Tooth Whitening in Manhattan
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does tooth whitening involve?
This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
Getting a Whiter Smile With The Sapphire Light
The Sapphire Light is a breakthrough, versatile Plasma Arc Light (PAC) that can be used for both fast-curing and chairside bleaching. The Sapphire Plasma Arc Light with the Rembrandt Lightning System is clinically proven to whiten teeth 10 shades.*
And, Rembrandt Plus™ Toothpaste is clinically proven to maintain and even enhance professional bleaching results.**
Breakthrough technology, available only with the Sapphire Light, provides unparalleled performance. Light-cured composites cure in three seconds and dual-arch bleaching is completed in 60 minutes.
The Sapphire Light is the cornerstone of the Rembrandt One-Hour Smile Whitening Program. It can be used to individually whiten teeth for a uniform shade, and in conjunction with the Whitening Crystal, it can perform dual-arch bleaching. Fast, convenient, comfortable, economical... unparalleled!
*Results available upon request. Based on the Bioform® Shade Guide.
**Clinically proven results available upon request.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.