Tooth whitening in just ONE SINGLE SESSION of ONE HOUR WITHOUT ANY INCONVENIENCE!
Professional tooth whitening helps to lighten the natural colour of one’s teeth, producing a whiter, brighter, cleaner and more youthful smile. It acts through oxygen which is released between the enamel prisms. This breaks up large staining molecules (which are dark coloured) into smaller molecules (which are lighter). It causes no damage to natural enamel. It is worth remembering that tooth whitening systems lighten the colour but do not change any other characteristics of one’s smile, such as the position or shape of the teeth. Other techniques must be used to achieve this end, such as orthodontic treatments, Digital Smile Design, or the fitting of ceramic or composite 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.
Whitening can be performed in 45 minute sessions at the clinic, at the patient’s home (by applying a gel to the teeth using tailor made cells), or both methods can be combined.
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After application to the enamel, these products can be activated to improve their efficacy by using different energy sources (such as laser, plasma lamps or high-energy LEDs) available at the dental clinic, thereby accelerating the whole process. Each system has its advantages and its disadvantages. The quickest, such as laser activation, for example, can produce some tooth sensitivity that lasts for a few days. Therefore, it is desirable to count on all of the systems together, so that we can use the most appropriate for each case, or we can even adapt them according to the patient’s needs.
At Clínica Dental Padrós, your dentist in Barcelona, we place the different methods available at your disposal, always offering you the most suitable solution for your particular case.