Teeth whitening

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The color of teeth is not the same in all people. Many have dark teeth congenital, other teeth darken due to diet, medication, smoking or injury. An important factor is the age

Bleaching or teeth whitening is a technique by which we achieve the improvement of the color of the teeth and the brightness increasing up to 8 tones of the chromatic scale VITA lighter !!!

In our dental clinic is checked electronically with SpectroShade™ Micro  Micro (spectrophotometer) before and after the bleaching process, to determine accurately the color difference

Frequent Dental Questions

In which cases is applied :

● On yellow teeth congenitally
● In the adjacent teeth before placing a prosthetic restoration (e.g., porcelain bridge) so the dental bridge to be made in a lighter color (natural color)
● When someone wants conservative treatment to improve their appearance
● Staining teeth by taking tetracycline
● Staining teeth by excessive fluoride absorption
● Staining teeth by nicotine
● Staining teeth by από foods that cause discoloration
● Spots from dental fluorosis
● Color changing associated with trauma and pulp necrosis
● In superficial or intense and absorbed stains

The most common bleaching agents are :

Υπεροξείδιο του καρβαμιδίου 10-35%
Carbamide peroxide 10% – 35%, is the active ingredient that is commonly used at home
Hydrogen peroxide 15 – 38%
Hydrogen peroxide 15% – 38%, is the active ingredient normally used to intensive bleaching applications in the dental clinic

Intensive dental bleaching in the dental clinic with Led LED i-Brite:

• Usage of hydrogen peroxide 15% – 35% in conjunction with LED light energy systems
• The bleaching gel is applied on the surface of teeth and is activated with LED lamp
• The average duration of the bleaching treatment ranges from 45-60 minutes and is completed in a single visit which is repeated 3-4 times.
• The aesthetic results are immediately visible after the end of treatment
• The change hue varies because of the different intensity and type of discoloration and the characteristics of each tooth

The LED i-Brite device that our clinic have is specially designed so that the transmission light maximize the penetration of whitening gel to the teeth. Simultaneously has control panel to be accurate adjustment of the desired bleaching time. At the same time it is completely safe because it does not emit harmful UV radiation as other lights. The color correction is accomplished by a specially designed 5000 Kelvin light which is equivalent to the natural sunlight at noon

Intensive dental bleaching in the dental clinic with Laser :

Bleaching laser is an advanced aesthetic process in which the specific bleaching gel is activated directly by the laser light and penetrates to the enamel of the teeth

• It is effective, painless and safe technique
• The bleaching gel is applied onto the external surface of the teeth (depending smile 8.6 teeth per arch) and activated by laser light
• The aesthetic result is immediately visible after the end of treatment
• The change hue varies because of the different intensity and discoloration and the characteristics of each tooth
• In just one visit, the average duration of the bleaching treatment ranges from 30-45 minutes
• Especially indicated to smokers or people with very dark teeth
• Contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women
• It is the most modern and costly method of bleaching teeth

Intensive dental teeth whitening at dental clinic with lamp ZOOM!

It is the most popular bleaching method in USA

• It is effective, painless and safe technique
• The bleaching gel is applied onto the external surface of the teeth (depending smile 8.6 teeth per arch) and activated with a special device manufactured by Philips exclusive for Zoom!
• The aesthetic results are immediately visible after the end of treatment
• The change hue varies because of the different intensity and discoloration and the characteristics of each tooth, usually achieved difference 6-8 tonnes according to the color of the Vita Shade
• In just one visit, the average duration of the bleaching treatment ranges from 30-45 minutes
• Especially indicated to smokers or people with very dark teeth
• Contraindicated in patients under 13 years old
• Contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women

In our dental clinic we offer the efficient light Zoom! Advanced Power which is the third generation of bleaching devices Zoom! and is an evolution of previous devices Zoom! and Zoom2!

Teeth whitening at the dental clinic without usage of photopolymerized (Chemical Teeth whitening)

• Apply a hydrogen peroxide gel 15% – 38% in the teeth
• The bleaching gel is applied onto the external surface of the tooth
• The average duration of the bleaching treatment ranges from 15-60 minutes for each dental arch which is completed after 3-4 applications
• The aesthetic results are immediately visible after the end of treatment
• The change hue varies because of the different intensity and discoloration and the characteristics of each tooth, usually achieved difference 6-8 tonnes according to the color of the Vita Shade
• It is recommended to those who want freedom of movement during treatment and do not like the lightening device
• Contraindicated in patients under 18 years old
• Contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women

Dental teeth whitening at home under advices and guidances of the dentist

• Usage of carbamide peroxide 10% – 35% of hydrogen peroxide 6%- 9.5%
• It is simple and safe technique
• WE achieve whitening of all teeth in the oral cavity, not only in the front teeth of the smile, as with bleaching happens that requires light curing
• The patient is examined periodically by the dentist to check the change in tooth color
• It is the most economical method of bleaching and clearly more economical in the maintenance of the result

Dental bleching in a individual (endodontically treated) teeth

• Initially, we apply dental bleaching in the discolorated teeth at the dental clinic
• Below we repeat bleaching of tooth discoloration in the office a few days later if is necessary
• Below dental bleaching is applied in the adjacent teeth at home with custom trays

Duration of results of teeth whitening

In general, a teeth whitening treatment at home will take 1-3 years

Certainly plays an important role smoking, cigar and nutrition with color agents such as coffee, tea, red wine, cola type beverages

Nevertheless, the teeth remain whiter than before starting treatment

Cases of teeth whitening