Zoom Teeth Whitening
Teeth discolouration is a common dental issue. Certain foods and beverages can cause teeth to become discoloured, as well as the natural ageing process can stain and darken the teeth. If you have discoloured teeth, then you may consider getting a professional dental whitening treatment such as the Zoom process.
What is Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Zoom is a bleaching process that is widely used all over the world to lighten the discolouration of enamel and dentin. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure activates the 25% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel/solution with the help of the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, which is said to speed up the bleaching process. As the hydrogen peroxide degrades, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances while leaving the tooth structure unchanged.
The Zoom Process
The entire procedure takes less than an hour, but before the Zoom teeth whitening session, a regular teeth cleaning is recommended.
The procedure begins with a brief preparation during which the lips and gums are covered, leaving the teeth exposed. The Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is then applied by the dentist, which works in tandem with the Zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discolouration. While the light is turned on, the gel remains in place for 15 minutes. You can relax, watch TV, or listen to music during this time.
For a total treatment time of 45 minutes, the gel is applied for three 15-minute sessions of light activation. The procedure might be uncomfortable for people with a sensitive gag reflex or anxiety. Following all the sessions, the dentist will apply a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel to the teeth.
How much is the Zoom Teeth Whitening Expense?
On average, a Zoom professional dental whitening will cost you around $500. This price also includes the take-home trays that help in maximising the results of the treatment. Since this treatment falls under cosmetic dentistry, your dental insurance will most likely not cover the cost.
How Long Does Zoom Teeth Whitening Last?
The results from a Zoom dental whitening treatment can last up to several months, and even more than a year.
Cosmetic Dentist in Chula Vista
Dr. Nick Addario offers Zoom teeth whitening in Chula Vista. You will need to have an initial consultation with the dentist to determine the condition of oral health and if you can benefit from a professional treatment. During this consultation session, your dentist will also determine if you are a good candidate for specifically the Zoom treatment or if another whitening treatment will be more suitable.
Dr Addario’s dental office in Chula Vista has a comfortable, hygienic, and fully-equipped environment — where you can receive quality treatments will complete peace of mind. The well-trained staff will also assist you in every way possible throughout your treatment to ensure the best dental care for you.