What is a Smile Makeover? | Today’s Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Procedures

  • Posted on: Dec 28 2012

Living with a less-than-brilliant smile? Ready to look better, healthier and more youthful? It’s time to consider a smile makeover!

Also known as a “smile lift,” a smile makeover is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Rather, you can think of it as a customized treatment plan, suited to your medical needs and appearance goals. Working to address your unique cosmetic concerns, the aim of any smile makeover is not only to help patients look better, but feel better about themselves as well. Ready to find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for you?

Here is our list of Today’s Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Procedures:

Teeth whitening: There’s nothing that says health and youth like a set of bright, white teeth. Unfortunately, a smile will often become stained and discolored as a result of our diet, smoking habits and even taking certain medications. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry offers a simple, effective solution: teeth whitening. Also known as teeth bleaching, teeth whitening uses a special peroxide gel to essentially lift away years of staining. During a whitening session, we may also use a special light to speed up and enhance your results.

Porcelain veneers: As one of today’s most versatile dental restorations, dental veneers work to improve the appearance of chipped, gapped and permanently-discolored teeth. Also known as “porcelain laminates,” these thin shells are custom made, color matched and securely bonded to the fronts of the teeth. A simple and minimally-invasive procedure, applying veneers can achieve remarkably natural results that last for years and years to come.

Dental implants: When a tooth is lost to gum disease, decay or injury, choosing a dental implant is often the best option, restoring both a tooth’s form and function. Serving as a replacement tooth root, a dental implant is a small screw-like device that is placed directly in the jaw bone. Providing a sturdy foundation for a beautiful replacement tooth, a dental implant can not only restore a patient’s smile, but also reduce bone loss and improve speech and chewing.

Dental bonding: Dental bonding uses cutting-edge composite resins to improve the appearance of chipped, cracked or otherwise malformed teeth. Non-invasive and performed in a single office visit, a bonding procedure allows us to re-sculpt a tooth to its optimal shape and size. Dental composites can also be an ideal option for those looking to replace their unsightly metal fillings.

Dental bridges: Working to combat the effects of tooth loss, a dental bridge serves to restore a patient’s smile and improve their ability to speak and chew. Attached to surrounding teeth – or to dental implants – a dental bridge replaces missing teeth with natural-looking artificial teeth.

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Achieve your smile potential! To learn more about these or any of the cosmetic treatments we offer, contact us today and schedule a consultation. We have nine locations and twelve affiliate locations throughout the New York metropolitan area including the Bronx, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Midtown Manhattan, Yonkers, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma. We look forward to meeting you.

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