A dental crown looks exactly like a natural tooth. It fits over a reduced natural tooth, essentially taking the place of the thick enamel. Dental crowns can even be shaped and shaded to blend in well with the rest of the patient’s teeth. Cosmetic dentists apply dental crowns for a number of reasons, but this procedure is primarily done in order to protect, repair, and restore a smile. Why do I need a crown tooth repair? Missing teeth can be replaced by permanent dental implants, which imitate the structure of… Read More
Crowns and veneers are both popular dentistry choices, but they are quite different. Crowns are restorations that are fitted to cover the entire natural tooth, whereas veneers are cosmetic dentistry treatments that are bonded firmly to just the visible sides of the teeth. It can be tricky figuring out which dentistry treatments will help you get the smile you want. “When patients first come in for a consultation, we perform a thorough examination before developing a customized set of treatment recommendations,” explains Dr. Nick of Long Island Implant and Cosmetic… Read More
Americans are increasingly aware of the profound impact dental health has on physical attractiveness and self-esteem. Cosmetic dentistry is a thriving industry as people seek tooth restoration to look and feel better, to turn back the clock, and to prepare for upcoming events such as weddings, reunions, and vacations. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has identified several key industry trends that have led to increased demand for smile enhancement over the past year in their annual “State of Cosmetic Dentistry” survey. Crowns Restoration using dental crowns is the… Read More
Holiday parties and dinners are coming up. It’s natural to shift yourself to the bottom of the list when there is so much shopping, cooking, baking, and wrapping to do. Give yourself a gift this holiday season; treat yourself to the cosmetic dental work you've been considering all year. It’s easier than you may think. Thanks to new technology, cosmetic dental procedures that used to require multiple steps can now be done in less than an hour. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are highly credentialed cosmetic dentists, renowned in the… Read More
Chipping a tooth – especially a front tooth – instills a sense of panic in most people. How can you ever restore your smile to its original glory? Rest assured that cosmetic dentistry offers a number of solutions to permanently fix a chipped or fractured tooth, even in cases that look beyond repair. Whether caused by a traumatic blow, a sports accident, chewing on hard food, or a fall, these accidents can result in deep cracks or fractures in the tooth structure. Tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the… Read More
Tooth chips and fractures are treated by dentists every day. They range from minor to severe, with treatment based on the extent of injury. For instance, craze lines affecting the outermost layer of enamel, often require no care to protect the underlying structures of the teeth, although patients may wish to correct the cosmetic appearance. Fractured cusps may not hurt, but can affect the functionality of the tooth if a piece of the chewing surface breaks off. A crack extending vertically toward the root, split teeth, and vertical root fractures… Read More
Everyone knows that a smile conveys happiness and warmth, but research shows that this simple gesture also tells people that you’re intelligent, confident and worth getting to know. Depending on the social context, the meaning of a smile – whether genuine or forced – can also change. Smiles convey many different emotions, from elation and ecstasy to fear. Some studies indicate that people who smile a lot are viewed as more trustworthy and honest, and smiling can send the message that you are more accepting of others and comfortable in… Read More
If one or more of your teeth are smaller than usual, you might have microdontia. As the name suggests, microdontia is a condition in which a person’s adult teeth have the appearance of baby teeth. If left untreated, microdontia can lead to oral health problems, and some people may find it embarrassing to smile with large gaps between the teeth. Types of microdontia Cosmetic dentists have identified three main types of microdontia. True Generalized Microdontia: Very rare. All of the patient’s teeth are smaller than usual, but are otherwise well… Read More
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over an existing tooth to improve its appearance and protect it from further degradation. Usually crowns are cemented into place after a tooth has cracked, broken or worn down, but it can also be used to cover misshapen or discolored teeth. Failed fillings or dental implants can also be effectively remedied with crowns as an alternative to full porcelain veneers, which tend to be a bit more expensive. Dental crowns are one of the many services we provide here at Long Island… Read More
Professionals at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry say that more people are asking for subtle smile makeovers, rather than drastic transformations. Gone are the days of flawless “chiclet teeth” that look almost too perfect to be real. If you embrace the idea of a beautiful but more natural-looking smile, Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot offer a number of solutions in their Suffolk County cosmetic dentistry office. From laser teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, our Long Island cosmetic dentists can explain how best to attain a winning smile that is sure… Read More
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