What Happens During Teeth Whitening?
The treatment procedure varies depending on the chosen bleaching option. In-office whitening usually lasts one hour or less, when the whitening gel is applied to the tooth surface for a period of 15 to 30 minutes. A high intensity light can be used to speed up the process. The bleaching results are visible immediately.
What to expect after the procedure?
Although the results are immediate, teeth whitening is not a permanent solution to discoloration. Dentists often write take-out trays designed to maximize impact and prolong results.
How long does teeth-whitening last?
According to some studies the whitening results last up to 10 years, but in reality you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years. To help maintain maximum results, you should avoid red wine, coffee and smoking, because they can all cause stains.
Is it safe?
Studies have proven that teeth whitening is safe. You can protect your enamel using calcium sulfate and fluoride.
Does teeth-whitening affect fillings or crowns?
Tooth whitening has little to no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns. However, it may temporarily lessen the bond strength between the enamel and composite restorations. Therefore, we advise you to consult our dentist before starting any teeth whitening treatment.
Does tooth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?
Teeth whitening sensitivity is always temporary. If there is any sensitivity caused by whitening, it will pass one to two days after treatment and the patient will return to its sensitivity state as before starting the whitening process.
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