If you go to a store or pharmacy, you’ll see a number of products to help you brighten your smile, such as strips, rinses, or even toothpaste. However, few offer professional grade results and often, the results simply don’t last very long. Fortunately, we can offer a solution that you can use from the comfort of your own home. Ready to try our trays and gel to brighten your teeth?
June is here! Time to enjoy summer in the city, but what summer events are taking place in Astoria? As always, there is much to do and see in our community. In addition, remember that you can ensure your smile looks its best at these events by seeing your dentist. We can provide cosmetic dentistry to help improve the overall beauty of your teeth and gums.
What is cosmetic dentistry? This refers to procedures designed purely to address esthetics, removing discoloration and correcting other cosmetic issues. Which cosmetic treatments will you need? We have an array of treatments available to help improve the attractiveness of both your teeth and your gums.
As we’ve discussed before, tooth loss can lead to serious issues with your oral health, impacting your appearance as well as your ability to eat and speak. For a more lifelike and longer lasting solution than removable dentures or traditional bridges, we may prescribe a dental implant. We can create natural looking restorations to complete your new tooth. How do we create implant restorations? How do dental implants differ from other tooth replacement options?
Have you lost multiple teeth? If so, then a dental bridge may not be enough to restore your smile. In situations in which patients lose a majority, or possibly all, of their teeth, we may suggest a prosthetic. Which type of denture do you need? Will a full or partial be the best choice for addressing your missing teeth?
In a situation where a patient loses one to three teeth (in a row) we may recommend a crown-retained prosthetic known as a dental bridge. What do you know about dental bridges? By placing one and addressing tooth loss in a timely manner, you can avoid a host of complications and enjoy improved oral health, as well as a beautiful and whole smile.
Looking for something to do in Astoria? We’re always happy to dedicate a blog to highlighting all the wonderful events taking place in our community. You can learn a new hobby, catch a show, or meet new friends. In addition, don’t forget that if you want your smile to look its best when you hit the street, we can help with an array of cosmetic dental procedures, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
When a tooth becomes infected, treatment is needed right away. Otherwise, the issue could grow worse until extraction is required to prevent the infection from spreading. But what causes this and how do you treat an infected tooth? With a safe and comfortable endodontic procedure known as root canal treatment, we can repair infected teeth.
Last week, we looked at how fillings can target areas of decay and repair a tooth. Today, we’re looking a more substantial restoration with dental crowns. Instead of targeting a specific area of the tooth, the restoration actually covers the entire visible portion, allowing us to address multiple problems with a tooth’s function, health, and appearance.
We offer a number of different dental restorations to return the health and function to your teeth, while at the same time protecting them from serious complications. If you have a cavity, we may recommend a dental filling. In the past, these restorations were mainly made using amalgam. However, we can now offer a metal-free and more lifelike alternative.