Teeth whitening in Kenya

Teeth whitening Kenya

Teeth Whitening Kenya

Tooth whitening , is either the restoration of a natural tooth shade or whitening beyond the natural shade.

Restoration of the underlying, natural tooth shade is possible by simply removing surface stains caused by extrinsic factors such as tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco. The build up of calculus and tartar can also influence the staining of teeth. . Calculus and Tartar are difficult to remove without a professional clean.

Teeth whitening Methods
Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Teeth Whitening Kenya

Why Teeth Changes Color?

Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons:

 

  • Food and Drink

Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).

 

  • Tobacco Use

 

Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.

 

  • Age

Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.

 

  • Trauma

 

If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.

  • Medications

Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.

 

  • Other Factors such as:

You had too much exposure to fluoride during early childhood.
Your mother used tetracycline antibiotics during the second half of pregnancy.
You used tetracycline antibiotics when you were 8 years old or younger.
You had trauma that affected a tooth when you were a young child. A fall, for example, may damage the developing permanent tooth.
You had trauma in a permanent tooth, and internal bleeding discolored the tooth.
You were born with a rare condition called dentinogenesis imperfecta. This causes gray, amber or purple discolorations.

Teeth Whitening Kenya are of two type : in office teeth whitening and at home teeth whitening

In office Teeth Whitening Kenya

  • Light-accelerated bleaching

Power or light-accelerated bleaching uses light energy which is intended to accelerate the process of bleaching in a dental office. Different types of energy can be used in this procedure, with the most common being halogen, LED, or plasma arc. Use of light during bleaching increases the risk of tooth sensitivity and may not be any more effective than bleaching without light when high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are used.
Your mouth is clamped open. The hydrogen peroxide gel is spread on your teeth. Another gel is placed onto the gums to protect them. The bleach is left to work for about 20 minutes. Then the dentist/practitioner will use the light gun on the teeth. Laser is a misnomer

  • Nanoparticle Catalysts for Reduced Hydrogen Peroxide Concentration

A recent addition to the field is new light-accelerated bleaching agents containing lower concentrations of hydrogen peroxide with a titanium oxide nanoparticle based catalyst. Reduced concentrations of hydrogen peroxide cause lower incidences of tooth hypersensitivity.The nanoparticles act as photocatalysts, and their size prevents them from diffusing deeply into the tooth. When exposed to light, the catalysts produce a rapid, localized breakdown of hydrogen peroxide into highly reactive radicals. Due to the extremely short lifetimes of the free radicals, they are able to produce bleaching effects similar to much higher concentration bleaching agents within the outer layers of the teeth where the nanoparticle catalysts are located. This provides effective tooth whitening while reducing the required concentration of hydrogen peroxide and other reactive byproducts at the tooth pulp.

  • Internal bleaching on non-vital teeth.

Internal staining of dentine can discolor the teeth from inside out. Internal bleaching can remedy this on root canal treated teeth. Internal bleaching procedures are performed on devitalized teeth that have undergone endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) but are discolored due to internal staining of the tooth structure by blood and other fluids that leaked in. Unlike external bleaching, which brightens teeth from the outside in, internal bleaching brightens teeth from the inside out. Bleaching the tooth internally involves drilling a hole to the pulp chamber no more than 2mm below the gingival margin, cleaning any infected or discoloured dentine, sealing, and filling the root canal with gutta-percha points, cleaning the inside of the canal using etchant and placing a peroxide gel or sodium perborate tetrahydrate into the pulp chamber so they can work directly inside the tooth on the dentine layer

At Home You can Use :
Your dentist may also give you a kit with a mouthpiece and gel containing the bleach. Your dentist may make a custom mouthpiece to fit your teeth. These kits usually use a lower concentration of bleach than an in-office process. Your dentist will tell you how often to wear the mouthpiece and for how long.

An over-the-counter kit is similar to what your dentist gives you. The bleach concentration, how you use it, and how long you use it varies between products. For example, some products use a mouthpiece and others use strips you lay across your teeth.

All of these methods have different costs, and your insurance will usually not pay for them. You choose the method that works best for you and that you can afford.

Teeth whitening Clinics in Nairobi
If you looking for teeth whitening Clinics in Kenya /Nairobi,these dental clinics may help you

Teeth Whitening Prices in Kenya

Teeth whitening prices in kenya depends on Clinic,dentist etc.
These prices range between Ksh:8000 to Ksh:!5000

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Dental implants in Kenya

Dental Implants Kenya

A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic.    :Dental implants Kenya
Basic implant surgical procedure
1.The area of the mouth that is missing a tooth is identified.
An area with a single missing tooth
2.An incision is made across the gingiva, and the flap of tissue is reflected to show the bone of the jaw.
3.Once the bone is exposed, a series of drills create and gradually enlarge a site (called an osteotomy) for the implant to be placed.
4.The implant fixture is turned into the osteotomy. Ideally, it is completely covered by bone and has no movement within the bone.
5.A healing abutment is attached to the implant fixture, and the flap of gingiva is sutured around the healing abutment.

Is it safe to do dental implants?
Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Your natural bone locks the implant into place by fusing, or attaching itself, to the implant.

Do dental implants hurt?
All of this drilling and screwing may sound painful, but you’ll be comforted to know that placing an implant is easier than taking a tooth out. Usually a local anesthetic is used, which means you are awake during the surgery. You shouldn’t feel any pain during the surgery, especially if it is done with healthy tissue.
Is there an alternative to dental implants?
A removable partial denture, an alternative to restore multiple teeth, is not nearly as stable as dental-implant restored teeth

What is better dentures or implants?
Dental implants are often a popular choice for people who have only one or two teeth missing, but they can be an alternative to dentures if you have several missing teeth. As long as your gums and jaw are healthy, two or more implants can serve as a base of support for several replacement teeth.

What are zygomatic implants
Zygomatic Dental Implants replace missing teeth in the upper jaw when ordinary implants cannot be used due to a severe lack of bone

Dental Implant forums
Get to know how real patients are talking about the dental implants by reading the below forums
1.realself dental implant forums

Menelik Hospital
200 meters along menelik road,off ngong road Kilimani
P.O BOX 55164-00200 Nairobi,Kenya     :Dental Implants Kenya
Tel:+254722208370  

The Westside Dental Practice
Ukay Centre, 3rd Floor,
Mwanzi Road, Westlands     :dental implants kenya

Mobile: +254 719 432 550
Mobile: +254 733 704 287
E-mail: info@westsidedental.co.ke

Karen Dental Clinic
Karen Shopping Centre, Opposite Karen Square,
Off Ngong Road, Nairobi
Tel :020 2091997 , 0700 720300
Emergency number 0721 608767
P.O Box 1596 – 00502, Karen Nairobi, Kenya  :Dental Implants Kenya

Tender Care dental
located clinic in Kilimani, Nairobi
Tel:0723-885-960
Email:info@tendercaredental.org

For more information read on this list of dental clinics near you

What is the Price / Cost of dental Implants in Kenya?

A single-tooth dental implant cost in Kenya is Ksh: 80,000 – 300,000.With most dental clinics charging an average of Ksh: 150,000 .The cheapest dental clinic charges Ksh:80,000 per tooth

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