By Garden City Family Dental
February 14, 2019
Tags: teeth whitening  

Go to the dental care aisle of any grocery store or pharmacy and you're sure to see dozens of whitening toothpastes, gels, and Teeth Whiteningmouthwashes, all claiming to give you a brighter, more beautiful smile. While these products do eventually whiten your smile, only an in-office dental whitening treatment by Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York gives you fast, effective, and lasting results. Below are a few of the reasons why choosing an in-office whitening procedure is the best choice for your appearance, your wallet, and the health of your teeth!

Immediate results

Over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments gradually whiten teeth over several weeks or months of consistent use. This can be frustrating, especially when you have to purchase multiple kits or products. A whitening treatment from your Garden City dentist, however, consists of one 60-minute appointment. That's because all of the products we use are professional-grade and high-quality; the store-bought products are typically less concentrated to save customers money in the short term. Teeth are often five to ten shades whiter in the time it takes for the average lunch break!

Long-lasting effects

Whitening your teeth at home, can take a relatively long time. The treatments must also be continued in order to ensure that your stains don't return. The whitening system that we use at Garden City Family Dental, however, often produces results that last over a year before you'll need another appointment.

Safety and accuracy

Although whitening your teeth at home is considered to be a generally safe treatment, the one-size-fits all appliances often don't distribute the whitening solution evenly. They can also put your gum tissue in contact with the solution, leading to discomfort. With our trained staff in charge of your whitening treatment, your Garden City dentist will make sure your gums are protected and each of your teeth are exposed to the proper amount of solution, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction!

To schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York, contact us today!

By Garden City Family Dental
November 07, 2018
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Are you interested in getting a more beautiful smile?

The cosmetic dentist Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, knows the importance of a healthy-looking smile. Here are some procedures he offers:

Teeth Whitening

Your Garden City dentist provides a convenient in-office procedure that doesn't take long. He applies gel with high-concentration of hydrogen peroxide on your teeth for a few minutes and, if necessary, a laser is used to speed up the process. The gel may be removed then reapplied to your teeth several times throughout the one-hour treatment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are state-of-the-art installations used to restore missing teeth and improve the function and aesthetics of your teeth. The process of getting a dental implant is quite simple. One of your Garden City dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and places a titanium post that will act as the tooth's root. After several months the implant will fuse with the jawbone, and a dental crown can be placed.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are another great cosmetic procedure, as they are used to fix misshapen and discolored teeth, as well as minor gaps between them. Your dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth then cement custom-made shells called veneers on top. Your dentist removes this enamel so that you won't feel as though your veneers are protruding once they have been installed, and will instead feel smooth and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.

Dental Bonding and Reshaping

Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, are used during dental bonding and reshaping procedures. The composite resin that matches the color of your teeth is applied and molded to the right shape, and then hardened using a curing light.

Dental bonding can fix issues such as:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Fractures
  • Decays
  • Discolored and stained teeth
  • Short teeth

For more information about the cosmetic procedures your Garden City, NY, dentist can offer, call (516) 739-1851 to schedule an appointment today!

By Garden City Family Dental
September 07, 2018
Category: Orthodontics

Your smile is one of the first things others notice about your appearance, making a “crooked” or misaligned smile an issue that can cause Clear Alignersconfidence and self-esteem problems as well as hinder the functionality of your teeth. Luckily, you can correct your smile discreetly and effectively using clear aligner orthodontics. Why choose clear aligner orthodontics over traditional braces? Find out with Dr. Eugene Porcelli in Garden City, NY.

What is clear aligner orthodontics? 
Traditional orthodontics use metal brackets and wires to place gentle pressure on the teeth to slowly move them into their new positions. Clear aligner orthodontics simply take this same principle, using gentle pressure to move the teeth, and apply it differently. Rather than metal components, clear aligner trays are made from soft yet sturdy plastic and snap into the mouth to move your teeth. Thanks to their materials, the aligners are clear and almost invisible and not at all obvious to those around you.

How can Clear Correct benefit my smile? 
Just like traditional braces, Clear Correct straightens your teeth and corrects your bite issues to transform your smile. Some of the many uses of clear aligner orthodontics to improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth include correcting issues such as:

  • misalignments
  • uneven teeth
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • crossbite
  • open bite

What can I expect from clear aligner orthodontics? 
Clear aligner orthodontics have a simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use design. The aligners come in a series. The number of aligners varies from patient to patient and depends on their treatment plan. Before treatment begins, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth. The dental laboratory which creates your aligners uses the impression to design and create the trays. You will meet with your dentist again after the trays are finished to go over inserting and removing them and their care. You will wear one tray for about two weeks, then switch to the next in the series until you have worn every tray.

Clear Correct Clear Aligner Orthodontics in Garden City, NY
For more information on clear aligner orthodontics, please contact Dr. Eugene Porcelli in Garden City, NY. Call 516-739-1851

By Garden City Family Dental
June 12, 2018
Tags: teeth whitening  

How a teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in Garden City can revitalize your smile

Teeth Whitening

Would you like to revitalize your smile? Has your smile become stained from coffee, red wine, or tobacco use? Is your smile showing your age? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to whiten and brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, can share what you need to know about professional teeth whitening and how you can get a whiter smile easily.

If you’ve tried over-the-counter whitening products, you may have noticed they don’t give you dramatic results. The results may only last a few weeks too. Many over-the-counter products have not been tested for safety and may even contain harmful, harsh chemicals, and abrasive agents which can make your gums and teeth sensitive.

When you choose professional teeth whitening, you can be sure of:

  • Dramatic results, because you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter.
  • Long-lasting results, because your brightened smile can last up to 5 years.
  • Safe results, because professional teeth whitening materials are rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness and approved by the American Dental Association.

Professional teeth whitening is also kind to your budget, often costing less than other cosmetic dental services.

Dr. Porcelli offers an in-office professional Zoom! Whitening treatment that takes about an hour. During your whitening appointment, a highly-skilled dental professional will apply prescription strength whitening gel to your teeth. The brightening action of the gel is then accelerated using a high-tech ultraviolet light.

There are many reasons why your smile can benefit from a professional teeth whitening treatment. Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine can cause dark stains on your teeth. Smoking and using other forms of tobacco can add thick brown stains. Aging also plays a role in darkening your smile. As you age, your tooth enamel becomes thinner, exposing the layer underneath, called dentin. This dentin layer is naturally yellow and shows through, causing your smile to have a yellow cast.

No matter what has caused your smile to go dark, professional teeth whitening can revitalize your smile. If you want to get a whiter smile easily, just pick up the phone and call Dr. Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, today!

By Garden City Family Dental
June 01, 2018
Tags: veneers  

Even a healthy smile can use a little maintenance and cosmetic improvement from time to time. From chips and cracks from everyday veneerswear and tear to stains and discolorations from food and drinks or a smoking habit, many people admit to feeling self-conscious or dissatisfied with how their teeth look when they smile. Dental veneers are a great option to correct minor and moderate cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Eugene Porcelli, a cosmetic dentist in Garden City, NY, offers a number of general and cosmetic dentistry services to improve the appearance of your smile and your oral health.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Garden City, NY

If you've ever admired your favorite celebrity's "perfect" teeth, or even those of a colleague or friend, chances are that they have achieved their beautiful smile with a little help from veneers. Veneers can be used to change the size, shape, and color of damaged teeth. They can also be used to close small gaps (spacing or alignment issues caused by a bite problem may require orthodontic treatment). Veneers are also used to seal and strengthen a tooth after treatment with root canal therapy.

How They Work

Veneers are custom designed using a thin, translucent layer of porcelain bonded to the front surface of a damaged tooth and molded into the desired size or shape. In order to get a smooth and natural looking fit, the dentist may have to remove a portion of the enamel layer from the tooth to make room for the veneer. If you have been looking for a minimally invasive and affordable way to makeover your smile, veneers are a great option. With good oral hygiene and regular dental care, veneers can last from five to ten years, often much longer.

Find a Dentist in Garden City, NY

For more information about dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office by calling 
516-739-1851 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Porcelli today.





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