Cosmetic Dentists in Queens, NY Have Many Ways to Improve Teeth

by | Apr 14, 2014 | Dental Health

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Even people with healthy teeth can have an unattractive smile. Yellowed and stained teeth can make them run every time a family member takes out a camera. People with missing or chipped front teeth are usually the ones who never smile in family photographs. In just a few minutes, cosmetic dentists in Queens, NY can outline a restorative plan to give them the smile that they have always wanted. A father will be able to smile with confidence as he walks his daughter down the aisle.


Coffee drinking and smoking are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to dingy teeth. It happens so gradually that the person may not realize how bad things have gotten. They may have tried a tooth whitening toothpaste and not seen any difference. Those toothpastes only whiten teeth by one shade. Even tooth whitening pens only whiten teeth by two or three shades. However an in-office Zoom whitening treatment can whiten teeth by eight to ten shades. The entire process takes about 90 minutes. The dentist thoroughly cleans the teeth so that the brightening gel can reach all of the tooth enamel. Once the gel has been applied, he shines a safe and effective laser on the teeth. This helps the bleaching chemicals bind with stains deep in the tooth. After 15 minutes the gel is wiped off of the tooth. If necessary the process is repeated two or three times. The result is dazzling white teeth.


Cosmetic dentists in Queens, NY have many ways to repair chipped teeth. Minor imperfections can be repaired with bonding. A small amount of resin that matches the tooth enamel is applied to the tooth. After it is shaped and it hardens, it is an invisible patch. If the tooth is severely damaged, the dentist may recommend that it be covered with a porcelain crown. Not only will this look like a perfect natural tooth, it will prevent the tooth from further decay. If a person is missing a tooth completely, dental implants can replace the root and support a porcelain crown.