Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive treatment that is used to change the colour of the natural enamel of the tooth to whiter shades of the original, it is an ideal procedure to enhance the beauty of your smile. Nowadays, having whiter teeth has become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients.
The replacement of any restoration can be done after bleaching, matching the colour of these with freshly bleached teeth. Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be necessary over the years, this time will be shortened if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine. It is also recommended in cases of dental fluorosis stains (excess fluoride), dental stains due to medications such as tetracycline, etc.
WHAT DOES THE BLEACHING OF THE TEETH INVOLVE?
The procedure for whitening the teeth is done in a single appointment in the dental clinic, lasts from 45 minutes to an hour, as the gums are protected with a special material, then the teeth are covered with a carbamide peroxide gel to 20% and then placed under a light that reacts to the bleaching gel.
It is normal to experience sensitivity in the teeth during a time after whitening, but this will diminish in a couple of days. Likewise, it will be recommended that during these two days after the treatment you do not drink any drink that could stain your teeth, for example: coffee, tea or wine.