Bleaching – Teeth whitening: Take on the smiles of the advertisements!
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 color. Deceased and root-treated teeth can become discolored and unsightly. Furthermore, age and congenital tooth color play a role in the look of your teeth. Certain medications, malnutrition, tooth decay and inherited diseases that affect the tooth enamel may be a cause of discoloration. 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 discolored organic components that have formed or were deposited over time in or on teeth (this is tooth discoloration). The pigments in the teeth are treated so that discolorations are no longer visible. In effect the enamel in the teeth 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, 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 the Zoom® method, which we present briefly below.
Power Bleaching costs:
The costs for both methods of bleaching is just 500 CHF per session (for all visible teeth). The price for individual teeth, for example one with a root canal treatment, is calculated according to the work needed and is estimated at around 50 CHF per tooth.