Teeth are stained by the foods and drinks we consume. Smoking further stains teeth and the natural bright, white shade becomes darkened. Teeth whitening is a successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen. At Integrated Dental Concepts in Worli, Mumbai, we use various methods of teeth Whitening to suit the needs of the patient and also the dental problem faced.
Teeth whitening can be prescribed to be done
At Home (Tray Whitening)
In Office (Barrier Whitening)
Internal Whitening (For Discoloured Teeth)
Home Tray Whitening
A whitening gel is placed in a custom-made tray which you can wear whilst asleep or for short periods during the day. Results are normally seen over 2 weeks.
This method for whitening teeth uses a ‘tray’. First of all, impressions are taken from which a study model is made. This is painted with a special material which increases the thickness of the tooth area.
When the tray is prepared, a small pocket is produced. The whitening solution occupies this pocket ensuring that it only comes into contact with the required surfaces and that no damage is done to the soft gums.
In Office Whitening
Your teeth can be lightened immediately using this technique which is conducted in our Dental Practice. Our Office 1-hour power whitening can whiten teeth by up to several shades, brightening your teeth dramatically to its natural shade. Your lips and gums are covered and a gel is applied to your teeth. A special light is positioned over your teeth to activate the gel, which gently penetrates your teeth, breaking up stains and discolouration. Whiter, brighter teeth in less than an hour!
There are many reasons for discolouration. Sometimes this is due to a filling showing through the tooth surface.
First of all the old amalgam filling is removed. The old root treatment is then sealed and the whitening material inserted. A temporary filling is placed and the whitening is given time to occur. The whitening material is then removed and the filling made permanent.