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What's Included in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Your smile is a universal symbol of confidence and happiness, but what happens when you don't like your smile? Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving and enhancing the appearance of your smile. Because smiling is connected to your self-confidence, cosmetic dentistry also has a positive impact on your self-esteem. 

If you don’t love your smile right now, Dr. Constantina Bacopoulou and her team here at Carnegie Dental Wellness want you to know that cosmetic dentistry can transform a dull smile into a dazzling one. 

Below, we highlight what’s included in our cosmetic dentistry offerings here in Midtown West Manhattan, New York.

What’s included in cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry works to correct imperfections in your smile. Depending on what your aesthetic goals are, you might benefit from any of the following cosmetic dentistry services.

Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that Dr. Bacopoulou adheres to the front of your teeth. They are a wonderful option if you’d like to address multiple issues at once. Veneers can:

  • Shape the size of your teeth
  • Hide minor imperfections
  • Hide chips or minor cracks
  • Enhance the color of your teeth
  • Hide small gaps

Veneers can also brighten even the most stubbornly stained teeth. If your teeth don’t respond to traditional whitening treatments, you might consider veneers.

Teeth whitening

Perhaps one of the most common cosmetic services, teeth whitening treatments are a quick way to add a little pizzazz to your smile. We offer two types of professional whitening treatments: in-office and professional-grade take-home trays. Both options utilize stronger whitening agents than what can be purchased over-the-counter. In other words, professional whitening treatments are efficient and more effective than generic trays and strips.

Crowns and bridges

While crowns and bridges often fall under the umbrella of restorative dentistry, the reality is that these two services also enhance the appearance of your smile. Crowns can protect a broken or severely decayed tooth, but they can also give a misshapen tooth a new look. Likewise, bridges replace missing teeth through the use of a beautiful pontic. 

Implants

In addition to bridges, implants also replace missing teeth. For many, a missing tooth can be a source of embarrassment, but luckily, you don’t have to hide your missing tooth (or teeth). Implants are both beautiful and functional. 

Invisalign ® 

We also offer Invisalign as a metal-free alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign gently shifts your teeth into their ideal locations through the use of BPA-free clear aligners. 

Cosmetic bonding

Bothered by a chip in your tooth? Cosmetic bonding repairs the chip or fracture through an application of tooth-colored resin. Because the resin is tooth-colored, it blends in beautifully with the rest of your teeth.

Gum contouring

Also known as a gummy smile, excess gum tissue can create a disproportionate smile. That’s where gum contouring comes into play. If you’re unhappy with the shape or appearance of your gums, Dr. Bacopoulou reshapes your gums through the use of special tools while anesthesia keeps you comfortable.

Cosmetic dentistry includes much more than just a beautiful smile

As the name suggests, cosmetic dentistry services enhance the appearance of your smile, but the perks don’t stop there. Many of these services also improve the health and functionality of your smile too. For example, crowns, implants, and bridges replace missing teeth which can have a positive impact on your ability to chew comfortably and speak clearly. 

Give yourself the gift of a smile makeover. Call at 646-453-4770 or use our online scheduling system to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.