A beautiful smile can improve confidence and self-esteem. Cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a perfect smile that is sure to boost positivity. There are several cosmetic procedures that we offer to give you the smile of your dreams with one of the most popular, especially in NYC, being teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is the process of removing discoloration and stains from your teeth through bleaching to make them whiter.
There are two types of teeth whitening: the in-office/laser teeth whitening and the home teeth whitening kits. Both procedures use a peroxide based bleaching gel in varied concentrations. The higher concentration value means more whitening and therefore a higher chance of side effects such as sensitivity and potential damage to the gum. Dr. Kate Brayman recommends in-office treatment so your teeth whitening treatment is carried out properly.
Please be advised that not everyone is suitable for the teeth whitening procedure. If you have other dental problems or gum diseases, the procedure may not be recommended. Please consult your dentist to make sure you qualify for the procedure.
|Teeth Whitening Quick Facts|
|1-2 hour procedure|
|Follow-up with professional home teeth whitening|
|Following the procedure, you will feel sensitivity in your teeth that will recede within 48 hours|
|Avoid extreme temperature foods immediately after the procedure|
|Not everyone is suited for teeth whitening. Please consult with the dentist to see if you qualify.|
Before the procedure begins, Dr. Kate Brayman will explain to you the details and risks involved followed by signing a consent form. Your teeth are then put through a process called a Scale and Polish, which removes all tarter and surface stains. At this point, the color of your teeth is recorded using digital photography or a color shade chart.
The teeth whitening procedure then begins by Dr. Brayman applying protective material to the lips and gums while a cheek retractor is used to keep your mouth away from the bleaching gel. The gel is then applied and a laser is used to activate it. After approximately 15 minutes, the gel is washed off and the procedure is repeated two more times. The results are compared by evaluating the initial teeth color. Most times, the results are incredibly dramatic. Following the procedure, an at home whitening kit is provided.
Dr. Brayman can give you a beautiful, pearly, white smile. For more information on how you can get cosmetic gum surgery and teeth whitening in NYC, please call our cosmetic dentist office at 212-505-0295 or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Kate Brayman and our friendly office staff invite any and all questions.
kate brayman, dds
20 fifth avenue 1c
new york, ny 10011