Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the overall appearance of the smile. There are several methods that can be employed. The one that is right for you will depend on the specific imperfections you need to address.
Many people struggle with stains on the teeth in their smile. This is even more likely if they use tobacco or if they enjoy dark foods and beverages on a regular basis. The most effective method for your dentist to whiten the smile is to administer a dental bleaching treatment. Once the teeth have been fully whitened, he can help identify the cause of the stains and offer alternatives to prevent future problems.
If the teeth in the smile also have imperfections from visible fillings, chips or minor fractures, Dr. Wayne W. Hsieh might recommend dental veneers or a porcelain dental crown.
Dental veneers are basically thin, porcelain shells that are cemented onto the face of each tooth in the smile. If one or more of the teeth lack the sufficient enamel to mount a dental veneer, your dentist might recommend replacing all of the tooth enamel with a porcelain dental crown.
If you’re struggling with an imperfect smile, you should call Designer Smiles Dentistry at 516-280-4020 to explore your cosmetic dental options in Garden City, New York.