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
Zoom Whitening is perhaps the most popular teeth whitening treatment available because the results are immediate and long-lasting. Other tooth whitening options can take up to weeks or even months to provide any results.
Patients who choose to receive Zoom Whitening treatments at Otsego Dental can be sure that it is done quickly and correctly by a specialist. You don’t have to worry about making any mistakes at home or missing a treatment. A shield will protect your lips and gums to avoid them getting bleached during the process. A whitening gel will be applied to your teeth three to four times, for 15 minutes each. The gel is formulated with hydrogen peroxide, which has bleaching properties. Special lighting helps the gel penetrate the enamel and send oxygen into the dentin, causing the bleaching action and whitening the teeth. The Zoom Whitening process only takes a little more than an hour, with a few minutes of preparation and the procedure itself taking 60 minutes. There is little to no discomfort for the patient, other than your teeth feeling cold from the gel.
Your teeth might be sensitive for 12 to 24 hours after a Zoom Whitening treatment, and you will also receive some products to help you keep up the whitening at home for a short period of time. You won’t be able to eat and drink certain foods that can interfere with the whitening process for up to 72 hours. You may be asked to get a teeth cleaning before your treatment as the cleaner your teeth are, the better your results will be.
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 a bleaching solution called Zoom Whitening. Zoom Whitening 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.
How Long Does Zoom Whitening Last?
The results from Zoom Whitening can last between one to four years, depending on how well the patients take care of their teeth. If you have daily habits that stain your teeth, such as eating certain foods or smoking, the whitening will not last as long. Good brushing and flossing habits and visiting your dentist twice a year for checkups will help the whitening last longer.
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 discolorartion?
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.
Does 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.