Internal Bleaching

Internal bleaching with Endo Associates of Greenwich

Internal Bleaching

Internal Bleaching (intracoronal bleaching) is a technique used to whiten the appearance of teeth and is different than over-the-counter solutions used to whiten teeth (extracoronal bleaching). Internal bleaching must be conducted by your endodontist and can only be performed after successful root canal therapy. Not everyone is a candidate for internal bleaching and Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Ramesh will evaluate your case on an individual basis.

Discoloration of a single tooth as a result from caries or previous dental trauma. The discoloration starts from the interior of the tooth and moves outward.

Discoloration of all teeth can be a result of a physiological evolution due to the patient’s age, or possibly from the administration of medicines or patient habits, including smoking.

Internal stains can be bleached, bonded or crowned. While each of these methods is safe and effective, your dentist will recommend which treatment is appropriate for you depending on the state of your teeth and the results that you wish to achieve. Your endodontist will consider:

  • The degree and type of staining
  • How much of the tooth structure is remaining (Is the tooth heavily filled? Are changes to the shape of the teeth needed or desired?)