Caring for your smile goes beyond your bi-annual checkups with your dentist. While your tooth health is certainly important, there are also cosmetic concerns that may need to be addressed for optimal oral health and appearance.
Here are some of the popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you attain a beautiful smile:
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that cover the fronts of teeth to improve their appearance, shape, and color. They require a couple of appointments to make and place. Your dentist will design the veneers so that they match the rest of your teeth while maintaining a natural and beautiful smile.
To prepare for veneer placement, your dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel from the tooth surface. They will then take impressions of the prepared teeth so that the veneers can be custom-made for you in a dental lab. Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our office to have them placed.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that a dentist places in the mouth to replace missing teeth. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement teeth or dentures in place, giving the patient a secure fit that allows them to bite and chew normally. With dental implants, patients can smile with confidence and eat the foods they love without worrying that the dentures will slip out of place.
Bonding is one of the most popular and affordable options for fixing small areas of decay, chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. A tooth-colored composite resin is used to fill in these problem areas and create a smooth, even surface on the teeth. The dentist applies the putty-like material to the teeth and carefully molds it to the correct shape and size before hardening the material with a curing light. In just one easy appointment, most individuals can enjoy a beautiful new smile and full oral function.
Over time, foods, beverages, and even the aging process can affect the whiteness of the teeth. When your smile isn’t as white as you’d like, you can turn to professional teeth whitening to brighten and whiten your teeth with a series of in-office treatments or at-home trays.
Smile makeover procedures include a combination of two or more treatments to help give you your ideal smile. For example, a smile makeover might include teeth whitening and a porcelain veneer to address multiple concerns at once for an ideal outcome. It’s best to talk to your dental team about the options that will work best for you, so you get the results you want!
To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and how it can help you enjoy a beautiful smile, call us at (718) 459-4700 or visit Creative Dental of Queens at 63-58 Wetherole St, Rego Park, NY 11374.