Would you like to have a whiter, cleaner and more natural smile?
After several years perfecting the technique, we have achieved an extraordinary professional teeth whitening system. With the new protocol we can obtain, in 98% of the cases, a final shade lighter than the A1 of the Vita dental shade guide. In addition, the method offers the following advantages:
- No need to change diet or habits
- Results are long-term lasting
The system combines different optimized steps to obtain the best final result.
New dental whitening unit at Clinica Dental Padros
Would you like to show a brighter and more beautiful smile in a single one hour session and without any discomfort? Now it's possible.
We offer you the world's best teeth whitening unit. The system Polus Advance has been awarded by the renowned dental materials evaluation magazine, Dental Advisor, as the world's best teeth whitening unit every year for the last 8 years. The new model has just come out to the market and is available for you at Clinica Dental Padros.
This unit combines different activation light waves (LED, Plasma Arch and Halogen) in order to get the best whitening effect without causing any discomfort. It's equipped with photoelectric sensors that automatically graduate the intensity of the light in relation to the distance to the teeth.
The unit also allows us to whiten one single tooth in a precise and personalized way. We can also treat difficult cases like tetracycline stains.
If you wish to receive more information about the possibilities of this new teeth whitening unit or about our dental esthetics treatments, call us at +34 933291895 or set an appointment at our webpage.
More and more people are aware of the influence of a beautiful smile on dental aesthetics, with white teeth free of stains that give an appearance of greater oral health. With the passage of time, the wear of tooth enamel, as well as stains from certain foods, drinks such as tea, coffee or wine, medicines or tobacco can gradually darken their natural shade despite proper oral cleaning. Many patients would like to have whiter and more beautiful teeth. This offers a cleaner, younger, healthier and more aesthetic image. The way to get your teeth whitened is to undergo a dental whitening.
Professional tooth whitening allows you to lighten the natural shade of your teeth leaving a whiter, brighter, cleaner and younger smile. It works thanks to the oxygen it releases between the prisms of the enamel. It divides the large staining molecules (which are dark) into smaller molecules (which are lighter). It does not damage the natural enamel. It should be noted that tooth whitening systems lighten the shade, but do not change other characteristics, such as the position or shape of the teeth. This would require the use of other techniques such as orthodontics, Digital Smile Design, composite veneers or ceramic veneers.
Types of tooth whitening
Different types of tooth whitening are available. They can be external (applied to the front face of teeth) or internal (applied to the interior of dead teeth). The majority use peroxides, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamate peroxide. It is important to avoid damaging the gums during these techniques, so they must be applied by a professional. There are also peroxide-free tooth whitening treatments available, somewhat less effective but well-suited to certain cases.
Tooth whitening can be done in 1 or 2 sessions of 45 minutes in the clinic, at home (applying a gel to the teeth using custom-made trays), or both methods can be combined.
To improve the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in clinics, once applied to the enamel, they can be activated by different energy sources (such as LASER, plasma lamps or high energy LEDs, also called LED tooth whitening or light tooth whitening) that will accelerate the process. Each system has its advantages and disadvantages. The fastest ones, such as laser activation for example, can cause sensitivity for a few days. That is why it is convenient to have all the systems available, so that we can use the most suitable one in each case, or even modify it according to the patient's requirements.
We do not recommend the at-home tooth whitening systems sold in commercial kits because for safety reasons the products they use have a lower concentration of peroxide and therefore the procedure is not as effective and other problems may also arise. The home teeth whitenings that appear on the Internet with everyday products that we have at home, are often fake whiteners and not at all can be compared to professional systems.
Whitening teeth is a procedure in dentistry that many people do today to improve their aesthetics and give a feeling of better health and oral hygiene, especially those people who have to maintain a good public image in the world of fashion, politics, film, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
What can be achieved?
Tooth whitening makes it possible to lighten the natural tonality of teeth by various shades. Depending on the initial colouring, the type of staining, the technique and the materials used, etc., a greater or lesser change of colour can be achieved.
Grayish or brown stains caused by tetracyclines or very translucent teeth do not usually respond as well as teeth that are simply somewhat yellowish, which are the ones that allow us to achieve greater changes.
Only natural teeth can be whitened, not restorations (fillings, caps, etc.).
Is it painful?
Normally there is no discomfort. A certain sensitivity (especially to hot/cold) may appear during the procedure. This sensitivity disappears at the end of the whitening.
We offer special procedures for the prevention and treatment of dental hyperesthesia during bleaching for those most sensitive patients.
Does it damage the tooth?
Controlled by a professional, teeth whitening does not damage the tooth at all. An abuse of concentration, or sessions, or a bad application could affect the pulp. In internal whitening (of devitalized teeth), the presence of a fissure in the tooth could cause the whitening agent to reach the root, and could cause root reabsorption. For this reason, in these cases the individual risks must be assessed and the evolution must be monitored very closely.
What types of tooth whitening are there and what is the difference between them?
There are different types of whitening:
- Internal whitening (in devitalized teeth), where the whitening agent is placed inside (in the pulp chamber). Whitening takes place from the inside out.
- External whitening: To obtain the best results we combine the treatment at home with the clinic.
There are different whitening gels. With or without peroxides, with or without remineralizing agents, monocomponent, etc. There are also many different types of activation systems for sessions in the clinic:
By LED light of determined wavelength.
By Plasma Arc
Within each type there is a variety of qualities. The most effective activation systems can cost (to the clinic) 10 times more than the simplest systems, but they are also much more effective and produce less discomfort.
It is very useful for the clinic to have different systems that allow it to achieve the best result in each case (there are those who require maximum whitening efficiency, there are those who have very sensitive teeth and require a slower duration, which does not produce sensitivity, etc.).
There are also different ways of manufacturing ambulatory whitening trays. The most complete systems are made with a peripheral sealing system that does not allow the gel to escape or the saliva to enter the tray while the patient is wearing it. This significantly improves efficiency and results.
How does teeth whitening work?
The whitening gel, usually through oxygen, breaks the long chain molecules, which are dark in other short chain molecules that are lighter. This not only neutralizes stains and residues caused by certain drug treatments, but also clarifies the natural tooth tone. Among other products, this gel contains hydrogen peroxide.
What precautions should be taken?
With the innovative system we use, it is not necessary to follow any very strict guidelines. We recommend that, during all phases of whitening, care should be taken not to eat foods that may dye the enamel such as coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine...
Some patients may experience side effects of teeth whitening, such as tooth sensitivity, but these usually disappear within 2-3 days.
How long do white teeth last?
With our maintenance protocol we can easily achieve a long term duration of the colour achieved.
How is the procedure?
It is as simple as it is effective. Our whitening system consists of using a product during 15 days of application at home to end with an hour and a half session in the clinic. The results are amazing!
How much does it cost to whiten teeth?
It can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case, but the price of teeth whitening can range from about 220 euros to about 990 euros.
Where can I have my teeth whitened in Barcelona?
Teeth whitening is one of the dental treatments that must be carried out by a professional dentist in dental clinics. At the Clínica Dental Padrós Paral.lel, in Av. Paral.lel, 84 in Barcelona we have all the most advanced teeth whitening systems (high performance and high quality systems of Led, Laser, Plasma Arch, sealed trays, internal, external systems, etc.), which allows us to choose the most suitable in each case and allows us to adjust it according to its evolution.