Aesthetic dentistry is a series of interventions aimed at improving aesthetic value of one’s teeth. This includes removing deposits (polishing, dewatering), restoring natural color, setting dental jewelery (precious and semi-precious stones), filling and ceramics.
The change of tooth color is almost impossible to avoid, and that’s why dentistry allows us to return our teeth back to white with bleaching. The most commonly used method currently is the treatment of teeth with whitening agents activated using a lamp, after cleansing of tartar and plaque, the procedure lasts for a short time, and needs to be repeated several times to achieve results. Using this method, we can make your teeth up to 8 shades lighter.
Bleaching toothpaste and kits sold to be used at home can sometimes be very effective, but there is also a possibility that you will not be able to achieve the desired results using those. That’s why we would recommend that you consult a dental care professional before purchasing and using those products for at-home bleaching.
Tooth polishing is a mechanical dental cleaning procedure with the aid of a fluoride and rotating brush paste. Scouring is used when the deposits can not be removed by ultrasonic cleaning and polishing, and this is a special spray technique with sodium bicarbonate.
Teeth whitening at the dentist’s begins by removing any tartar and plaque from your teeth. After that, the professional whitening product is applied directly to the teeth. Then light (most commonly used these days) is applied to the product, causing the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide contained in the whitening gel. This decomposition releases the oxygen that passes through the enamel and dentin, where it changes the color of the tooth, but not damaging any part of the tooth. The results can be seen in only one, 30-minute treatment. Usually, however, several appointments are needed to achieve the desired results, as recommended by the dentist. There are other, less effective methods of teeth whitening, some of which can be performed at home, and your dentist can also help you with a recommendation.