Teeth Whitening in NYC - Murray Hill
Manhattan Dental Spa provides teeth whitening in NYC. Call 212-683-2530 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Teeth whitening can provide a dramatic difference in a short amount of time.
In-Office Bleaching usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed over the gums to protect the soft tissue. A bleaching agent containing carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth, and a specialized light is then used to enhance the action of the whitening agent. This is the fastest way to achieve results.
At-Home bleaching requires an impression of the teeth to be taken to make a customized mouth guard to hold the whitening gel, containing carbide peroxide, against the teeth. Once the mouth guard is made, it is worn for a period of time, as instructed by our office. The amount of time may vary from a couple hours a day, or all night, to up to four weeks or longer, if desired.
Teeth Whitening in NYC’s Murray Hill Neighborhood
Manhattan Dental Spa provides teeth whitening cosmetic treatments in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call (213) 683-2530.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening offered by Manhattan Dental Spa uses dental-grade whitening products that include hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Professional teeth whitening utilizes oxygen molecules within the whitening agents to break up stains on the teeth on a molecular level. By contrast, over-the-counter teeth whitening products use abrasive ingredients to scrape off surface stains. Although off-the-shelf whitening products also contain a form of peroxide, it has a lower concentration of the active ingredients essential for brightening your smile.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
The main benefit of whitening your teeth is a brighter, whiter smile. However, whitening your teeth also offers other benefits, including:
- Improved self-confidence
- Discoloration removal
- Stain removal
- Fast results
- Healthier mouth
- Affordable way to improve your appearance
Types of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can give you a brighter, whiter smile that you’ll be thrilled to show off. Manhattan Dental Spa offers three unique whitening options.
- KöR Teeth Whitening
KöR whitening uses a specially formulated, potent, refrigerated gel to whiten teeth. It is often the best choice for patients who have sensitive teeth. KöR enables the teeth to absorb more oxygen, as they did when you were younger. This gives teeth a whiter, natural appearance. KöR does not require bleaching or the use of a specialized lamp. Instead, custom trays will be made for you to wear at home with the concentrated whitening gel.
KöR Whitening lightens teeth dramatically, up to 16 shades or more. Although everyone is different, with the proper KöR Whitening System, nearly all teeth will have stunning results. KöR even whitens tetracycline-stained teeth significantly, which was previously thought to be impossible!
- Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Zoom! whitening is performed in our office. The process takes less than an hour and can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in a single visit. Zoom! uses a special gel applied to the teeth. The whitening agents are activated when a special light is shined on the teeth. You’ll repeat the product application and light cycle several times. By the time you leave, your teeth will be noticeably whiter.
- Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits
Manhattan Dental Spa also offers professional-grade take-home teeth whitening kits. These convenient kits allow you to whiten your teeth at your convenience.
Are You a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Many patients are excellent candidates for professional teeth whitening. However, it’s important to note that dental restorations will not respond to teeth whitening. If you have crowns or bridges in the back of your mouth, this may not matter. But visible teeth that have any type of restoration (filling, crown, cap, veneers, dental bonds, dental implants) will not respond to teeth whitening.
Likewise, teeth that have sustained internal trauma that caused the inner layer of dentin to darken will not respond to teeth whitening. Our cosmetic dentists at Manhattan Dental Spa will discuss all options available to achieve a brighter, whiter smile.
Why Choose Manhattan Dental Spa?
Manhattan Dental Spa is a top-rated and top-reviewed dental practice in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. As a leading cosmetic dental practice, our team is at the forefront of all new cosmetic treatments and techniques that offer incredible results.
If professional teeth whitening isn’t right for you, our team can recommend other options for achieving a brilliant smile, including porcelain veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Professional teeth whitening is safe.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
No. There is nothing about any type of teeth whitening procedure that is painful. However, the whitening agents can cause tooth sensitivity. Talk with your dentist about the best option for teeth whitening if you have sensitive teeth.
Is teeth whitening covered by insurance?
Unfortunately no. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment, so insurance will not pay for it. However, teeth whitening can be incredibly affordable. Manhattan Dental Spa also accepts CareCredit and LendingClub, which can help you finance teeth whitening and other cosmetic treatments.
How long will I have to wait for my teeth to whiten?
Some types of teeth whitening, including Zoom! offers immediate results. Take-home trays, including KöR whitening treatments, provide results in just weeks.