Teeth whitening is an application that has lost its natural color as a result of many factors and is applied to give a natural whiteness and aesthetics to yellowed teeth.
Whitening is done with special gels and lights applied to the teeth. The most effective method; It is office bleaching done by your dentist in a clinical setting.
Office type whitening: In this method, which is one of the most effective and reliable methods, special gels applied to the teeth after a protective agent is applied to the gums are activated by specially designed LED light.
After the procedure, your teeth will be opened to 2-3 tones. However, if you want the whiteness to be permanent, it is recommended that you stay away from foods with coloring properties for at least a week. (Tomato paste, red wine, sour drinks, coffee, tea, cigarettes, etc.)
Home Bleaching (Bleaching procedure performed at home under the control of the dentist): It is the technique in which the gel containing a low concentration of active substance is used by the patient.
In this technique; While the bleaching product is applied at the concentration determined by the dentist and the results are determined by the dentist, the patient's use of the whitening plaque at home can be considered an advantage. In this method, bleaching is slower, but it takes longer to recycle.
It is a more practical treatment as an alternative to prosthetic treatments for our patients who want to have whiter teeth. With the agents applied to the teeth, approximately 2-3 tons of tooth color is opened.
In the dental clinic, teeth whitening performed in a controlled manner by the dentist has almost no damage to the teeth.
During this process, the patient may feel pain such as tingling and tenderness. To prevent this, it is useful to use painkillers before and after the appointment. If sensitivity begins between sessions, a new appointment is arranged to continue after a few days by pausing the treatment.
What is important here are the issues that the person will pay attention to afterwards in order to maintain the whitening effect for a long time.
Oral and dental care should be done regularly, it should be supported with toothpastes with whitening effect, especially in the first week (with bleaching, pores that will not be visible but will close afterwards are formed on the teeth, after bleaching, coloring food consumption, smoking, acidic drinks should be absorbed into the pores such as filters. It causes discoloration.) After the first month, attention should be paid to the foods consumed in the process of repairing the tooth itself.
Before starting the bleaching process, tartar cleaning (detertrage) and polishing should be done. Afterwards, a protective agent is applied to the gums and closed.
A whitening agent is applied to the teeth, the physician assistant and the patient are worn protective glasses, and the LED light (also known as laser light among the public) is given in 15-20 minutes sessions. Usually 2-3 sessions are sufficient and treatment is completed within 1-2 hours.
Bleaching performed under the control of your dentist has little or no harm.
Teeth whitening is routinely performed in our clinic for 2-3 sessions, each session lasting 15-20 minutes (usually ending in a day).
If there is any sensitivity in the teeth during whitening, the treatment can be continued every 2-3 days by interrupting the sessions.
The number of sessions to be held is decided together with your physician by looking at the result after each session.
Whitening process; The effectiveness lasts for 24 hours from the time the procedure is performed in the dental clinic. In this process, hot-cold sensitivity and pain in the form of flashing may be felt. Painkillers to be used about half an hour before and after the procedure reduce the pain.
After the procedure, the first week and then the first month is very important.
Food and drinks (wine, tomato, tea and its varieties, coffee, cigarettes, acidic drinks ..) should not be used as much as possible, if it is to be drunk, it should be brushed after teeth or rinsed with mouth water. The goal here is to prevent the colored structure from adhering to the teeth.
Using toothpastes containing whitening agents provides benefits for the permanence of whiteness.
If the above-mentioned situations are followed, the activity lasts for at least 2-3 years. After 2-3 years, additional sessions can be performed by evaluating with your dentist.
Yes it is bleached. Teeth that have lost their vitality can sometimes change color without causing any pain. Even after root canal treatment, such teeth may not return to their former color.
Special whitening agents (special gels containing hydrogen peroxide) can be applied inside the tooth to bring the tooth to the same color level with the neighboring teeth.
After the whitening agent is placed in the tooth, the tooth is filled with a temporary filling and the patient is called for controls at intervals of one or two days. After the desired color is obtained, permanent restoration processes are started.
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