FAQs : Cosmetic Dental Work
Is the ZOOM! 2™ teeth whitening process safe?
The Zoom! 2™ system is FDA-approved after much laboratory and real-world testing. Extensive research, clinical studies, and follow-up evaluations show no negative effects with this whitening process (under the supervision of a licensed dentist). ZOOM 2™ should not be used by children under age 13 and pregnant or lactating women.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
Whitening results will vary, but Dr. Davis can give you a good estimate of what to expect following your thorough evaluation. Remember that all teeth whitening treatments are essentially temporary solutions, but certain treatments like the Zoom! 2™ system can last two years or more. And although you will not retain the same shade of white forever, you can have teeth that will stay whiter than your pre-treatment shade by taking good care of them, avoiding smoking, scheduling whitening touch-ups, and brushing and flossing regularly.
How white will my teeth be after treatment?
Depending on the method you choose and the length of treatment time, your whitening results can range from subtle to dramatic. One thing is for sure – the high-intensity treatments offered by dental professionals are much more effective than over-the-counter methods. Treatments such as the Zoom! 2™ system offer patients the possibility of enhancing their smile up to ten shades whiter! Remember that even a two – three shade difference will be noticeable. You will have a chance to view before and after photos and shade guides to help you choose just how white you want to go.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a much more conservative choice than dental crowns, meaning that less of your natural tooth will need to be removed for placement. Veneers are also quite affordable and can be placed in just two short visits. Veneers are extremely stain-resistant and can correct a variety of problems on several teeth at once. And because of the use of porcelain, veneers are very real-looking, durable, and long-lasting (10-15 years).
What problems can dental bonding fix?
Dental bonding is a great “fix-all” treatment choice because it can be used to address several problems at once. Men and women with chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, large spaces between teeth, crowded teeth, extra short or long teeth, exposed tooth roots, or old metal fillings can improve their smile with bonding.