It’s true that most of the more than 7.7 million people living on Long Island who seek dental assistance will be looking for cleaning or emergency services, many others may find that they need assistance with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is just what it sounds like – a type of dentistry that focuses on improving the overall look of your smile. While some feel like it’s not that important, the fact is that cosmetic dentistry can improve your self-confidence, your happiness, your ability to eat properly, and much more.
With that in mind, we here at Shine Dental Associates think it’s important to take a look at some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures out there. This way, you can better understand what options you have available to you.
- Veneers – Porcelain veneers are essentially a thin layer of porcelain that are attached over the front of your teeth. This helps give them a more pleasing look, and is a good option for eliminating crooked teeth, gaps, and discoloration.
- Dentures – Dentures are one of the oldest types of cosmetic dentistry, and are still used today. They can be found in full sets for those missing all of their teeth, or in partials for those who are missing only one or two teeth. Additionally, today’s techniques make it possible to get same-day denture service and eliminate long wait times between first visit and receiving your dentures.
- Whitening – It’s true that plenty of stores today sell tooth whitening creams and pastes. But these products don’t match the results that you’ll get from professional whitening. By using bleaching agents with special activating lights, dentists can give you even better results when you want whiter, brighter teeth.
- Implants – Dental implants are much like dentures in that they replace your teeth, but they’re a permanent solution. By having artificial teeth placed in your mouth permanently through anchors set in your jaw, you’ll get the perfect smile without the hassles of dentures.
These are just four of the most common cosmetic dentistry options out there. The only way to know for sure which one is right for you is to talk to a professional about them. Contact us today to set up an appointment so you can discuss your situation with our team and learn more about which options are the best choice.