Keeping your smile healthy is an ongoing process, and when successful, you can avoid many of the concerns that can affect your teeth and gums. However, even with excellent care and dental maintenance, you may still develop cosmetic concerns with your smile’s appearance, and the ability to correct those concerns is an important aspect of professional dental treatment. Today, we examine three effective ways to transform your smile in a conservative manner using highly customized cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Professional teeth-whitening treatment
Teeth stains come in a few different forms, and the most common are the ones that develop on the surfaces of your teeth (known as extrinsic stains). The staining may occur gradually over time as a result of exposure to things like colorful foods and beverages, and they can affect the healthy appearance of your smile increasingly more as time goes by. Professional teeth-whitening is a simple process of erasing teeth stains and brightening your tooth structure using a potent, topical whitening solution.
Conservative tooth bonding or contouring
Teeth stains are common, but they aren’t the only cosmetic issue that might affect your teeth over time. Things like chipped or worn edges, cracks in your tooth’s surface, and more can occur for a variety of reasons, and depending on their severity, they can have a significant impact on your smile’s appearance. Cosmetic tooth bonding is a non-invasive procedure that involves using customized, tooth-colored composite resin to correct a wide range of concerns, including chipped or cracked teeth. Contouring is the minimally invasive process lightly sculpting the outer layers of a tooth’s enamel to correct its overall shape. Both treatments are designed to minimize the amount of alterations required to your healthy, natural tooth structure.
Custom-designed porcelain veneers
Conservative treatments like teeth whitening and tooth bonding/contouring can be excellent solutions for most minor cosmetic concerns. However, when your smile has several different concerns to address, they may not suffice to completely improve its appearance. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-designed shells of porcelain that are designed to closely mimic the healthy, blemish-free surfaces of your teeth. Each veneer can be bonded to an appropriate tooth with minimal preparation to the tooth’s healthy structure, instantly transforming the appearance of your smile.
Learn how to transform your smile’s appearance
If you want to transform your smile’s appearance, we can custom-designed a treatment plan to improve all of its cosmetic concerns in a conservative manner. For more information, schedule a visit by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930.