Teeth whitening options, what's yours?

Written by: Dr. Rafael Navarro Sánchez
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

Teeth whitening is one of the most conservative cosmetic dentistry techniques to change the color of teeth, because the damage to it with existing materials is virtually nonexistent. Further achieved, in most cases, a clearance thereof. The degree of clearance is determined by the color of that part and its origin, but we can say that most respond well.

The material used for teeth whitening is hydrogen peroxide in its many variants, as the case indicated. With this material and with a case study conducted by the expert in dentistry , select the technique to perform, which will be ambulatory in most cases (splints which the patient fills at home and put to sleep), it is the method working best, scientifically proven. The technique can also be clinical, in consultation doing short sessions (2 or 3) but always accompanied the ambulance whitening. In this case it can be seen just before the effect, but will not improve the final result. 

Dental veneers for teeth whitening

Dental veneers are a technique of minimally invasive dentistry and are used to correct defects in size, shape, color, wear and enamel formation. They are an alternative to get a whiter shade. There are two types of veneers: porcelain or ceramic and composite.

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets made as cemented on teeth to give them the size, shape and color desired. For placement, a small cut enamel mm between 0.5 and 0.8 is usually required, although in some cases is not necessary and in some two to three weeks the final veneers are cemented. The palette of this type of pottery is very wide, allowing get absolutely natural and longevity smiles.

The treatment of porcelain veneers does not require a complicated or painful procedure and, thanks to the cutting-edge materials we work with, the results in terms of effectiveness and duration are excellent. This technique is perfect for complex cases.

Composite veneers consist of a composite resin (composite) that adheres directly to the tooth and leaves modeling to achieve desired shape and color. The only drawback of this kind of composite veneers is that, over time, tend to change color and lose brightness, forcing periodically touch up. However, his appearance will depend on the habits and characteristics of each patient.

This treatment is more suitable for small or minor morphological alterations and changes color, especially in young patients where changes are foreseen yet.In the following cases you can see the changes:

- In the first case porcelain veneers they were used to solve black triangles result of bone loss and gingiva after periodontal disease.- In the second case porcelain veneers they were used to solve the diastema (gap between teeth) existing, because the teeth had a lower than normal width.- In the third case we can see an example of whitening.


Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Rafael Navarro Sánchez

Prestigious dentist with a long career, Dr. Navarro Sanchez is an expert in cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers specialist and composite.Con a Master Esthetic Dentistry held at the Complutense University of Madrid, the doctor holds dentures and conservative dentistry treatments. He is currently a partner in Cosmetic Dentistry specialist in various clinics, among which, the Dental Clinic Ortoperio of Murcia. The doctor has expanded its academic, performing multiple courses, conferences and seminars to keep abreast of the latest developments in his field.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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