How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses several procedures, including teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, reshaping, orthodontics, and even full-mouth rehabilitation. These treatments can correct issues such as stained or discolored teeth, gaps or spaces between teeth, misshapen or uneven teeth, and missing or damaged teeth. Dr. Alicia Schraner Yonkers and her team focus on enhancing your smile aesthetics, boosting self-confidence, and improving your oral health. She examines and analyzes your imperfections before developing a personalized treatment plan.

Cosmetic dental procedures you may benefit from

During your visit to Yonkers Dental Arts, Dr. Schraner may discuss your dental imperfections and examine your mouth before recommending the appropriate treatment. Cosmetic dental procedures you may need include:

  • Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a noninvasive procedure that can brighten and whiten the appearance of your teeth. You can have in-office teeth whitening or a take-home whitening kit. The most common in-office whitening treatment is “chairside bleaching,” which uses a strong hydrogen peroxide gel activated by a special light. The treatment takes about an hour to can make teeth several shades whiter. Take-home whitening kits involve custom-fitted trays filled with a weaker hydrogen peroxide gel. You need to wear them for a certain amount of time each day. This method takes longer, typically a couple of weeks, but it can also be effective. Teeth whitening is a noninvasive and relatively affordable way to improve your smile aesthetics and boost self-confidence.

  • Orthodontics

The main focus of orthodontics is the alignment of teeth and jaws. It involves using braces, clear aligners, or other appliances to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position, improving your overall appearance of the teeth and smile by correcting issues such as crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and crowding. Depending on the case’s complexity, orthodontic treatment can take several months to several years. In addition to improving the smile’s aesthetics, orthodontic treatment can also enhance the function of the teeth, bite, and jaw joints and even help with speech.

  • Dental implants

Dental implants can replace missing or damaged teeth. The procedure involves placing a small titanium post into the jawbone, an anchor for a replacement tooth, typically a custom-made crown. The implant fuses to the jawbone over time, providing a stable base for the replacement tooth. Dental implants are an effective cosmetic treatment option if you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to injury, disease, or other reasons. They can restore your ability to properly chew and speak and prevent bone loss in the jaw, which can occur when a tooth is missing.

  • Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to fit over the front of your teeth and can be made of either porcelain or composite material. Veneers often fix issues such as stained or discolored teeth, gaps or spaces between teeth, misshapen or uneven teeth, and minor misalignment. You can also use them to change your teeth’ shape, size, and color. Veneers can give you a natural-looking, beautiful, and long-lasting smile.

Call the Yonkers Dental Arts or book an appointment online for more information about cosmetic dentistry.

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