Patients in the Los Angeles, California area who are ready to brighten their smiles often turn to their local drugstore to purchase whitening treatments in the oral health care aisle. However, many patients find that these treatment options fail to provide actual results. Instead, Dr. Don Mungcal and the team at Downtown Dental encourage patients to book an appointment to learn about professional whitening solutions, including the Zoom! in-office whitening treatment.
Zoom! is a specialized bleaching service available at Downtown Dental for patients who want excellent, same-day whitening results. Our professionals, including Dr. Don Mungcal, find that this treatment can whiten up to eight shades brighter and provide patients with noticeably beautiful teeth in just a short period of time. In one appointment, patients can feel confident in their smile and go about their day with brilliant teeth.
The Zoom! whitening system starts with a professional cleaning by one of our dental hygienists to remove plaque and tartar, which may inhibit the bleaching gel from working. Then, a barrier gel is placed on the gums to protect soft tissue from the whitening gel. The whitening gel is then administered onto the surfaces of the teeth and activated with a special light to pull stains and discoloration from deep within the tooth enamel. Then the teeth and gums are cleaned one last time. Patients can boost their confidence within a two-hour visit and go about the rest of their day with a rejuvenated smile.
Yes! Our team of professionals administers Zoom! whitening to ensure safety and efficiency. We encourage patients to ask about the treatment and learn the steps we take to provide this treatment. We want our patients to understand that every procedure our practice performs is safe.
Patients without restorations are often the best candidates for Zoom! whitening. This is because the whitening treatment will not impact restorations in the smile, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, or composite resin bonding. If patients move forward with whitening, their restorations may appear discolored and will need to be replaced. Patients who are serious about whitening their smile and keeping it that way may want to ask about replacing their dental restorations once they have completed their whitening treatment and then move forward with our take-home options to maintain results.
Patients are often interested in learning about their options when faced with such dental procedures. In addition to the Zoom! whitening services, we also provide alternatives. We offer a take-home whitening kit, which includes a custom-made whitening tray and whitening gel that patients can use at home to brighten their smile gradually over several days and weeks. Some patients who obtain their whitening trays during their routine dental appointments will be excited to learn about our Whitening for Life program, in which patients are given whitening gel at each recall appointment (no additional fee) to brighten their smile at home continually. This is a great way to ensure patients make their regular appointments for cleanings and examinations while allowing them to keep their smiles beautiful for many years to come.
For patients with minor discoloration issues, such as a single tooth that may be stained or discolored, we may suggest whitening with dental restorations. Dental restorations may include porcelain veneers or crowns placed over the problematic teeth to immediately resolve an issue with a single tooth. These are the other solutions that our team of professionals may suggest for specific dental discoloration.
Contact the team of Downtown Dental today to learn more about the benefits of our in-office power bleaching treatment known as Zoom! whitening. Our practice is conveniently located at 255 South Grand Avenue, Suite 204, and we can be reached by phone at 213-863-9464 for an appointment.
We encourage patients to learn about this and other cosmetic dental treatments readily available in our state-of-the-art dental facility.
Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan