Cosmetic Dentistry – Dentist Bay Shore NY
What Cosmetic Dentistry Services Do You Provide?
The team at Dental Health is proud to help hundreds of patients each year noticeably improve the aesthetics of their smiles by utilizing our advanced cosmetic dentistry services. Whether you want to straighten your teeth with Invisalign® orthodontics or you want to professionally whiten your teeth with in-office teeth whitening, Dental Health has the cosmetic dentistry service for you. We pair our range of services with digital imaging technology so patients have the unique opportunity to view their expected results prior to any treatment being performed. The dental team at Dental Health will help you noticeably improve the beauty of your smile.
We are proud to offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services including:
• Invisalign® Orthodontics
• Porcelain Veneers
• Tooth-Colored Fillings
• Teeth Whitening
Our team of dentists will work with you to ensure a treatment plan is devised that best suits your individual needs and meets your overall expectations.
Is There an Alternative to Metal Braces?
Those who have experienced the embarrassment of crooked teeth may hesitate to undergo metal braces treatment. This is completely understandable as metal braces are known to be uncomfortable and are required to be worn permanently until they are removed by a professional. Luckily, Dental Health is able to provide an alternative to uncomfortable metal braces by offering Invisalign® orthodontics treatment. This special service is a great cosmetic dentistry option that both adult and teen patients should consider over traditional metal braces.
Invisalign® is a significantly better option for patients due to the fact that it is virtually undetectable when worn. This means that you can go about your regular activities without worrying about people noticing your braces. Patients who choose Invisalign® orthodontics treatment will wear transparent plastic aligners that are very similar to mouth guards. These alignment trays are custom-made using special digital computer technology. Unlike metal braces, the aligner is removable so the patient has the option to take the trays out when eating, during special occasions or during important business meetings. The removable trays also allow patients to brush and floss normally, without worrying about food becoming caught in the braces.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Similarly to braces, Invisalign® orthodontics treatment works gradually over time to straighten teeth. The amount of time you undergo treatment, from several months to two years, is determined by your unique needs. Invisalign® patients should wear their custom aligners throughout the course of the day and night, and should only remove the trays to eat or brush and floss teeth. Patients will wear a number of custom aligners, ranging anywhere from 18 to 30 different trays, throughout the treatment process. The number of aligners needed will depend on each patient’s individual requirements.
Dental Health is proud to provide dentists who are certified Invisalign® orthodontics providers. We will help each patient obtain beautifully straight teeth by properly applying this cutting-edge treatment to fit their unique dental needs.
How Can I Get a Whiter Smile?
Professional teeth whitening is the perfect way to illuminate and whiten your dull or tarnished teeth. This special service can whiten your teeth by up to ten shades in just an hour of treatment. This effective service provides access to an exclusive cosmetic dentistry whitening system that utilizes a concentrated whitening gel formula and laser light. This combination effectively transforms dull and yellowed teeth into brilliantly white teeth, giving you a luminescent smile.
Teeth can become discolored by a range of things including:
• Coffee drinking
• Tea drinking
• Nicotine use
• Red wine
• Result of growing older
At Dental Health, teeth whitening is one of our top requested cosmetic dentistry services. When you choose to have your teeth professionally whitenedwith us, you will undergo a simple, yet effective, process. In order to whiten your teeth:
• Your gums, lips, and cheeks will be shielded while the whitening gel is placed on your teeth.
• The laser light will then be focused on your teeth to activate the teeth whitening gel.
• Over a period of around 45 minutes, the gel will lighten teeth.
• Once the teeth whitening treatment has been completed, a staff member will clean away the gel.
We encourage our patients to relax and listen to music or watch a movie on our overhead monitor while they undergo our professional teeth whitening treatment. Once you have completed this specialized process, you will be pleased to find a whiter and brighter smile.
Are There Alternatives to In-Office Teeth Whitening?
Dental Health is happy to offer alternatives to in-office teeth whitening, as well. Rather than utilizing our in-office teeth whitening service, you can take advantage of our less expensive take-home formula. This option is very similar to our in-office service and involves using specially made teeth-whitening trays yourself. With these special take-home teeth whitening trays, you are able to whiten your teeth over time and in the privacy of your own home.
Do You Offer Veneers as a Cosmetic Dentistry Option?
Dental Health is happy to offer beautiful porcelain veneers as one of our cosmetic dentistry treatment options. This special service is designed to improve the appearance of teeth that have been damaged, cracked, discolored or are crooked. Using porcelain veneers, your dentist can change the shape, dimension, and width of teeth to make them more aesthetically pleasing.
Porcelain veneers are simply thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the surfaces of your existing teeth. At Dental Health, we custom-make all porcelain veneers to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. This includes personalizing the shade, tone, and luminosity of each veneer so we can meticulously duplicate the look of your surrounding teeth and give you a flawless smile.
Creating unique porcelain veneers is typically a three-step process:
• We begin with a thin buffing of the teeth which will eliminate about one half millimeter of existing enamel.
• We make an impression of your mouth. This will be used to create dental veneers that appropriately match your surrounding teeth.
• Finally, the veneers will be accurately fitted and bonded to your existing teeth to create a beautiful smile.
Not only do porcelain veneers offer a clean and straight appearance for your teeth, but they also possess a semi-translucent and enamel-like characteristic that allows light to be absorbed and reflected. This results in vivid and luminescent teeth for a beautiful and flawless smile.
Can You Camouflage a Filling?
When teeth decay, the problem must be addressed quickly and completely. Previously, dentists mainly utilized silver fillings during cavity treatment. This would leave patients with a highly visible mark on their tooth. Now, dental innovation has produced contemporary materials that offering a natural look that blends with teeth. The team at Dental Health takes pride in rejuvenating teeth with natural-looking composite resin as opposed to silver fillings. These tooth-colored fillings are meticulously crafted to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth.
Your back teeth typically suffer the most from tooth decay. Sometimes restoration of these back teeth calls for a special services like replacing amalgam fillings. These special tooth-colored filings are made from a strong ceramic dental material. This material is far more compatible with the natural teeth and is more durable than silver fillings. During the filling process, the material is attached to teeth tightly to minimize further destruction of the tooth. Because this material is so durable, it can even be used to restore back teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings will support any remaining tooth structure after decay has been removed. This will help you avoid cracks as well as insulate the tooth from temperature changes, which will save you a lot of discomfort from hypersensitive nerve endings. When you are looking for a natural and beautiful way to protect your teeth from tooth decay, choose tooth-colored fillings.
Can You Replace Mercury Amalgam Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are a great advancement because they not only match natural teeth but also prevent future health risks that have been associated with mercury contained in silver metal fillings. These old-fashioned fillings can leak mercury, causing problems for the patient. Those who are concerned about their amalgam fillings should consider having them replaced with tooth-colored fillings. Not only is this option safe, but it is also uses completely natural substances that do not pose a health threat to your body as mercury can do.
If you are interested in replacing your old silver fillings or any other service mentioned above, schedule an appointment by calling (647)557-6464.