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Features of photopolymer materials

Changing the brightness and shade of teeth is one of the most popular and popular procedures in the population. The beauty of the teeth (and therefore the whole appearance as a whole) has always been determined ambiguously. One nation, something was considered beautiful, others perceived as ugly. For example, the Japanese used to stain their teeth in different colors and considered it beautiful, but the Europeans cannot understand such beauty. We try, on the contrary, to make the teeth dazzling white.

Teeth brightening

The doctor removes pigment plaque from the patient mechanically and returns to the teeth their natural, natural color, which was given to the patient by nature. In most cases, ultrasound is used to lighten teeth. This procedure can be carried out regularly, but only after a thorough examination and evaluation of the testimony by a dentist.


This procedure is significantly different from clarification. Atomic oxygen is already being used here, which changes the shade of the tooth toward white. Teeth whitening methods are divided into two types: clinical and home whitening.

Clinical whitening is performed by a doctor in a dental clinic. With the help of bleaching systems, which includes a chemical and light activator.
Homework occurs at home without the presence of a dentist, but under his guidance and according to the scheme developed by the doctor. The patient uses a mouthguard with whitening gel on his own.

There are many contraindications to tooth whitening, so you should not use home whitening systems without first consulting a doctor. The doctor will not only choose the best option, taking into account the characteristics of tooth enamel, but also choose the degree of whitening, which will not cause harm and will not cause side effects. Maybe. Before bleaching, professional toothbrushing will be needed – it can significantly improve the final result.

Using a laser to whiten teeth is the most effective method. First, a special dental gel based on hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, and then the gel is activated using a laser beam. The laser is designed for a few seconds, but this is enough to make the teeth turn white. At the same time, the procedure is absolutely painless and the laser does not harm health in any way, but on the contrary: it strengthens the enamel, tightens the tooth structure, adds enamel shine, breaks down harmful pigments and kills harmful dental bacteria.

To clarify and whiten teeth, our clinic uses the most advanced reliable materials, and the teeth will look perfect.
Modern dentistry implies not only painless dental treatment and long-term life of the filling, but also high esthetics of the restored tooth. By means of light-polymer (photopolymer) materials, presented in various shades of white and having a special adhesive system, the seal is held securely due to active adhesion to the surface.

In addition, photopolymers do not limit the doctor in the time of filling, this material hardens only after exposure to it with a special lamp. Finally, photopolymer materials are presented not only in different shades, but also in different layers – enamel, dentin, masking agents for darkened teeth or metal pins, etc. Thanks to this, today it is possible to restore problematic areas on which no one had previously held another seal, restore the broken-off corners, simulate the seals and give them a natural shape, size and color.

Specificity of photopolymer materials

Photopolymers have a number of features. Firstly, they categorically do not tolerate any deviations from the rules and methods of their use. Photopolymer materials require absolute dryness of the tooth, and any moisture damages the result. Such a seal may soon darken or become gray-blue border around the edge. To prevent any moisture from getting on the tooth (even from breathing), there is a Cofferdamm or Rabberdamm system. It involves the use of a rubber membrane through which exclusively requiring treatment of teeth are threaded. Once on one side of the membrane, the tooth becomes protected from moisture.

Secondly, photopolymer materials need polishing to a shine. If the photopolymer is poorly polished, unnecessary particles will soon settle on a rough surface, and the appearance of such a seal is not encouraging. In addition, with good polishing using different glazes and sealants, the likelihood of staining the material is significantly reduced. Only with the observance of the correct technology can an impeccable restoration of teeth be possible, a photo of which sometimes demonstrates fantastic results.

Scope of application

There is an opinion that photopolymer materials are only relevant on the front teeth, and for the back teeth they are too fragile, and a special aesthetic is not needed at the back. In reality, this is not so. It is possible and necessary to put photopolymers on any teeth, but the doctor must correctly select the appropriate filling material, taking into account its properties.

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