I bought a Groupon for Zoom whitening for only $99. It was from a new dentist in the area, so I figured it was a great way to get my teeth whitened because I can’t afford it otherwise. Everyone at the office was so nice and the treatment went fine while I was there. After I got home, that night, I had a lot of sensitivity in my teeth that I was not expecting. The dentist didn’t tell me to expect that. Besides all that, I have dental bonding on my teeth.
It’s been 3 weeks since I got Zoom, but now by bonding looks yellow. No one asked me about previous dental work or told me to expect that either. Needless to say, this is not going to be my regular dentist. I thought I was doing something smart with the Groupon and saving money. Now it looks like I’m going to need to have the bonding replaced. I’m embarrassed to tell my dentist what happened. Is there another way around this? Thanks, Kelsey
Kelsey – Zoom® whitening for $99 is a bargain—but only if the dentist follows the correct protocol for Zoom to ensure you understand the results you can expect.
Zoom Whitening and Dental Bonding
Dental bonding can pick up stains over time, but teeth bleaching gel won’t whiten it. Composite bonding will look dull against your newly whitened teeth. If there are stains on dental bonding, sometimes a cosmetic dentist can polish them away, or the bonding will need to be replaced.
Unfortunately, your dentist will need to remove the existing bonding and apply new bonding. He or she will be able to select a shade that matches your newly whitened smile. The good news is that with the combination of Zoom whitening and new composite bonding, it will look like you had a smile makeover.
Is your current dentist the one who originally placed the bonding? If not, ensure your dentist has the proper tools and variety of bonding colors to match your new smile. If you learn that your dentist is not experienced in bonding techniques, you should consider scheduling a consultation with an accredited cosmetic dentist. You will get beautiful results that last.
This post is sponsored by Dr. Allyson Hurley, an accredited cosmetic dentist and Zoom whitening provider in Chatham, NJ.