There are many factors that go into your smile. The whiteness of your teeth, their shape and size, and how they line up are all important, as is the appearance of your gums. A beautiful smile leaves a lasting positive impression on those around you. However, when your smile has imperfections, you may be leaving the wrong impression. At National Dental Hicksville, we can help to give you a smile you’ve always wanted with a smile makeover.
Tooth WhiteningWhen your teeth are discolored, your first thought is most likely to run to the store and pick up whitening products, such as toothpaste, whitening strips or gels. If you have deep stains, these products will not be able to provide you with the results you are looking for. At National Dental, we provide both in-office whitening as well as take-home trays. Both options have higher concentrations of bleaching agents, helping you to achieve optimal results. In-office whitening takes an hour of your time, and results are available immediately. Take home trays, on the other hand, are done on your own time, and you will see results within a week.
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Invisalign®Metal braces are the traditional method for treating misaligned teeth. However, they can be a serious cause of self-consciousness, especially in older teens and adults. Invisalign® is an alternative to traditional metal braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are used to gradually move your teeth, avoiding the "metal mouth" that comes with metal braces. Along with being essentially invisible, treatment with Invisalign® is often faster than traditional treatment.
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Dental BondingBonding is a simple procedure that involves the use of a composite resin material. This material is flexible and can be shaped and molded to meet a variety of needs. It also matches the color of your natural teeth. Composite resin is used to fix several issues such as minor chips and cracks, gaps between your teeth and teeth that are misshapen. The procedure is usually completed within an hour.
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Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are another way to treat minor dental imperfections. These thin shell-like restorations cover the fronts of your teeth, covering over blemishes in your teeth. The procedure requires that a little bit of your enamel be removed so that the veneers will fit in naturally with the rest of your teeth. Porcelain is stronger than composite resin. It is also better able to mimic the color and light reflecting properties of your natural enamel.
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Ceramic CrownsFor more serious imperfections in your teeth, that can compromise the strength and integrity of your teeth, dental crowns can be placed. While crowns can be made from some different materials, ceramic crowns provide the best aesthetic results. Crowns are “caps” that cover the entire surface of your natural tooth, providing strength and protection for your compromised tooth. Ceramic can perfectly mimic the properties of your natural tooth enamel, meaning that no one will know that it is there.
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Dental ImplantsDental implants are the newest tooth replacement option. They involve a surgical procedure in which small titanium rods are inserted into your jawbone. The implants rely on osseointegration, a process in which your bone fuses to the rods. With successful fusion, the implants imitate the roots of your natural teeth, supporting your replacement teeth. The implants also stimulate your jawbone, helping it to remain strong and healthy.
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Aesthetic Gum LiftYour teeth are not the only part of your smile. Your gums are just as important. Excess gum tissue can make your teeth appear small. With a small surgical procedure, we remove excess gum tissue (and possibly a small amount of bone) to restore a more natural, even gum line.
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A beautiful smile goes a long way in leaving a positive lasting impression. Contact National Dental Hicksville at (516) 629-5086 to schedule your appointment today.