Will Zoom teeth whitening lighten up my dental bonding?

Hello. My dental bonding is getting dark. Bonding was put on my front teeth about 12 years ago and I am wondering if Zoom teeth whitening will lighten it up. I know that bonding wears with time, but right now I cannot afford new bonding. Will Zoom help? Thanks – Collette, Metairie


Neither Zoom whitening nor any other teeth bleaching system will whiten your dental bonding. But it will whiten your natural teeth, and make your darker bonding even more noticeable. That’s not the desired result.

Depending on the cause of the discoloration of the bonding, it can be polished to look better. If the stains are external—not within the bonding material—an expert cosmetic dentist might be able to improve the look of the bonding by polishing it.

Otherwise, new dental bonding is needed. If replacing the bonding is not within your budget at this time, it’s best to wait until you can afford to have an expert cosmetic dentist do the work. You’ll have a beautiful result that looks natural. It will be worth the wait.

This post is sponsored by New Orleans cosmetic dentist Dr. Duane Delaune of Metairie.

Need some advice on teeth implants

The crowns on my teeth implants look fake. I’ve had them for almost three years and I hate them. My dentist says that I’m being too picky, and that I should give it some time. How much more time do I need after three years? Am I being unreasonable, or am I right to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist? – Nyesha T., New Orleans – Metairie


A cosmetic dentist has appreciation for aesthetics. He or she wants you to have a beautiful smile that you love—not one that you have to get used to in order to like it. When the crowns on your dental implants don’t look natural, a cosmetic dentist can help.

Porcelain crowns can and should have the translucency and color of your natural teeth. And when you have dental implants, no one should be able to tell that they are replacement teeth.

A cosmetic dentist will work with you to ensure that you love the look of your new smile.

This blog is brought to you by the office of New Orleans cosmetic dentist Dr. Duane Delaune of Metairie. Dr. Delaune has received post-graduate training specific to the placement of dental implants.