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Victor P. Avis D.D.S. 15 St. Pauls Avenue Staten Island, New York 10301 (718) 816-5200

 

 

 

THE AVIS ALTERNATIVE

OUR STORY

ABOUT VICTOR AVIS

MEET OUR TEAM

OUR SERVICES

ORTHODONTICS

ORTHOTROPICS

KOR WHITENING

NEW PATIENT EXPERIENCE

CONNECTIONS

ON SITE LAB

AVIS LECTURE SERIES

VIDEO LINK

TESTIMONIALS

CONTACT AND LOCATION INFO

TERMS OF USE

 

Dr. Victor P. Avis, D.D.S.

15 St. Pauls Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10301

718-816-5200
fax: 718-228-7744
Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00 pm
Closed
Friday and Sunday


 

 

 

 

 

Cosmetic Dentistry

 

                              


 

Aesthetic dentistry is not a separate service in Dr. Avis’s practice, but a fundamental consideration in each and every restorative/reconstructive procedure. The key elements in his overwhelming success with patients in regard to creating natural looking teeth and beautiful smiles are careful listening, meticulous planning and working with one of our nation’s finest laboratory technicians, Paul Federico.

 Paul and Dr. Avis spend several hours together each week planning cases, reviewing digital photos of their collaborative work and developing presentations for their teaching endeavors. In addition, Paul and Dr. Avis take almost all of their postdoctoral education together! This unusual professional commitment and personal friendship ensures that this team stays on the cutting edge with respect to aesthetic principles, techniques and materials. In turn, their patients receive beautiful aesthetic dentistry that is also in functional and biologic harmony; beautiful results that feel good and last!

 

 

Whitening

 

Dental bleaching is a process of lightening the color of teeth, and the whitening process is most effective on mildly discolored teeth. The most common causes of tooth discoloration are aging, smoking and the consumption of coffee, tea or colas. Darker stains such as those caused by antibiotics, respond more unpredictably to treatment. The degree of whiteness varies from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth, the bleaching system and the duration of treatment.

So how does bleaching work?  The active ingredient in the whitening gel is either carbamide or hydrogen peroxide. When these ingredients are broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the discolored tooth structure. The tooth color is then made lighter. Custom bleaching trays are made from impressions and fit comfortably around the patient’s teeth. The patient wears the bleach-filled trays for one hour a day until the desired result is achieved. Results are usually seen within the first week. Maximum results occur over the next 14-21 days.

Is there an advantage to in-office bleaching vs. over-the-counter products? Both products can be effective in whitening teeth. However, there are potential side effects to bleaching products of which patients should be aware. Bleaching that is administered by dental professionals is properly monitored for a more predictable and effective result. Furthermore, the custom-made bleaching trays are the most effective method for keeping the bleaching material against the teeth and minimizing irritation to the gum tissue.

Research indicates that whitening teeth with 10% to 16% carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is completely safe for your teeth and gums. However, some people experience increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. Others have reported discomfort in the gum tissue.

Dr. Avis highly recommends the Kor Whitening System!