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 where you will be fitted for your teeth whitening trays. During this visit, Dr. Ed Romano, Dr. Matthew Vaccaro, or Dr. Robert Bizzarro 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 would like to learn more about teeth whitening, contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey. 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.
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. Schedule a complimentary teeth whitening consultation by contacting Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey today. We can discuss your options for revamping your smile.