Beautiful White Teeth
What is Teeth Whitening?
It is actually a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of the enamel and dentin. The system uses Carbamide Peroxide solution retained in a custom-fitted appliance that is worn over your teeth.
What causes teeth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging, consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, red wine, tobacco, trauma, tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride, nerve degeneration, and old restorations..
Who may benefit from teeth whitening?
Almost everyone. Today it is quite possible for patients to get the extreme makeover smile formerly reserved for the rich and famous. The tooth-whitening system is ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile. The whitening process is most effective on moderately discoloured teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics, take longer to respond to treatment. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth and the duration of time that the system is used. The whitener will not whiten veneers crowns bridges etc and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers etc.
Is the process safe?
Research indicated that whitening the teeth with carbamide peroxide is safe for teeth The solution that is employed has been safely used for many years in the treatment of tooth whitening. We stock many brand names such as ultradent opalescence optident and nite white acp.
How does it work?
The bleaching gel is placed in a bleaching tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, Carbamide Peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the coloured substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed: only the tooth colour is made lighter
How long does it take?
Results are usually seen after the first time the bleaching trays are used. Maximum results generally occur when the process is continued for 10 to 14 nights.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience increased tooth sensitivity during the treatment. Others have reported temporary discomfort, such as gum or tooth sensitivity. These symptoms disappear within 1-2 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.