Morristown, NJ – Teeth Whitening for a Whiter, Brighter Smile
No matter how well you care for your teeth, some discoloration is inevitable over time. Substances such as coffee and tea, certain medications, excessive fluoride, deterioration of the tooth’s nerve, and the aging process can gradually tarnish teeth and detract from a person’s appearance. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy solution available at Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey for patients in the Morristown and Summit areas: teeth whitening. We provide in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments as a simple way to improve the smile dramatically. Whether performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry treatments to produce a total smile makeover, teeth whitening can give you a more vibrant, younger-looking smile.
At-home Teeth Whitening
We have found that at-home, dentist-supervised teeth whitening is the most popular choice among our patients. The at-home bleaching method begins with a visit to our office serving Morristown, Summit, and areas throughout Morris County, NJ, where you will be fitted for your teeth whitening trays. During this visit, Dr. Ed Romano or Dr. Matthew Vaccaro will take a mold of your teeth and mouth, from which he will create a comfortable, custom mouth tray. To bleach the teeth, you will fill the trays with the teeth whitening gel – a gentle yet effective solution containing hydrogen peroxide, which bleaches stains from the teeth. You will wear the trays either overnight or in two- to four-hour stretches throughout the day. The former approach usually takes about one to two weeks, and the latter about three to five weeks.
In-office Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening, the alternative to at-home whitening, is performed at our office in Morristown. With in-office teeth whitening, the dentist applies the whitening solution to the teeth and activates it with a special laser. The treatment usually takes about an hour to complete, so you can leave our office after just one visit with a dazzling new smile. Although laser teeth whitening is more expensive than take-home trays, patients who choose this method enjoy the convenience of a single-visit treatment that has the added bonus of requiring no trays. The results of laser bleaching may not be as long-lasting as those produced by at-home methods, so subsequent treatments may eventually be necessary.
If you live in Morristown, Summit, or a nearby area and want to learn more about teeth whitening, contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey, which welcomes patients from North Jersey communities such as Somerset County, Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, Bedminster, and Bernards Township. We can schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss which option – at-home or in-office whitening – will best suit your needs.
After completing at-home teeth whitening, patients may temporarily experience increased sensitivity of the teeth and gums: this typically subsides within a week. If the whitening effect is not as pronounced as desired, subsequent treatments may be necessary. Neither at-home nor in-office whitening provides permanent results (whitening treatments begin to fade in about one to four years), and “touch-up” treatments will eventually be necessary. Patients should also note that teeth whitening cannot be used on the porcelain or ceramic materials used in dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or caps.
Patients in Summit and Throughout Morris County – Schedule a Teeth Whitening Consultation
If you want to dramatically improve your smile, consider teeth whitening – one of the quickest, easiest ways to take years off your appearance. If you live in Morristown, Summit, or a nearby area, schedule a complimentary teeth whitening consultation by contacting Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey today. We can discuss your options for revamping your smile.