Teeth Whitening Before and After Photos
Teeth whitening Adelaide is becoming more popular as people are taking better care of their teeth and wanting to present a beautiful smile.
At Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry, we use a gentle system called Natural Plus to visibly brighten up your teeth while minimising heat and sensitivity. Having a qualified dental professional performing the procedure is really important to ensure your gums and teeth are protected and to make certain you are a suitable candidate for tooth whitening.
Teeth Whitening is the ideal solution for you if you have:
Permanently stained or discoloured teeth
Dull or dark looking teeth
What is Natural Plus Teeth Whitening?
Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry also uses Natural Plus Teeth Whitening as a complement to Zoom Teeth Whitening as it contains natural ingredients and is known to be a non-toxic, ecological, and biodegradable stabilized hydrogen peroxide, with lower sensitivity for patients.
How Natural Plus Teeth Whitening Works
You can achieve a whiter smile, in a single 90-minute appointment. Through the continuous slow release of radical oxygen ions, a larger portion of ions can penetrate through to the enamel, enabling the oxygen ions, carried by water, to penetrate deeper into the dentine.
This gradual release of oxygen ions continues up to 24 hours after treatment ends, resulting in further improvement. The great thing about natural plus, is that there is virtually little to no sensitivity.
Step 1. Preparation
Firstly, your teeth are cleaned, to remove any debris that may be present on your teeth. The enamel surface is then prepared with etch. This allows Natural Plus to work more effectively.
Step 2. Liquid Dam
A liquid dam (a light cured, flowable material) is then placed on the gums to isolate the teeth – so the gums are adequately protected from the bleach.
Step 3. Hydrogen Peroxide
The bleaching agent is then carefully applied to the teeth, and the Natural Plus whitening headset/light is placed over the bleach for 30 minutes. If the patient is happy to proceed, the gel will be replaced and the headset will continue for another 10 minute interval.
Step 4. Smile!
Enjoy your new white smile! It is important to follow aftercare instructions, to ensure you make the most out of your whitening procedure. Brush and floss twice a day and use the whitening toothpaste and take-home trays are provided to maintain a white smile.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom Teeth whitening is a very popular way for patients to achieve a bright and beautiful smile. Consumption of certain foods and beverages such as tea, coffee and red wine can lead to staining and discoloration of teeth over time.
Zoom Teeth Whitening – How it works.
The Zoom Teeth Whitening uses hydrogen peroxide whitening gel works in conjunction with the Zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. This allows Dr Amrein to reverse a dull smile, into a bright, healthy-looking smile. In just under an hour, the light-activated technology allows you to whiten your teeth up to eight shades.
Initial Zoom Consultation and Appointment
Obviously, results may vary from patient to patient and before the procedure, it is necessary to go for a thorough oral check-up, to ensure you are a suitable candidate for treatment. This is also the time to ask any questions that you may have. Once given all clear, your tooth whitening appointment can be booked in. It is important to note that sensitivity during treatment may occur in some people, these side effects are mild and temporary.
Step 1. Barrier Preparation
Firstly, a barrier will be placed around your lips and gums so that they are adequately protected from the bleach throughout the procedure.
Step 2. Hydrogen Peroxide
The hydrogen peroxide gel will be carefully applied on to your teeth, with the Zoom lamp being placed over the gel for a total of 45 minutes, in three intervals of 15 minutes each. The light from the Zoom lamp breaks down the hydrogen peroxide in the gel releasing oxygen which bleaches away any stains, giving you a white smile that you have always wanted.
Step 3. Smile!
Enjoy your new white smile! It is important to brush and floss your teeth twice daily to get maximum benefit out of the tooth whitening procedure. For occasional touch ups, you will be provided with a take home whitening pen for regular whitening maintenance
Frequently Asked Questions
No tooth whitening treatment is permanent. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee how long the whitening will last as it depends on diet and lifestyle. If you are a smoker, coffee drinker or a red wine drinker, the results will not last as long as if you weren’t. The basic rule to apply when doing any tooth whitening is: Anything that will stain a white shirt will stain your teeth.
The overall procedure takes approximately 1-hour to complete. It is a one-off treatment that doesn’t require any at home maintenance and can be done in a lunch break.
We estimate the result to be at least two shades whiter than what you have. As everyone is different, so are their teeth. We can never predict exactly how your teeth are going to respond. Some people go beyond the two shades whiter than predicted.
The majority of health funds do not pay back with any teeth whitening. This is because it is considered an optional procedure. At a consultation appointment, we can provide you with the item numbers that you require checking with your private health insurance.
Teeth do not go paper white. The result is determined by your starting shade and by each person’s teeth and how they respond to the whitening.
In the first 48 hours after treatment you should avoid eating or drinking anything that can permanently stain a white shirt; this includes coloured fizzy drinks, black tea or coffee, and red wine.
Sensitivity can occur in a small number of cases, especially if the teeth have been sensitive prior to treatment. It is due to the action of peroxide and in almost all cases it goes away within 24 hours.
No, bleaching only works on natural tooth substance. Any fillings or crowns may appear too dark after the rest of the tooth has been bleached and may require replacement.
Smartbleach laser tooth whitening has been researched extensively and like most bleaching methods, causes no damage to the teeth. It simply breaks the large staining molecules into smaller ones and, as a result, the surface of the tooth reflects the light more effectively, making the tooth appear lighter in colour. Unlike other in-office bleaching methods, the laser beam is in contact with each tooth for only 30 seconds at a time. This way, the risk of heat damage to the pulp is minimised. The bleaching substance is not ingested.