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At Chappaqua Dentistry, we offer a wide range of dental solutions to help you protect and restore your oral health. General dentistry is there to prevent problems and protect your teeth, while restorative dentistry includes procedures that are medically necessary to reverse damage and prevent further harm or disease. The third type of treatment we provide is cosmetic dentistry.
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, aesthetics are the primary concern. Having a complete, healthy, natural looking smile is a priority for many of our patients who elect for cosmetic procedures to improve their self-image, self-confidence, and quality of life. However, cosmetic treatments also have some functional advantages and can treat problems with real oral health consequences.
The lines of cosmetic and restorative dentistry can also seem blurred at times, since the steps needed to restore your smile are also the steps most widely recommended to protect and restore your oral health and function. Here, we’re going to look at the different cosmetic dentistry treatments available at Chappaqua Dentistry and what they entail.
Teeth stain and discolor over time. Sometimes it’s due to the food we eat, sometimes it’s due to natural aging, sometimes it’s due to poor oral hygiene routines. Whatever the case, our teeth whitening treatments can help reverse unsightly discoloration and help restore the brightness of your smile.
There are both take-home whitening solutions that we’re able to provide, as well as in-house teeth whitening services. Take-home whitening kits allow you whiten your teeth as fits your schedule from the comfort of your home, and we can help you learn how to use it in order to get the level of whiteness that you desire.
Meanwhile, in-office teeth whitening takes place through only one procedure, that rarely takes longer than an hour. In-office, we are able to closely examine your teeth and discuss with you what level of whiteness you would prefer. When we know what you want, we can use stronger whitening gel that we can provide for take-home use, which can brighten your teeth by several shades in a single use.
While metallic braces are often used to help create that perfectly straight smile that many want, they are not the only solution available. Invisalign is not only much less visible, but it also straightens teeth more quickly than traditional braces, often taking as little as six months.
Invisalign treatment involves using clear, custom-molded, removable aligners that are affixed to your teeth. We use computer-generated images to help us determine the right usage of the aligners and serves also as a predictive simulation of what each stage of the alignment process will look like.
The aligners are created to fit to every individual tooth, starting from the back, with the final aligners attached to the front. These snap-on aligners are replaced every two weeks, so they don’t have to be tightened or adjusted in the office on a more regular basis like traditional braces.
What’s more, due to their snap-on nature, Invisalign braces are easy to remove for short periods of time, allowing you to brush and floss naturally and easily as ever. This also helps you feel comfortable and natural when eating. In some cases, an Invisalign treatment can help you get the perfect straightness you want within a single year, with the process regularly taking six-to-nine months in total.
If you’re suffering from partial or complete tooth loss, a dental crown can help you replace the original tooth with a ceramic crown that looks, feels, and functions just like the real thing. We are proud to offer some of the best dental crowns in all of Chappaqua, with different implant options based on your needs.
Every crown we fit is created using specialist 3D imaging technology of your teeth that can show us precisely what shape the new tooth is supposed to look like. We also take care to ensure that the crown is the perfect shade to match the rest of your teeth so that, when the treatment is complete, it’s close to impossible to tell the difference.
Crowns are inserted by cementing them over the original tooth or implanting them directly into the jawbone. The patient is sedated, so drilling a small hole and fitting the post in is relatively pain-free. Following the first surgery, the jawbone and post grow and fuse together in a process known as osseointegration that can take a few months. During this time, we can provide a temporary crown to ensure a natural aesthetic.
However, the final crown is not only aesthetically superior to the temporary replacement, but it’s almost indistinguishable from a real tooth, functionally and structurally. A small screw and special dental cement are used to fix it to the post, creating a firm, stable, and permanent replacement. It feels, looks, and acts like the real thing, meaning you can bite, chew, brush, and floss it without worry.
Cracks and chips happen all the time. Not only do they diminish the aesthetic of your smile, but they are often very painful and can leave you at a real risk of serious infection in the gums or jaw tissue. We have a range of different cracked or chipped tooth treatments, including the following:
In the event that tooth is damaged by tooth decay, many dentists will immediately fix the solution with a cheaper metal filling. While this restores the function and integrity of the tooth, some people also find them quite unsightly. At Chappaqua Dentistry, we can provide fillings made of composite resin that are carefully mixed to ensure that they match the natural color of the surrounding tooth as best as possible. If you plan on having your teeth whitened, we can make them whiter to fit the shade you’re planning to have, as well.
Dental veneers are porcelain covers that are fitted over your teeth that can cover chips, stains, and injuries, and are even able to improve the alignment and function of your teeth. These ultra-thin veneers are custom made to your teeth, designed to fit snugly over teeth that have been damaged or discolored to improve the appearance of your smile.
Chappaqua Dentistry offers composite fillings which are created in many colors to match the unique shade of your tooth.Composite fillings are made up of several materials including ground quartz, porcelain and glass. These materials are durable and nearly invisible when matched correctly with the opacity of your natural tooth.
Dental onlays and inlays are a treatment available when replacing old dental fillings. Whether your old filling is worn down or you have old amalgam fillings that need to be replaced, we can determine the right option for you and inlay or onlay new composite fillings in just the right spot to extend the life of the natural affected tooth.
Complete dentures may be a necessary option when the natural teeth need to come out. After careful removal of teeth, it’s necessary to wait until the mouth is fully healed. This may take several months. Waiting for the mouth to heal allows the bone structure to heal and change after the teeth are gone. This will allow for denture fitting to be accurate and the dentures will fit well and stay put during the day.
Partial dentures are fitted to rest on a metal frame which will act as anchors for the set of dentures. Partial dentures are a nice, removable alternative to a bridge.
If you’re considering dentures, please call to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly dentists.
Whether you’ve seen a procedure that you believe might be the perfect solution for you, or you want to restore the complete, healthy aesthetic of your smile and you’re not sure how to go about it, Chappaqua Dentistry is here to help.
We pride ourselves on the excellent of our cosmetic dentistry treatments, including providing some of the best dental crowns and veneers in Chappaqua. Contact us and schedule your appointment. We are glad to take a closer look at your individual situation and will recommend the treatments that we believe are the right next step towards a gorgeous smile that gives you the self-confidence and image you deserve.