Laser Teeth Whitening is a teeth whitening process which involves applying a hydrogen-peroxide based gel on the teeth by a dental professional before exposing the teeth to laser energy. The laser which the teeth is exposed to speeds up the molecules of the hydrogen peroxide, ensuring that all the stains are removed.
Laser Teeth Whitening, can also be referred to as LED whitening is one of the fastest methods of whitening the teeth, and also the most effective.
For the laser teeth whitening process the following takes place;
A teeth check-up is done to know if you are suitable to undergo a laser teeth whitening procedure before it is conducted. Laser teeth whitening is not effective on every teeth. Some people have genetically dark teeth, and even this effective method will likely not be effective on your teeth. This is why our dentists at Smile Works Dental on Harley Street, London. First, examine and ensure that you are suitable for a laser teeth whitening procedure before it is conducted.
Cheek retractors are used to keep the soft tissues that cause bleeding away from the teeth and allows easy access to the teeth for work to be carried out on it.
This gel contains mineral accelerants — when these mineral accelerants come into contact with the teeth, they get activated and are transformed into oxygen. This allows easier penetration of the gel into lower levels of the teeth.
Laser light is pointed towards the teeth which activate the gel and also speeds up the process.
On the activation of the gel by the use of laser light, the stain on the teeth eliminates, and your teeth are whitened
Some of the benefits of laser teeth whitening through the laser lights include;
The full session takes an hour, which is about 10 minutes of dental consultation and 50 minutes of treatment. For extremely dark teeth, a second session is usually scheduled 1 week apart.
The result from laser teeth whitening process varies according to the person involved. Averagely, teeth are whitened up to 3-4 shades.
We follow a careful process to ensure no pain is induced. At Harley Street, London, our customers have given reports of no pain so far.
No. Teeth whitening can last for anything between a few months and 3 years.
However, your oral hygiene, food consumption and beverage consumption can play its part in how long it lasts.
Bonding, Veneers and Lumineers are alternative methods for teeth whitening. However, these methods are more expensive. If the laser teeth whitening process is not suitable for you, you will be told by your dentists. More so, we offer alternative methods to help whiten your teeth at Smile Works Dental, give us a call today on 020 71834091 to book an appointment with our dentist.