Whitening in Rijeka

The Ultimate Guide to Whitening in Rijeka

Last fact-checked: 5 April 2020

Brighten your smile with teeth whitening in Rijeka, Croatia. If you are heading off on holiday, it’s an ideal time to shape up your smile at a top-rated dental clinic that offers lower prices than at home.

While it might not top traditional holiday to-do lists, rejuvenating your smile while you are away can save you a great deal, especially when it comes to laser teeth whitening. The procedure only takes a couple of hours out of your holiday, will cost less than at home and the difference it will make to your confidence will be immeasurable.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Rijeka Compared to the UK and Ireland?

See the table below to compare teeth whitening prices in Rijeka compared to your home country:

 

UK £

EIRE €

AUS $

NZ $

US $

Laser Teeth whitening price – home

387

450

667

695

496

Laser Teeth whitening price – Rijeka

250

268

442

464

300

Note: the prices above are approximate. Please check our current prices for your selected clinic for estimated costs of treatment.

Am I Suitable for Teeth Whitening Treatments?

Overuse of Product

Although teeth whitening treatments are a purely cosmetic procedure, care should still be taken before you decide to go ahead with the treatment. Bleaching products are safe when used correctly, but caution must be exercised. It is worthwhile acquainting yourself with the safety aspects of teeth whitening products , particularly paying attention to overuse.

Oral Health

In common with other cosmetic treatments, teeth whitening treatments should only be used when you have good dental health. Active gum disease or tooth decay must be treated before you have a tooth whitening procedure. This is because the bleaching agents in the whitening gel may cause permanent damage to teeth and gums if they are unhealthy, leaving you with increased sensitivity or even in permanent pain. The old adage ‘no pain, no gain’ does not ring true in this case.

Antibiotic Staining

Teeth stains on the teeth caused by antibiotics will not be affected by teeth whitening treatments. These stains are on the inside of the teeth, and teeth whitening treatments are only effective on the outside. If you do have unsightly antibiotic staining, dental veneers may be your only viable option for a whiter-looking smile.

What Different Teeth Whitening Treatments in Rijeka Are Available?

While over-the-counter treatments are available everywhere, they are not necessarily the most effective, only offering a degree of whitening. In fact, the results of often barely (if at all) noticeable.

By far, professional whitening treatments obtained at licensed clinics deliver the best degree of whitening—and most dental clinics offer both laser teeth whitening and at-home whitening kits.

At-Home whitening kits: Available from the dentist, you can receive whitening gel and made-to-measure appliances that fit over your teeth to hold the gel. These are usually worn overnight and provide noticeable whitening effects over a period of two weeks (or less if you’ve achieved the degree of whiteness you desire).

Laser teeth whitening: This treatment takes only one or two hours at your dentist’s clinic in Croatia. It is the best treatment out of all the teeth whitening treatments available, having a dramatic effect on the whiteness of your teeth—lightening them by up to 14 shades.

What Is the Procedure for Teeth Whitening? How Long Will it Take?

At-home whitening kits: As you will receive made-to-measure appliances for your teeth, you will need two appointments in Rijeka for this treatment. At your first appointment, the dentist makes impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These are sent to the laboratory where the appliances are made. Once your dentist receives these from the lab, you can go back to pick them up. Your dentist will want to check they fit and will demonstrate how to use them with the whitening gel.

One of the benefits of this treatment is that you can change the whitening colour subtly, stopping the treatment when it suits. You can also get more gel from a dentist at home (or even the next time you travel abroad) as the appliances can be used again, just as long as you take care to clean them properly to remove the gel after each application.

Laser teeth whitening: Before the treatment commences, the dentist will clean your teeth thoroughly to remove any tartar (hardened plaque) and stubborn stains. Specialist glasses will shield your eyes from the laser beam, and the dentist will place a rubber dam around your teeth to protect the soft tissues and gums in your mouth from the bleaching gel.

Once all the preparations are made, the whitening gel is applied to the teeth. The laser beam is pointed at the teeth to activate the bleach, and the gel is left on for a period of time to do its work. This is where the system your dentist uses may differ: some systems require several short applications of the gel (around 10-15 minutes each), whereas others require one long application (up to around 45 minutes). After the final application of the gel, the dentist removes all traces and cleans your teeth once more before showing you your new, brighter smile.

Can I Rely on the Quality of Teeth Whitening Treatments in Rijeka?

Dentists in Croatia have excellent qualifications and skills on a par with dentists at home. Clinics use the latest technological advances to deliver excellent quality in contemporary, modern surroundings.

At Dental Departures, we make the effort to ensure all the clinics listed with us provide the kind of quality standards we would expect to receive at home. This is why we carry out our own checks before we partner with any facility, and why you can choose your dentist with complete confidence.

Our checks include onsite visits, legal/criminal record checks, verification of dentist qualifications and confirmation of their professional memberships.

Take a look at our listings at clinics like Smile Studio Dentist Croatia, where you can view patient reviews, clinic photos, location maps, prices and much more.

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Further Information About Teeth Whitening in Rijeka

Connect with Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team to find out more about teeth whitening in Rijeka, and see below for ways to book your free appointment. Or if you have selected your clinic, you can schedule your appointment online at any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.

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