Are you interested in a professional cosmetic dental treatment for effectively whitening your teeth? How much is a teeth whitening procedure from a dentist and what are some of the best options available? These are a few things that you are probably wondering about if you are new to professional teeth whitening.

Now you may not realise it, but our teeth are one of the most significant means of self-expression available to us. When we are happy and hear or see something funny, we smile or laugh showing our teeth. Having a clean and beautiful set of pearly whites gives people the confidence to bare their feelings to everyone without being overly-concerned with their dental appearance. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with white and healthy looking teeth, and this is where Zoom teeth whitening comes in.

 

What exactly is Zoom teeth whitening?

Professional Zoom teeth whitening is one of the most significant advances in cosmetic dentistry giving people ample opportunity to quickly and effectively whiten their teeth. The said treatment mimics the appearance of natural pearly whites with immediate results. So how does it work?

One of the great things about Zoom teeth whitening is that your dentist can administer and complete the procedure in less than an hour (about 45 to 60 minutes at most). Following the procedure, you can expect to have noticeably whiter and more beautiful teeth. Unlike conventional tooth whitening treatments, the results tend to last longer for up to 6 months or more.

A typical Zoom teeth whitening procedure starts with your dentist thoroughly cleaning your teeth of plaque and tar which removes superficial discolourations. Your dental care provider then proceeds to coat your teeth with a special hydrogen-based gel and covering everything else to protect the latter from UV exposure. The said treatment involves the use of lasers just potent enough to induce a reaction between the gel and the enamel of the teeth breaking away deeply embedded stains in the process. The result – teeth instantly appear five to six shades lighter. How awesome is that?

Porcelain veneers
Of course, there are other modern alternatives to Zoom teeth whitening that are well worth considering, some of which yield even better results. One good example is porcelain veneers which are about as close as you can get to the appearance of natural white teeth. The process of porcelain veneers involve ceramic surfaces that essentially wrap around a tooth concealing imperfections like chipped and broken teeth and of course, staining.

The great thing about porcelain veneers is that the results are long-term as porcelain is impervious to staining. Hence unlike Zoom teeth whitening, you need not repeat the treatment every six months or so to maintain results. However, such an advantage comes at a cost which is perhaps its’ biggest downside. Porcelain veneers are one of the most expensive cosmetic dental treatments available costing at least $1200 per tooth; yes, every tooth.

All-ceramic crowns
Another modern alternative to teeth whitening and about as effective as that of porcelain veneers. As the name suggests, dentists fashion all-ceramic crowns solely from ceramic and nothing else. There are two types of all ceramic crowns – Zirconia and E-max. Both of these heads result in an attractive dental appearance that blends in well with natural teeth and last many years with great care.

The only downside to all-ceramic crowns is the material itself which suggest a compromise between durability and aesthetics. These crowns may look the part, but it is vulnerable to breaking which means you have to be extra careful with it.

Ready to get started with the right professional teeth whitening treatment? We at “Macquarie Dental” would be happy to help! Call us today on 02 9223 9000 to learn more and arrange a consultation with our cosmetic dental experts.