Bleaching/Tooth Whitening/Kor Treatment

Kor Treatment - provides fantastic smile lift results. It is by far the best whitening system that we can provide to our patients.

In our New York City cosmetic dental practice we provide several different types of treatment for teeth discoloration that are tailored to our patients' needs and affordability.

Kor treatment, by far the most effective treatment for tooth discoloration, is a combination of at home plus in office system. Even the most difficult cases, such as the ones caused by tetracycline antibiotics, can be improved significantly with Kor Treatment, and the overall results are excellent. This is a system that works also in the deeper part of the tooth structure (the dentin).

We offer other kinds of teeth whitening systems for patients that require a more cost effective treatment; those systems are to be used at home only, they  work on the enamel providing whiter teeth for a period of time. 

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system. In our practice we prescribe at home teeth whitening as well as in-office systems.

Teeth whitening products do not work on fillings, crowns or any other kind of restorations. After teeth are whitened, any old fillings, crowns and restorations need to be replaced if you want them  to match the whitened teeth. 

If the whitening treatment you have is at-home only or if it is the enamel - dentin in-office type (Kor Treatment), always periodic at home touch up maintenance will be needed in order to preserve the whitening results of your teeth. 

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications such as tetracycline.
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth

Sandra C. Hoffmeier, DDS, New York City Prosthodontist; Cosmetic Dentistry