Aesthetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that is responsible for enhancing the appearance of dentition, thereby allowing patients to achieve an ideal shape and colour of teeth. However, it should be borne in mind that sometimes a dental professional can advise against or refuse to perform a teeth whitening procedure. The patient’s health is of overriding importance. Therefore, in individuals with very sensitive teeth, damaged enamel, exposed dentin, imperfect dental restorations, calculus and dental deposit, as well as untreated caries, the whitening procedures will be strongly advised against until the contraindications have been eliminated. Moreover, whitening procedures are not used in pregnant and breast-feeding women. We offer one of two methods of chemical whitening: teeth whitening in a dental surgery or at home.
Teeth whitening at the dentist’s
During a single appointment, the patient’s teeth are covered with a special gel while the gums are protected against irritating effects of the preparation. This procedure is repeated three times during the appointment, which makes the teeth a few shades brighter. When needed, the treatment can be performed once again after a week.
Teeth whitening at home
Some patients choose a whitening method which can be applied at home. Of course, the treatment is strictly specified and controlled by a dental professional. It takes more time than the method used in a dental surgery, a period of 7-10 days. During the first visit, the doctor takes a sample and during the next visit he gives the patient whitening overlays made by the technician and whitening gel. During control visits, the doctor examines the condition of the gums and checks whether the teeth are not hypersensitive.
Veneers are a minimally invasive method of correcting the shape and colour of teeth. Before they are attached, part of a tooth is trimmed together with the incisal edge, but to a significantly smaller extent than in the case of dental crowns.
Sometimes it is possible to attach veneers without trimming the surface of a tooth. The fact that veneers are less invasive than dental crowns also reduces the risk of complications such as pulpitis (inflammation of the pulp). Veneers on all the front teeth make it possible to achieve natural looking dentition of ideal shape and colour.