The health of your smile is important, but there is nothing wrong with also being concerned about its appearance. Your smile is often the very first impression you can make and when you are struggling with smile imperfections it can affect the way you feel about yourself. Cosmetic Dentistry in Garden City, NY, can help correct many of these imperfections, and to help guide you to the best possible treatment you can turn to your dentists, Dr. Eugene Porcelli, Dr. Tandeep Malhotra, and Dr. Vicky Dachs.
Dental fillings have been a mainstay of dentistry for over a century providing protection for teeth damaged by decay. But the biggest downside has been the silver color associated with the amalgam used for these repairs. Resin compound is an alternative material for dental fillings that provides a similar level of protection but that can be made to match the color of your natural teeth.
The same material used by your dentist in applying tooth-colored fillings is what is used for repairing teeth that are chipped or cracked. The resin compound is applied onto the tooth in very thin layers in liquid form and hardened with a special light. This allows your dentist to build up your tooth to reshape it, which makes bonding versatile enough to correct other minor problems such as slight gaps.
Major damage to a tooth when sufficient structure is lost means that the tooth will need more support and protection. For these circumstances, your doctor may recommend a dental crown, which not only allows your tooth to function as before but also look the part.
For those of you looking for a brighter whiter smile but are not quite satisfied with over-the-counter options, there is in-office whitening. With in-office teeth whitening your dentist can make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in just a single visit.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Garden City, NY
Is there something about your smile that you'd like to improve? Then schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry consultation in Garden City, NY, today with Dr. Porcelli, Dr. Malhotra, and Dr. Dachs by dialing (516) 739-1851.