Internal teeth bleaching is done to whiten a tooth from the inside out. After a tooth becomes non-viable, teeth typically darkens over time. After root canal treatment is completed to remove any infected pulp, a safe paste is inserted into the tooth root. This material reacts with stains and dissolves their particles, giving the tooth a whiter appearance. Your tooth normally sealed to prevent further damage.
Internal Bleaching versus Teeth Whitening Treatments?
Teeth whitening treatments with Philips Zoom, SDI Pola or laser teeth whitening commonly done within cosmetic dentistry acts on the outer surface layer of your teeth. They work only on natural viable teeth and will not bleach prosthese, root canal treated teeth or a non-living tooth.
Internal bleaching is sometimes known as non-vital bleaching because it aims to whitens teeth that has darkened due to damage or infection and is no longer viable. After root canal treatment, instead of having internal whitening done, it is normally recommended a post, core buildup and dental crown be done to protect your tooth over the long term from cracking. Teeth becomes brittle when they are non-viable.
Internal Tooth Bleaching Procedure
1. X-ray imaging, diagnoses & Treatment Planning
Intra-oral x-rays are taken prior to the start of internal tooth bleaching to ensure that there is no infection in the tooth root. Root canal treatment is normally first completed and monitored to ensure there is no further symptons of infection.
2. Non-vital Tooth Bleaching
Your dentist sodium perborate paste inside of tooth canal. This is then over several day before. The process may be repeated several times at different appointment visits until the tooth color shades lightens. The bleaching process whitens tooth several shades, its results may however be non-permanent.
3. Post Care for Internally bleached Tooth
To prolong the whitened tooth, avoid color-staining foods and drinks where possible. Practicing good oral health with regular brushing and flossing to maintain healthy gums and teeth.
Internal Bleaching Tooth FAQs
When you tooth is non-vital (dead) or there is damage to the inner structures of the tooth, the tooth may appear darken than surrounding healthy teeth. If you have had trauma injuiry to your tooth or if there is some degree of damaged tooth that causes your teeth to darken, you may like to consult your dentist to have an x-ray taken in checking tooth condition.
Yes. Internal teeth whitening is used to lighten dead (non vital) root-filled teeth. Gel is placed inside the canal.
It can take just about 30 minutes for the agent to starts its process during your first visit. Other times, the bleaching process needs to be repeated if color shades is relatively dark with a temporary seal to the canal.