What is the best whitening option for teeth?
Often, a smile can be improved simply by whitening teeth that have become stained and yellowed over time. In addition to caps and veneers, we offer the most advanced in-office whitening system, utilizing a plasma-arc light, as well as office-assisted at-home whitening.
Patients have different needs and not all teeth respond the same to bleaching.
- Dental Veneers or laminates offer the ultimate in a permanent solution to achieving the tooth color you desire
- Office Laser Teeth Whitening provides results (up to 9 color shades of whitening) in a single visit.
- Home Teeth Whitening achieves similar results over time as Office Laser Whitening, but requires the patient to adhere to a daily routine of wearing the gel trays for 1.5 hours for two weeks.
Both office laser whitening and home whitening results are temporary and require maintenance to keep your beautiful white smile. Both systems are often used together.
Visit WebMD for an in-depth discussion on tooth whitening.
Dental laminates / porcelain veneers
Depending on the original shade of the tooth, the patient might prefer treatments other than or in addition to whitening in order to achieve their goal. One alternate treatment would be Dental Laminates / Porcelain Veneers. Each patient’s goals and treatment options may differ, which is why your dental consultation is the most important step in achieving your goal. In your consultation, we will let you know what you can expect from the different treatment options, and which method is most likely to be successful for you.
Your smile is important. It is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.
Zoom® - Laser Teeth Whitening
The Manhattan Dentist, Dr. Binder uses one of the most advanced laser whitening systems available. The Zoom® system provides results that are:
- Fast and convenient
- Long lasting
- Low sensitivity
- Proven to be safe and effective
- Performed by a dental professional
|Whitening Method||Treatment Time||Results||Comments|
|1 Hour||Avg. 8 shades||
|At Home Trays||7 – 14 Days||6 shades||
|7 – 30 Days||3 – 4 shades||
|Tooth Paste||1 Month +||1 – 2 shades||
Professional teeth-whitening gel
Home whitening involves making a custom-fit mouth tray to hold a special whitening gel around each tooth. The preparation of the custom tray is done by us and we give you the whitening gel agent (several times stronger than an off-the-shelf-brand). With home whitening, you can whiten your teeth up to 9 shades whiter.
Our patients experience about the same results at home as a single-visit office whitening procedure.