When patients want a whitening treatment that works, they need to look further than just the drugstore’s oral health aisle in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Don Mungcal and the team at Downtown Dental are excited to provide Zoom! in-office power bleaching, which has many benefits over the over-the-counter solutions.
Zoom! is a specialized whitening treatment that can be used for patients who are interested in combating dull, discolored teeth. This treatment is done right in our practice under the guidance of a professional. Zoom! whitening works by using specialized bleaching gel that is administered onto the surfaces of the teeth and activated using a light that lifts the stains from deep within the tooth enamel. Zoom! whitening works quickly, offering patients a way to brighten the smile in just one appointment.
What are the benefits of Zoom! whitening?
Outside of in-office power bleaching with Zoom, we also offer a take-home whitening kit that includes custom whitening trays and professional-strength bleaching gel. These are used in the privacy of one’s own home to gradually brighten the enamel of the teeth over several weeks. Patients put the gel into the trays and wear them for a specific period of time each day. For our patients who maintain their regular dental visits every six months, we also offer the Whitening for Life program. With this, we offer complimentary bleaching gel at each visit. So, patients can continue to use their in-home whitening kits to brighten their smile and maintain the results.
There are many reasons patients may want to consider whitening their smiles. Some patients want to have their smile looking its best for a reunion, wedding, or other special event. Others want to improve their appearance and address troublesome yellowing that may be caused by food habits or even genetics. Some patients have undergone a variety of treatments to improve the appearance of the smile and feel as though the dullness and discoloration is taking away from how beautiful the smile could look. Most patients consider brightening their smile as a personal decision to improve self-confidence and self-esteem.
Patients who do not have dental restorations within their smile and are adults are the perfect candidates for Zoom! whitening. Individuals who have restorations such as porcelain veneers, composite resin bonding, dental crowns, or dental bridges may want to reconsider brightening the teeth. This is because these restorations will not respond to whitening agents. This can cause the restorations to stand out as darker than the rest of the smile. This is not a desirable look. However, patients who are serious about brightening their smiles and maintaining the results can talk to the team at Downtown Dental about the possibility of replacing these restorations to match whitened teeth once the treatment is complete. This can be an expensive option, but it is the only way for a patient with restorations to achieve a brighter smile in many situations.
The cost of professional whitening in our practice varies depending on the method of whitening selected.
Dr. Don Mungcal in Los Angeles, CA is a dedicated dental professional proud to offer his patients solutions for achieving beautiful, brilliant smiles. Using the Zoom! whitening system, patients can brighten their teeth in a single appointment. We welcome new patients who are ready to achieve a whiter, brighter smile using in-office power bleaching solutions. Call 213-863-9464 today to book an appointment at the practice, located in Suite 204 at 255 South Grand Avenue.
Dr. Don Mungcal
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