A Cosmetic Dentist Can Correct a Damaged Smile
At New York Dental Office
, we are a cosmetic dentist that can correct and restore your damaged teeth. We focus on preventative care in order to help our patients to stay in excellent oral health. Still, when accidents happen, teeth are often damaged in the process. Whether in a car wreck or sports injury, teeth can become cracked, chipped or even knocked out. In the past, a damaged tooth may have been pulled. Now, we have a wide variety of solutions for saving your tooth and helping it to look like nothing ever happened.
One common procedure that we offer is dental veneers. A veneer is a thin shell that is placed onto the surface of the tooth. The natural tooth remains intact while the veneer restores the damage so that the tooth can function and appear as it did before. Veneers can help with small cracks and chips while also addressing cosmetic concerns like dark stains and gaps in between teeth. Our patients use this procedure to both physically and cosmetically improve their damaged teeth and smile.
When a tooth has suffered more significant damage, or a large portion of the enamel is gone, a dental crown is often a better solution. A dental crown can be made of all-ceramic, ceramic-on-metal, and all-metal. As a patient, you can select the material based on where the crown will be placed within your mouth. We recommend all-ceramic for front teeth since it looks the most natural and will still do an excellent job at protecting and restoring it. Unlike a dental veneer, a crown surrounds the tooth which makes it a better option for teeth that need protecting. As a cosmetic dentist, we can have crowns created to match the exact shade of the surrounding teeth so that it will blend in seamlessly.
As a cosmetic dentist, we can also perform more basic bonding procedures and treat teeth that are infected. All of the materials we use look like natural teeth so that you can restore damage without looking like you ever had a problem. This is ideal for people that want to address their health needs while simultaneously improving their appearance. Cosmetic dentistry allows us to do both at the same time.
If a tooth has fallen out we have additional options for replacing it. We can use a dental bridge to replace it by putting a crown on the two teeth surrounding the missing one. They in turn hold a “bridge” in place along with a synthetic tooth. This is a permanent way to replace teeth without surgery. Patients that are looking for a long-term and durable solution for replacing teeth can use dental implants to do so. In this procedure, a metal post is implanted under the gums and secured to the jawbone. Once the bone and metal have fused together, it will form a secure root system that is as strong as a natural one would be. A crown is secured to it for a replacement tooth that looks and behaves like a natural one.
As a cosmetic dentist, these are only a few of the ways we can restore missing and damaged teeth in order to improve our patients’ smiles.