What is cosmetic dentistry

Have you been thinking about improving your smile for a long time? You don’t like the color of your teeth and want to have them professionally whitened? Have you always wanted to have a teeth whitening treatment but you don’t know the different options currently available? Don’t worry anymore, because below we will solve all your doubts and help you get to know better this famous dental aesthetic treatment that is giving such good results.

For a few years now, cosmetic dentistry treatments from Metropolitan Dental Arts have become increasingly popular and have become a luxury that only a few people could afford.

There are currently up to four different whitening modalities depending on the needs of each patient and their economic possibilities: professional in-clinic tooth whitening, home tooth whitening, mixed tooth whitening and internal tooth whitening.

How do they differ from each other? In the way they are carried out, the durability of their effects and the type of cases for which they are compatible. For example, a home tooth whitening treatment will not have the same effects on a person who smokes as one who leads a very healthy life, so you will probably need a much more powerful treatment in which there is constant supervision by the dental professional.

Do you want to know more about the types of teeth whitening?

Read on!

Cosmetic dental: types of tooth whitening

In-Clinic Teeth Whitening

The clinic teeth whitening is one that should be carried out entirely in the dental office and under the supervision of a professional, either the dentist as a qualified assistant for that function.

This type of tooth whitening is considered to be the fastest and most effective of all, since the whitening active ingredient used is much purer and acts at a much greater speed than the whiteners that are prescribed to be applied at home at our own risk.

If you are thinking about getting some teeth whitening, we recommend you go and see Dr. Jenny Chang.

This type of whitening is carried out by means of the photo-activation technique, in which the dental professional will activate the whitening agent by means of an ultraviolet light gun that will enhance its effects and generate an amazing whitening effect, reaching a maximum of two shades of the patient’s original tooth color.

At Home Teeth Whitening

The home-made dental whitening, as its name indicates, is the one in which after several diagnostic tests and analysis of our case, the dentist provides us with the whitening agent in small single-dose along with a splint made to fit our mouth. To apply it, the patient must place the whitening agent in the splint (preferably at night) and wear it overnight so that the paste takes effect little by little.

Mixed tooth whitening

This type of whitening is usually recommended for those patients in whom a single clinical whitening session would not be sufficient. It is preferable to prolong the treatment and combine the intensive whitening sessions with lower doses that the patient can apply at home without the help of anyone.

The type of patient who usually needs this type of treatment is usually the one who has suffered serious damage to his or her tooth enamel due to some disease or who has several pieces of teeth that have been rooted.

Internal teeth whitening

This type of dental whitening is the most complex to carry out and through which the patient must undergo several clinical sessions of very aggressive whitening that will have nothing to do with the other three variants of treatment. This whitening must be done with a small dose of anesthesia to avoid discomfort, since the tooth will be whitened internally and not externally, as in other cases.

It is a whitening treatment much more aggressive but very effective, which is used to restore color and vitality to the teeth that no longer have nerve by some type of dental infection that had no remedy.