Information you need to know
Bleaching is the procedure that lightens the existing tooth colour. The result gives the sense of hygienic clean and healthy result. It makes people look younger and it can easily boost their confidence.
Your best approach
Teeth whitening can get your smile looking its best. You should look for a teeth whitening procedure that:
Fits in your schedule and lifestyle
Delivers long lasting results
Minimizes sensitivity to gums and teeth
Is proven to be safe and effective
Performed or administered by a dental professional
External Bleaching Techniques
Office Bleaching Technique
IT is simple and fast one visit procedure that consists up to 4 cycles of bleaching material application that is activated by using a UV light during each cycle. During this procedure the first thing to do is to isolated the soft tissues so only the hard tissues (teeth) can be showed. The bleaching material is applied all over the fontal teeth surfaces. The approximately working time is an hour following by 5 min fluoride application to relieve the possible teeth post treatment sensitivity.
Home Bleaching Technique
Is an also a simple procedure where the dentist take an upper and lower impressions that are used afterwards to fabricate the bleaching custom made trays. These trays are then given to the patient that are going to be used as a “host” for the bleaching material always after the dentist instructions and demonstration. The bleaching gel is stronger and tends to be more effective. Patient is recommended to use these trays from an hour up to the whole night during sleep. The procedure it usually takes 7 to 30 days.
Combination of bleaching techniques
This may also be known as “power” teeth bleaching. Here, the home and office teeth whitening treatments are used in combination to obtain the desired result. The home bleaching stage may occur before or after office treatment, depending on the type of product used.
Internal Bleaching Technique
Is a very easy and painless procedure that is only be used by the dentist on a discoloured endodontically treated tooth. The gel of the bleaching material is placed inside the tooth. During this procedure the dentist drills on the posterior part on the tooth an access hole where it can reach the endodontic material filled the root canal and be able to remove approximately 0.5-1mm and applied the bleaching material. Then the tooth access hole is covered by a temporary filling. The material stays there approximately for a week and afterwards is been evaluated by the dentist. In case that the result is not the desired one the procedure may repeated. When the tooth reach the desired shade tone then the tooth is restored closing the access hole by composite and sometime for even higher esthetic results a ceramic veneer may be recommended. Occasionally, internal bleaching needs to be combined with other whitening techniques to achieve the desired effect.