Teeth Whitening in Turkey
Brighter and whiter teeth are very important for people to have. Bright and white teeth are essential to impress other people and boost self confidence. That is why more and more people are getting teeth whitening treatment. It is a safe procedure carried out by dentists by bleaching. Teeth whitening can lighten the colour of the teeth by several shades. Teeth whitening procedure takes approximately one to two hours and it can give instant results. Longevita dentists in Turkey benefit from laser technology during teeth whitening. After bleaching product is applied on the teeth, a laser is shone on the bleaching product so that whitening is activated.
Longevita dentists have performed teeth whitening in Turkey very successfully for hundreds of patients who travelled from abroad. High quality teeth whitening cost in Turkey by Longevita dentists is very convenient for people who cannot get it done due to high teeth whitening cost in their countries. You may visit Longevita’s dentists in Turkey page and click on a doctor of your choice to see teeth whitening before and after pictures.
Teeth Whitening in Turkey with Longevita
- English-speaking, certified dentists with international experience
- Consultation and aftercare in UK by GDC registered dentist
- Latest laser technology
Teeth Whitening at a Glance
PROCEDURE: Takes place at the dental practice and uses a light-activated bleaching gel to whiten your teeth LENGTH: 1 to 2 hours ANESTHESIA: None needed SIDE EFFECTS: Sensitivity during and/or after treatment, gum irritation RESULT LASTS: Permanent (depends on patient’s diet)
What is Teeth Whitening?
TTeeth whitening is a procedure to brighten the colour of teeth without removing tooth surface. Most dental clinics offer two types of whitening:
- Laser / in-surgery Teeth Whitening
- Professional home whitening kits
Both procedures depend on bleaching process which uses bleaching gels of different strength (3%-30% peroxide). The higher the concentration of peroxide in the gel, the more powerful it is. Although higher concentration gel is more effective at teeth whitening, it may cause more side effects such as sensitivity and damage to the surrounding gum tissue and lips.
How Teeth Whitening is Performed
Before the teeth whitening process begins, a dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth, removing any stains and tartar. This procedure is commonly referred to as a scale and polish. Then the dentist records of the shade/colour of the teeth. This is done through using a tooth coloured shade guide/chart or by taking a photograph of teeth. The area is then prepared for the procedure. The bleaching compound typically contains a high amount of peroxide so the dentist places a form of protection around the gums. Gums and lips should be isolated from each other with a protective material so that potential damage is prevented.
Eyes are also protected to prevent any damage from the laser or accidental splashes of the peroxide. The whitening gel is then applied to the surface of the teeth and exposed to a light or laser, which activates it. During this process if patient feel that his/her lips or gums start to burn then patient should let his/her dentist know immediately. After approximately 15 minutes the gel is removed and the process repeated another 2 times. The dentist finally washes off the whitening gel and removes the protections, if used, before evaluating the final result by taking a photograph or using a shade chart. The results are usually very successful. Home whitening kit may also be provided with custom trays and professional whitening gel.
Many patients’ teeth are quite sensitive immediately following this procedure and it is advised to try and avoid hot or cold drinks for a while. Some dentists offer fluoride treatment following teeth whitening to reduce this effect on sensitivity. Home whitening kit usually contains a solution to reduce tooth sensitivity. Sensitivity rarely lasts more than 48 hours, if symptoms persist for longer than this then dentist should be contacted.
Laser tooth whitening offers immediate results. A combination of the two provides the perfect solution to both immediate and long-term whitening needs. To make a professional home whitening kit, dentist will take a mould of patient’s teeth using special dental putty. Dental technician will then use this to cast a model of patient’s teeth from plaster and make custom teeth whitening trays from this. Once these trays are made, patient use them in combination with professional whitening gel which is provided by dentist.
Results of Teeth Whitening
Some people experience no pain or sensitivity with their teeth. However, the majority of people will experience some kind of sensitivity either during and/or after the initial treatment. This is usually described by patients as sporadic, sharp shooting pains coming from their teeth. The pain should disappear approximately 48 hours. Dentist may provide a special gel to apply to patient’s teeth to help with the sensitivity. It is advisable to avoid hot or cold food and drinks within the first 48 hours of whitening treatment.
Limitations of Teeth Whitening
Some people are not suitable for teeth whitening and a dentist will assess patient’s suitability during a consultation. If patient has gum disease or other dental health problems, patient may not be suitable. The teeth whitening process does not change the colour of crowns, veneers or fillings so it is important to understand that patient may need to change these to match the colour of whitened teeth.
Risks of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening treatments are considered to be safe when procedures are followed as appropriately. Nevertheless, there are some temporary risks related with bleaching that patient should be aware of:
- Sensitivity: Bleaching can cause sensitivity to temperature, pressure and touch. Patients at risk for whitening sensitivity are those who have gum recession, noteworthy cracks in their teeth or leakage resulting from faulty restorations. Whitening sensitivity usually does not last more than a day or two. Some dentists might advise a toothpaste containing potassium nitrate for sensitive teeth.
- Gum irritation: Over half of those who use peroxide whiteners may have some degree of gum irritation due to the bleach concentration or because of contact with the whitening trays. The irritation normally lasts up to couple of days.
- Technicolor teeth: Treatments such as bonding, dental crowns or porcelain veneers cannot be affected by bleach and therefore sustain their default colour whereas the neighbouring teeth are whitened. This results in what is called technicolor teeth.
Contraindications of Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening might be contraindicated for those;
- People less than 16 years old, because the pulp chamber is thicker, making teeth more sensitive during the whitening process.
- Pregnant or lactating women.
- People who have sensitive teeth or gums, including sensitivity related to gingival recessions or defective fillings.
- People who are allergic to peroxide.
- People suffering from gingivitis, periodontitis, or advanced cavities.
- Treatments (fillings), crowns, or veneers do not bleach with peroxide. They should be redone if there are differences in the whiteness at the end of the treatment.
Dentists in Turkey
Longevita dentists have degrees from top medical schools, who are specialists in their fields, experienced in treating international patients, and recognized by international professional associations. Longevita’s dentists are certified by international bodies.
Dr. Mustafa Bese
- Experience: 20 years
- Specialities: Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantation
- Number of Surgical Procedures: 5,000
- Nationalities Treated: German, Belgian, French, British and Dutch
- Memberships: International Team for Implantology (ITI), Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (EDAD), Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology Work Group (EDAD-ICG )
- Languages: English and Turkish
- Favourite Hobbies: Camping, windsurfing and reading
Dr. Ebru Catal Hocaoglu
- Experince: 18 years
- Specialities: Dentistry
- Number of Surgical Procedures: 5,000
- Nationalities Treated: English, American, German, Australian, Turkish
- Memberships: Turkish Dental Association, Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (EDAD)
- Languages: English
- Favorute Hobbies: Photography, Travelling, Swimming
Dr. Funda Erciyas
- Experience: 17 years
- Specialties: Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantation
- Number of Surgical Procedures: 5,000
- Nationalities Treated: British, Swedish, Austrian, Greek and Turkish
- Memberships: Turkish Dentistry Society, Association of Aesthetic Dentistry, Turkish Oral Implantation Association, Clinical Hypnosis Practices Association
- Languages: English and Turkish
- Favourite Hobbies: Travelling, surfing, skiing and photography
Pre-Operative Instructions for Teeth Whitening Treatment
• You should inform your dentist about your routine medication and health history
• You should exercise extra dental hygiene for a few days before your whitening appointment in order to remove the built-ups on the teeth
Post-Operative Instructions for Teeth Whitening Treatment
• For the next 48 hours, dark staining substances should be avoided, such as coffee, tea, coca cola, berries, tobacco projects, red wine, red sauces, mustard, ketchup, soy sauce and coloured juices
• If any sensitivity develops, it will usually subside within 24 hours. If necessary, you may take painkillers every 6-8 hours
• Your dentist may provide you with a desensitizer gel. In case of severe sensitivity, you can apply the gel on the area
Teeth Whitening FAQ
Is teeth whitening safe or does it damage the tooth?
According to Longevita dentists; there will be no changes on the tooth surface after the bleaching solution is applied. None of the patients have reported such a structural change or irreversible damage on their teeth.
How long do whitening results last?
After the teeth whitening process, the color will gradually fade and it remains stable for 6 months to a year. You are advised to have the teeth whitening procedure every 4-6 months.
How does Longevita dentist perform teeth whitening procedure?
First of all, Longevita dentist cleans all the tartar and the stains on your teeth before the whitening process begins. You and Longevita dentist decide on the color and shade of your teeth which is going to stay for a long time. After covering your gums and lips for protection, the dentist applies a solution onto your teeth that contains a high concentration of peroxide. As a final stage of the procedure, a laser lay and whitening polish are applied on your teeth in order to bleach the desired areas.
Disclaimer: This page is designed to supply useful information but is not to be regarded as advice specific to any particular case. It does not replace the need for a thorough consultation and all prospective patients should seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner.