Teeth whitening is considered as a conservative treatment in aesthetic dentistry. Whitening can be use combined with other procedures such as veneer, when a discolored tooth can be lightened before veneer placement , the final result is routinely improved.
Teeth and gum should be in the sound and clean condition before the treatment. Oral plaque, calculus should be removed and gingival problem should be treated before.
We provide 2 types of vital teeth whitening.
A custom fit tray was made by the dentist and patient has to put the bleaching gel in the tray themselves and wears at home , usually while sleeping for up to 2 weeks.
Patient has complete control of the procedure. Low risk to have sensitivity which is the most common side effect of whitening. Selective tooth bleaching can be done ( in the case that some specific tooth is darker than the others).
Take longer time than in office whitening, need patient compliance.
In office whitening
The in office technique accomplishes all lightening during treatment in the office. The bleaching material is applied to the teeth, isolated by the gum barrier. Normally it takes 3 cycles of 15-20 minutes, completed in one visit. In most cases, it would take about an hour and a half, to two hours, including the cleaning.
Possible side effects - Several side effects are possible from whitening, including sensitivity and soft tissue irritation. Teeth can become sensitive during the use of bleaching solutions. In many cases, this sensitivity is temporary and should lessen once the treatment is finished. Some people also experience soft tissue (gum) irritation—either from a tray that does not fit properly or from the solution that may irritate the surrounding tissues. Concerns about such side effects, should be discussed with the dentist.
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