The color of your teeth, how straight they are, even your gum tissue, all of these factors (and more) are essential components of a beautiful smile. When any of these components are less than perfect (discolored teeth, chips or cracks in the teeth, missing teeth), your smile is greatly affected, and your confidence may be as well. At National Dental Williston Park, we can restore the beauty of your smile with smile makeovers.
Zoom! whitening is a professional whitening treatment designed to eliminate discoloration in your teeth. We provide both Zoom! in-office and Zoom! take-home trays. Our in-office procedure takes about an hour of your time. After we clean your teeth, the bleaching agent is applied to your teeth. The bleaching agent contains hydrogen peroxide, which is light activated. When we shine the light over your teeth, the hydrogen peroxide breaks down and eliminates stains. This treatment will whiten your teeth up to 8 shades almost immediately.
With Zoom! take-home trays, you whiten on your time. We provide you with custom fit trays and the bleaching agent. You wear the trays for 4 to 8 hours a day for a set number of days. Take-home trays can whiten your teeth up to 6 shades whiter, and results are noticeable in about three days.
Metal braces have been used for decades to fix crooked teeth. They are an effective treatment and still very popular today. However, their visibility can cause embarrassment, particularly in older teens and adults. At National Dental, we offer Invisalign® as an alternative. Invisalign® consists of a series of clear plastic aligners. These aligners, which are removable, work to guide your teeth into proper alignment. When in place, they are invisible against your teeth.
Bonding is a procedure that involves the use of composite resin to fix a variety of minor dental imperfections – chips, cracks, gaps, misshapen teeth, small teeth, discoloration. The composite resin is made up of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. It is a flexible material and can be shaped and molded as needed. The procedure is quick, painless, and non-invasive.
Veneers are also used to fix minor dental imperfections, providing an alternative to bonding. They consist of thin “shells” that cover the front portion of your visible teeth. At National Dental, our veneers are made of porcelain, which can be made to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
Dental crowns are used to fix more severe damage to your teeth, which compromises the strength of the tooth and your oral health. They are “caps” that cover the entire visible area of the affected tooth, providing strength and protection. Crowns can be made from several different materials, but ceramic is the best for aesthetics. It matches not only the color of your natural teeth but the light reflecting abilities of your enamel as well.
Dental implants are the latest option available for replacing missing teeth. They involve a surgical procedure, during which small titanium rods are inserted into your jawbone. The implants rely on a process known as osseointegration, or the fusion of your bone to the rods. When fusion is successful, the implants become like stable “roots” that then support your replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth, and provide numerous benefits. One of the biggest benefits is that implants help to prevent the bone loss associated with tooth loss.
Aesthetic Gum Lift
Your teeth are not the only important factor in your smile. Your gums play a role as well. Excess gum tissue can make your teeth appear small. An aesthetic gum lift is a minimally invasive procedure. We use laser dentistry to remove the excess gum tissue, helping you to achieve a beautiful smile.
If your smile isn’t what you want it to be, a smile makeover may be the solution. Contact National Dental Williston Park today at (516) 686-9780 to learn more.