More and more people resort to whitening their teeth to improve their appearance and smile. The achievements of modern dentistry make the bleaching process simple, safe and relatively effective.
Dyschromia (discoloration) of teeth is mainly due to exogenous factors such as diet, smoking, medication, or injuries. However, the natural color of the teeth varies from person to person, and some may inherently have darker teeth than others.
Also, the teeth can not be bleached indefinitely. There are limits to the whiteness that can be achieved, both in general and in particular in each individual person.
There are two main whitening categories:
(a) Bleaching in individual deformed teeth showing discoloration.
(b) Bleaching on all teeth for absolute aesthetic reasons, which is done in the 3 ways described below:
- In the office where the dentist applies a special bleaching gel over the teeth, protecting the gums with a special, insulating material. The action of the gel is triggered by special LED lamps, a laser beam or even without an external agent. The treatment lasts about one and a half hours in which the patient has to keep his mouth open.
- At home, applying to their teeth special whitening splint made in the laboratory. Once the dentist has confirmed that the splints fit perfectly on your teeth, he will show you how to place the bleaching material on them. The whitening splints need to be worn during sleep for 1-2 weeks for effective results.
- A combination of the two foremontioned methods.
The results of bleaching can last from 6 months to more than 2 years. Of course, everything depends on your habits. Contraindications to whitening are smoking, frequent consumption of cola, coffee and beverages, foods that produce stains and poor oral hygiene.
Bonding refers to a technique of placing resin veneers that help to restore both the shape and the size of the teeth.
Their placement is exclusively at the dental office without the dental technician’s work being interfered with. This reduces costs.
The bonding is applied in the following cases:
In sparse teeth
In small teeth
In discolored or root canal treated teeth
In teeth with many fillings
When we want to achieve a whiter color
In teeth with wear or fractures
Their placement process is quite simple. Refer to dentist for more details.