What is teeth whitening - bleaching treatment? What should be considered for teeth whitening - teeth bleaching in Turkey, Antalya?
Teeth Whitening; or teeth bleaching, is carried out by applying a specially prepared gel onto the surface of teeth and accelerating the reaction with a light source. In most techniques it gives very positive results which are noticeable within a few hours to a few days and can last up to 6 months.
Teeth Whitening Treatments
Teeth stains and discoloration are an inevitable outcome of aging. Especially, excessive consumption of red wine, coffee, and smoking speeds up the process. Those who consider teeth whitening should learn the underlying causes of discoloration. In this regard, only an aesthetic dentist can give you the best answer, whether you will have the desired results with this treatment.
At Antlara Dental, Dt. Dilek Aksu Guler and Dt. Mediha Sanli Caglayan would be happy to share their knowledge with 25 years of experience in aesthetic dentistry.
What is Teeth Whitening?
The original color of the teeth is not crystal clear. While some teeth are light grayish, others can be yellow-shaded, gradually getting darker over time. In addition to aging effects on discoloration, skin color or even make-up influences the teeth' appearance. The darker skin or darker make-up causes a brighter teeth appearance.
Aesthetic dentistry is not focused on having the brightest white teeth; instead, it aims to achieve a few shades of whiter teeth. There are two causes of discoloration depending on whether it occurs below the enamel or outside the enamel.
Ectrinsic (Outside) Teeth Whitening
Extrinsic discoloration is caused by external factors that we can control, such as smoking, kinds of meals, coffee, and red wine. Extrinsic (outside) discoloration can be erased with available products on the market.
Inner (Inside) Teeth Whitening
Inner staining develops beneath the enamel during the growth period of the teeth. Intrinsic discoloration may arise from trauma or medications during the formation of teeth. Thus they don`t respond to bleaching products and must be evaluated by an expert.
Who Should Use Teeth Whitening?
Anyone can choose teeth whitening whoever completed teeth formation. But there exist some limitations that can`t be ruled out.
- Pregnancy or lactating period
The chemicals inside bleaching products can be harmful to both mother and baby.
- Front teeth restorations
Teeth bleaching can`t affect the restored teeth such as fillings, implants, bridges, or crowns, whıch may lead to color differentiation among teeth.
- 16-years-old age limit
Teeth bleaching before this age may have adverse effects on teeth at later ages because the formation of teeth is not completed.
- Those who have tooth decay, cavities, periodontal diseases, and are allergic to agents like peroxide.
- Patients who want to have extremely bright teeth.
Is Teeth Whitening can be Applied to Anyone?
Teeth whitening is not an everlasting treatment; anyone who experiences fading in their teeth can take this treatment. The level of staining determines what type of whitening is needed. There are many DIY products for teeth whitening, but none of them can substitute a professional teeth whitening. Beauty centers may also offer teeth cleaning without a dentist's supervision, but it is risky and can cause irreversible damage.
Each stain exhibits various reactions to bleaching chemicals-hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. An inexperienced person can't evaluate the different reactions, which can lead to further discoloration of teeth.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
Having your teeth whitened while you are in Turkey would be a wise option. There are many qualified cosmetic dentists as well as sophisticated clinics for whoever wants teeth whitening Antalya. High-quality dental treatment is paralleled with the experience and technology behind it. We are glad to share our morals, experience, and advanced treatment methods we have in Lara / Antalya. Below, you can see the cost comparison of different countries with teeth whitening in Turkey.
In Office Teeth Bleaching Cost
|Repeat Session||Daily for 7-30 days||Daily for 7-30 days||Daily for 7-30 days|
|Time To See Results||1 Month||1 Month||1 Month|
|Cost||$40 x 12 = $480||€400||$100|
Zoom Teeth Whitening
|Repeat Session||Once every two year||Once every two year||Once every two year|
|Time To See Results||1 hour||1 hour||1 hour|
Lazer Teeth Whitening
|Repeat Session||Once every one to two years||Once every one to two years||Once every one to two years|
|Time To See Results||45 minutes||45 minutes||45 minutes|
How long does teeth whitening take?
The over-the-counter teeth whitening methods can take months and are risky, so this treatment should be done under the supervision of a professional expert, but fortunately, professional teeth whitening techniques don’t last long and produce desired results without any risk.
While there are some bleaching methods like zoom or laser teeth whitening that require 1 or 2 session-which last one hour on average, there are also other whitening techniques like strips-which require 7 or 10 sessions in a month. Patients who prefer to use stripes should wear them for 2 or 3 hours a day and get the results in 2 or 3 weeks.
With whitening gel or toothpaste, you can achieve shades of whiter teeth within six weeks, but depending on the brand and the severity of stains, they may also show effect in just a couple of weeks.
Steps of Teeth Whitening Treatment?
Different experts may follow different steps, but here are all the necessary steps for an in-chair dental whitening.
- The patients are relaxed by explaining all procedures-waiting to them.
- Images of the existing teeth are taken to compare the post-surgery teeth.
- The dentist polishes the teeth with pumice and then rinses them.
- Cheeks and lips are covered with retractors to secure them from bleaching chemicals.
- The dentist applies a gingival barrier along the gums line to secure them. Sometimes extra isolation may be needed.
- The gingival barrier is hardened with 20 seconds of a special light.
- Whitening gel is applied and spread evenly to the teeth.
- The gel is activated through special light, and after waiting 8 to 15 minutes, the gel is removed, and the process is repeated at least three times, if necessary, up to 10 times.
- Final photos are taken to compare and evaluate the results.
The Procedures of Home Whitening Kits
- With this method, your dental provider produces a custom-made mouth tray from the impression of your teeth.
- Then, you take your mouth trays with a solution that mainly consists of hydrogen peroxide and detailed instructions about how to use them.
- Your dentist evaluates the progress with before and after pictures during your regular visits.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Our teeth are constantly exposed to foods and drinks and lose their appearance no matter how we clean them. To take our youthful smile back, teeth whitening provides the best solution for you. Here are the reasons;
Offer Brighter Smile
Deep stains accumulated in your teeth don’t respond to over-the-counter teeth whitening products, but in a professional clinic, a patient`s before and after photos can convince you.
Over-the-counter whitening products, especially unqualified strips can weaken your teeth enamel, resulting in decay or cavities. But, under the supervision of a qualified dentist, you don’t need to worry about the side effects of treatment.
Those who have an intensive lifestyle can benefit from the fast results of teeth whitening.
Beneficial for Your Oral Health
While your dentist tries to wipe out all stains from your teeth, plaques, and tartars- which contain an unhealthy environment, are also removed. The best solution for teeth whitening is in-house teeth whitening under expert observation. But as long as all precautions are taken and the patient`s custom situation is determined correctly, it also carries some risks, which may include;
According to research published in the journal of Evidence, there found risks with the excessive use of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. But, it is accepted by dental environments that products offered by clinics are pretty safe if you stick to instructions.
The side effects that may stem from the excessive usage of bleaching chemicals are; roughening and softening of the teeth, demineralization, temporary sensitivity, and irritated burning gums.
What is Advanced Teeth Whitening (zoom)?
Would you like to have 8 shades of whiter teeth in just 1 hour? Zoom whitening can meet your wish by using adjustable led light along with hydrogen peroxide. Scientists have made some experiments and proven the effectiveness of this treatment.
Initially, the dentists cover your lips and gums to protect them from averse the effect of hydrogen peroxide. Then apply the hydrogen peroxide gel, which breaks down the molecular structure of stains.
At the last step of treatment, the dentist plays the most effective card, Philips zoom WhiteSpeed LED. Here come dazzling results. Lastly, the dentist will apply post-treatment gel to secure the enamel against sensitivity.
After the treatment, you will be given a home-whitening-set as part of the treatment until the desired result is achieved. You will also be advised to stay away from certain foods or drinks as well as smoking.
Why to choose Turkey for Teeth Whitening?
The quality of teeth whitening Antalya and its beautiful sea sides attract tens of thousands of people to Turkey. The tourists who choose teeth bleaching Turkey as a dental destination can save up to %70 without compromising quality. Especially direct flies to Antalya from almost all over the world make it easier to choose Antalya as a dental destination.
Besides getting teeth whitening in Turkey, patients will also have the opportunity of having more shades and whiter teeth because the percentage of restriction of the maximum strength of Hydrogen peroxide in Turkey is a little more than that in Europe.
It is also not uncommon that the level of service offered in Turkey surpasses that of the USA or Europe. A qualified dental clinic in Turkey has orthodontists, cosmetic dentists, endodontists, periodontists, and pediatric dentistry.
How long do the Teeth Whitening Effects Last?
The effects of teeth whitening can vary significantly depending on the type of bleaching and teeth cleaning habits. Good oral hygiene can prolong the lifespan as much as twice. Whitening effects can last from at least 6 months up to 2 to 3 years. Smoking and staining foods and drinks like red wine decrease the lifespan of whitening.
Does the Whitening System Work on Dentures or Veneers?
The way how bleaching works is based on breaking down the molecular structure of stains with chemicals. But unfortunately, the dentures like implants and crowns as well as veneers don’t respond to this treatment as they are resistant to chemicals. But dentures are also stain-resistant materials which are good news for you.
TEETH WHITENING - FAQ
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
The most common side effect of teeth whitening is sensitivity on the teeth or gums. This also causes some pain in the gum line or teeth, which are typically lost in a few hours after the treatment. Your dental provider may order pain-relieving measures such as using straws or certain toothpaste.
Is Tooth Whitening Bad for Your Teeth?
If applied properly, there is no bad side to teeth whitening. Studies about the effects of whitening highlight that this treatment should be done under the observation of a professional. Otherwise, it could lead to more harm than its possible benefits. Sometimes excessive usage of bleaching products may cause more darkening on the teeth surface.
Will Tooth Whitening Always Work?
Teeth whitening treatment does not always work well. Only a qualified expert can show you similar situations that look like your teeth condition and explain the expected results of treatment.
How long After Teeth Whitening Can I Eat Normally?
The post-treatment procedures are as vital as the treatment itself. Since teeth behave like sponges, you shouldn’t consume any colorful foods or drinks for at least 24 hours up to 72 hours depending on the severity of treatment. Other than that, there is no worry about getting re-staining.
Does Tooth Whitening Make Your Teeth Sensitive?
Depending on the patient's circumstances, everybody shows a degree of sensitivity to bleaching. The higher ratio of the bleaching chemicals increases tooth sensitivity and causes so many side effects.
The amount of bleaching products should be determined by a dentist. Otherwise, it may result in darker teeth in the long run.
What is Inner Teeth Whitening?
It is applied by the dentist to the teeth that have lost their vitality. If the teeth have been exposed to a trauma before or if discoloration has occurred after root canal treatment, whitening is achieved by placing gel inside the teeth.
Who can teeth whitening be applied to?
Almost everyone! However, there are some situations where treatment may not be effective. Your dentist will determine whether the teeth are suitable for this procedure with a complete intraoral control and diagnosis. If your teeth are healthy, it is an ideal solution for a whiter and natural smile.
What is Outside Teeth Whitening?
It is applied by activating the whitening paste applied to the teeth by the dentist with a light source. The lips are isolated and the gums are covered with a special barrier that cures with light. In whitening with a normal light device, the sessions last approximately 30-45 minutes and the result can be observed immediately. The duration of the treatment depends on the dentist and the degree of whiteness desired by the patient to the extent that it will not damage the tooth.
In cases where the light device is a laser, results are obtained in one session as a result of the session lasting approximately 1 hour.
The bleaching process has no effect on fillings and veneers. For this reason, they should be renewed according to the obtained tooth color. The whitening process is a reversible process depending on time and the habits of the patient. Therefore, it must be renewed periodically.
This procedure, which is very simple to apply by the patient and the dentist, has no long-term complications. Therefore, instead of hiding our smile, we all have the right to display a bright smile that can be obtained with such an easy process. In addition, it has been proven that the whitening process has benefits on oral and dental health
What is ZOOM - Advanced Teeth Whitening?
Zoom! Advanced Power ™ teeth whitening is the latest, most effective in--clinic teeth whitening procedure. It is a bleaching process which lightens discoloration of enamel and dentine. With Zoom! Advanced Power ™ teeth whitening, patients see results immediately.
What we provide to make your teeth white again?
We all want to look our best and, seeing as your smile is one of the first things people notice, teeth whitening treatments are a great way to improve appearances. Brighter, whiter teeth can do so much to enhance your smile and build your confidence.
Using Zoom! Advanced Power ™ teeth whitening, we can whiten your teeth by up to ten shades in just one treatment. What's more, the Zoom! teeth whitening procedure can enhance the colouration of your smile in less than one hour.
ZOOM - Advanced Power Teeth Whitening?
Unlike other teeth whitening procedures, such as home teeth whitening treatments, Zoom! Advanced Power ™ teeth whitening can typically provide results six to ten shades lighter after just one short visit to the dentist.
The convenience of Zoom! Advanced Power ™ teeth whitening in comparison to tray or strip methods makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
Teeth Surface Whitening
It is applied on the teeth and in most techniques, the reaction is accelerated with a light source and getting good results.
Inner Teeth Bleaching
It is applied to the inner surfaces of the teeth that have lost or changed their color due to a trauma or root canal treatment.
Reason to Choose
The fact that there is no interference with the teeth and no side effects in the application makes this process very preferred.