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.