Whitening in Zagreb

The Ultimate Guide to Whitening in Zagreb

Last fact-checked: 4 April 2020

Brighten your smile with teeth whitening in Zagreb, Croatia. Of all dental treatments tourists often undergo while on holiday, this one is probably the most convenient; it only takes a couple of hours, is painless and needs very little planning—aside from finding a reliable facility with Dental Departures in advance.

Am I Suitable for Teeth Whitening?

Several teeth whitening methods are available.

1: Laser teeth whitening: Carried out in your dentist’s clinic in one session. This is the most effective of all treatment methods, whitening teeth by up to 14 shades.

2: At-home whitening kits: Obtained from your dentist and used every night at home for around two weeks (or until you have achieved the degree of whitening you desire). Although not as dramatic as laser teeth whitening, this method nonetheless makes a noticeable difference. You can also top-up the whitening effect by obtaining more whitening gel from the dentist (taking care not to overdo it, of course).

3: Over-the-Counter whitening kits: These are available from pharmacies and drug stores. The degree of whitening is normally subtle, only changing a shade or two, if at all.

Teeth whitening treatments are not suitable for everyone. You must have good dental health with no active gum disease or  tooth decay . If you do have any oral health problems, whitening treatments may cause permanent damage, exacerbating them and potentially leaving you with increased sensitivity, or even pain.

Whitening treatments are not effective on some teeth stains, particularly those caused by antibiotic staining. These stains are actually inside the tooth, rather than the outside, and will be unaffected by all whitening treatments. If you do have antibiotic staining, your only real option for a whiter smile is dental veneers .

Overuse of teeth whitening products is also an issue that can ultimately be damaging to your dental health. Thus, it’s always recommended to seek out safety tips and ask your dentist how frequently you can safely use whitening products.

Is Laser Teeth Whitening a Good Treatment for Dental Tourists?

It’s a particularly good treatment for dental tourists. Not only will you return with a dazzling new smile, but it can also transform how you feel about yourself, giving you more confidence and boosting your self-esteem.

What Does Laser Teeth Whitening Cost in Zagreb?

Take a look at the table below which shows how much laser teeth whitening costs in Zagreb compared to home.

 

UK £

EUR €

AUS $

NZ $

US $

Laser Teeth whitening price – home

387

450

667

695

496

Laser Teeth whitening price – Zagreb

270

300

478

497

336

Note: the prices above are approximate. Please check our current prices for your selected

clinic for estimated costs of treatment.

What About the Quality of Teeth Whitening in Zagreb?

The standard of dental care in Zagreb, particularly that provided to international patients, is generally very good. The Croatian Government is actively promoting the country as a medical, dental and health tourism location, and has been dubbed the ‘ the next big thing in Croatian tourism’ . Thus, you can expect that standards remain high.

Clinics are equipped with the latest technologies and apply the same world-renowned brands as top dental clinics in the UK, including laser teeth whitening systems such as BriteSmile® and Zoom!®.

Can You Recommend a Reliable Dental Clinic in Zagreb?

Of course—you can take a look at a couple of highly-rated clinics that offer professional teeth whitening in Zagreb below, both of which are listed with Dental Departures:

Dental Implant Krhen

B. Dent

All the dental providers we partner with have all been quality-checked by us—which means they’ve been pre-screened before being listed on our website. Our screening processes include onsite visits, legal/criminal records, dentist qualifications, professional memberships and real patient reviews. Other useful information to help you make an informed decision includes clinic photos, price tables and location maps.

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

Laser Teeth Whitening: Laser teeth whitening treatment takes approximately two hours. First, your dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove tartar (hardened plaque) and stubborn stains. The soft tissues of your mouth are protected as the dentist places a rubber dam around your teeth, ensuring the gel does not come into contact with your gums or tongue. Safety goggles also shield your eyes from the bright laser beam.

Once the preliminary preparations have been made, the dentist will cover the teeth with the bleaching gel. The laser is then applied, which activates the whitening agents in the gel.

Some systems require the gel to be applied for 15 minutes, removed, and reapplied again two more times, while another popular system involves only one 45-minute application. Don’t be too worried if your treatment differs from what is written here; your dentist will explain the procedure in detail beforehand.

After the final gel application, the dentist will remove all the gel and clean the teeth again. Finally, you’ll be able to show off that gleaming white smile to the rest of Zagreb as you step out the door!

At-Home Whitening Kits: You will need two visits to the dentist to complete the process of obtaining your at-home whitening kit. During the first one, your dentist will make impressions of your teeth and send them to a laboratory. They will make trays to fit over your teeth that hold the whitening gel.

You can return to your dentist to pick up the trays and receive a demonstration of how to use them. You can pick up more gel from a dentist at home to use from time to time to keep your teeth white. Some people also like to get the at-home whitening kits in addition to undergoing laser teeth whitening as a way of ‘topping up’ the results of their laser teeth whitening.

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How Do I Book Teeth Whitening in Zagreb?

To find out more about teeth whitening in Zagreb, get in touch with Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team who are available to talk to you 24/7. Or you can book your appointment online with us at any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.

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