What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening; It is a cosmetic solution which is applied to turn the color of the teeth which have changed color and yellowed for several reasons. The tooth whitening process used in aesthetic dentistry is aimed at preventing tooth discoloration which is one of the most important problems in aesthetic dentistry.
Teeth, porcelain, etc. bleaching method is also applied instead of bleaching and teeth are opened up to 8-10 tons depending on the condition. Bleaching (tooth whitening) process, the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth by penetrating the coloration in these areas can be removed, the color of the tooth can be whitened to the desired tone.
How does teeth whitening?
In this method; The physician takes oral measurements and molds are prepared accordingly. The patient places the drug in this mold and puts it on the teeth. The procedure ends within 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the color of the tooth.
This practice, bleaching done by the doctor in the office. The doctor applies a protective gel to the gums. Then apply the drug on the teeth; heat source, light source or both can be used to whiten teeth. Again, depending on the condition of the teeth, the teeth whiten in one or several sessions.
Teeth whitening can be applied to anyone except pregnant and children.
Although effective in both methods, preference depends on the degree of discoloration, how quickly the treatment is desired to be terminated and the opinion of the physician.
How long do bleached teeth stay white?
Teeth whitened by different bleaching methods remain white for a few years. But this time varies from person to person. Eating and drinking habits, smoking and brushing habits affect the time the teeth remain white.
It should be noted that bleaching may not always provide the whiteness you want. The whitening rate depends on the tone of your teeth before the whitening process and varies from person to person. Therefore, you should discuss your expectations with your dentist in advance.