If the discoloration of your teeth is what restricts your laughter between your lips, you can get rid of it in just a few days. The whitening process is in the form of applying a specially prepared gel on the teeth and accelerating the reaction with a light source in most techniques. The mechanism of the bleaching process is an oxidation-reduction reaction. The substances used release oxygen. The substances that cause discoloration on the teeth are replaced by colorless substances and whitening occurs.
Tooth discoloration is based on many different causes:
- Environmental Factors:Lack of brushing, dietary chromogens, bacterial plaque on the tooth surface, trauma to the tooth, coloring foods such as tea, coffee, and red wine.
- Professional Reasons:Exposure to metallic salts.
- Genetic Factors:dark tooth color due to genetic factors, antibiotics used in childhood, dental tissue diseases such as amelogenesis imperfecta-dentinogenesis imperfecta-fluorosis.
- Previous Dental Treatments:Coloring due to root canal treatments and amalgam fillings.
It is applied to teeth that have lost their vitality. If the teeth have been exposed to a trauma before or if discoloration has occurred after root canal treatment, whitening is achieved by placing gel inside the teeth. 35% perhydrol is placed on the tooth treated with root canal treatment, and the process is terminated when sufficient whiteness is achieved by changing it periodically.
It is applied by activating the whitening paste applied to the teeth by the dentist with a light source. The applied gel superoxol is a caustic substance. Therefore, reversible staining may occur in the surrounding soft tissues. Therefore, before starting the procedure, the lips are isolated and the gums are covered with a special light-curing barrier.
In whitening performed with a normal light device, the sessions last approximately 30-45 minutes and the result can be observed immediately. The duration of the treatment depends on the physician and the degree of whiteness desired by the patient, so as not to cause damage to the tooth. Approximately 3 sessions are performed with 2 days intervals.
In cases where the light device is laser, the result is obtained in one session as a result of the session lasting approximately 1 hour.
The whitening process has no effect on fillings and veneers. Therefore, they must be renewed according to the tooth color obtained.
This procedure, which is very simple to apply by the patient and the physician, has no long-term complications. Therefore, instead of hiding our smile, we all have the right to display a bright smile that can be obtained with such an easy process.
Note: The information contained in the site is for informing, this information does not replace the physician’s examination or diagnosis of the patient for medical purposes.