The discoloration of the teeth can be removed with the bleaching process and you can have whiter teeth. The teeth whitening process is quite different from the polishing process after the tartar cleaning process. In the tooth whitening process, the color of the tooth can be lightened up to 2-3 tons. The teeth whitening process can be applied as office bleaching applied by the physician in the office environment, and home bleaching that the patient will apply at home with gels containing lower ratio bleaching agents, thanks to a transparent plaque given to the patient with the measurements taken from the patient.
So what is the Teeth Whitening Process?
Office type whitening is the most effective method among all whitening systems. Since the peroxide ratios of the bleaching agents used in the bleaching process performed during the examination are higher, the bleaching is faster and its permanence is longer. Before the teeth whitening process is applied; In order to get a more effective result, the patient should be cleaned of calculus before whitening. Photographs are taken from the patient before and after the sessions, and color determination is made. The number of sessions to be applied is usually 2 or 3 and varies according to the coloration of the tooth. Since we do not want the gums to be damaged before the procedure, they are covered with a protective barrier and then the whitening gel is applied to the teeth. Whitening gel is applied to the teeth for 2 or 3 periods with approximately 15-minute periods. Between sessions, the patient is asked to stay away from coloring foods (tea, coffee, wine, etc.) and to minimize smoking. Sensitivity can be seen between whitening sessions, but; These sensitivities are eliminated with the desensitizing toothpastes to be used.
In the bleaching system we call home-type, a transparent plaque suitable for the patient is produced thanks to the color determined and the measurement taken before the treatment. Whitening agents containing a lower percentage of "Carbamide Peroxide" are used in home-type teeth whitening. The prepared transparent plaque and tubes containing the whitening agent are given to the patient and the physician explains how to apply it to his teeth. The patient applies the drug in accordance with the dentist's recommendations, twice a day for 2 weeks or only for 1-2 weeks while sleeping at night. With weekly controls, the progress of the treatment is monitored and necessary changes are made. The dentist and the patient should decide together which method to apply whitening to the patient.
What is the Success Rate of Bleaching Process?
Studies have shown that the satisfaction rate of patients is quite high, especially in tea, coffee, smoking and age-related discolorations. But; Very good results cannot be obtained in colorations called “fluorosis” due to drugs or excessive fluoride.
How Long Does Teeth Whiteness Last?
Although it varies from person to person, the whiteness of the teeth continues between 3 months and 3-4 years. While the life of acquired whiteness is shorter in individuals who use tea, coffee and cigarettes, the lifespan of whiteness can be much longer in other individuals. Regular controls are provided every 6 months before the teeth return to their old colors, and if necessary, repeating the bleaching process every 6 months or once a year ensures that the whiteness is longer lasting, shortens the duration of the second whitening and is economically advantageous.