Cosmetic Dentistry in Massapequa, NY
Have you longed to have a smile you couldn’t wait to show off? Are you faced with certain imperfections that have taken their toll on the way your smile looks? You may not have the perfect smile, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t just around the corner. Here at Detailed Dental Care, we believe that everyone should have a smile they are proud of. Sometimes you just have to turn to cosmetic dentistry to help give your smile the aesthetic push it needs.
Luckily, we want to make it easy for anyone to get the smile they want through cosmetic dentistry, which is why we are proud to offer a full range of options at your disposal. Whether you just want to make small adjustments or you want to completely transform your smile, we offer the treatment that will cater to your needs and goals.
Here are some common Cosmetic Dentistry procedures:
Teeth whitening: If you want to get teeth several shades whiter rather quickly then it’s time to turn to our professional in-office whitening system. No other bleaching gel is as strong as the one we offer, providing a simple and effective way to brighten your smile and remove surface stains.
Dental bonding: If little cracks or chips in a tooth have you feeling a bit self-conscious, this simple, non-invasive treatment may be all you need. This technique uses a tooth-colored material that is applied and shaped over these areas to hide these imperfections and alter the color or shape of one or more teeth.
Tooth reshaping: Sometimes a tooth is a bit longer than the rest, changing the overall shape of your smile. Tooth reshaping allows us to remove small amounts of enamel to alter and improve the overall shape of your tooth in just one visit.
Dental veneers: Some dental imperfections are too significant or challenging for tooth reshaping or bonding to take on. This is when dental veneers provide the ideal way to reshape and enhance your smile. Whether you want to improve just one tooth or your whole smile, these thin porcelain shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to transform the color or size of your smile.
Dental implants: If you are missing one or more teeth and are looking for a restoration that is as close you can get to the real thing, then look no further than dental implants. Implants are small metal posts that act like tooth roots. They are placed into the jawbone where they fuse together to become a permanent structure from which to support a dental crown. You can also get multiple implants to replace several teeth.
There are lots of decisions to make, but don't worry — dentists are skilled at helping you sort it all out!
Share your thoughts. Communication is an extremely important part of the smile makeover process. At the first makeover consultation, it helps if you describe what you would like to change in as much detail as possible. Bring along pictures of smiles you like, or of how your own smile used to look. Your makeover dentist will have some thoughts to share with you as well because dentists are trained to look at smiles in terms of facial balance. In other words, a dentist will look not only at how the elements of a smile (teeth, lips and gums) relate to each other, but also how they blend in with the face as a whole.
Make a plan. An important part of planning a smile makeover is a comprehensive dental exam. Cosmetic Dentistry offers an amazing array of lifelike tooth restorations and treatments; but first, any conditions in your mouth that may jeopardize a good result must be taken care of. If your teeth are discolored, for example, the reason must be determined. You may have an underlying dental disease that needs to be treated before whitening your teeth; otherwise, the whitening may not last. Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments.
Try it out. A smile makeover is an investment that is meant to last. That's why many of the procedures performed are irreversible. So if you are contemplating some changes, it's a great idea to try them out before you fully commit to them. There are many ways to preview the results: computer imaging, 3-D models, and even placing temporary restorations on your teeth so you can see what the final results will look and feel like in your own mouth. This also allows a fine-tuning of the makeover plan.
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