Have you ever heard someone say, “I never forget a face”? When people make that remark, there is usually one facial characteristic that is more memorable than all the others: a person’s smile. If you want to make your smile one they can’t forget, then consider cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Scotto-Lavino. Conveniently located in Selden, NY, our office draws people from Mt. Sinai, Port Jefferson and beyond. We’ve helped many from the area achieve their smile goals and we’d be happy to do the same for you.
Dr. Scotto-Lavino provides several types of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and dental implants. Several of these procedures can also be combined into a smile makeover. Let’s take a look at these various procedures.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you’ve ever had Dr. Scotto-Lavino fill a cavity, then there’s a good chance that you already have dental bonding material in your mouth. Just as composite resin is used for a tooth-colored filling, so too this putty-like material can be used to reshape a tooth. Dr. Scotto-Lavino applies this material to a tooth that is chipped, broken, worn or slightly crooked in order to rebuild the tooth’s pleasing form. Once hardened with a special curing light, cosmetic bonding can last for years.
If your smile is marred by a number of different cosmetic imperfections, then you may want to consider porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentist. Also known as dental veneers or just veneers, these microthin coverings are made of dental porcelain or composite resin. Once your teeth are prepared, Dr. Scotto-Lavino bonds each individual veneer to the teeth in your smile zone. Together, porcelain veneers hide your natural smile’s flaws and give you an attractive new smile.
As we age, our teeth become stained and discolored for a number of reasons:
- Richly colored foods and beverages
- Traumatic injury
- Some drugs, such as tetracycline, antihistamines and blood pressure medications
- Unusual wear and tear
Some of these stains may be extrinsic—on the surface of teeth—while others are intrinsic and penetrate teeth. Sapphire in-office and take-home whitening can remove both kinds of stains. With the Sapphire in-office whitening treatment, you can have a whiter and brighter smile in about one hour. Alternatively, with the Sapphire take-home system, we’ll mold custom mouth trays and provide you with a powerful whitening gel. Simply fill the trays and wear them according to Dr. Scotto-Lavino’s instructions.
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Whether you need one or several cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance your smile, you can count on cosmetic dentist Dr. Scotto-Lavino to help you have the smile you desire. Located in Selden, NY, our office serves Mt. Sinai, Port Jefferson and beyond.