Laser Teeth Whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure performed in a dental office. Teeth appearance is an important part of your smile and the way you look in general, that’s why many people turn to teeth whitening to improve the look of their teeth.
Laser teeth whitening has become one of the most popular options for tooth bleaching because it’s very effective and produces immediate results.
How does laser teeth whitening work? Laser teeth whitening is usually done in a single visit to a dental office. The laser whitening starts with a clean up of the patient’s teeth, followed by applying special teeth whitening gel to the teeth. This whitening gel contains stronger bleaching agent compared to the gel used in over-the-counter tooth bleaching products, which ensures better results. After the whitening gel has been applied, the dentist uses special laser light, which facilitates better gel penetration through the teeth enamel. The teeth whitening procedure usually last about an hour and the results can be seen immediately after.
How effective is laser teeth whitening? Laser teeth whitening is very effective and produces better and faster results compared to other teeth whitening methods. Depending on the patient’s teeth shade and condition, laser teeth whitening can whiten teeth up to 8 shades.
Epic 10, which was originally launched in 2012, remains one of the most widely used diode lasers around the world. Our latest version of Epic 10 offers the most up to date diode laser technology available in select international markets, including pre-initiated tips, updated footswitch technology and more. The original has never been better. NOTE: Be sure to check with your local and state dental boards for their policy on laser use by hygienists.
Before deciding whether Zoom in-office teeth whitening is right for you, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health, as well as talk with you about your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if you will benefit from whitening. This will help you and your dentist agree on the whitening product or technique that’s best for you.
Your dentist also may require you to undergo whitening if you are planning other cosmetic dental procedures, such as veneers or composite bonding, in order to ensure a better match between the restoration and your natural dentition, or after the removal of braces. Depending on the condition of your teeth and your goals for changing the look of your smile, whitening may not be your best option.
During your consultation and evaluation, your dentist also will note existing dental work, such as crowns and veneers, which will not respond to conventional whitening agents.