Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of the professional bleaching treatment with Pola Office (SDI): the shade, chroma and value parameters of the anterior upper elements were analysed.
Methods: At the Prosthetic Unit of the Modena and Reggio Emilia University, 10 patients were selected. All patients underwent oral hygiene treatment and spectrophotometric analysis (Spectro-Shade) of the 6 front elements: the variables L (value), c (chroma), and h (shade) were examined in the cervical, mesial and incisal sections. Spectrophotometric analysis was repeated 6 months after initial bleaching. The patients were asked to report the degree of sensitivity after 3, 6, 12 and 24 h and after 3, 6, 7, and 10 days.
Results: The value (L) of the treated elements increases after bleaching, the chroma parameter (c) showed lower values than those prior to treatment (except for the first patient); this means a shift towards a lower degree of saturation. The course of the shade parameter is uniform and constant for all patients, with a shift towards yellow chroma values. Postoperative sensitivity was confined to the first 3 h after treatment, after which it showed a steady decrease over 24 h.
Conclusions: Esthetic results obtained using the Pola Office bleaching procedure were visibly significant; confirmed by colorimeter analysis. The harmony between chroma, shade and value remained 6 months after the bleaching treatment; the sensitivity is particularly high in the first hour, however after 24 h sensitivity is greatly reduced.