How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Improve Your Smile

By Countryside Dental
October 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Improving your smile is easier than you may realize. Dr. Domenic Riccobono and Dr. Vicki Cohn, your Chatham, NY dentists, explain how cosmetic dentistrycosmetic dentistry can transform your smile.

Fixing the little things that mar your smile

You can enjoy a perfect smile even if your teeth have a few little flaws. Innovative cosmetic dentistry treatments make it easier than ever to correct imperfections that can make you feel embarrassed about your teeth. One or more of these cosmetic dentistry services may be the right choice for you:

  • Professional Teeth Whitening: You could spend months faithfully using teeth whitening kits or you could whiten your smile with just one visit to your dentist. Since professional teeth whitening agents are stronger than those found in drugstore kits, it only takes a one-hour treatment to brighten your smile.

  • Porcelain Veneers: Veneers offer an excellent way to whiten your teeth permanently. Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They're also a good choice if you want to conceal chips, cracks, gaps or oddly shaped teeth.

  • Dental Crowns and Bridges: Crowns slip over teeth to stabilize them and conceal cosmetic issues. They're often used to strengthen teeth weakened by dental procedures or cracks, but can also improve the appearance of your smile if you have a tooth that's discolored, oddly shaped or crooked. Bridges replace a missing tooth or several teeth. Artificial teeth are anchored to dental crowns that slide over teeth on either side of the gap in your smile.

  • Cosmetic Bonding: Bonding is used to hide a variety of flaws, including chips, cracks and discolorations. Your Chatham dentist uses flexible composite resin, available in a variety of tooth-colored shades, to repair teeth and improve their shape or length.

  • Dental Implants: Dental implants offer a long-lasting solution to lost teeth. The implants replace tooth roots and fuse to your jawbone during the osseointegration process. Once your dentist is satisfied that bonding is complete, he'll add a crown to the top of the implant.

Cosmetic dentistry can change the way you feel about your smile! Call Dr. Riccobono and Dr. Cohn, your Chatham, NY dentists, at (518) 392-5231 to schedule an appointment.