Aesthetic Whitening

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a practice that aims to solve the problems of dyschromia, due to foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, cola, artichokes, licorice, spices, smoke, abuse of chlorhexidine, medicines such as tetracycline.
The chemicals mainly used for whitening are carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which applied on the teeth and acting chemically make them a lighter shade, giving them extra shine.

This procedure does not affect the enamel surface. However it is not advisable to rely on do-it-yourself with the use of products and whitening gels, but it is always recommended to consult the dentist. Before starting treatment we must study the case for optimal results, carrying out a survey on the state of health of the mouth and teeth, to ensure that there is no presence of tooth decay, injury to the gums or strong sensitivity.

In the case of inflammatory processes , first it will be appropriate to carry out the care needed. Of particular importance is the identification of the initial color to evaluate precisely what results you can get. The combination of both methods possible (professional whitening in the studio and at home) guarantees better and more long-lasting results.
Assisted laser tooth whitening (professional bleaching): the whitening procedure involves, first of all, a thorough dental hygiene and an assessment of the state of health of the mouth and teeth. After determining the original color of the tooth and performed any photographic surveys to better assess the final outcome, we proceed to isolate the gums with the application of a protective rubber (dental dam) to prevent the gums to come into contact with whitening products.

We then move on to apply the hydrogen peroxide gel which is left on, depending on the level of discoloration and the sensitivity of the patient.
To enhance the whitening effect of such a procedure we formerly used the particular plasma lamps which amplified the chemical action of peroxide.

The studio Bellinvia, instead, performs the bleaching with a diode laser, the beam of which multiplies the action of the gel further by reducing the time of exposure of the tooth to whitening substances.

This one, activated by the laser, it releases free radicals that penetrate through the dental enamel and reach the pigmented molecules of the teeth, responsible for the yellowing , shattering them by means of oxidation-reduction reactions. The advantages of a professional whitening treatment consist in the efficacy (excellent, immediate and long-lasting results), in short time in complete safety for the patient’s health (painless treatment and non-harmful, neither for the enamel or the gums) .

Home Bleaching or maintenance: it uses the same whitening gels in lesser concentrations but for a longer time. The patient is provided a specifically tailored dental mask, created by the dentist on the cast of his/her dental impressions, in order to ensure the perfect adherence to the teeth even in the presence of bridges or imperfections. Inside the mask, the patient will place the gel and apply it for a few hours during the day or at night depending on the concentration of the bleaching gel (3% -6%). This method allows to keep longer in time the results obtained.