Q: Is the process safe?
A: Yes, tooth whitening with the Crystal laser is the safest procedure nowadays. The special Opalescence Tooth Whitening system has been specially developed and tested to make sure that no harm is done to both enamel and dentine and that the PH level is neutral and will not create any acidic effect associated with some other whitening products.
Q: Will the procedure hurt?
A: On the whole it is really uncomplicated procedure where no anesthesia is needed as no pain is experienced. Though, several patients may feel slight sensitivity during or after the procedure. This sensitivity lasts no more than a couple of hours and it can be set on by taking an analgesic.
Q: What is the reason of discolored teeth?
A: There are many reasons of tooth discoloration such as hereditary factors, outer causes, such as consumption of staining substances or inner causes such as trauma, fluorosis and tetracycline discoloration.
Q: Is the treatment appropriate for everyone?
A: Basically Laser Tooth Whitening treatment is suitable for anyone who desires to lighten his/her tooth color. However, preceding the treatment, a dental test will determine whether or not any condition exists that might prevent the treatment from working as it should. In such terms the dentist will advise to undergo the related procedure before beginning the tooth whitening treatment.
Q: How white will the teeth obtain?
A: Tooth whitening with the Opalescence Crystal Laser has attained better results than any other procedure affected with argon and CO2 lasers. On the other hand, during consultation the dentist will study the patient's personal expectations and individual clinical situation with the intention of achieving the best natural whiteness. In most cases you will get 5-10 shades whiter.
Q: How long will the process take?
A: The whitening process with the Opalescence Crystal Whitening system will take 1-2 hours.
Q: How long will the teeth stay white?
A: The long-standing effect of the treatment varies from one person to another. Obviously, Certain habits such as smoking, drinking coffee, tea and wine, or ignore regular sanitization could once again quicken the darkening process of the teeth. Assuming regular care is provided (including dental check-ups); teeth can remain white for as long as 1-2 years or more.
Q: Will the treatment have any effect on existing crowns/veneers/bonds?
A: Frankly speaking it is impossible to alter the color of the caps, veneers or bonds with tooth whitening treatment. Though, the treatment may eliminate stains from crowns, veneers and bonded teeth.