BleachingBleaching is a cosmetic procedure fot gentle brightening of natural teeth which uses active oxygen. This changes the colour of nuisance tooth pigments while the enamel and dentin remain unaffected. Not everyone has naturally bright white teeth. New techniques in dentistry allow the whitening of the teeth without causing them damage. Existing crowns and bridges cannot be lightened with bleach, however. An alternative to bleaching are veneers or a type of ceramic which surrounds the tooth. They also produce very pleasing aesthetic results.
Home BleachingTeeth bleaching can be done at home with the use of a splint. This individual dental splint is made by a dental technician based on an impression so that it fits the patient’s dental arch exactly. You can apply our mild gel to your splint at home and allow it to sit for a few hours. Treatment times may vary but it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to see results.
Power BleachingPower bleaching is another alternative which may only be performed in a dental clinic. For this option, the high-concentration gel is applied , activated by light and monitored. There are three separate treatments lasting 20 minutes each. The results are checked after each treatment to be certain they match the patient’s request. It is also possible to whiten theeth individually using power bleaching.
Receding gums are often caused by improper brushing with stiff bristles and are not to be confused with inflamed gums. The treatment can be carried out by means of microsurgical gum construction with or without gum grafts. Receding gums caused by periodontal disease combined with bone atrophy can lead to unsightly black holes between the teeth and gums; it can even lead to pronunciation problems! In many cases, these black holes can be filled in with suitably designed ceramic crowns or veneers. If bone atrophy has gone too far, there is a surgical procedure for gum restructuring but its results are unreliable. You could also try a removable gum mask as an alternative solution. After taking impressions, an ultra-thin plastic gum-coloured mask is constructed in the dental laboratory which matches your teeth precisely. This gum mask won’t cause any discomfort when worn. It can be easily removed to brush your teeth and replaced afterwards.