Nowadays there are different ways to carry out a dental whitening depending on the cause that has modified the color of the tooth. Depending on the origin of each case, the specialist in Dentistry and Stomatology will decide which treatment is optimal for each case, from the well-known dental whitening to more invasive processes, such as prosthetic restorations – crowns and bridges – or dental veneers.
There are also stains that are due to certain elements of the diet of each person, such as the consumption of wine, tea or coffee. In the latter case, it could be eliminated with an oral cleaning.
Teeth whitening consists of a placement that affects all the teeth in the mouth. It consists of a whitening that the patient will be performed in one session or in person at the clinic and a week of outpatient reinforcement of approximately one week.
The treatment has some limitations, such as staining caused by the consumption of medications, such as tetracyclines.
This treatment consists of minimally polishing the outside of the teeth to gradually add layers of composite on the tooth. The dentist applies the material to the tooth and molds it to the ideal size and color.
In contrast to porcelain veneers, the composite is barely thick, so no grinding of the tooth is required.
Prosthetic restoration consists of grinding the contour of the tooth and placing an esthetic crown on top of it. It is a less conservative treatment.
What is non-vital tooth whitening?
Non-vital whitening consists of the application of a whitening product from inside the tooth.