Bleaching, often known as teeth lightening, is a non-invasive dental procedure that changes the shade of healthy tooth enamel. Since tooth whitening has been the majority of people’s top cosmetic concern, several methods are available. The most common way to radically whiten teeth is to utilise a home teeth-whitening system. Old fillings, crowns, or other dental work must be considered since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel. After the teeth have been bleached, any restorations will be put back in place to match the newly whitened teeth.
What does teeth whitening entail?
Two visits are generally required for teeth whitening. At your initial appointment, impressions (moulds) of your teeth will be made in order to create custom clear plastic trays.
At your second appointment, you will try the trays to make sure they fit well, and we will make any necessary adjustments. The trays are worn with a specific whitening solution two times a day or for 30 minutes, even overnight, for a few weeks, depending on the degree of discolouration and desired level of whitening. While whitening your teeth, tooth discomfort is frequent, but after you stop bleaching, it rapidly goes away.
You’ll receive instructions on taking care of your trays and teeth and encouragement to visit your dentist frequently to help you keep a radiant, white smile.