BOYNTON BEACH & BOCA RATON
RESTORING YOUR SMILE THROUGH INTERNAL BLEACHING
Who wouldn’t love that perfect set of pearly whites? Flashing a gorgeous smile can make you feel like a million bucks. Unfortunately, if your teeth are discolored from the inside, this can seem like a distant dream. The good news is, internal bleaching treatments at Somi Dental Group can make it happen for you.
WHAT IS INTERNAL BLEACHING
Internal bleaching, also known as intracoronal bleaching is a method of teeth whitening designed to restore color and do away with discoloration. Unlike take-home teeth whitening solutions, this is a procedure that needs to be performed by a dentist in their clinic. The typical whitening alternatives that you can do at home are extracoronal bleaching or external. At-home bleaches may include things like a whitening gel placed in a tray for each set of teeth.
REPAIRING COLOR IN DAMAGED TEETH
If your teeth have been damaged after an accident or some kind of trauma, they can start becoming discolored from the inside. This internal staining can be just as unsightly or worse than external discoloration. Unlike stained or externally discolored teeth, these teeth need to be fixed from within. So none of those quick-fix over-the-counter solutions will help. That said, in the experienced hands of a reputed dentist like Dr. Arnaldo Lopez you can get even better results and a lasting solution to your problem.
OTHER BENEFITS OF INTERNAL BLEACHING
This solution is also beneficial to those whose teeth are discolored due to cavities. The thing to remember is that not everyone is the right candidate for this method. Whether or not this is something that can help you is what a skilled dentist will be able to determine after a dental examination of your teeth.
If the tooth is decaying, he or she will first attend to that issue and complete a root canal treatment before doing the bleaching. Alternatives to the internal bleaching are the placement of a crown or bonding. Remember, your desire for internal bleaching may come from purely aesthetic reasons, but other procedures that might be suggested to treat the decaying tooth first are essential for good health and preventing further tooth decay.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A DENTIST
As important as the procedure itself is, ensuring this is the right treatment for your tooth takes a trained eye. Internal bleaching is a specialized endodontic service that is best conducted by a dental specialist with the requisite experience.
While the word “internal” can cause your imagination to run riot, the actual procedure is fairly painless for you. That’s because it is performed on what’s known as a “non-vital” tooth. This is a tooth that has had a root canal procedure performed and is largely numb to any pain.
THE INTERNAL BLEACHING PROCEDURE
The dentist simply places bleaching agents and seals them within the problem tooth to get the desired whitening effect from the inside out. This chemical oxidizing agent is put in the coronal area of your tooth. The dentist might opt to conduct what is dubbed a “chair-side bleach” or a “walking bleach”.
In the former, the bleach is placed in the tooth for a while and removed by the dentist before you head home. In the latter, the bleach is placed inside and left for a few days before being removed by the dentist on your next visit (which he or she will schedule before you leave for home). You may require multiple sittings with either method if the discoloration is pretty severe.
RESTORE THE WHITENESS TO YOUR TEETH
Somi Dental Group in Boynton Beach is known to offer the best in oral healthcare from its state-of-the-art center. Lead dentist Dr. Arnaldo Lopez and his experienced team are well qualified to assess the damage to your teeth and help determine whether or not internal bleaching is right for you.
Either way, your days of darkened teeth and stains will soon be behind you. They’ll hook you up with the right treatment and ensure you get the best care for your teeth. If you’d like to find out more or are interested in setting up an appointment, you can drop by the center or call us.