The quality of your smile is a major component in the first impression that you leave on others. Any imperfections – chips, cracks, gaps between your teeth, discoloration – can greatly affect your smile. These imperfections can make you look older, and like you don’t take care of yourself. You may become self-conscious. At National Dental Williston Park, we can improve your smile, and restore your confidence, with cosmetic dentistry.
Teeth Whitening with Zoom! WhiteningTooth discoloration has many causes – the foods and beverages you consume, lifestyle habits such as smoking, medications. When your teeth are discolored, you may become self-conscious. While there are over the counter whiteners, but these options rarely produce the desired effects. At National Dental, we offer Zoom! whitening, both in office and take-home trays. With our in-office procedure, the bleaching agent, which contains hydrogen peroxide, is applied to your teeth and activated using a special light. Treatment takes an hour, and your teeth are several shades whiter right away. With take home trays, you whiten on your own time. We provide you with custom created trays and the bleaching agent. You wear the trays for four to eight hours a day, for some days that we will determine based on your needs. Your teeth will be noticeably whiter in about three days.
Dental BondingBonding uses composite resin (which is made up of fine glass, plastic, and other materials). This procedure is quick (taking less than an hour), easy and completely pain-free. Composite resin is extremely versatile, used to fix a variety of minor imperfections in your teeth, including cracks, chips, gaps and misshapen or small teeth. The material is tooth colored, blending right in with the rest of your enamel.
Porcelain VeneersWhile bonding provides a beautiful fix, it has one major drawback – it is not very strong. Porcelain veneers provide a stronger alternative for fixing minor imperfections in your teeth. They are thin “shells” of porcelain designed to cover the front portions of your visible teeth. Veneers require a small amount of tooth enamel be removed for them to be placed, which ensures a beautiful, natural appearance. They often take two visits to place. Properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years or more.
Ceramic CrownsMore serious damage to your teeth can do more than just impact your smile. It can also compromise your oral health. While there are several materials that can be used for crowns, ceramic provides the most aesthetic solution. Ceramic can mimic many of the properties of your enamel, including the color and the light reflecting properties. Not only is the appearance of your damaged teeth restored, but crowns also strengthen the teeth and protect them from bacterial invasion.
Dental ImplantsTooth loss affects the appearance of your smile, as well as your oral health. Dental implants are the most recent option available for replacing missing teeth. Small titanium rods are implanted into your jawbone and support your replacement teeth. Your jawbone fuses to the implants as you heal. Even though they require a surgical procedure, dental implants offer numerous benefits over other replacement options. One of the biggest benefits is that they preserve the strength of your jawbone, preventing the bone loss that typically accompanies tooth loss.
Periodontal TreatmentYour teeth are not the only factor involved in the quality of your smile. Your gums play a role as well. When you have gum disease, the health and appearance of your mouth can be greatly affected. Your gums become red and swollen. Eventually, they can begin to recede, making your teeth appear longer than normal. Your teeth can also become loose and even fall out. Scaling and root planing is a common procedure used to treat gum disease. However, if your gum tissue is too swollen, it can interfere with a proper cleaning. With laser dentistry, we can remove the infected gum tissue, which allows us to provide you with a thorough cleaning. Your gums will then be able to begin to heal, and the quality of your smile will be restored.
Cosmetic dentistry can give you back your smile, and your confidence. At National Dental Williston Park, we make use of the latest dental technologies that will help you leave a positive lasting impression. For more information, or to schedule your appointment, call National Dental Williston Park today at (516) 686-9780.