We have been bleaching a lot of teeth!
It seems like we have a run on so many patients bleaching their teeth! Many of our patients that we placed crowns on years ago now want the rest of their teeth to become whiter and brighter. The crowns have withstood the test of time and still look great and are the same color and shape that they were when first placed. The surrounding natural teeth have gradually gotten darker with time, which happens as we drink coffee, soda and red wine.
We really like to use Zoom! teeth whitening. The process is easy and fast. We lighten the natural teeth to match the shade of the existing crowns. The advantage of Zoom! is that we give everyone whitening trays that can be used at home. So, whenever a patient wants to bleach their teeth again, they just place some whitening agent in the tray. In a short time it looks like your original tooth color has come back.
This week we had a patient that we were crowning two front teeth and when we went to pick a shade we decided to whiten her teeth first. The shade that we picked was great and matched the new lighter shade that we accomplished with Zoom!. We all are so excited that her smile will be restored to a much more youthful appearance.
The next day, we had a different patient, where we were beginning the process of porcelain veneers on her front teeth. After bleaching, we were able to pick a much lighter, natural-looking shade.
We used Zoom! on another patient’s lower teeth before we replaced a few worn bondings. It only takes 1 one hour in the office. She loved Zoom! because she could watch her favorite TV shows (we have TVs in our ceilings) while whitening without anyone bothering her. We think she may come back just for the TV experience!
I love looking at patients smile at themselves when we first give them a mirror to see how they look after whitening. Our patients love to keep on looking in the mirror and smiling!