In aesthetic dentistry, <strong>teeth whitening</strong> has become more interesting with the increase in the population of white-looking teeth. Due to this situation, teeth whitening in aesthetic dentistry has become one of the fastest growing aesthetic fields of dentistry in recent years. With the increase in aesthetic treatment methods to be chosen, supply and demand for the solution of problems that disrupt aesthetics such as tooth discoloration increase, teeth whitening has become more advanced and accessible with the methods applied at home and in clinics with the developing technology. To whiten teeth, you can have healthier and more aesthetic teeth with four different methods. These methods are listed as follows;
<li>Home Type Teeth Whitening</li>
<li>Office Type Teeth Whitening</li>
<li>Single Teeth Whitening</li>
<li>Combined Teeth Whitening</li>
<h3><strong>HOW IS THE TEETH WHITENING PROCESS DONE?</strong></h3>
In the teeth whitening process performed by specialist physicians in the field, first of all, the dentist informs the patient about the treatment stages immediately after performing the necessary examination. If the patient has tooth stone in her teeth, tooth stone cleaning is done first. Subsequently, the gums that the patient may experience sensitivity are closed with a protective isolated tampon. Special gel and tooth paste used for teeth whitening are applied to the teeth and the laser is placed in the patient’s mouth appropriately. <strong>Teeth whitening sessions</strong> are applied between forty minutes and an hour. Sessions are usually held every fifteen minutes. The treatment is completed during the day.
<h3><strong>1- Home Type Teeth Whitening</strong></h3>
This process, which is applied at home under the name of home whitening method, has great advantages both in terms of cost and being a more reliable Whitening method on the part of the patient physician. At the same time, this whitening method has the same quality as the whitening process performed in the clinical enviroment. <strong>Home Type Teeth Whitening </strong>starts with the application of the whitening gel in the ambient conditions determined by the dentist and the use of the whitening plate determined by the specialist physicians of the patient.
It is slower than other whitening methods. Recycling also takes a long time due to the long duration of the whitening method. It also provides an advantage over other teeth whitening methods performed in the clinic.
It is envisaged that the personalized <strong>whitening plaque,</strong> which is formed by measuring the inside of the mouth, will be applied for four to six hours a day on average, and this teeth whitening method takes an average of fifteen days.
<h3><strong>2- Office type teeth whitening</strong></h3>
The desire of people with aesthetic concerns to have a whiter and more natural smile causes an increase in teeth whitening methods. For patients who want to have white teeth, the importance of teeth whitening is increasing day by day and creates a population. The gels used for teeth whitening increase the population of the office whitening method, which is sensitive to high rays, as well as the home whitening method. Teeth whitening varies according to the color and location of the tooth. The duty of the specialist in the field is to give the patient the necessary information about the colors and sensitivity and to systematically provide the patient with the highest whitening.
<strong>Office type whitening</strong> process is as follows;
In the office type teeth whitening process, which is carried out by specialist physicians in the field, the dentist first performs the necessary examination and If the patient has calculus in his teeth, his priority is to clean the calculus. Then, it covers the gums with a protective isolated pad to protect the gums that the patient will experience sensitivity. The dentist applies the special gel and toothpaste used for teeth whitening to the teeth and places the laser that provides the beam in the patient’s mouth appropriately. Office type teeth whitening sessions are usually applied between forty-five minutes and one hour and the sessions are applied every 15 minutes. The treatment varies as an average of three and six sessions.
<h3><strong>3- Single tooth whitening</strong></h3>
<strong>Single tooth whitening</strong> treatment is generally a treatment method applied to teeth that have been saved by root canal treatment but have left permanent damage in their color. <strong>Aesthetic dental treatments </strong>take care of the mouth and tooth structure and apply teeth whitening if necessary. The alignment of the teeth and the correctness of the mouth structure are very important in this regard.
In a single tooth whitening treatment method, sessions are between three and six sessions. If the tooth has not yet reached the whiteness desired by the patient, the session continues. Generally, the sessions are between forty-five minutes and one hour.
<h3><strong>4- Combined teeth whitening</strong></h3>
Combined teeth whitening treatment is one of the treatment methods in which both home and Office whitening treatments types are applied together. In this whitening method, which gives much better results than other treatment methods, after the office whitening process is completed, it is supported by the home whitening method. For permanent whiteness, the patient should stay away from colored drinks and cigarettes. In aesthetic dental treatments, teeth whitening symbolizes a natural smile.