The Diode Dental Laser is a device at the cutting edge of technology, designed for a wide variety of procedures, including whitening. Diode Laser Teeth Whitening is achieved with a proprietary photo-activated whitening gel that is activated by the selective absorption characteristics of a specific true-laser wavelength of light.
This is one of the most advanced, widely-accepted and effective tooth whitening methods in current use. It has transformed the appearance of thousands of patients. Even for those whose teeth are deeply stained, yellowed or gray in color, Diode Laser Teeth Whitening offers outstanding results.
Best of all, the Diode Laser Whitening procedure is completed in just four (4) 30-second sessions, performed in one short visit.
Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate the status of any old fillings, crowns, or other esthetic restorations prior to treatment. Replacement of any inadequate restorations will be done after whitening, so they will match the newly whitened teeth.
Diode Laser Whitening Compared to Traditional Non-Laser Whitening
Most dental offices and all spas and salons that offer “laser teeth whitening” do not, in fact, use an actual diode laser in the procedure. The term “laser” has been loosely used to refer to bleaching systems that use a light as an activator. These lights are actually non-laser plasma lights. There is a significant difference in both the effectiveness and safety of these plasma lights, versus true diode laser activation.
The wavelength output of the diode laser is synchronized to the proprietary whitening gel, which increases efficiency and minimizes the amount of energy required to produce maximum whitening. This results in shortened treatment time and increases effectiveness, while eliminating the heating of teeth that can result in post-operative sensitivity.
Non-Laser Plasma Light (Inaccurately referred to as a “laser” light)
Ordinary non-laser whitening systems require longer treatment times and higher energy output because of their inefficiencies. Non-laser whitening devices use just a tiny percentage of the broad-spectrum light’s energy. The rest of the energy is wasted as heat and light, which is absorbed by the teeth and adjacent tissues, often resulting in intra-operative and post-operative sensitivity.
Is teeth whitening effective for everyone?
Everyone’s teeth respond differently to teeth whitening, but in almost all cases the results are dramatic. An examination by Dr. Singh or Dr. Trikha will determine if you are a good candidate for whitening at the time of your free consultation. The long-term results depend primarily on the individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea and colas can work against the results. Regular professional care can help maintain your natural whiteness for up to 2 years or more.