PROCEDURES

Internal Bleaching

Internal bleaching is a technique that is used to whiten the appearance of teeth.

Teeth-whitening products are everywhere: from whitening toothpastes, bleaching kits and adhesive strips, to salons and kiosks everywhere - all promising lighter, brighter teeth at a fraction of the cost you’d expect to pay for a full dental clinic treatment. However the teeth-whitening industry is largely unregulated and the practitioners in salons don’t necessarily have any dental training. Practitioners are unable to advise on whether the process is appropriate for someone and they are not qualified to check for problems such as cracked enamel, cavities, restorations and exposed root surfaces that need special care.
Potential problems include lack of proper infection control, careless application or ill-fitting bleaching trays, causing irritation to gums and lips.

Unlike over-the-counter solutions that are used to whiten teeth, internal bleaching is conducted under the direction of a dentist or endodontist. Because the treatment requires opening the tooth, it is important that a professional conduct the tooth bleaching in a controlled environment.
A bright, white smile is our best introduction. It makes us feel confident and conveys this to the world. As important is it is for our smile to look bright, we have to remember that if tooth whitening is not done properly it can cause permanent damage to our teeth.
The process for an internal bleaching involves the insertion of a chemical oxidizing agent into the tooth. The agent is left in the tooth for up to two weeks, and then replaced with more chemicals until the tooth achieves the level of whiteness desired. Once the series of treatments are complete, the hole is filled, ensuring that foreign matter will not be able to invade the tooth and cause other problems.

At Australian Dental Specialists we make sure internal bleaching is the right choice for you and that you get a great bright smile without damaging your teeth.

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