When you see your smile in pictures, or in the mirror, how do you feel? If you have reservations about the appearance of your smile, then you may need to talk to your Astoria, NY, dentist. With cosmetic dentistry, we have a variety of treatments, including some that can completed in one visit, to improve the beauty of the smile.
Solutions for Teeth Stains
Do you have unsightly stains your teeth? If so, then you may benefit from professional teeth whitening. Our system involves creating a set of custom-made trays and providing a bleaching gel. At home, the tray is filled with gel and worn for 30 to 45 minutes a day. The trays keep the gel in place and evenly spread across the teeth, ensuring optimal results in a week to ten days. Some enjoy smiles brightened by several shades! If you have serious staining that may not respond to typical whitening measures, we can also discuss masking them with bonding, the same material we use in our lifelike fillings, or thin restorations known as veneers.
Repairing Your Damaged Smiles
We briefly mentioned dental bonding and porcelain veneers above. Dental bonding involves applying a metal-free composite resin to the teeth, which can be shaded to match the color of the tooth structure. In one visit, we can repair minor chips, lengthen worn down teeth, close gaps between teeth, and mask teeth stains. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front and sides of the teeth. By placing them, we instantly transform the smile, addressing a variety of issues with the shape and color of your smile. For some patients, we may combine these options to offer a smile makeover.
Correcting Poor Dental Alignment
If you have misalignment, then you may not require braces. Instead, our team can create a series of aligners specifically for your smile. The clear aligners will be worn each day for between 20 and 23 hours. You upgrade to the next set after around two weeks. Total treatment time takes about a year and helps you enjoy a more even smile with practically invisible orthodontics.
If you have a “gummy smile” due to the excess amounts of gingival tissue, we can offer a solution with gum contouring. Treatment allows us to safely and comfortably remove excess tissue and reshape the gum line. The technology we use helps reduce the risk of infection, bleeding, and discomfort.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Care?
If you would like to enjoy a brighter smile during these warm summer days, then you may benefit from cosmetic care. For more information on cosmetic dentistry, or to schedule a consultation, call Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.