An even and radiant smile is always determined by the colour of the teeth. Yellowish or greyish discoloured teeth or rows of teeth can cloud the smile and gnaw away self-confidence. These discolorations, which are perceived as unaesthetic, develop in the course of time through the consumption of coloring drinks such as red wine, coffee or tea as well as through smoking: The colour particles penetrate into the tooth enamel and cannot be removed even with thorough dental care.
Discoloration of the teeth can also be caused by taking certain medications. These include, for example, nitrate or iron-containing therapeutics that stain the teeth yellowish-brownish. After a successful root canal treatment, greyish and also reddish discolorations can occur on the affected tooth. Thanks to modern tooth aesthetic methods for tooth whitening, no one has to accept this nowadays.
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Bleaching methods in clinic
In bleaching, the colour particles in the enamel are whitened by bleaching agents containing carbamide or hydrogen peroxide. Depending on the composition of the bleach and the extent of the discoloration, there are different bleaching methods to achieve the desired result.
Tooth whitening in the office bleaching procedure
The office bleaching procedure has its name from the fact that it is carried out in the “office” in one of dental practices:
*First, the gums are covered with a stretch rubber blanket.
*The bleaching agent is then applied evenly to the teeth by a specialist experienced in the method. Depending on the desired degree of whitening, the bleaching agent is left to act on the teeth for some time.
*For a more intensive bleaching result, the effect of the agent can be enhanced by treatment with LED light or laser.
*Depending on the desired result, the application can be repeated several times.
Teeth whitening using the home bleaching method
For all those who want to get back their white smile at home on their own, Glow Up Istanbul also offers tooth whitening using the home bleaching method. One of dental aestheticians will prepare an individual bleaching tray for you, which you will fill with an appropriate bleaching agent according to the precise instructions of experts and wear for one or more hours. The results of the procedure are visible after 2 to 6 weeks.
Teeth whitening procedure at Glow Up Istanbul
*Before bleaching, experienced staff will perform a thorough examination of your mouth to rule out any gum problems or untreated caries infections.
*Your teeth will then be completely cleaned with a professional tooth cleaner. In this way, the treating dentist can see how strong the discolorations actually are and which treatment method is suitable.
*Together with you, we will discuss the desired and possible degree of whiteness that you would like to achieve with bleaching.
*Depending on the type of treatment, the application itself takes about 1 to 2 hours and can be repeated in several sessions until the desired result is achieved.
*In order to prolong the life of the results achieved, colouring drinks such as coffee or tea should be avoided immediately after the treatment. The consumption of acidic foods such as oranges is also contraindicated after the treatment.
Tooth whitening risks
Teeth whitening is usually risk-free, as long as it is carried out professionally. All dental specialists at Glow Up Istanbul therefore have a thorough education and many years of experience in the field of bleaching and tooth whitening.
Another prerequisite for bleaching without complications is a healthy oral cavity without untreated caries, periodontitis or gum problems. These risks can also occur:
When teeth are whitened with bleaching trays, the gums may become irritated and inflamed if the trays are not seated accurately. However, this risk can be largely excluded by the custom-fit fabrication of an individual bleaching tray at Glow Up Istanbul. In office bleaching procedures, the gums are also completely covered so that they do not come into contact with the bleaching agent.
Immediately after bleaching, the tooth necks can react more sensitively to cold and heat. This is usually only temporary and can be quickly relieved with a fluoride gel.
Tooth fillings cannot be bleached, which may result in visible differences in shade nuances. If necessary, however, the fillings can be renewed in the appropriate shade.