Top Cosmetic Dental Procedures
- Posted on: Sep 16 2022
You’re really good with your oral hygiene. You brush, you floss, and you visit your Clocktower Dental dentist on a regular basis for your checkups. Yet, you are not happy with the way your teeth look and you want to either improve or restore your smile. You know that your smile is an asset and if it’s not attractive it can affect the way you are perceived at work and when you are in social situations.
Some of the reasons you may not be happy with your smile may be that you are dealing with the following issues:
- You have dental work that is older and unattractive
- You have missing teeth or teeth that are cracked, broken, or chipped
- You have too much space between your teeth
- Your teeth are dull and not bright or white
- Your teeth are not aligned properly
Transforming Your Smile
You have some options to transform and restore your smile into one that is stunning yet healthy. If your teeth and gums are not healthy your Clocktower Dental dentist will need to address those conditions before exploring which cosmetic treatment is right for you. Some of the popular cosmetic treatment options available include the following:
Your teeth may appear discolored or stained for a variety of reasons. It can be that it’s the natural color of your teeth, the age of your teeth, whether they’ve been darkened by food or tobacco, or even the medications you have taken in the past.
While there are tooth whitening strips and at-home whitening treatments, the in-office tooth whitening procedures that are performed in the Clocktower Dental offices are professionally designed to give your teeth a smile that is five to seven shades brighter than the over-the-counter kits you can do at home.
There are various methods available for teeth whitening and your Clocktower Dental dentist can alter the shade of your teeth to a certain degree of whiteness that is natural for your age and coloring.
Dental cavities used to be filled with a mixture of metal alloys, known as amalgam. Today, tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a mixture of resin, glass or quartz, and porcelain ceramics. The benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they are tinted to closely match the color of your teeth and are safer and a more attractive way to fill cavities.
If you still have metal fillings in your mouth and they are noticeable, you may want to discuss the possibility of replacing them with tooth-colored fillings with your Clocktower Dental dentist.
Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored shells of ceramic that are custom-fitted and bonded to the fronts of your teeth. Veneers can conceal a variety of dental issues including chipped, cracked, yellowed, stained, misshaped, or crooked teeth. They can also help with spacing between your teeth.
Veneers are custom-made in a dental laboratory to mimic the look of your natural teeth and are resistant to staining from coffee or tea or tobacco. If you are considering porcelain veneers, please let your Clocktower Dental dentist know so you can discuss the possibility with them.
Dental bonding can repair and restore teeth that are discolored or have been damaged or even experienced decay. Your Clocktower Dental dentist uses a thin layer of tooth-colored material that is applied to the front of your tooth. It will be sculpted to the right shape for your tooth and then it is cured, or set, to your tooth with a high-intensity light source.
A dental crown is a restoration procedure done to repair a chipped, cracked tooth or a tooth that has decayed. A crown will be used when a tooth has been broken down and a filling will not solve the dental problem. A crown is strong and sturdy and tolerates the same pressures as a regular tooth and will last longer and provide you more protection than a filling and help restore or support a regular bite.
A crown gives your Clocktower Dental dentist the ability to correct the shape or spacing of your teeth. A nice benefit of a crown is that they are stain resistant and won’t discolor as you age.
Dental implants are used to replace lost or damaged teeth. The implant is surgically placed in your jawbone so that it can support tooth replacements such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants can be used to correct problems with missing teeth and dentures that are ill-fitting.
Dental implants mimic your teeth and give you a permanent solution that looks and feels just like natural teeth. Clock Tower Dental specializes in dental implants and provides a free consultation to all patients at their Franklin Square office. Click here to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.
There are many options available for you to enhance your smile and boost your self-confidence. Cosmetic dentistry can bring symmetry and balance to your smile by hiding the chips and cracks you may have and brightening your dull and stained teeth. If you are interested in improving your smile, contact us to schedule your appointment with one of our dentists. You can also call us at 516-217-0017.
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