Teeth Whitening in Shyam Nagar
WHY IS IT DONE?
Looking after your teeth and gums is the key to keeping your smile white, healthy and bright. Teeth whitening is a way of lightening the colour of your natural teeth and, in doing so, making your smile more attractive.
Several factors can cause your teeth to lose their natural brightness over time. These include:
- natural changes in the colour of your dentine (the inner part of your teeth) as you get older
- a diet, rich in food and drink with strong colourings, such as carrots, oranges, chocolate, tea, coffee, and wine
- smoking, which can make your teeth appear yellow
- tartar (plaque that builds up and hardens on your teeth, usually as a result of poor tooth-brushing habits)
- tooth fillings used for root canal treatments
- medicines such as antibiotics when your teeth are developing
With teeth whitening, there’s no need to remove the hard coating (enamel) that protects your teeth, as whitening uses bleaching methods.
HOW IS IT DONE?
We will show you on a chart what shade of white your teeth will be by the end of the treatment. And we will give you an idea of how long it will take to achieve the desired results.
You will have impressions taken of your upper and lower teeth. We will use them to make plastic trays that fit your mouth. These will be used during the treatment to apply the bleaching product to your teeth. We will apply the bleaching gel to your teeth, also using a special blue light that enhances the whitening process giving immediate results. The appointment may take up to two hours.
Internal bleaching can help lighten the colour of teeth that have darkened as a result of a root canal treatment or this is when the blood vessels and nerves inside your tooth are replaced with a filling. During the process of internal bleaching, space will be made by removing previously placed cement in the tooth. The bleach will be placed in this space and will be treated as temporary cement, leaving the bleaching product inside the tooth.
You will need to come back to us after three to seven days to have the temporary filling and bleaching product changed. At each visit, we will also check whether the treatment is working. It may take several visits before the treatment is complete. Satisfactory results can be achieved after two to four visits. At this point, space is closed permanently with a tooth-coloured filling.