Although a cosmetic dentist has all the skills to perform restorative dental work, he or she tends to focus more on the patients appearance. As there is no one “magic treatment” that will transform a person’s smile the New York cosmetic dentist has a number of treatments and procedures available to him.
Some of the more common cosmetic dental procedures are:
- Teeth whitening: This is usually the first thing that people think of when they think of cosmetic dental treatments, this treatment is by far the most common thanks to the remarkable results, the reasonably low cost and the short timeframe. Teeth whitening can be accomplished either at home or at the dentist’s office. Treatment by a cosmetic dentist can be accomplished in an hour or so while it will take a couple of weeks to accomplish the same when you do it at home.
- Veneers: Patients that have slightly misaligned teeth; have gaps between the teeth or surface imperfections such as chips and cracks often opt for veneers. Veneers are produced from either porcelain or composite material, they are extremely thin and custom made to fit over the front surface of individual teeth. The least expensive option is composite materials but porcelain veneers last considerably longer.
Finding a good New York cosmetic dentist:
The important thing when looking for a good New York cosmetic dentist is to focus on his or her past work. Every dentist will maintain a set of before and after photos of patients, as you peruse the photos you can quickly decide if you wish to go further with the dentist. It is also important that the dentist has a number of years experience and his or her qualifications.
Take the time to sit and talk to the dentist, explain in detail what it is you want. The dentist is the best judge of what will work and what won’t; between the two of you the results will be a gorgeous smile, one that you have always wanted.
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