Laser teeth whitening has become a highly popular cosmetic dental procedure, known for its ability to significantly brighten teeth in a very short time. We often get asked the question of: how many sessions are required to achieve the desired results?
At Harley Laser Specialists, typically one single teeth whitening appointment can whiten the teeth by several shades. As our fully trained dentists utilise 1) the highest concentration of peroxide gel legally in the UK 2) our unique Philips Zoom laser light. Our process can help remove the build-up of compounds that are known to penetrate tooth enamel, which causes discolouration in the first place.
Each laser teeth whitening session is carefully structured. It usually lasts about an hour and can include several applications of the bleaching agent. These applications are done in succession during the same visit. The number of applications within a session depends on various factors, including the original colour of the teeth, the extent of staining, and the desired level of whitening. The dentist will apply the bleaching agent, activate it with the laser, rinse it off, and then repeat the process as necessary within the same appointment.
This single-session approach is effective for the majority of patients. However, it’s important to note that the results can vary based on individual factors. For instance, teeth with severe discolouration or intrinsic stains – those that are deep within the tooth rather than on the surface – may require more than one session to achieve optimal results. Additionally, patients with highly sensitive teeth might prefer to have lighter treatments spread over multiple sessions to minimize discomfort.
The longevity of the results also plays a role in determining the need for additional sessions. Although laser teeth whitening can produce dramatic improvements, these results are not permanent. Lifestyle choices such as smoking, and consuming stain-causing foods and drinks, can affect the duration of the whiteness. Regular maintenance, good oral hygiene, and occasional touch-up treatments can help sustain the brightness.
While most patients will find a single laser teeth whitening session sufficient, the specific number of treatments needed can vary. Get in touch with us to find out more about our laser teeth whitening packages and what will work best for you!