Cosmetic dental treatments enhance the overall appearance of your smile. These procedures often involve treatments such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental bonding. At Boutique Dental, cosmetic treatments also enhance the function of your smile, such as fixing decayed or infected teeth. We can also repair teeth that have been damaged by injury or accident or treat teeth that are crooked or misaligned.
Who Is a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Patients interested in improving the appearance of their smile may be good candidates for cosmetic dentistry. Some patients may have longer teeth than others. Others may have teeth with gaps or may have crooked teeth. Some patients may have teeth that are discolored or have uneven shapes.
All of these problems can be fixed with cosmetic dentistry. Patients can feel good about their teeth' appearance, from whitening to teeth straightening and contouring.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Composite resin bonding is often chosen for cosmetic improvements such as closing gaps between teeth, covering chips, or covering discoloration. Dental bonding is a cost-effective restorative option, as no tooth structure is removed. Composite resin is the same color as natural tooth enamel.
A crown is a custom-fitted covering placed over a tooth. A crown is used to restore a tooth following root canal therapy, protect a weak tooth from fracturing, or mask a discolored tooth.
A veneer is a custom-made shell bonded to the front of a tooth. Veneers are very thin and semi-translucent, much like contact lenses. Veneers are used to correct the appearance of stained teeth, misaligned teeth, and teeth that are too small or uneven.
Teeth whitening is an entirely non-invasive procedure. Before a patient bleaches his or her teeth, the dentist will examine the smile. An x-ray may be taken to check for decay or fractures. A dental cleaning is also performed to remove plaque and tartar. Then, a whitening gel is applied. Some dentists offer take-home kits with custom-fitted trays. The whitening gel is placed in the trays, which are then worn for a specified period.
The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
Many of the procedures we perform as cosmetic dentists improve the appearance of your smile, but they can also help to improve your oral health. The benefits of cosmetic dentistry go beyond just looking nicer. If you're unhappy with your smile, you may be less likely to smile, which can change how you interact with people. Cosmetic dentistry can help boost your self-confidence, making it easier to interact with others.
Get in touch with Boutique Dental at 68-35 Myrtle Ave, Queens, NY 11385, or call Dentist in Queens, NY at (718) 821-0170 to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.