It is a common procedure in cosmetic dentistry to make teeth whiter, and a number of different techniques are used by dental professionals.
What Are My Whitening Options?
In-Office Bleaching, This procedure is called chairside bleaching and usually requires only one office visit and instantly result. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth.
At-Home Bleaching, The Dentist will make custom tray that fits on your teeth. This will ensure that the whitening gel used will be applied onto your teeth and not “spill over” to the gums and tongue. The Dentist will prescribe the concentration of bleaching gel to be used after assessment of your teeth condition.The concentration of the bleaching agent is lower than what your dentist would use in the office Dentist will teach how to using or apply the home kit whitening.
Whitening Toothpastes (Optional Whitening), Optional whitening system usually using after chaiside bleaching or combination with home whitening, the effect will not instantly make your teeth whiter, but will help to maintain effect after whitening
Does Whitening Work on All Teeth?
A cosmetic teeth-whitening treatment will NOT make your teeth pearly white, it will make them whiter. How much whiter? It depends on a multitude of factors, including how stained and discoloring your teeth were before the whitening, what kind of staining agent caused most of the coloration, how well your enamel reacts to the whitening gel and the number of treatments performed.
Most people will get impressive results while a few will get less dramatic results, but 90% of people are very satisfied with the results they obtain with our system. Some people’s teeth cannot really be whitened at all, such as those that were stained by the antibiotic tetracycline or fluorosis.
Usually after whitening treatment your dentist will be advice to maintain with home whitening kit, this maintain will keep and improve your teeth white and make the result last longer
What to expect during treatment
No, which is why it’s important to talk to your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury.