A smile is considered by many to be one of the most significant symbols of health, beauty, and well-being. This has caused teeth whitening to become one of the most popular procedures performed.
- Teeth whitening using “Philips ZOOM” technology
- Teeth whitening procedure
- Whitening teeth at home
- Why choose teeth whitening using the “ZOOM” LED lamp?
- What are the downsides of teeth whitening with “ZOOM”?
- How often is it required to whiten teeth with “ZOOM“?
- Is it safe to whiten teeth at home?
- Does teeth whitening hurt?
- How to prepare for teeth whitening?
- Is it possible to predict colour shade before teeth whitening?
- Can dental fillings and prostheses be whitened?
- What causes teeth discolouration?
- When is it not possible / not recommended to whiten teeth?
- Teeth whitening in our clinic
Teeth whitening using “Philips ZOOM” technology
Patient safety, health, and comfort are the highest priorities of our clinic, while a high level of professionalism and an outstanding quality of service are the main principles that we abide by. That’s why we offer our customers one of the safest and most effective methods of teeth whitening: The “Philips ZOOM” system.
This technology allows us to whiten teeth enamel safely and thoroughly at a molecular level without causing damage. Whitening of up to 8 colour tones can be achieved after only a single procedure.
Developed by US specialists, the “ZOOM” whitening system is one of the most popular modern teeth whitening solutions in the world! Innovative “ZOOM” technology guarantees your safety while ensuring the highest level of comfort and achieving an amazing long-term result in a relatively short time.
Teeth whitening using the “ZOOM” system is performed in three steps.
Teeth whitening procedure
1 – Preparation for the procedure
- A quick test is performed to determine the initial and desired shades of the client’s teeth according to the VITA scale.
- The oral mucosa, lips and gums are covered with protective insulation using special films, dental plates and materials.
- Cheek retractors are installed and fixated to provide better access to the teeth.
- Special goggles are given to the patient to protect their eyes from the effects of LED radiation.
2 – The whitening process
- A special whitening gel is applied to the upper and lower dental arches.
- The whitening gel gets activated by the radiation of a “ZOOM” LED lamp, which penetrates the deep layers of teeth enamel and removes dark pigmentation.
- The whole teeth whitening procedure lasts 90 minutes and consists of 3-4 short whitening sessions of 15 minutes each. The duration of the whitening sessions depends on the desired result and the individual properties of the patient’s teeth.
3 – Final stage of the procedure
- Residue from the whitening gel is removed from the teeth.
- The result achieved is determined according to the VITA scale. A whitening of up to 6-8 tones can be achieved after just one procedure!
- Mineralization of the teeth is performed to help strengthen enamel. This is done by the teeth being coated with a special gel containing calcium and fluoride.
- A professional consultation with a doctor about dental care after teeth whitening. The patient is provided with a short-term „white“ diet plan and oral hygiene care recommendations.
- Expert advice on how to keep your smile whiter for longer at home using additional special pastes.
Whitening teeth at home
For our most busy patients, as well as those who have already undergone professional teeth whitening, we offer the opportunity to achieve or maintain the whiteness at home using our special teeth whitening trays and gels. It is important to note that teeth whitening at home takes more patience and time (up to 2-3 weeks).
It is possible to preserve the aesthetics of your whitened smile with our convenient home-use teeth whitening set. The set contains a pair of teeth whitening trays and whitening paste, which are easy to use and can achieve a whitening level of up to 6 VITA shades. Patients of our clinic also get individual professional usage advice when purchasing our teeth whitening set.
Why choose teeth whitening using the “ZOOM” LED lamp?
Teeth whitening using “ZOOM” technology is a case where beauty does not require sacrifice. “ZOOM” technology is a modern, popular, and currently the most effective teeth whitening solution that:
- Only requires a single procedure lasting 90 minutes.
- Achieves a high-level efficiency – almost instantly brightens teeth enamel by up to 6-8 colour tones!
- Allows you to maintain the effect for up to 3 years when taking proper care of your teeth.
- Ensures the maximum level of comfort throughout the procedure. The intensity and brightness of the light are adjusted so that the whitening process is painless.
- Features include optimal pH, and blue light radiation levels, to ensure the highest level of safety of the enamel and mouth tissues when compared to other whitening methods.
What are the downsides of teeth whitening with “ZOOM”?
Teeth whitening using “ZOOM” technology is considered one of the safest and most effective ways to whiten teeth. However, in rare cases, teeth sensitivity may occur after the procedure, a temporary phenomenon which usually goes away on its own after a few days. Another disadvantage of teeth whitening is the need to stick to a special “white” diet after the procedure. It is recommended that you exclude foods and beverages which contain colouring pigments as this helps to enhance and protect the whitened teeth after the procedure. The procedure will unfortunately not help to remove fluorosis and teeth enamel stains caused by the use of tetracycline preparations. It is important to note that seals and all types of prostheses cannot be whitened.
However, these downsides are present or worse in other teeth whitening methods meaning “Zoom” is still the best choice.
How often is it required to whiten teeth with “ZOOM“?
“Philips ZOOM” is an internationally recognized teeth whitening technology that is known for its high efficiency and long-lasting whitening results. According to research by system developers, teeth whiteness can last up to 3 years after the procedure, if proper dental hygiene and care is maintained. In order to maintain the whitening effect for as long as possible after the clinical procedure, it is recommended to consult a specialist at least once a year and follow his dental care recommendations.
Is it safe to whiten teeth at home?
There are many home-use teeth whitening systems for sale today that use active whitening gels. Many rapid whitening products are designed as additional dental hygiene products and have low and/or short-term effectiveness. In addition, it is important to note that home whitening systems are designed without regard to your individual characteristics: gum sensitivity, enamel strength, degree of pigmentation, etc. Sometimes the substances used in teeth whitening gels can even be harmful to your enamel and teeth. To choose a safe and effective home whitening system, we recommend that you consult a dentist who will help you choose the right whitening method, maintain the health of your teeth and achieve the desired smile whiteness result in the shortest time possible.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Occasionally, intermittent and short-term toothache may occur during the “ZOOM” whitening procedure. The intensity of this sensation varies from patient to patient and is related to the sensitivity of the patient’s teeth. The vast majority of patients find this procedure to be completely calm and stress-free as well as not feeling any discomfort.
How to prepare for teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening using “ZOOM” technology requires some preparation, which includes the following:
- Oral sanitation: treatment of any dental diseases and inflammation of the gums and oral cavity (if any).
- Professional teeth cleaning: This procedure is extremely important as it will allow the doctor to determine the true shade of the client’s teeth and choose the best whitening solution more accurately. Removing tartar from the teeth will make the whitening gel penetrate the enamel more evenly and enhance the whitening effect.
- Teeth remineralization (enamel enhancement): A pre-whitening procedure that often helps to retain the health of enamel, reduces its sensitivity, and achieves a more even whitening.
Is it possible to predict colour shade before teeth whitening?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to accurately predict or „order“ the exact whitening shade. This is considered normal as the whitening result for each patient is strictly individual and depends on many different factors. For example, whitening teeth of different initial shades gives each one a different effect. Even different areas of the same tooth are whitened unevenly (the colour evens out after about 14 days). When choosing a teeth whitening technology, the dentist takes these individual nuances into account.
Professional consultation from our clinic’s specialists will help you learn more about the teeth whitening options available and help you find the right solution.
Can dental fillings and prostheses be whitened?
It is important to know that only natural teeth are whitened during the procedure. Dental fillings, crowns, implants, laminates, and other artificial dental elements cannot change their shade. Therefore, any artificial elements of your smile will need to be replaced after the procedure, to match the colour of the newly whitened teeth.
What causes teeth discolouration?
Changes in teeth shade can appear due to a variety of factors:
- General body health and balance of minerals.
- Age-related body changes.
- Genetic and chronic diseases.
- Consuming foods that can cause staining (tea, coffee, blueberries, chocolate, etc.)
- Taking certain medicines.
- Other factors.
When is it not possible / not recommended to whiten teeth?
Like any other dental procedure, teeth whitening also has certain contraindications::
- Absolute contraindications:
- The patient’s age is below 16 years.
- Pregnancy or during the breastfeeding period.
- Increased teeth sensitivity.
- Allergic reactions to the components of whitening gels.
- Increased sensitivity to UV radiation.
- Use of photosensitizers.
- Oncological diseases.
- Teeth enamel defects.
- Relative (temporary) contraindications:
- Less than 6 months from the removal of the braces.
- Inflammation of the gums.
- Gingivitis or stomatitis.
- Worn-down teeth.
- Dental fillings and prostheses (after bleaching, their colour may differ from the new enamel shade).
Teeth whitening in our clinic
Professional teeth whitening in our clinic is performed by experienced and competent specialists. We use advanced “Philips ZOOM” technology and the highest quality materials that guarantee our customers maximum safety and comfort during the procedure.
By contacting our clinic, you can be sure that you will get the highest-quality service, all your individual wishes will be heard and the most effective individual treatment will be offered to you.
|Teeth whitening using “ZOOM” lamp (both dental arches)||330 €|
|Teeth whitening using aligners (both dental arches + 2 gels)||200 €|
|Teeth whitening using aligners (1 dental arch + 1 gel)||130 €|
|Internal single tooth whitening||150 €|