According to statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening is today's most popular aesthetic dental service. Here at Dr. Eugene Porcelli's office in Garden City, NY, your cosmetic dentist offers this service in the form of in-office Zoom! Whitening, a method that is able to improve tooth color by eight shades in under one hour. Interested? Read on to learn more!
FAQs about teeth whitening
Teeth whitening only works on light dental stains, right? No, your Garden City cosmetic dentist uses in-office Zoom! Whitening to brighten a variety of dental discolorations. From tobacco and coffee stains to changes in tooth enamel from prescription medications, in-office whitening works wonders.
Will my teeth hurt after they are whitened? Over-the-counter whitening systems, if not used correctly, often cause painful tooth and gum sensitivity. Fortunately, professional whitening with Dr. Porcelli is safe and won't cause tooth discomfort!
What is the active ingredient in teeth whitening gel? It's highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide. After applying it, the dentist or hygienist uses a special LED light to activate the chemical so it can do its work quickly, effectively, and without causing discomfort.
How long will my bright smile last? You should enjoy your beautiful smile indefinitely—for years, in fact, if you brush/ floss regularly and get your teeth professionally cleaned at Dr. Porcelli's office twice a year. Additionally, you should avoid both cigarettes and chewing tobacco, as well as limit your coffee and tea intake (or drink it with a straw). Finally, consider upping your daily water intake to rinse your teeth and increase saliva production, for saliva is a natural teeth whitener and anti-bacterial agent.
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Why not call today for a consultation? Phone (516) 739-1851 today to schedule an appointment at our Garden City office—we have convenient hours Monday through Friday (excluding Wednesday) and on alternating Saturdays.
Veneers are wafer-thin coverings that go over the surface of the teeth. Veneers are made of strong porcelain that act as natural tooth enamel. Like natural tooth enamel, veneers are translucent and tough, but don't stain like tooth enamel does.
Veneers are thin which is means you don't have to worry about your teeth protruding. The doctor removes some enamel from the surface of your teeth to prevent the protrusion, but this process is permanent.
Not everyone is a good candidate. Veneers are not a good option if,
- Teeth are significantly misaligned so orthodontic treatment may be necessary
- Severe dental trauma and decay (extreme decay and missing teeth)
Advantages of Veneers:
- Size and Shape: Some people are born with irregularly-shaped teeth, like pointed ends. Teeth are also worn down over time due to teeth-grinding (bruxism). Whatever the reason, you can make custom veneers that'll have the shape and size that'll give you a great smile.
- Alignment and Spacing: Sometimes people have gaps between their teeth that need closing. If you have minor gaps and misaligned, slightly crooked teeth, veneers can help conceal those issues, while providing teeth with a beautiful color and shape.
- Color: Teeth staining is a natural process. With aging, yellow dentin under the enamel starts becoming more visible. Other lifestyle choices also change the color of your teeth, like eating certain types of food such as blueberries; drinking tea, coffee, or sodas; or smoking or chewing tobacco.
Caring for Your Veneers:
- Gently brush and floss your teeth every day.
- Regular checkups at the dental office.
- Don't exert too much pressure on veneers.
- Use custom-made night-guard to protect veneers.
If you want a smile makeover, call your cosmetic dentist Dr. Eugene Porcelli at (516) 739-1851 to learn more about veneers at his Garden City, NY, office.
If you have a weakened smile because of damaged, broken teeth, you can improve it! If you have a smile that has lost its beauty and appeal, you can enhance it. The answer to achieving a stronger, more beautiful smile is dental crowns. Dental crowns are made of materials that are strong and beautiful, to give you the smile you deserve.
Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York offers a full range of restorative, cosmetic, and preventive services including dental crowns to make you proud of your smile.
If you have lost a large amount of tooth structure due to decay, dental trauma, or other causes, don’t worry. Dental crowns can restore your full chewing ability, so you can enjoy the foods you love again.
A dental crown strengthens your damaged tooth by covering the entire visible surface of your tooth above the gumline. The crown provides a strong, protective shield, so when you bite down, your tooth won’t fracture or break. You don’t have to worry about losing more vital tooth structure.
Dental crowns aren’t just about strength; they can also add to the beauty of your smile. That’s because modern crown materials like porcelain, resist stains. Porcelain can also be matched closely to the color of your existing teeth, so your new crown will blend with your smile, looking completely natural. Porcelain is also light-reflective and closely mimics the look of natural tooth enamel. In fact, porcelain is one of the most popular choices for a dental crown material.
You can also choose porcelain which has been fused to a metal underlay, known as a PFM crown. These crowns combine the strength of metal with the beauty of porcelain, to give you the best of both worlds. These crowns are an excellent choice for back teeth where you need extra strength.
You need to discover for yourself how dental crowns can improve your smile. To find out more about what dental crowns can do for you, call Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York today!
Go to the dental care aisle of any grocery store or pharmacy and you're sure to see dozens of whitening toothpastes, gels, and mouthwashes, 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!
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!
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!
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:
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 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 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
- 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!
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