Antalya Teeth Whitening - Bleaching
Have you ever noticed with a smile that one of your front teeth is darker than the others? Have you wondered why this happened and if there is a way to fix it?
While there can be many different reasons for one tooth to be darker than the others, the most common reason is internal discoloration or problems with the pulp.
The discoloration usually occurs after trauma or root canal treatment and is the result of the breakdown of blood products inside the pulp chamber.
Enamel is affected by product degradation and changes color to brown, orange or dark gray. The problem can be noticed in the anterior or posterior teeth, but the truth is that our patients rarely care unless the tooth is located in the front of their mouth.
Discoloration of a root canal treated tooth or a dead tooth is a cosmetic problem that can be easily resolved with the technique of internal whitening.
Internal whitening is an economical dental treatment that does not affect the shape of the teeth, nor their position on the dental arch. Sometimes internal whitening can take place before a full ceramic prosthesis, in order to improve the color of the abutment which will allow light to move more easily through it, thus improving the final aesthetic result.
Before internal whitening, the dentist should make sure that your tooth has been endodontically treated with a good quality root canal. This is usually done using an x-ray.
Sometimes a tooth can lose its vitality due to trauma and can undergo a change in color without ever being treated endodontically. In a case like this, root canal treatment should be the first step in treatment.
If the tooth is successfully treated endodontically, we can immediately proceed with internal whitening. If the root canal treatment is not good enough, internal whitening should be avoided unless a new root canal treatment is done. The same goes for cases that have a minimal amount of healthy tooth structure or very large fillings.
The treatment usually results in whiter teeth in the middle and incisal part of the tooth. The lower third located closer to the gum line is more difficult to whiten due to the increased width of the dentin.
Teeth discoloration may reappear after a few years. The percentages shown differ from 4% to 70%. We usually monitor these cases closely and when a relapse becomes important for our patient, we usually repeat the procedure or do a crown or veneer.
Once the tooth has been restored, many people invest in external tooth whitening that is sure to make you smile with confidence!