Smile brighter with cosmetic dentistry

Otsego Dental provides cosmetic dentistry care to enhance the function and appearance of a patient’s teeth and mouth for a brighter, healthier smile. We offer various treatments, from something as simple as replacing older gold, amalgam and other types of fillings that leave dark spots on teeth with newer porcelain and other tooth-colored materials.

We use leading technological capabilities and our dental professionals’ expertise to provide:

  • Teeth whitening to refresh teeth stained by food, beverages, smoking or poor oral care
  • Dental veneers, which are composite or porcelain materials laminated onto teeth to repair cracks or chips or cover severely stained teeth that don’t respond to whitening
  • Composite bonding to repair chipped, broken, decaying or discolored teeth; Your dentist places a tooth-colored composite onto a tooth and sculpts it into shape, then hardens it to blend right in
  • Inlays and overlays (indirect fillings) for decaying or damaged teeth; these long-lasting fillings are created in a lab and placed by your dentist to fill teeth
  • Smile makeovers that may involve one of more cosmetic dentistry treatments
  • Reconstruction to improve your bite, muscles, chewing and overall teeth and bone structure and placement
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth

Whitening Options and Frequently Asked Questions

If you dream about a whiter, brighter smile, we have some whitening options that may be perfect for you! We have determined the top three whitening products that our patients love and have the best results with little sensitivity. Before you read about our whitening options we have included frequently asked questions our patients ask us. If you have questions, your hygienist would be happy to discuss these whitening options at your next check up appointment!

What causes tooth discoloration?

There is a variety of different ways teeth can discolor. Some may be genetics, consuming dark foods or beverages (such as coffee, tea, or red wine) others may be because of age, tooth trauma, or medications.

Will whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Some of our patients do experience sensitivity, however, we have many that do not. Sensitivity with whitening is temporary and typically subsides within a few days.

How long do whitening results last?

Whitening results vary among patients and products but typically last years. If you notice your teeth starting to discolor, you can always start another whitening treatment.

Opalescence Go

Opalescence Go is a great option for our patients who are new to whitening, are looking to brighten their smile, or have extreme sensitivity to whitening treatments. These whitening trays are prefilled, and you simply insert trays are wear for a minimum of 15 minutes. Opalescence Go has a great desensitizer called potassium nitrate and added fluoride to strengthen your enamel and help reduce carries.

Opalescence trays are worn from 15 minutes to one hour per day for five to ten days. This take-home kit comes with ten pre-loaded whitening trays.

Custom Trays with Zoom Whitening

Our custom take-home whitening kits give you the professional results you want in the comfort of your own home. A take-home whitening kit includes custom-made trays for your teeth and bleaching solution called Zoom Whitening. This breaks down the toughest stains and gradually, evenly makes your teeth 5-7 shades whiter. Patients are asked to whiten 1 to 3 times a week until the desired shade is achieved. After, patients can use bleaching solution 1 to 2 times a month for maintenance if desired.

Glo Science: In-office whitening treatment with taken home kit

We are proud to be a certified GLO Science dental practice, offering our patients the very best teeth whitening experience and results available anywhere – with faster appointments, superior results, and little to no sensitivity.

Get dramatic whitening results in under an hour with little to no sensitivity. The GLO amplifying mouthpiece with warming heat technology speeds up the whitening process for safe, clinically proven, professional whitening results. Then, you go home with the same device we use in the office, along with professional strength GLO whitening gel, so you can continue whitening at home for the longest lasting, most stable whitening results you can get. No messy strips, no trays, no sensitivity.

Once our patients complete in-house whitening treatment, they can use the whitening gel as needed to maintain their desired shade.