Bleaching is a conservative method for treating discolorations in teeth. It is not a permanent treatment, so it must be repeated from time to time to preserve the result.
This treatment is recommended when:
- Change of the color of the teeth after injury: Many permanent teeth can get discolored after a severe fracture, especially when the endodontic treatment is complete. Bleaching is done internally and the results are usually amazing.
- Tooth Discoloration existing since its eruption: Many teeth show intense discoloration after their eruption in the oral cavity. This usually occurs in the 4 anterior incisors and the 4 permanent molars. It is a hypoplasia condition (Molar Incisor Hypomineralization Syndrome), for which we do not yet know the cause. Children can’t have permanent aesthetic interventions (resin and porcelain veneers) to prevent necrosis of the pulp (nerve). In recent years, however, a new technique (Etch-Bleach-Seal) has been developed that can significantly improve discoloration after some of its applications in our clinic.
- Tooth discoloration after orthodontic treatment: After a long orthodontic treatment the teeth usually remain yellow in color, causing unpleasant feelings in the sensitive teen psychology. We recommend to these patients a smooth bleaching in the clinic. This is a process that takes place in practice and may need to be repeated until a satisfactory result is achieved. It is a painless procedure and without damaging effects on the teeth, as long as it is done according to the pediatrician's instructions. However, over the years and with the use of substances such as coffee and chocolate, we may need to repeat it.