Teeth discoloration occurs as a result of the consumption of tea, coffee, cigarettes and various colored foods. This type of discoloration is removed by dental cleaning. In addition, aging, root canal treatment, antibiotics used in childhood (tetracycline) and various systemic disorders also cause discoloration on the tooth surface. The process of removing all these colors by applying various whitening materials to the tooth surfaces under the control of the physician is called bleaching.
The rate of whitening is proportional to the person’s own tooth color. Teeth can be opened at least three to four tons with this procedure.
HOW IS BLEACHING DONE?
Bleaching application can be done in two ways, home type and office type.
Home Type Application
It is partially under the control of the physician; It is a method that the patient can apply himself.
The physician takes measurements from the patient, prepares the mold in the laboratory, the patient places the bleaching materials into these molds. It should hold in the mouth for five and seven hours. Bleaching results in one or three weeks.
Office Type Application
It is applied in the clinic. After the teeth are cleaned and treated, a protective barrier is applied to the gums, which is a very sensitive procedure. Afterwards, the whitening material is placed on the teeth by an experienced physician. The process is completed with or without applying light depending on the material used. The result is instantly received.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE AND WHEN THE TEETH RETURNS TO THE OLD CONDITION?
1-3 sessions in office type application; In home application, it takes 7-14 days. The resulting whiteness lasts for a few years in the mouth. The recovery time varies depending on the person, eating habits, brushing habits and cigarette consumption.
IS THE WHITENING PROCESS SOMETHING? IS IT HARMFUL TO THE TOOTH?
There is no harm if it is done by experienced physicians. During the bleaching process, sensitivity to cold and heat may occur. This may be minimized if desensitizing agents are used by the physician. If the bleaching material is used in appropriate concentration, it will not harm the teeth.