TEETH WHITENING - BLEACHING
Teeth whitening is a treatment for the patients who is happy with their teeth shape but want to change their teeth colour one or two shade it comes with descale and polish.
Teeth Whitening in Turkey, is the process where stains and other surface materials are removed from the surface of the teeth without using any abrasive materials. is the process where stains and other surface materials are removed from the surface of the teeth without using any abrasive materials.
Natural tooth colour differs from person to person, and can be seen as a mark of personality. Teeth have a fine perforated dentifrice layer, the colour of which, over time, can be influenced by external factors, causing the natural white colour to become yellow or stained. Teeth whitening or bleaching, over other dental treatments, such as dental veneers, is the most economical and quick procedure to correct this problem.
Why teeth change colour, becoming yellow or stained?
Teeth can change colour due to structural disorders that occur in the mother’s womb or during childhood. The effects of antibiotic use, foods, drinks (especially tea, coffee, and cigarette consumption) together with high fluoride amounts found in the water we drink, can create colour changes in teeth.
There are two basic causes of colour changes in teeth – “inner colouring” and “outer colouring”.
Inner Colouration: Stains and colour changes in the teeth that cannot be removed with regular dental care, such as brushing. These colour changes are usually caused by congenital defects, or by the various effects caused by drug intake.
External Colouration: External staining of the teeth caused by smoking, drinking tea, coffee, and carbonated and/or sugary drinks, eating sugary and ‘sticky’ foods, and consuming food products with food colourings, are usually removed by regular dental hygiene methods such as brushing and flossing.
What methods are used in Teeth Whitening in Turkey?
There are four recognised Teeth Whitening methods:
- Home Tooth Whitening
- In-Office Tooth Whitening
- Combination Home and Office Tooth Whitening
- Single Tooth Whitening (‘Devital’ Bleaching)
1. Home Teeth Whitening;
Measurements are taken from the patient’s mouth and bleaching plates are prepared. A whitening gel is placed on the bleaching plate by the patient at home in accordance with the dentist’s instructions. The patient then places the bleaching plate into his or her mouth, and is kept there for 4 to 6 hours a day. This treatment lasts for an average of 2/3 weeks.
If the more than the recommended quantity of gel is used, the gel will overflow and damage the gums. If this occurs, the gel should be immediately removed from the gums, and the patient should contact his or her doctor immediately.
2. In-Office Teeth Whitening (Laser Teeth Whitening);
In-Office Teeth Whitening is a treatment performed at our clinic by our experienced dental physician. Firstly, our dentist will clean the surface of the tooth or teeth, before applying a whitening gel onto the tooth. This will then be activated with the help of UV light technology. This procedure takes about an hour. Alternatively, in Laser Teeth Whitening, a laser can be used to activate the whitening gel, greatly reducing the time of the treatment.
3. Combination Home and In-Office Teeth Whitening;
This method combines the two afore mentioned treatments, where In-Office Tooth whitening is supported by Home Tooth whitening. However, the treatment at home will only last for 2 or 3 days.
4. Single Teeth Whitening (‘Devital’ Bleaching);
Otherwise known as, “Dermocatalytic Bleaching” or “Walking Bleaching”, this method of treatment is applied to the interior of a single tooth. An individual tooth might become discoloured for a variety of reasons, such as: being affected by a trauma; by amalgam used in previous dental treatment; by the chemicals zinc oxide and iodinated solutions etc. used in previous root canal treatment, or due to a systemic disease.
The whitening gel is introduced into the cavity after the old filling has been removed, and a temporary filling is used to keep the whitening gel in place. This will be repeated over several sessions until the desired whitening has been achieved.
How durable is Teeth Whitening?
This question really relies on the patient’s own oral and dental hygiene. All teeth whitening treatments will be affected by the consumption of food and cigarettes over a certain period of time. However, tooth whitening lasts, on average, for between 6 months and 2 years. This time frame can be extended if the treatment is later supported by a further visit to the dentist.
What after-care should be taken after teeth whitening?
After the tooth whitening procedure has taken place, the patient should refrain from smoking, eating and drinking such foods as cola, tea, coffee, wine, sour juice, and alcohol, for at least two weeks. If this advice is not adhered to, an adverse reaction to the whitening process, such as staining and colouring of the whitened teeth may be observed.
Will whitening damage the teeth?
There will be no harm done to the teeth if applied by a dental specialist following the correct procedures.
Is bleaching a painful procedure?
Tooth whitening is not a painful process. Prior to treatment, our physician will apply a protective gel to the patient’s gums to ensure that the whitening gel doesn’t affect them.
However, once the procedure has been completed, it is very normal for your teeth to feel tenderness for a few days. In order to minimize this sensitivity, our dental physician will apply fluoride to the teeth at the end of the procedure.