Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. A smile has a way of providing information about yourself, without you ever having to say a word. A pearly white, straight set of teeth give off an impression of confidence and good oral hygiene. If you want to look into perfecting your smile then setup an appointment with Dr. Marianna Farber at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY to learn more about your options for a customized smile makeover.
A smile makeover is a personalized treatment plan that includes various dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, or orthodontics that aid in improving the look of your teeth, along with your general oral health. Some patients may only need one life-changing treatment, such as veneers, which can transform your smile with one method. Others may need dental treatments to ensure their oral hygiene is in good condition (such as having a filling or crown), and then enhancing their smile with teeth straightening (such as Invisalign) followed with teeth whitening. Making sure your oral health is in the best condition and then enhancing the way your teeth look will also enhance the way you look and feel about yourself.
What can a smile makeover correct?
A chipped tooth can stick out like a sore thumb. Many people experience a chipped tooth due to injuries or simply from biting down on food the wrong way. Chipped teeth can affect the way people view you and the way you carry yourself. Your self-confidence can take a hit because you worry people are constantly focusing on your chipped tooth the minute you open your mouth.
A cracked tooth usually may not be as obvious as a chipped tooth, but you still have to deal with other, potentially severe issues. A cracked tooth can cause pain when you chew and it can also experience sensitivity to extreme heat or cold temperatures. Most cracked teeth need to be addressed sooner than later so the damage doesn’t get worse. Oftentimes, you will need to undergo a crown or root canal in order to fix the issue.
Smoking, and drinking wine or coffee can alter the color of your teeth. Nobody wants to walk around with unsightly yellow, discolored teeth. Discolored teeth can make you look older and also have people questioning your hygiene. Luckily, there are many effective ways to get a whiter, brighter smile.
Misshapen or crooked teeth
Teeth that are misshapen or crooked can take away from your smile. Both of these issues can cause overcrowding, an overbite, and an overall unsightly appearance. You have multiple options when it comes to correcting these issues and the end result can be a straighter, more symmetric smile.
What options do I have with cosmetic dentistry?
Tooth-colored fillings are used to fill a cavity, decay, or replace an older silver filling. This is a good, discreet way to hide the fact that you’ve had a cavity since a tooth-colored filling (unlike silver fillings) match your enamel and blend in with your natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are a great option used to restore the function and strength to your teeth.
Cosmetic tooth bonding
Tooth bonding is a good, inexpensive way to repair and improve the appearance of teeth that have been stained, chipped, discolored, or undergone decay. Our New York City dental office uses a composite resin that matches the color of your natural teeth and the material bonds directly to the tooth. Anesthesia is typically not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Bonding is a convenient option that can be performed during a single visit to our office.
Teeth whitening is a fantastic way to get your teeth back to their pearly white state. You have many options when it comes to teeth whitening methods including professional at-home gel trays and whitening strips. Dr. Farber uses KöR whitening gel treatments on patients to create brighter, whiter smiles. You can perform the whitening at home, or for more difficult cases and quicker results, there are also several in-office KöR whitening options. You can learn more about these options and see which is best for you during your initial consultation with Dr. Farber.
Porcelain veneers are a slim layer of tooth-like material that is placed over a patient’s real teeth. A cosmetic dental treatment that can offer the most dramatic results, they are one of the most popular smile makeover options for our New York City dental patients. Cosmetic veneers are created with porcelain or composite resin, which is then permanently bonded to the front of the teeth. The end result is a beautiful, symmetrical smile that hides any imperfections that once existed.
Dr. Farber uses Invisalign to help patients transform uneven teeth into a straight and uniform smile. Invisalign is an excellent option for teens and adults who are interested in straighter teeth, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of traditional braces. Invisalign consists of multiple clear aligners that are made based off of digital molds of your teeth. These aligners are created for both the top and bottom teeth and are replaced every few weeks in order to help the teeth shift into their correct position. Typical treatment time can take anywhere from 12-18 months.
How can I learn more?
If you’re interested in learning more about a customized smile makeover then please give our New York City office a call to schedule your initial consultation. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Marianna Farber will meet with you and examine your gums, teeth, and mouth to make sure your oral health is in good condition and then will determine which procedures best fit your aesthetic objectives. Dr. Farber will also create a personalized smile makeover plan and address any questions or concerns you have in regards to any of the suggested procedures or amount of visits required.
While not all cosmetic treatments in a smile makeover are covered under insurance, some treatments may be partially covered. Our staff will contact your insurance provider to determine pricing and coverage prior to your treatment.
You have many options when it comes to enhancing your smile and getting your BEST New York City look with a smile makeover. We would love to meet with you so you can see for yourself what so many patients choose Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry for their smile makeovers.