Dr. Joshua Bratt RVC Dentist

143 N Long Beach Rd, Suite 3, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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Teeth Whitening

A teeth whitening procedure or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. It is considered a non-invasive procedure that is designed to whiten and brighten teeth that are stained, discolored, darkened, or yellowed. 

 

First introduced to the public in the 1980’s, the popularity of teeth whitening products and procedures has soared. 

 

According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, when respondents were asked, “What would you like to improve most about your smile?” The most common response was: whiter and brighter teeth.

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How white a tooth appears depends upon how light is reflected and scattered off the enamel, the outermost layer of the tooth. 


Teeth can look dark or discolored for a variety of reasons, with an imperfect appearance the result of outer surface stains or discoloration from within the tooth. While external tooth stains are typically due to certain foods and tobacco, internal tooth discoloration is mainly the result of hereditary factors, certain medications, tooth decay, restorations, or trauma. 


Additionally, the aging process can influence the color of a tooth.

This is because over time the outer layer of enamel becomes thinner showing more yellowish tones from the underlying layer of dentin.

What are the advantages of a professional teeth whitening procedure performed by a dentist?

Although over the counter teeth whitening systems purchased in stores or online have become popular, there are health concerns and limitations with these products. If the manufacturers protocol is not correctly followed, certain products can damage the teeth and soft tissues in the mouth, and may not deliver the results as promised. 

 

Teeth whitening systems contain varying concentration of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which act as the bleaching agents. When sensitive teeth, exposed roots, cavities, broken fillings, cracked teeth, or loose dental work are present, a teeth whitening procedure may be contraindicated. Also, since whitening systems do not have an effect on the color of dental fillings, crowns or bridges the presence of restorations is an important cosmetic consideration in treatment planning.

 

In general, individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best to teeth whitening procedures. Brown and grayish tinted teeth bleach respond less well and may require significantly longer dentist supervised tooth whitening regimens or alternative cosmetic treatments. Finally, teeth whitening may not be recommended in the presence of sensitive teeth, worn enamel and significant gum disease.

 

As a rule the healthiest and most effective methods of teeth whitening are the ones managed and supervised by the dentist. An in-office teeth whitening procedure as performed by the dentist is the most reliable and safest way to get the maximum results quickly. 

 

In as little as one hour a prescription-strength, in-office whitening procedure can dramatically whiten and brighten the natural teeth by several shades, while the surrounding tissues and any sensitive areas of the teeth are carefully isolated and protected from the bleaching agents.

 

A home whitening system from the dentist along with custom trays that have been fitted to the teeth is also an excellent option. Custom trays keep the bleaching agent in maximum contact with the teeth and away from the other areas of the mouth. 

 

With a take-home teeth whitening system, maximum results are less rapid than an in office procedure and are typically achieved over a longer period of time. A home whitening system can be used by itself or as recommended by the dentist as a follow up to an in office procedure in order to perfect or maintain the results.

 

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Whitening process

Teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age, medications or injury can be lightened and brightened by means of a non-invasive process known as teeth whitening.

 

Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office.

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A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.

At our office, we offer a professional take home system. Our professional strength take home system produces excellent results. However, this is achieved by way of a more gradual process.

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PATIENT REVIEWS

Aristotel P.
Aristotel P.
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Very professional, knowledgeable and caring.
Ann Marie C.
Ann Marie C.
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Dr. Bratt and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. I am very pleased that I made the decision to have Dr. Bratt take care of all my dental needs. He is concerned about other issues regarding my health that relate to my dental care.
Joseph Del C.
Joseph Del C.
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Ralph O.
Ralph O.
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Scott L.
Scott L.
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the man knows his craft
peggy C.
peggy C.
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Tina always does a fabulous job cleaning my teeth
Gail M.
Gail M.
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Dr. Bratt and his staff are congenial and professional. The office is super clean and appointments are spaced so that there is no wait time. Amy, the Dental Hygienist, offers a thorough cleaning. Your teeth are in great hands with the dental practice of Dr. Joshua Bratt.
Glass D.
Glass D.
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What a great place to have your dental needs met
Shams The P.
Shams The P.
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I’ve been afraid of going to the dentist for years and Dr Bratt was recently recommended to me by a couple of my neighbors. Im glad I went! Very friendly and attentive staff, my cleaning wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I had a bad experience years ago so was a bit anxious but the dental hygienist was extremely comforting, and talked me through each step. This is now my new dentist 🙂
Anavel C.
Anavel C.
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Dr. Bratt made me feel comfortable and special!
Edward W.
Edward W.
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I approached my visit with Dr. Bratt with some trepidation. I had been with his predecessor for 30 years and he was the “new guy”. I was pleasantly surprised. Dr. Bratt was a pleasant and thorough professional. I have several potential problems but he approached it with a let’s monitor the situation and didn’t jump on it as an immediate money maker. His hygienist Amy gave the best cleaning I have ever had
Carla Del C.
Carla Del C.
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Always a pleasure visiting the office. The staff is knowledgeable and always pleasant.
Lou C.
Lou C.
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Christopher R.
Christopher R.
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Easy and quick and the staff is so nice and efficient.
Nancy R.
Nancy R.
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Dr . Bratt was pleasant, knowledgeable, and took a good deal of time explaining things to me.
Mary S.
Mary S.
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Great medical dental care
Donald B.
Donald B.
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A great Dentist with an outstanding staff. I highly recommend.
Maureen C. A.
Maureen C. A.
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Very pleased with the services I have received from Dr Bratt. He's kind, professional & considerate. He explains my treatment in detail. Highly recommend. Clean office and nice, helpful staff.
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Everyone in the office is professional, pleasant and friendly.. Always a good experience going there to be treated.
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Great experience and professionalism. Dr. Bratt and staff are excellent and caring.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Dental implants are small, biocompatible surgical posts that behave in much the same way as the roots of natural teeth. Once placed and integrated with the surrounding bone, dental implants provide unparalleled support for single crowns, bridges, and dentures. As the most advanced method for the replacement of missing teeth, they offer satisfying, long-lasting, and functional solutions for rebuilding a complete smile.
  • Whether you’re missing one tooth, multiple ones, or missing all your teeth, you can rebuild a complete and beautiful smile with dental implants! According to statistics, roughly 3 million people have already received dental implants, with that number increasing at a staggering rate of 500,000 per year! The soaring popularity of dental implants is attributed, in large part, to the numerous benefits they offer as compared with other methods of care.
  • While conventional fixed bridges and dentures provide effective and satisfying solutions for the replacement of missing teeth, dental implants offer several advantages over traditional methods of care:
    • Dental implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
    • With precise placement, good oral hygiene, and routine care, dental implants can last for many years.
    • Dental implants provide continued stimulation to the underlying bone to prevent the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing while preserving natural facial contours.
    • Since implants behave like natural teeth, there is no chance that they will slip or dislodge like removable dentures when speaking or eating.
    • With dental implants, it is possible to speak with ease as well as eat and taste all types of food with virtually no restrictions.
    • Dental implants do not decay and will not develop cavities.
    • Unlike a fixed bridge, dental implants do not require any preparation or crowning of teeth adjacent to the edentulous area.
  • If you are wondering if you’re a candidate for dental implants, it’s easy enough to find out. At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, we’re not only happy to take a look at your smile, but we’ll also answer all your questions and explain your best options in care. As the most versatile solution for reestablishing a complete smile, dental implants offer a wide range of applications and can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of the upper and lower teeth.
  • Rest assured that your care is in skilled and capable hands. You can count on our office for the best solutions for your smile. We treat every smile as unique and develop personalized treatment plans based upon your medical and dental histories, as well as your current oral health, cosmetic expectations of care, lifestyle, and budget.
  • It’s essential to plan and meticulously execute every step in care, from initial treatment planning and the precise placement of dental implants all the way to the design, fabrication, and insertion of the final crowns, bridges, or dentures.
  • Surgery to place the dental implants is typically considered a minor surgical procedure and is performed on an outpatient basis. However, the exact extent of the procedure depends upon the type and number of dental implants and whether or not any additional procedures are required to prepare the supporting bone.
  • As your trusted partner in care, you can count on our office to keep you well informed every step of the way. Patient care and comfort are our top priorities. We do everything we can to put you at ease and make every visit to our office both comfortable and stress-free. Prior to your dental implant procedure, we’ll discuss your dental anesthesia, options in dental sedation, and provide detailed pre-op and post-op care instructions. Once your dental implant is placed, it can take a few months for it to fully integrate with the surrounding bone. While in some cases, a same-day temporary crown or bridge can be placed to provide an immediate and cosmetically pleasing look, permanent prostheses are typically placed when healing and osseointegration (fusion) with the surrounding bone are completed.

  • According to clinical studies, dental implants have a demonstrated long-term success rate of well over 95%. However, the long-term stability and success of a dental implant depend upon the presence of sufficient bone at the time of placement. In cases of periodontal disease or following the extraction of a tooth, bone volume is often lost. By placing a bone graft in the extraction site, or prior to the placement of a dental implant, we can establish sufficient bone support for a sturdy and stable dental implant.
  • While rebuilding a complete smile with dental implants is a worthwhile investment, our office is sensitive to the costs involved in dental care. We customize care and will discuss all treatment options that address your oral healthcare needs, cosmetic goals, and budget. Our office is dedicated to making care more accessible and will help patients navigate their dental insurance coverage and optimize their benefits. We can also discuss payment plans as well as financing treatment to make things easier for you. Feel free to contact our team with all your questions regarding methods of payment and financing options.
  • Just like a new hip or new knee, dental implants are fabricated from the highest quality of medical-grade biocompatible materials. While most dental implants are made of titanium, some are fabricated from zirconia. Both titanium and zirconia are biocompatible materials, which integrate well with the hard and soft tissues in the jaw.
  • Just like a new hip or new knee, dental implants are fabricated from the highest quality of medical-grade biocompatible materials. While most dental implants are made of titanium, some are fabricated from zirconia. Both titanium and zirconia are biocompatible materials, which integrate well with the hard and soft tissues in the jaw.
  • Taking care of your dental implants requires the same diligence it takes to care for a natural smile. An effective oral hygiene regimen that includes brushing twice a day and flossing combined with healthy oral habits, good nutrition, and routine dental care are the best steps you can take to maintain your new smile. Although dental implants do not get cavities, it’s essential to keep in mind that you can still develop periodontal problems, compromising the success and longevity of your dental implants.
  • Dental implants enjoy the highest success rate of any implanted medical prosthesis. However, their longevity depends on a number of factors. Enjoying the benefits of dental implants in the long term relies upon skilled placement, adequate bone volume at the time of placement, and the level of ongoing oral care. With proper care, well-planned and well-placed dental implants will serve you well for many years to come.