What would you do for a new smile? It can be far easier to achieve one than you may think. Many people in the Selden area consult Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino to remake their chipped, stained, and gapped teeth into smiles that are simply dazzling. That new look starts with a cosmetic dentistry consultation.
What Your Cosmetic Dentist Does
Your cosmetic dentist wants you to optimize the appearance of your smile. During a aesthetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Scotto-Lavino examines teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy. Any problems such as tooth decay or gum disease must be resolved before proceeding with cosmetic treatments.
Then, the doctor and patient discuss achievable cosmetic goals. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asserts that most adults would like to improve their tooth color as enamel becomes yellow and dull from years of smoking or staining dietary choices such as coffee, red wine or soy sauce. Other important issues include elimination of gaps, missing teeth, uneven tooth length and chips or cracks.
The agreed upon cosmetic plan often includes one or more dental services. Dr. Scotto-Lavino can accomplish all the changes at once, or he may recommend spreading treatments out over time to accommodate budget considerations. Patient input throughout the process is valued.
Dr. Scotto-Lavino’s years of experience and expertise allow him to offer a range of aesthetic dental treatments. They include:
- Composite resin bonding Using a unique combination of acrylic and glass, the dentist fills in defects such as chips, cracks and gaps. The tooth-colored material is durable and natural-looking. The dentist applies it in a single visit, and the repairs last for years.
- Teeth whitening in Selden Sapphire at-home and in-office teeth whitening brighten tooth color by eight full shades. Safe and effective, the bleaching gel, activated by a special light, lifts out staining organic material from deep within tooth enamel. Applied in a one hour dental visit, or at-home with customized acrylic trays, the gel leave no residual tooth or gum sensitivity. Results last indefinitely with touch-ups and good oral hygiene at home.
- Porcelain veneers These tooth-shaped shells of dental grade porcelain cover the front side of teeth marred by chips, overcrowding, congenital defect or deep stains. Safe for healthy teeth, veneers are a permanent refurbishment and require removal of a small amount of tooth enamel to achieve a secure bond.
- Dental implants in Selden These amazing tooth replacements reside right in the jaw bone, conferring great oral function and aesthetics and strengthening the jaw bone. Implants combine the best of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. They replace one, two or more teeth as single implants, or with All-on-4 implants, patients can wear stable, natural-looking dentures without the slippage common to traditional dentures.
How Do You Want to Look?
Chances are Dr. Scotto-Lavino and his team can get your smile looking just as beautiful as can be. Why not contact the office today to arrange your personal cosmetic dentistry consultation? You may be surprised how many options you have to achieve your best smile ever.