Teeth can be whitened by several techniques of bleaching available today. Over the counter options offer slight lightening of the teeth while in-office bleaching results will get the teeth several shades lighter. The in-office method Dr. Lovan uses is the Zoom Whitening System. A strong bleaching agent is applied to the isolated teeth and a special light is used to assist the bleaching material in lightening the teeth. Custom made dental trays are made and bleach is given to you so that you can continue bleaching for only 20 minutes daily in the comfort of your own home.
Results vary for each patient and we will be happy to help you decide which method works best for you. Some of the factors that may prevent you from using any whitening system include fillings, crowns, or veneers on your anterior teeth and also if you have extremely sensitive teeth. Sensitivity is common when bleaching and will subside after you have completed the bleaching process. We also prescribe a toothpaste that helps with the sensitivity.