Goodbye, discoloured teeth. Hello, radiant smile! Bleaching gently whitens your teeth and improves their aesthetics.
Bleaching: At a glance
Bleaching is a chemical process. During this process, free radicals transform discoloured molecules in the tooth enamel and dentin into colourless molecules. Before we start, we examine and clean the teeth to remove surface discolouration. If we discover diseases such as caries during the examination, we have to treat them first.
After a few days, we move on to the next round: you decide between in-office bleaching and home bleaching. In-office bleaching is carried out in our practice. Because we use a highly concentrated whitening substance, the result is visible immediately after the treatment. With home bleaching, we make individual bleaching trays for you, which you coat with a bleaching gel and wear at home for several days.
Anyone who struggles with discolouration and wants beautiful white teeth can be happy with bleaching. Especially smokers or passionate tea and coffee drinkers are often affected by external discolouration. Bleaching also helps with internal discolouration. Internal discolouration is caused by dead tooth nerves or medicines such as tetracycline, for example.
Bleaching can lead to temporary hypersensitivity of the teeth, which usually disappears after a few days. We have special gels in our practice for such cases.
If you avoid the causes of discolouration after treatment, it can take several years before new discolourations form.
It is very important to know that existing fillings and dentures are not whitened by bleaching. This can lead to unwanted colour effects. Of course, we can remove fillings and replace them with new ones of a different colour. However, insurance companies do not usually pay for this. If you have fillings and replacements and would still like to have them bleached, we will be happy to advise you on your options.
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