Bleaching of single toothNaturally, we have different color of our teeth. The color also changes as we age. Sometimes a single tooth for different reasons become darker than the other teeth. If the case of a superficial discoloration, caused for example by a coating, it may be sufficient with a simple plaster. If the cause is inside the tooth, a bleaching be a way to get the lights back.
Causes of discoloration
A discoloration can sit at different depths in the tooth. If the pulp, ie the tissue found inside the tooth is damaged, the decomposition products are formed to give a color change. Tooth color can also be affected by dyes in food and drink.
This is how it works
Old fillings and other things that may have contributed to discoloration is first removed. The dentist makes an opening in the tooth back to whiten the “inside” with bleach. The treatment is performed under the protection of a rubber blanket. After cleaning, put the bleach on the inside of the tooth. An occasional dense filling may act as protection.
Bleaching may take time
After about a week the dentist checks the result. Repeat the treatment if necessary, one or two times. How well we succeed with bleaching depends largely on what caused the discoloration and tooth can sometimes be uneven pale. The goal is that the tooth will become “the pale,” since the time often regain a slightly darker shade. The treatment ends with the dentist makes a filling with a tooth-colored material.