With laser bleaching a dentist applies a peroxide solution to your teeth and then uses light or a laser to speed up the whitening process. It takes about 1-2 hours to complete the procedure. The process doesn’t include any extra at home treatment.
Laser tooth whitening has an approval rate of about 93%. The long-standing results depend primarily on the individual. Harmful habits, such as using tobacco products, drinking coffee, tea, dark soft drinks and occasional visits to the dentist may reduce results. Up to the moment you get regular professional care and use professional after care products (whitening paste, etc.) you should be able to preserve results for a period of 1-2 years.
Laser tooth whitening is secure and will not make softer enamel or existing fillings. Hydrogen peroxide is the most important ingredient in the gel that's used throughout the process is. Dentists have used hydrogen peroxide solutions to whiten teeth for a long time. The percentage of hydrogen peroxide used in laser tooth whitening is 15%. This blend is considered safe for all gum types and does not make sensitivity.
Advantages: results last longer than any other method. There's no follow up treatments required after that, and the procedure is done within 1-2 hours.
Disadvantages: the cost is more expensive then tray whitening. You can anticipate paying from $500 to $1500 to get your teeth whitened. And even if bleaching can be effective on very yellow or gray teeth, the results are better if you're trying to get rid of stains more willingly than lighten naturally gray teeth. You may also undergo more sensitivity with laser bleaching then tray bleaching.
Difference Between Laser and Non-Laser Tooth Whitening.
The laser wavelength production is corresponding to the proprietary whitening gel, which increases effectiveness and minimizes the amount of energy necessary to produce maximum whitening. This results in reduced treatment time and increases effectiveness while removing the heating of teeth that can result in post-operative sensitivity.
Usual non-laser whitening systems need longer treatment times and higher energy production due to their inefficiencies. Non-laser whitening devices use just a little percentage of the polychromatic light's energy. The rest of the energy is worn out as heat and light, which is absorbed by the teeth and adjoining tissues, which often results in intra-operative and post-operative sensitivity.
Average chair time for Laser Whitening Systems treatment against lamp whitening systems:
- Laser Whitening Systems 1-2 hour average chair time
- Ordinary Non-Laser Whitening systems standard chair time 2-3 hours