Learn About Tooth Whitening and Dental Bonding in Downers Grove with Dr. Webster
Our Naperville and Downers Grove area practice provides a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to patients, including tooth whitening and dental bonding. Cosmetic dentistry has helped many of our patients achieve a beautiful smile in as little as one appointment. Click on the links below to learn more about these aesthetic procedures.
What is ZOOM!® Whitening?
ZOOM!® whitening is a method of tooth whitening that we offer in our Downers Grove area practice, which is located near Naperville. This tooth whitening procedure, which is overseen by a dental professional, has been proven to whiten teeth up to 10 shades in as little as an hour! If you've been hiding your smile because you're embarrassed by yellowed, stained, or otherwise discolored teeth, ZOOM!® in-office tooth whitening - which requires no messy at-home whitening strips - may be right for you.
Here's how it works:
The first step in tooth whitening involves covering the gums with a protective substance to prevent irritation by the peroxide in the ZOOM!® whitening gel. Then, the gel is applied to your teeth. We activate the gel using a special ZOOM!® whitening lamp. As you sit back in the dental chair, your teeth become whiter by the minute. In one hour, they will have reached their maximum brightness. Then, our dentist will administer a five-minute fluoride treatment. The best part is that, by coming in to our Downers Grove office near Naperville, your tooth whitening will be supervised by a trusted Aurora area professional. The end result is beautiful, white teeth and a more radiant smile. With proper maintenance, your brighter, whiter smile can last indefinitely!
Is tooth whitening the right option for me?
If your teeth have become yellow due to coffee or tea stains, bad dental hygiene, or poor food choice, tooth whitening may be right for you. In clinical trials, the ZOOM!® in-office whitening technique has been proven to whiten stained teeth up to 10 shades. Even if genetics or disease is to blame, ZOOM!® can still be quite effective.
While the procedure is safe for the majority of patients, our Downers Grove practice near Naperville discourages tooth whitening if you have undergone dental bonding, or have tooth colored fillings, porcelain veneers, or dental implants. The gel will not affect the color of the materials used to make veneers, fillings, and other dental appliances. If you still choose to undergo tooth whitening in spite of veneers or fillings, you may have to replace your veneers so that they will match your newly whiter teeth.
If you live in Downers Grove, Naperville, or surrounding areas, contact us about tooth whitening today.
If tooth whitening does not sound like the option for you, our Downers Grove practice offers dental bonding as an alternative that can both whiten and reshape teeth, improving the overall appearance of the smile. In dental bonding, the dentist applies a thin coat of special bonding agent to the front surface of the teeth. On top of the bonding agent, the dentist applies the bonding material, which will be colored, then shaped to give you straight, white, natural looking teeth.
If you are in the Downers Grove or Naperville area and are interested in tooth whitening, through dental bonding or ZOOM!® in-office whitening, contact our office today. In addition to tooth whitening procedures, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry options. Exceptional dentures, porcelain veneers, and natural looking crowns and fillings are a few of the procedures we offer to beautify your smile.