Your smile says a lot about you. There are many components that go into a beautiful smile – the color of your teeth, their shape, their size and their spacing. Even your gums can make a difference in the beauty of your smile. Imperfections can quickly turn a confident smile into one that you hide behind your hand, or by keeping your lips sealed tight. If your smile is not what you want it to be, National Dental Upper East Side can help with a smile makeover.
IMPERFECTIONS THAT AFFECT YOUR SMILE
There are numerous imperfections that can affect your smile and your confidence:
- Small chips or cracks.
- Gaps between your teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
- Missing teeth.
- Excess gum tissue.
There are many factors that can lead to discoloration – coffee, red wine, curries, dark berries, smoking. For minor imperfections, over the counter whitening products are often enough. However, for more stubborn, set in stains, professional whitening can help. We can perform in-office whitening, or provide you with whitening trays, both of which are highly effective at giving your teeth back their pearly white color.
Bonding is a simple procedure that can be completed in under an hour. Using a composite resin (fine glass mixed with a resin material), we can fix minor dental imperfections. Composite resin is a flexible material that can be shaped and molded as needed. The material bonds to your natural tooth and we can shape it to fix small cracks and chips, fill gaps between your teeth, and restore a natural appearance to misshapen teeth.
When your tooth is weakened, damaged, or compromised in any way, a crown can help to restore it, allowing the tooth to stay in its socket. Crowns act as “caps” that cover the entire visible portion of your teeth. They provide strength and hold your teeth together. Ceramic crowns perfectly imitate the shine and color of your natural teeth. Once in place, no one will be able to tell the crown is there.
Veneers are thin “shells” which cover the front portion of your visible teeth and are used to cover a variety of minor imperfections. We use porcelain for our veneers, which can mimic the shine and color of your natural teeth. The material is also stronger than composite resin, and, with proper care, can last 20 years or more.
When you suffer tooth loss, not only is your smile affected, your oral health, and quality of life can also be affected. Dental implants are the latest in tooth replacement technology. They can be used to replace any number of teeth, from one to all of them. Implants involve a surgical procedure, in which titanium rods are placed in your jaw. The implants support your replacement teeth. They provide you with a natural smile that is easy to care for. Implants also preserve the integrity of your jawbone, which preserves the shape of your face, preventing you from appearing aged beyond your years.
AESTHETIC GUM LIFT
Your teeth are not the only factor for a beautiful smile. If you have excess gum tissue, your teeth, no matter how straight or white, appear short. A gum lift removes excess gum tissue (and a small amount of bone, if necessary) to expose more of the surface area of your teeth, and restoring a natural, beautiful gum line.
If your smile, and your confidence, are being affected by imperfections, a smile makeover can go a long way in restoring it. Contact National Dental Upper East Side today at (646) 736-2206 to schedule your consultation!