Tooth Whitening & Bleaching
At DENTAL by DESIGN, we offer a number of tooth whitening and bleaching options. Over time, our teeth tend to become discolored or stained. This is inevitable and can be caused by smoking, coffee, or any other foods. However, with the range of tooth restoration options available, a beautiful smile is a possibility for all. DENTAL by DESIGN offers a safe, inexpensive solution to whiten your teeth. There are a number of very simple whitening procedures that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. We offer many restoration options such as tooth bleaching, and the Zoom whitening system, a 1-hour whitening procedure. Because of his reputation for whitening teeth, Dr. Zourdos has been affectionately referred to as the “extreme makeover” dentist.
The first step in the whitening process is impressions. We will take full impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These impressions will be made into custom bleaching trays. The trays will fit onto your teeth perfectly so there is a small possibility of gum damage from the bleaching solution. The second step is to place the bleaching solution in the trays and wear them for a few hours a day. Within 7-10 days, you will see a significant improvement in the color of your teeth. Your smile will look brighter and younger. We will take before and after photos so that you will be able to compare the amazing transformation. Bleaching only works on natural teeth and may not be effective in all cases. We will inform you as to the potential whitening for your specific situation.
The Zoom system is an in-office tooth whitening procedure utilizes a 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel combined with Zoom’s small but not significant amounts of UVB (ultra-violet) light.
Once the gel is applied to the teeth the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, helps accelerate the bleaching process. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
Typically, the hydrogen peroxide gel is applied three times, at intervals of 15 minutes. Immediately after the applications, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth.
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