No medical issues declared
Patient presents and would like to have whiter teeth with having to pay a fortune.
Age 35, Female, no medical issues declared
Patient presents and would like to have whiter teeth with having to pay a fortune. Patient has been registered at a NHS dentist previously.
Discussed Enlighten whitening with patient and composite build ups (white fillings) would be the best option for the patient. The whitening process was explained to the patient in detail and that it gave a guaranteed result. It was explained that the patient would have to attend for 3 visits in total and this would give her the smile that she would like.
Patient attends to have dental impressions taken for the whitening trays, shade A3.5 recorded. It was explained to patient that she must wear the trays and use the trays on a daily basis for 2 weeks to ensure maximum affect, also to bring the trays back in for the next visit.
Patient attends to collect whitening trays and kit today. Patient was shown how to insert/remove the trays and how to care for the trays. She was given a demonstration of how to place gel on the trays. Advised the patient she must whiten her teeth every night for 2 weeks for the whitening to work to full effectiveness and she had to wear them for a minimum of 2 hours a day. Patient to return to clinic in 2 week’s time. Patient has decided that she is going to go ahead with the dental crowns after completing the whitening treatment
Patient attends clinic to have her composite build ups (White fillings) Patient is happy with her whitening results and shade recorded of B1. Explained to patient dental bonding is the process of using a resin material matching the natural color of your teeth to restore your smile. Like the name suggests, the resin is applied to your tooth and dried into place using a special ultraviolet light, bonding the cosmetic material with your natural enamel.
Dental bonding can be used to improve teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, misshapen or separated by unattractive minor gaps. Some of the benefits include:
- Little to no removal of enamel, retaining the health and natural structure of your tooth.
- Less extensive procedure than restorations like porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
Local anesthetic placed Articaine, teeth 11, 21 prepared for composite bonding using diamond burs. Composite material : Venus shade B1, filling placed and polished with sof-lex discs. Patient is shown and is very pleased with the outcome