According to recent data, most of the population, young as well as adult, believe it is important to show a beautiful and healthy mouth.
Due to these requirements and increased demand for “natural” teeth our clinic offers patients the opportunity to improve and ensurethe aesthetics of their smile.
In our clinic two types of tooth whitening (bleaching) are provided; in office or at home.Of course, teeth whitening should always be provided after scaling, so that the optimum result can be achieved.
The first method, In-Office Whitening, involves the carefully controlled use of a relatively high-concentration peroxide gel (35-37%), applied to the teeth by the dentist. Generally, the peroxide is applied to the teeth for two 15 to 20 minute intervals that add up to an hour (at most). Bleaching can cause a temporary increase in sensitivity that lasts no longer than a day or two. Those with particularly stubborn staining may be advised to return for one or more additional bleaching sessions, or may be asked to continue with a home-use whitening system. During this treatment an ultraviolet lamp could be applied as well, to increase the whitening result.The second method, Professionally Dispensed Take-Home Whitening Kits, use the custom-made bleaching trays moulded to the patient’s teeth. The whitening gels we use in our clinic are based on hydrogen carbamide concentration of 15%, and are used for 15 days at home. Most dentists believe professionally dispensed take-home whitening kits are a better option since the bleaching results last over the long haul.
To make a long lasting bleaching results, it is necessary to reduce some habits such as smoking and drinking red wine and coffee. After bleaching, tooth necks can be sensitive to cold, so it is recommended to brush your teeth with toothpaste for sensitive teeth for few weeks.
Teeth whitening in dental office takes about half an hour and at home a few days. Bleaching results last for about a year.
CROWNS AND VENEERS
Another procedure that helps to improve the shape and colour of teeth, especially the front ones, involves the use of ceramic veneers. The impression of the dental arches and teeth models are used in the laboratory to produce precision ceramic veneers that are simply cemented onto the tooth with specialist adhesive.
Veneers are appropriate to use on teeth that needs to be masked for a variety of reasons including trauma, previous root canal treatment, to change of colour of the crown …). Now, thanks to the development of metal-free ceramic, with its incredible strength and beautiful natural look, it is no longer necessary to use metal-ceramic products.
New materials and extremely translucent and transparent ceramics used in the preparation of veneers give them completely natural look.
Veneers are individually made ceramic laminates that require minimal grinding, generally only on the front surfaces of the teeth. Dental veneers are cemented to the prepared tooth surface with special materials, which guarantees their stability on the teeth for many years. Today’s ceramic materials, used in the preparation of veneers, give them high rigidity to produce bridges without the risk of cracking.