The holiday season has plenty of occasions – parties with friends, family get-togethers, and other photo ops – where you’ll want to have your best smile ready. But if you feel like your pearly whites have been looking less than brilliant lately, there’s no need to fret; your cosmetic dentist in Sayville can use one of these 4 treatments to give you the confident, festive grin you deserve.
1. In-Office Teeth Whitening
“Whiter teeth” is often one of the first changes to come to mind whenever people think about improving their smiles. It’s all too easy for dark-colored beverages and simple aging to leave your teeth discolored, but there is a fast way to reverse the damage to brighten your smile. A professional teeth whitening in Sayville applies a high-grade bleaching gel to your enamel; the gel is activated with a special light and proceeds to break down stain-causing molecules. Your teeth can become several shades brighter after just one short appointment!
2. Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers
When you see your smile in the mirror, is there just one flaw that catches your eye, or are there multiple issues that stand out? For patients who want to correct several cosmetic problems at once – including cracked teeth, discoloration, gaps, misalignment, and/or irregularly shaped teeth – porcelain veneers are a beautiful, efficient solution. These thin shells are placed on the front of the damaged teeth to instantly improve their overall appearance.
Lumineers can address all of the same cosmetic flaws as veneers, but they have an important advantage. They are significantly thinner than traditional veneers, meaning that enamel doesn’t need to be removed from the tooth to make room for them. That means that you can preserve more natural tooth structure and can even return your smile to its original appearance if you want to!
3. Tooth-Colored Fillings
Why fill a cavity with a distracting amalgam filling when you can get a restoration that blends right in? A cosmetic dentist can repair decay and other types of dental damage (such as chips and cracks) with a composite resin that matches the rest of the tooth; that way, it won’t be obvious to the casual observer that you’ve had dental work done.
4. Ceramic Restorations
Do you have an old metal crown that makes you wince whenever you see it? When the time comes to replace it, you can ask your dentist about upgrading to an attractive ceramic crown. Ceramic can be shaded and shaped so that it looks, feels, and acts like the rest of your teeth.
Talk to your dentist about these and any other cosmetic procedures that could help you improve your grin. Greet the New Year with a dazzling set of teeth!
About the Author
Dr. Makadia has a passion for providing his patients with quality dental care that has long lasting results. His approach to dentistry begins with listening carefully to his patient’s dental concerns before performing a thorough examination and discussing treatment options. His practice, Sunrise Dental Service, offers many different cosmetic procedures including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. To schedule an appointment, visit his website or call (631) 567-5566 .