Each year, over 35 million people in the United States attempt to brighten or lighten the shades of their teeth. With the professional teeth whitening options available at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry in Greenwich Village, Gramercy Park, Murray Hill, and the Upper East Side of Manhattan, you can transform your smile in a single office visit or over the course of 1-2 weeks with a take-home kit. To find out just how white your teeth can get with professional whitening, call the nearest New York City office or schedule an appointment online today.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that lifts stains and lightens the overall color of your teeth. If you feel self-conscious about how your smile looks, brightening them can give you a more attractive smile in a way that is not complex and doesn’t require prostheses.
Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry offers a couple of different whitening procedures using Philips Zoom! products. These bleaches can remove stains from the outer layer of your teeth called the enamel, which tends to get thinner and more susceptible to stains as you age.
Before you get teeth whitening, you should note that whitening products won’t affect the shade of dental prostheses like veneers or crowns. For this reason, you should whiten your teeth before any prosthodontic procedures so you can match the color of your crown, bridge, or veneer to the shade of your newly whitened teeth.
For your convenience, Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry offers two different teeth whitening treatment options. Your options are:
If you’re more comfortable whitening your teeth under a dentist’s supervision, or if you want faster results, in-office whitening might be your best option. Your dentist places a protective rubber shield over your gums before applying a carbamide peroxide bleaching gel to the surfaces of your teeth. To enhance the whitening, they shine a bright light onto the gel.
Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry also offers whitening trays that you can take home. These trays use stronger bleaching products than those available at your local drugstore, and your dentist instructs you on how often and how long to use them. Usually, you can see stunning results after 1-2 weeks of use.
You can whiten your teeth at any time, which you might choose to do if you’re uncomfortable with their natural shade or level of staining. Stains can accumulate on your teeth because of the food you eat, beverages you drink, or substances and medications you use.
The Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry team usually encourages you to book your teeth whitening appointment shortly after your six-month exam and cleaning. A whitening gel is more effective when your teeth are clean because there is no longer a layer of plaque on them blocking the bleach from your enamel.
Teeth whitening creates dramatic results that might surprise you, even if you’ve used over-the-counter whitening products before. To find out more, call your nearest Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry location or book an appointment online today.