Cosmetic Dentist Long Island
At Sachem Dental Group, we know that your smile drastically impacts your appearance and self-confidence. For over 35 years, our Long Island cosmetic dentists have been helping patients restore their smiles’ brilliance and health. If you’ve ever felt embarrassed by the way your teeth look, or perhaps tend to smile less often because of a problematic tooth, then it’s worth talking to us about a custom smile makeover that’s tailored to your specific concerns. No need is too simple or complex; we offer something for everyone.
Get a Straighter, Whiter Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Veneers offer dramatic results without combining treatments like braces, whitening, or bonding. Rather, custom designed layers of porcelain are bonded to the front of your visible teeth, making them appear:
- Properly sized
Depending on your specific smile characteristics, most people have anywhere from 6-10+ veneers, based on the number of teeth that are visible when they smile, talk, or laugh. It’s common to only get veneers on the top front teeth, but some individuals may need them on the lower front teeth as well.
Getting veneers usually requires 2-3 appointments, starting with a consultation and preparation visit, followed by the fitting of your permanent restorations. In some cases, there will be an opportunity to preview a mock-up of what the veneers will look like, before the permanent versions are created by the lab.
Experience Brighter Teeth with Professional Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the best places to start when you’re planning a smile makeover. In fact, bleaching is a good stand-alone treatment even by itself. But if you’re considering having cosmetic dental work done, you want to have brighter teeth to match your new restorations against (as it’s not possible to whiten your new bonding or crowns later on.)
We offer various types of professional teeth whitening products to choose from. Depending on how dark your enamel is and how quickly you need to see results, we may recommend one of the following types of applications:
Take Home Trays: A custom fitted whitening tray holds prescription strength gel right where you need it. You’ll see significant results within a week, and full results 10-14 days later. Just wear your whitening trays once a day for about an hour, or sleep in them overnight. Our take home treatments offer better results than anything you’ll be able to buy over the counter.
In-Office Whitening: For fast results and whiter teeth in just one day, ask about our in-office bleaching treatment. When time matters most and you need to look your best, a same day whitening procedure can brighten your smile by several shades.
When you whiten your teeth, you naturally make the enamel appear as if it’s younger and healthier. Professional teeth whitening is easy to maintain and works more efficiently than weaker, over the counter products.
Dental Bonding Erases Minor Flaws in Teeth
Minor chips, gaps, or flaws in teeth don’t need to be masked by something dramatic like a crown. Rather, we may be able to repair the area with tooth colored composite bonding.
We recommend bonding for areas such as:
- Mild to moderate chips in the edges of teeth
- Small gaps
- Uneven tooth sizes
- Discolored or misshaped enamel
- Addressing one problematic tooth, instead of placing several veneers
Bonding is a non-invasive procedure that involves shaping white filling material to the tooth, rebuilding the area of concern. Because it bonds closely with your enamel, little preparation is necessary. The putty is shaped appropriately and cured with a bright light, hardening it in place. When you smile in the mirror, it will appear as if your tooth is completely whole again.
“Lift” and Adjust Uneven Gum Tissues
Uneven gum lines can make your teeth look short, uneven, or create a “gummy” appearance when you smile. Gum recontouring is a straightforward and simple method that can make a huge impact on the overall appearance of your teeth. With a gum lift, you can make them appear fuller and compliment other treatments such as dental crowns or veneers.
Invisalign Helps You Achieve a Healthy, Aligned Smile
Perhaps misplaced teeth are what bothers you the most about your smile. Tooth misalignment can lead to premature wear (flat or worn teeth) as well as crowding and gum recession. With Invisalign you can discreetly correct your smile’s alignment without the need to wear fixed braces. Each clear tray snaps over your teeth and is practically invisible to other people around you.
Smile Makeovers for Everyone
A smile makeover is a customized treatment plan that incorporates a combination of various cosmetic (and restorative) procedures to help you achieve one, overall goal. Perhaps it includes whitening with Invisalign, or veneers with gum lifts; your plan is unique to you and your specific oral anatomy. As we discuss each of the options appropriate, you can make an educated decision about which ones are best for your specific situation. It’s quite common to combine cosmetic dentistry treatments for the best overall result. Then, we’ll work through planning the number of appointments required and the financial details related to the cost of treatment.
Getting a smile makeover can be more affordable than most people realize; it all depends on what you need or want. Something as simple as whitening your teeth can offer significant benefits.
Paying for Cosmetic Dental Treatment
Aesthetic dental procedures are often regarded as elective, as they typically do not treat oral health concerns such as decay or injury. As such, insurance may not cover the treatment. At Sachem Dental Group we’ve arranged for flexible financing options so that you can easily fit your smile makeover into your monthly budget. With 0% and low-interest payment options, there’s no reason to put your next cosmetic procedure off another day.
Book a Consultation to Find Out More
Contact Sachem Dental Group today at one of our six locations to see which type of aesthetic services are best for your smile. We offer affordable financing options on all cosmetic treatments in Suffolk County. During your consultation, we’ll help you create a plan that fits both your cosmetic needs and your budget. Call now to get started!