Home Bleaching :
This procedure involves the use of a Dental device (customized bleaching trays) with small reservoirs on the inside corresponding to the outside surfaces of your teeth. It is supplied with a gel as an accessory to it
The tray method can achieve results, (albeit over a greater length of time) with the added benefit of total patient control of the degree of bleaching desired. They can use the trays as long as they want, and keep them around for touch-ups later.
In-office bleaching (Power bleaching) :
We also offer a quick beaching procedure in which gel is placed on the teeth and allowed to remain in place while heated with a light or a laser. Treatments like this tend to be faster and more controlled.
This mode of treatment has solely been developed to lighten teeth in a simple and comfortable manner. It can bring about a dramatic change in almost everyone’s smile by changing a dull smile and yellow teeth to a bright smile with white teeth.
- Bleaching of healthy teeth is the safest and most conservative cosmetic treatment available for your teeth today.
- It generally requires no grinding of your teeth.
- It may lead to sensitive teeth ( especially whose teeth are already sensitive to begin with) for some time , which usually is reversible after few weeks of desensitizing tooth paste use.
- It does not require any anesthesia and is painless and well tolerated.
- The time taken for bleaching is relatively less considering the number of teeth that can be done at one sitting.
- Bleaching works very well even when combined with other cosmetic treatment options to enhance the aesthetics of your teeth.
- The cost of bleaching is less when compared to other full mouth cosmetic treatment options.
Bleaching does not damage your teeth or change the structure of your teeth, Nor does it change the shape of your teeth.
FAQ's About Teeth Whitening
What is Tooth Whitening?
Dental Bleaching is a procedure where by certain bleaching agents are applied to the teeth in order to make teeth several shades lighter. Various concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are available for this use.
Is it safe?
Yes! Research as well as clinical studies indicates that whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is safe both for teeth and gums. In fact, many dentists consider this whitening process the safest cosmetic dental procedure available today.
What are the different types of bleaching?
Bleaching is basically of two types:
Office Bleach: This is done by us at the clinic using a higher concentration of bleaching material.
Home Bleach: This is done by yourself at home using bleaching material and a special tray dispensed by us.
How long does it take?
You will see results after the first application and maximum after around 5-7 nights for home bleaching.
While result can be obtained in 1 hour with in-office bleaching.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Teeth can discolours due to a variety of reasons.
The commonest discoloration is due to smoking & chewing tobacco.
Food and beverages such as tea, coffee, colas and red wine can be the culprit.
Age can cause a natural darkening of teeth.
Certain medications such as tetracycline, taken at a very young age.
Increased exposure to fluoridated water.
Dental infection, faulty or old fillings, and dental treatment such as a root canal treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Only to the extent that some people may experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during and some days after the treatment. These symptoms disappear within a week or two after the interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long will the results last?
The teeth will always be whiter than they once were. However some patients may need tooth-whitening touch up once a year, in order to maintain the whitest tooth shade possible.
However the results also depend upon the life style, eating habits like consumption of tea, coffee, red wine ,aerated drinks, smocking, tobacco consumption etc.
Side-effects of Bleaching are minimal and transient. Beware of over-the-counter bleaching kits available. These can prove to be abrasive to your teeth in the long run and they may do more harm than good.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Your diet and habits will largely determine how long the bleaching effects will last. With good oral hygiene and a close watch on the exposure of your teeth to external stains from tobacco, beverages, etc., your bleached teeth should maintain their colour for a long time. If you choose, regular touch up sessions can be carried out once a year to ensure your teeth look their best.