Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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.
Zoom teeth whitening can transform your discolored teeth in under an hour. Embarrassing tooth stains don't have to be part of your smile. Your dentists at Garden City Family Dental, Dr. Eugene Porcelli, Dr. Tandeep Malhotra, and Dr. Vicky Dachs, can help restore your pearly whites with teeth whitening in Garden City, NY.
The Zoom! Whitening Process
It only takes a few minutes for the zoom whitening procedure to change your teeth from discolored to brilliant. The entire process takes under an hour from start to finish, so, you won't have to take out too much time from your busy schedule to brighten your teeth. Your teeth whitening journey in Garden City, NY, begins with a dental consultation where your dentist evaluates your teeth stains. This consultation determines if your teeth stains will improve with the Zoom teeth whitening procedure.
Applying protective gel to your gums and lips is a step to protect them from the teeth whitening gel used during the procedure. Next, your dentist will apply the teeth whitening solution to your teeth and use a special light to activate it. They will continue reapplying the solution every 15 minutes for the rest of the procedure. The Zoom teeth whitening procedure isn't painful but you might experience some sensitivity.
After your procedure, your teeth become instantly whiter. The toothpaste that your dentist sends you home with will help you maintain your results. If you want your teeth to remain white after your teeth whitening, you should also give up some unhealthy habits such as smoking.
Causes of Teeth Stains
Some teeth stains are caused by medication, while others appear as time passes. Specific habits such as consuming dark foods or drinks, and smoking can all contribute to teeth staining as the years go by. Even after your tooth whitening procedure, you can still get new teeth stains. Some possible causes of teeth stains include:
- Red wine
- Soy sauce
- Pasta sauce
- Poor dental hygiene
- Teeth injury
If you have teeth stains, zoom teeth whitening can help you. Call (516) 739-1851 to see your dentists, Dr. Porcelli, Dr. Malhotra, and Dr. Dachs of Garden City Family Dental, for teeth whitening in Garden City, NY.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments can help you improve your appearance and your oral health. Your Garden City, NY, dentists, Dr. Eugene Porcelli, Dr. Tandeep Malhotra, and Dr. Vicky Dachs, can help you choose the perfect cosmetic dentistry treatment for your dental issues.
What types of cosmetic dentistry treatments are available?
One of these treatments could help you get the smile you've always wanted:
- Teeth Whitening: Whitening treatment removes stains deep inside your tooth enamel. The professional-strength whitening gel contains hydrogen peroxide, a safe, natural whitener. After a whitening session in the Garden City, NY, dental office, your teeth will remain brighter for several years.
- Bonding: Bonding offers a simple, inexpensive way to treat many cosmetic tooth issues. After applying tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth, your dentist shapes the material and hardens it. Bonding can be used to correct minor damage and flaws, close slight gaps, and improve the shape and length of teeth. Bonding can be combined with contouring and reshaping, a process that involves removing a tiny amount of enamel to improve the appearance of a tooth.
- Crown Lengthening: If you have a gummy smile, crown lengthening may be the ideal solution for you. During the treatment, the excess gum tissue is removed, making your teeth look longer.
- Clear Aligners: Metal braces aren't the only choice if you want to straighten your smile. Clear aligner trays worn over your teeth gradually realign your teeth without drawing attention to your smile. The removable trays are worn for about 22 hours per day and are removed when you eat, brush and floss.
- Veneers: Improving your smile doesn't have to involve complicated dental treatments. Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement. The restorations conceal flaws and minor damage, hide discolorations, close slight gaps, whiten your smile, or improve the shape or length of teeth.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants make it possible to replace missing teeth from top to bottom. Small titanium posts called implants are placed in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts replace your roots and bond to your jawbone, becoming just as strong as your natural roots. Once dental crowns are attached to the tops of the implants, the restoration of your missing teeth is complete.
Enhance your smile with a cosmetic dentistry treatment! Call your dentists in Garden City, NY, Dr. Porcelli, Dr. Malhotra, and Dr. Dachs, at (516) 739-1851 to schedule your appointment.
Are cosmetic fillings right for you?
Has our Garden City, NY, family dentist Dr. Eugene Porcelli told you that you could benefit from a cosmetic filling? This is a common restorative procedure used to repair a tooth after a cavity so it’s important that you get a filling as soon as possible. Here’s what you should know about getting cosmetic fillings,
A cosmetic filling looks like tooth enamel
The reason our Garden City, NY, family dentist uses cosmetic dental fillings because the material used—composite resin—is made to look just like real tooth enamel. Our dental team will first choose the appropriate resin color that most closely resembles the color of your tooth, then the resin will be applied to the tooth.
You won’t notice a cosmetic filling and neither will anyone else, so you can feel completely confident in your smile. Cosmetic fillings are aesthetically pleasing, which is why so many people turn to composite resin fillings to treat dental decay.
A cosmetic filling preserves more of the tooth
Composite resin or cosmetic fillings are moldable, which means that they can be directly applied to the tooth and then shaped and trimmed. This also means that we can preserve as much of the tooth’s healthy natural structure as possible, which also ensures maximum durability over the years.
Cosmetic fillings are super durable
Another benefit of cosmetic fillings is that they are made from a resilient material that with the proper care can last up to 10 years or longer. Just make sure that you are still visiting your dentist every six months for routine checkups so that we can make sure that the filling is still healthy and intact.
Tooth decay will not go away on its own so that’s why it’s important to see your dentist if you notice a dark spot or visible hole in a tooth, or you see your dentist right away if you are dealing with dental pain.
If you are dealing with a cavity it’s important that you see your family dentist in Garden City, NY, as soon as possible for care. Don’t leave a cavity untreated. Call Garden City Family Dental at (516) 739-1851 to schedule your next appointment.
How your family dentist in Garden City, NY, can help you have a healthy smile
Do you floss every day? It’s an important question, and if you answered yes, good for you! You are taking a vital step toward maintaining a healthy smile for life. If you answered no, then you need to get started, because flossing can make the difference in your smile. Dr. Eugene G. Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, can help you have a healthy smile.
Your oral health depends on you flossing every day. That’s because brushing only gets to the surfaces of your teeth, but not in between your teeth. Much of tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal disease begins between your teeth. That’s where flossing comes in. Flossing gets in between each of your teeth to clean away plaque and food debris so you can have a healthy, disease-free mouth.
You need to floss every day to keep your mouth free of plaque. Plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria. if the bacteria are left in place, they produce toxins that begin to destroy the health of your smile. Removing the plaque thoroughly and regularly is the best way to maintain great oral health.
So, what’s the right way to floss? Take a small piece of floss and guide it in between your teeth, using your thumbs and forefingers. Make sure you wrap the floss in a “C” shape around the widest part of your tooth as you go down in between your teeth. The wrapping technique is important because it keeps the floss firmly against the tooth surface for better cleaning.
Flossing is an important part of any oral health routine, but you also need to brush. Ideally, you should brush your teeth after each meal and before you go to bed. Use a gentle circular motion to clean all the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. The steady and thorough removal of plaque keeps bacteria levels low, so the bacteria don’t damage your smile.
This has always been important, but even more so now during the COVID-19 crisis, since all offices are closed to routine dental procedures. Your dental health is important, so take care of your oral health by flossing and brushing regularly and once things get back to normal, please call us for your regular check up at (516) 739-1851. In the meantime, to find out more about maintaining the health of your smile, visit our website at GardenCityFamilyDental.com.