When patients come in for a Midtown East teeth whitening at Verna & Mulahu, we have you in and out of the office in less than an hour. If you’re looking to rid your teeth of stains, you may come in for two to three sessions. Total treatment time can take anywhere up to 45 minutes, depending on the amount of teeth bleaching that is needed.
Whitening is done to break up stains from coffee, tea, wine, and other substances that stain the enamel. We also perform veneers as a way to whiten teeth and fix small or minor cosmetic defects. Our porcelain veneers are thin shells that are attached with a bonding agent to the front of teeth. First we create custom made veneers that are shaped exactly to each tooth. After the veneers are created, they are bonded to the front of the teeth, which gives them a newly white and beautiful appearance. Veneers can be used to treat chipped or broken and discolored teeth that cannot benefit from a Midtown East teeth whitening. Uneven or crooked teeth can also benefit from veneers.
Afterwards, special care instructions are given to ensure the veneers stay clean and healthy for many years. Patients should be careful to take care of their veneers so that they last a long time. White and clean teeth can help combat tooth decay that can happen underneath the veneers and cause them to fail and crack, chip or break over time. We also have a take home Midtown East teeth whitening system that you can use on your own time. Our dentist will make an individualized, custom made tray tailored made to your teeth to ensure that the proper amount of bleach is applied. Depending on brushing and oral hygiene habits, teeth whitening can last a year or more.