Before the treatment, the cosmetic dentist in Delhi at Delhi Dental Center & our smile designing dentist, will examine the patient: taking a health and dental history (including allergies and sensitivities).
Observe hard and soft tissues, placement and conditions of restorations, and sometimes dental x-rays are needed to determine the nature and depth of possible irregularities. If this is not completed prior to the whitening agents being applied to the tooth surface, excessive sensitivity and consequences may occur.
The whitening shade guides are used to measure tooth colour. These shades determine the effectiveness of the whitening procedure, which may vary from two to seven shades.
These shades may be reached after a single in office appointment, or may take longer depending on the individual. The effects of bleaching can last for several months, but may vary depending on the lifestyle of the patient.
Consuming tooth staining foods or drinks that have a strong colour may compromise effectiveness of the treatment. These include food and drinks containing tannins such as; coffee/tea, red wines, curry etc.
Power or light-accelerated teeth whitening or dental bleaching in India, uses light energy which is intended to accelerate the process of bleaching in a dental office.
The ideal source of energy should be high energy to excite the peroxide molecules without overheating the pulp of the tooth.
The L.E.D machine’s L.E.D. wavelength output is synchronised to the specially blended whitening gel.
This increases efficiency and minimizes the amount of energy required to produce maximum whitening. This effectively shortens treatment times, increases effectiveness and eliminates the heating of teeth that can result in post-operative sensitivity.
Lights are typically within the blue light spectrum as this has been found to contain the most effective wavelengths for initiating the hydrogen peroxide reaction.
A power bleaching treatment typically involves isolation of soft tissue with a resin-based light-cured Gum Barrier, application of a professional dental-grade Hydrogen-peroxide whitening gel (25–38% hydrogen peroxide), and exposure to the light source for 6–15 minutes.
Recent technical advances have minimized heat and ultra-violet emissions, allowing for a shorter patient preparation procedure.
For any whitening treatments it is recommended that a comprehensive examination of the patient is done including the use of radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of the current condition of the mouth, including any allergies that may be present.
The patient will need to have a healthy mouth and free of periodontal disease or caries and to have had a debridement/clean done to remove any tartar or plaque build-up.
It is recommended to avoid smoking, drinking red wine, eating or drinking any deeply coloured foods after this as the teeth may stain considerably straight after treatment.