The teeth whitening methods applied in our clinic are as follows:
• Home Teeth Whitening
Custom-made whitening trays are prepared by taking impressions from inside the mouth. The whitening gel is applied to the tray in specific amounts. The tray is worn for a minimum of 4-6 hours per day for an average of 10-15 days, or it can be worn during sleep overnight for 8-10 days, resulting in a treatment duration of 8-10 days.
• In-Office Teeth Whitening
This is a teeth whitening method performed in the dental clinic. It is suitable for patients with time constraints. The application time is shorter compared to other methods. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth by the dentist, and it is activated using blue LED light, UV, or laser, which takes about 20 minutes for the whitening process. (Considering gum cleaning, preparation, and patient preparation, the whole treatment may take up to 1 hour.)
• Single Tooth Whitening
(Internal whitening for root canal treated/vital teeth) Some of the existing filling on the tooth is removed, and the opened cavity is filled with whitening gel, then the tooth is temporarily sealed with a temporary filling. Sessions are repeated every 3 days until the desired color is achieved. If the root canal filling is well isolated, it usually does not harm the tooth.
• Combination Treatment of Home and In-Office Teeth Whitening
To decide on the appropriate teeth whitening method for you, a consultation is necessary. Teeth whitening methods may cause slight tooth sensitivity. Generally, tooth sensitivity is expected to resolve within 24-48 hours. Otherwise, you should consult your dentist.
The whitening effect starts to fade over time. This duration varies depending on the consumption of colored liquids (tea, coffee, wine, cola, etc.) and smoking, taking approximately 6 months to 1 year. To make teeth whitening permanent, it can be supported with 1 or 2 sessions every 4-6 months. During and after the whitening process, it is essential to avoid colored liquids, foods that stain, and tobacco products for at least 2 days. If consumed, the procedure may have adverse reactions, and teeth may become discolored.
Achieving the desired teeth whiteness is not difficult at all.