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Laser teeth whitening in Islamabad couldn’t get better, however, some patients have a misconception about teeth whitening. Such as, a lot of patients revolve around the concept that teeth whitening is the removal of Enamel (Outer portion of the teeth), thus leaving the tooth exposed. However this is not the case, teeth whitening only changes the wavelength of teeth. So that means that whitening doesn’t remove any part of the teeth but it only changes the appearance.
Teeth whitening is a very effective way of changing the natural shade of your teeth. This is done without removing any surface of the tooth/teeth. Whitening results vary from patient to patient, there are many factors associated with it. However, at Z Dental Studio we do promise to lighten the shade of your existing teeth.
There are numerous reasons for getting teeth whitened. Sometimes a patient doesn’t like the color of their teeth and sometimes it’s only because they just want white teeth. With modern day dentistry, we now know that the shade of teeth depends upon the hair color and skin tone. Skin tone is the major contributor. Most importantly, teeth may become yellow/discolored with age and only whitening can change that for a patient.
Teeth may also get stained by food, fizzy drinks, smoking, tea, coffee and so on. Teeth whitening can easily get rid of these nasty stains.
Calculus and tartar usually deposit over years, however, these kinds of stains and stones may be removed by Saling and Polishing. At our clinic, we always go for scaling and polishing and then proceed to teeth whitening. The advantages of that are infinite.
Professional bleaching is usually the method for teeth whitening in Islamabad. The active ingredient in kits that are available at Z Dental Studio contains hydrogen peroxide/carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken, oxygen gets into the enamel and makes the teeth whiter.
The procedure is dependant on how much a patient wants to get their teeth whitened. Sometime this may require two routine sessions, each session being 15-20 minutes. Whereas, sometimes it may require 3 or even 4 sessions. This depends on the patient and most importantly how much can a dentist whiten the teeth without harming them.
The dentist at Z Dental Studio first needs to carefully examine you in order to find out how many sessions you require. The time and sessions will be briefed to the patient before starting the procedure.
The charges vary on the kit that is being used. However, for the best results, we import kits from the United States. We’ve had some amazing results from these kits.
The dentists working at Z Dental Studio usually prefer laser teeth whitening over Non-laser. The reason is that the results obtained from that are pretty impressive. The laser acts as an activating agent to the whitening kit which changes the wavelength.
Before teeth whitening, our dentists prefer to do dental cleaning at our Islamabad clinic and that too is complimentary. The advantage of scaling and polishing before teeth whitening is that it removes all the plaque and calculus from your teeth. In addition to this, we use plaque disclosing tablets, this tells us exactly where there is more plaque accumulation (Plaque and calculus accumulation gives your teeth a yellowish tinge).
Each session usually lasts around 10 to 15 minutes. After each session, our dentists shows you how much shade has gotten better and how many shades can get better after the first session.
The main chemical ingredient used in teeth whitening kits is Hydrogen Peroxide. This is an extremely corrosive material and can cause irritation to the gums. However, Z Dental Studio takes precise precautions which include:
1) Cheek Retractor
2) Protective Gum Barrier
3) Eye protection
With the combination of these 3 elements, whitening sessions become painless to the patient. Our Dentists prefer 3 sessions but we can take the sessions up a notch if the patient wants extremely white teeth.
Most importantly, we take before and after pictures for our patients. This enables them to easily identify how much of a shade difference has our dentist accomplished.
The whitening effect can last up to three years. Again, this is dependant on the patient. If a proper brushing regime is followed then whitening results may even last up to 4 years. However, the effects are less likely to last if you consume alcohol or if you smoke.
Some people may get sensitive to hot and cold food/drinks for the first few hours. However, the dentists at Z Dental Studio do give a proper fluoride treatment after whitening to reduce these effects.
Home whitening kits may cost less, however, we usually do not recommend it. This is because of the corrosive nature of hydrogen peroxide. Slight contact with gums or any other tissue will leave a chemical burn. Furthermore, over the years people have noticed that after using home whitening kits white spots tend to appear.
The effectiveness of home whitening kits depends upon the active ingredient that is present in them and the concentration.
The cost of Laser teeth whitening in Islamabad Pakistan varies at Z Dental Studio. The cost depends on the severity of the case, the sessions required, the kits used and most importantly if it’s a laser or nonlaser teeth whitening.
We would also like to point out that there’s a reason why patients think of our clinic as the best dentist in Islamabad, it’s because we keep our rates to a minimal.
Although there are many whitening tubes of toothpaste available, they do not tend to change the shade of the natural teeth. In other words, teeth whitening kinds of toothpaste may have little or no effect on teeth.
Yes, of course, it can. Teeth may get discolored or black after getting a root canal done. Although it is recommended to get a dental crown to be placed, sometimes many people reject the idea. Single laser tooth whitening in Islamabad is referred to as internal bleaching.
No necessary precaution is required after teeth whitening. A patient needs to avoid fizzy drinks and stain leaving food for the first 24 hours.
Patients usually feel some amount of sensitivity, however, that goes away in 24 to 72 hours.
If a patient complains about yellow teeth and stains then this treatment is perfect for them. True as that may be, there are some limitations to it. Whitening cannot bring the shade of your natural tooth back if you have:
Whatever the case may be, our dental surgeons will make sure they tell you each and everything you need to know about.
A perfect way to keep the shade light is to avoid food and drinks that may leave a stain on teeth such as tea. Cessation of smoking will not only have a huge impact on your health but will also keep your teeth white.
We recommend the following tips to take care of your teeth:
Brush your teeth at night before going to the bed with a fluoride toothpaste.
Reduce the number of sugary foods and drinks
Visit your dentist regularly
Not many people know this but brushing teeth immediately after eating food may have hazardous effects. Brushing after consuming a coke/Pepsi may further enhance it. Consumption of food and drinks reduces the Ph of the mouth, which makes it easy to brush off the enamel. Patients may brush their teeth after 30 minutes of food consumption.
Name: Z Dental Studio
Address: First Floor, Mount View Plaza, School Road, Super Market, F-6 Markaz Islamabad, 44000
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