Bleaching – Teeth whitening: Take on the smiles of the stars!
Gleaming white teeth are seen mostly on people in the media, but soon you will have your own. You’ll just have to look in the mirror and… smile! Modern dentistry and dental aesthetics make this possible with a treatment called “bleaching”. After the careful preparation of your teeth, we remove all unwanted discoloration, providing visible whitening of the enamel and a radiant smile. It’s a fast and safe procedure that will get you the results you want.
Natural teeth are subject to aging – over the years they suffer from various mechanical and chemical factors (like abrasion, nicotine, coffee, tea and red wine) and can darken in colour. Deceased and root-treated teeth can become discoloured and unsightly. Furthermore, age and congenital tooth colour play a role in the look of your teeth. Certain medications, malnutrition, tooth decay and inherited diseases that affect the tooth enamel may be cause for discolouration. It is important to know that tooth discoloration cannot be remedied by brushing your teeth, since the discoloration is stored beneath the tooth surface in the enamel and dentin. A professional dental cleaning before the bleaching is still needed to remove the layers of plaque.
Bleaching – How it works
Certain chemical, peroxide-based substances can be applied to the teeth by the dentist. The application of these bleaching agents is as simple as it is ingenious: they oxidize discoloured organic components that have formed or were deposited over time in or on teeth (this is tooth discolouration). The pigments in the teeth are treated so that discolourations are no longer visible. In effect the enamel is lightened. We use modern dentistry techniques that make sure that this process takes place in a gentle manner that protects both gum and teeth.
The fastest and most lasting method of bleaching! After an initial professional teeth cleaning (in a separate session beforehand), we cover the gums for protection and apply a bleaching agent directly to the teeth. Teeth are brightened in one single session. Our office uses the Zoom® method, which we present briefly below.
Costs Power Bleaching: The cost is for the whole (visible) dentition 490 CHF.
Individual, dark, root-treated teeth are charged at around 300CHF per round so-called “walking-bleach”. For this, the tooth is cleaned of the old material and discoloration inside the tooth crown and filled with a strong bleaching agent. The material remains in it for a week. Mostly one to two laps are enough.
On top come the costs for a new front tooth filling. Sometimes the tooth needs to be stabilized with a fiberglass pin or an existing metal pin replaced with an aesthetic fiberglass pin. The necessity is discussed with you by Ms Marinescu and a cost estimation is made.
This is a very gentle, yet cost-effective treatment of such teeth, which can usually disturb aesthetically in the front, because we can preserve the natural tooth structure and no artificial crown must be manufactured.