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Laser Tooth Whitening

Treatment Summary

Treatment Time

90 mins

Pain

-

Cost

-

Results Last

Dependant on Lifestyle

Laser tooth whitening, also known as laser teeth whitening or laser-assisted teeth whitening, is a cosmetic dental procedure designed to enhance the brightness and whiteness of teeth. This method is known for its efficiency and ability to produce rapid results.

Here’s how the procedure typically works:

  • Preparation: Before the procedure begins, your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy and suitable for teeth whitening. Any existing dental issues, such as cavities or gum disease, may need to be addressed beforehand.
  • Isolation: The dentist or dental technician will place protective barriers over your gums and lips to shield them from the laser and the whitening gel. This isolation is important to prevent any potential damage to soft tissues.
  • Application of Whitening Gel: A professional-grade hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening gel is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel contains a higher concentration of the active whitening ingredient than over-the-counter products.
  • Laser Activation: A special laser or light is used to activate the whitening gel. The energy from the laser helps accelerate the whitening process by breaking down stains and discolorations on the tooth’s surface.
  • Multiple Sessions: The procedure may involve several sessions, each lasting around 15-20 minutes, during which the gel is reapplied and activated. The number of sessions depends on the degree of whitening desired and the starting shade of your teeth.
  • Evaluation: After the final session, your dentist will assess the results to determine if additional whitening is necessary.

Laser tooth whitening is known for its ability to provide immediate results, often lightening teeth by several shades in a single session. However, it’s essential to note that the longevity of the whitening effects can vary depending on individual habits, such as diet and oral hygiene. Some people may require touch-up treatments to maintain their desired level of whiteness.

As with any dental procedure, it’s important to consult with a qualified dentist to determine if laser tooth whitening is suitable for your specific needs and to ensure that your oral health is in good condition before undergoing the procedure.

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