to get tooth ready. Didn't even feel the shot. Thank you both for restoration of my smile

G.S. Google

After 40 years and several other dentists, I’m overjoyed to find Dr Andrea Ball and her very caring staff! Everyone at the office is so friendly and compassionate…I’m finally over my total fear of dental work (she’s painless!). It really shows how much she totally cares and loves what she does. I can’t forget to mention all of the aesthetics that are offered at this beautiful office. They really do care about the “full face”. Somehow, everyone makes it a fun experience!! If you can’t tell…..I highly recommend!

D.D. Facebook

Been going here for a few years now and have had a good experience. Recently had to get a wisdom tooth pulled. All of my wisdom teeth had grown in normally and my dentist Rachel understood I was fine keeping them, unless something caused the need for one to be pulled. One finely got a cavity and she scheduled me to get it pulled with Craig Ball. Let me just say the staff is sooo nice, and welcoming. I’ve never experienced a nicer group of people that listen to your needs and are willing to work with you. Craig was so nice and I appreciated him talking through it all and making sure I was good with everything. And the dental assistant was so detailed and helpful. Getting a tooth pulled is never a fun experience but I could not recommend them more for making me feel comfortable, doing a wonderful job that I couldn’t even feel it and just being very thoughtful in the entire process. Could not recommend a better dental office to visit.

K.S. Google

Service was amazing. The office was very efficient and made the process easy.

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In-Office Whitening Procedure

  1. Preparation - We start the whitening process by covering your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. At this time, we can usually estimate how white your new smile will be by matching your teeth with a whitening shade and estimate approximately up to eight shades whiter from here.
  2. Application - Next, a high-strength whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth. This special gel is specifically designed to work with the whitening light.
  3. Whitening - The whitening light is placed directly in front of your teeth to maximize exposure to the gel. The special light activates the gel, which gently penetrates the outermost (enamel) layer of your teeth, breaking up stains and discoloration during the process.
  4. Smile - Smile with confidence as you leave the office with a brighter, whiter smile!

If you are thinking about whitening your teeth and would like to try our whitening service, call us anytime at or request an appointment online and come see what it's all about!

Whitening Menu

  • Opalesence Go: $80 - 10 sets of prefilled disposable whitening trays allow you to whiten anytime! Affordable and more effective than OTC options.
  • Custom Whitening Trays: $199 - We take impressions of your teeth and create re-usable whitening trays tailored to your smile so you can whiten anytime. 2 tubes of whitening gel included. Single syringe refill - $23. Double - $40.
  • Opalesence Boost: $299 - In-office power whitening get offers brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour in the dental chair and continues to whiten after your visti. Great in-office option for sensitive teeth.
  • Zoom Whitening: $399 - In-office whitening light delivering instant results. Custom trays are included for future touchups.
About Us
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The cost of teeth whitening can range from patient to patient, depending on their personalized needs and goals. When you come for your consultation, we will assess your teeth and craft an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs. After the consultation, we can give you a more accurate estimate.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
Since teeth whitening is classified as an elective procedure, it is not generally covered by insurance. However, treatment plans or alternate financing options may be available to help fit teeth whitening into your budget.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
There should not be any pain or discomfort felt during a teeth whitening procedure. During the process, feel free to lie back in comfort while we work to brighten your smile.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.