Teeth Whitening, mechanical teeth whitening, bleaching tooth is essential and identified with nice smile design, white and shining teeth. Undoubtedly, the beautiful and cosmetic smile is identified with white and bright teeth. The tooth and mouth, which provide the aesthetics of the smile, make the facial contours more harmonious with facial expression. In this way, in general individuals with aesthetic tooth integrity, gaining better appearance, and smile nicer. However, there may be some factors that are incompatible with the aesthetic perceptions of individuals and as a result, make individuals visually unhappy. For example; the individual’s teeth may have discolored enough to disturb or even make individual unhappy in his social life due to external factors or hereditary reasons.
Teeth Whitening Differs Between the Individuals
Skin color and lip pigmentation vary from person to person. Some skin colors and lip structure can also highlight the discoloration of the teeth. Regardless of gender, the dental discoloration problem is an uncomfortable situation for every individual. Tooth whitening, which is an important part of cosmetic dentistry and smile design, will provide many important social and mental benefits to individuals. Therefore, many people are seeking alternatives to overcome this problem. Tooth whitening treatments, which are at the forefront of smile design and cosmetic dentistry applications, consist of several different clinical methods.
Mechanical Teeth Whitening
Teeth are cleaned from yellow or brown surface stains and the calculus that accumulated around the teeth and near the roots of the teeth which help teeth to regain natural colors as a result of cleaning.
Teeth whitening with this method is called “Mechanical Teeth Whitening”. This whiteness is obtained by completely removing the stones and by the polishing. Whiteness obtained by mechanical whitening is a whiteness obtained by cleaning the teeth and polishing.
Office Type Bleaching
Office type bleaching or teeth whitening is a clinical method applied by the dentist within the clinic. They are much more intense than household teeth whitening, and teeth whitening gel contains 35-45% active ingredient. After the gel is applied to the teeth, it is exposed to special light and this process takes approximately 1 hour. With the office-type bleaching method, more efficient results are obtained in terms of smile design. This method is applied to two different areas:
It is applied directly for whitening the tooth surface. For discoloration caused by superficial reasons positive results are obtained. It is the fastest method. If necessary, effective results can be obtained with successive sessions.
The application of gels which we recommend clinically according to the type and general condition of the teeth, to apply to teeth in certain variations and intervals is called “household bleaching or bleaching”. These household whitening gels contain low amounts of hydrogen peroxide and can cause damage if they come into contact with the gums. The period of application lasts for 2 or 3 weeks and although positive results are obtained in the color of the tooth bleached, they contribute positively to the smile design.
Dental Bleaching (Intracanal Bleaching)
When the nutrition of the teeth compromised as a result of the removal of the nerves, a shady gray color that spreads towards the surface of the tooth may be seen in the teeth with the root canal treatment. This appearance creates cosmetic problems in the teeth and harms the smile design. The fillings are removed of these teeth and the whitening gel is injected into the tooth. Then waited for 24 to 48 hours. As a result, there is a considerable whitening occurs in the tooth color. Then temporary fillings are removed and permanent fillings are placed. Clinically, we apply household bleaching and office bleaching methods together. If there is a tooth with root canal treatment, we include the internal bleaching technique in the processes.
What is Bleaching?
Teeth whitening method is an accurate treatment applied in our country, it is a clinically proven and frequently used treatment method in America and Europe. Teeth whitening, which is obtained on the surface of the teeth, does not harm the health of the individual. Rarely, sensitivities that may occur during the administration of the drug may cause discontinuation of therapy. Even so, such individuals are among the minority of all practices.
Teeth whitening and bleaching methods do not cause any permanent side effects in most individuals; it may cause tooth sensitivity, which usually lasts 12 hours. This sensitivity is caused by reactions occurring on the enamel surface. The important point in this treatment is to take care and not to let gel to get in contact with the tooth roots.
Teeth whitening bleaching treatments made within the scope of smile design provide permanent results. In this regard, it has great importance that our patients do not interfere with their clinical visits and carefully adhere to dental appointments.
The problem of dental discoloration may recur as a result of skip dental appointments, not adhering to oral hygiene, and the use of dental discoloring (tobacco products, excessive coffee, and tea consumption). In this case, we offer clinically different treatment alternatives. However, starting from the general features of teeth whitening and bleaching treatments, we can say that the results of smile design are very successful in terms of permanence.