TEETH DISEASES AND ENDODONTICS
Conservative dentistry encompasses prevention of dental caries formation, repair of missing parts of the tooth structure and preventive intervention concerning further tooth decay. Caries treatment and its further complications is one of the most common interventions in dentistry.
Nowadays, dental caries is the most widespread periodontal disease, affecting more than 90% of world population. It is formed on the tooth surface, induced by dental plaque microorganisms and their byproducts, thus leading to the defects (hole formation) of the dental crown. If not treated on time, bacterial byproduct penetrates all the way into the center of the tooth, causing the tooth’s nerve inflammation. Attention has been focused on early caries detection and monitoring as well as on adequate dental hygiene maintenance and regular check-ups. Early cavity detection enables caries treatment, and, consequently tooth function preservation with minimal tooth loss. It is always better to save every tooth that has a chance to be saved.
Conservative treatment encompasses dental treatments aimed to restore damaged teeth with state- of- the-art materials (composites, glass ionomers, composite and ceramic inlay).
Treatment of the dental pulp and periodontal apical tissues diseases implies using modern mechanical instruments for tooth canal treatment. Such therapy approach sets highly reliable and successful standard format applied in healing any group of teeth. This therapeutic procedure is very beneficial since it enables teeth healing, eliminates toothache and preserves teeth.
TEETH WHITENING (DENTAL BLEACHING)
Teeth whitening is a procedure in which various discolorations are removed from the surface of the teeth and the color itself becomes whiter. The whitening itself is one of the most popular procedures in dentistry and can significantly improve your teeth look.
Today, there are many methods available, including in-home and in-office bleaching which is performed by a professional dentist. The best way to choose between the two is dental visit and check up when you can discuss each option and pick the best choice for your needs. It is particularly important that the teeth restoration takes place prior to tooth whitening to prevent damage to the dental pulp ( the tooth’s nerve).
So, before undergoing the teeth whitening process it is a must to restore the hard tooth structure, including the following: (removing CAVITIES), replacing any inadequate filling), soft tissue (gingiva) reconstruction removing soft and hard deposits ( scaling of dental calculus and tooth polishing)!
Existing fixed dental prosthetics and composite fillings can not be bleached, sot they need to be replaced after the bleaching process to get completely satisfactory aesthetic effect, i.e., to best match the degree of whitening to your new tooth color ! Before undergoing a whitening treatment we will record the current color of your teeth so that you can see the results immediately after the treatment.
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In-office bleaching technique involves bleaching agents utilizing carbide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide, applicable for vital and non-vital teeth.In both cases the active substance used is hydrogen peroxide. Since such ‘high-test peroxide’ would damage the gums, the dentist applies a protective gel to them first. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth. A special light used by a dentist speeds up the process of whitening, helps in fixing the protective gel and activates hydrogen peroxide.
The complete treatment is performed under professional dental supervision, thus being the safest
The entire procedure takes less than other dental treatments
In-home whitening with a whitening gel and tray
If you opt to undergo this type of treatment your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and provide you with transparent plastic tray molded to your teeth (which is used to hold a bleaching agent in contact with the tooth surface). At home, you will inject the teeth whitening gel into the tray, put it on the teeth and wear it for several hours, usually at nigt, although the “daily” treatment may be also applied. Since the in-home whitening gel is weaker than the dental office controlled one, it will take longer to achieve the desired results.
How long do teeth whitening effects last?
Durability of the results is strictly individual! After bleaching treatment, we advise patients to avoid smoking, pigmented foods, coffee, tea, carbonated drinks. Bleaching may be repeated every 6-12 months, that is, when needed.