Cosmetic Dentistry in Port Jefferson Station
Smile Shack provides cosmetic dentistry services in Port Jefferson Station, NY. Call our office at 631-928-7500 to ask about our services or make an appointment.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry goes beyond restoring your teeth's function and addresses their aesthetic appeal. Using one procedure or combining several, we can transform the look of your smile and create a healthy, positive first impression. Our office pays close attention to your oral health while considering your appearance.
Here are the cosmetic procedures we offer:
Teeth Whitening: We use the Shack Glo® (Guided Light Optics) system to create fast, brilliant results in just a few office visits. We also offer at-home teeth whitening kits for patients with minor staining. Whitening your teeth can boost your confidence and make you want to show off your smile.
Invisalign®: A series of comfortable, clear plastic aligners will gradually shift your teeth into position. Invisalign® makes straightening your teeth easy and discreet. Adults and older teens often prefer the look of Invisalign® to traditional metal braces, which could be distracting.
Veneers: Veneers are thin porcelain sheets. They can cover discolored, chipped, misshapen, and slightly misaligned teeth. The dentist carefully prepares your teeth by removing a layer of enamel, then uses a unique adhesive to bond the tooth and the veneers.
Cosmetic Bonding: Bonding involves restoring teeth with a composite tooth-colored material. The dentist improves your teeth's appearance by adjusting their color, shape, and size.
Your dentist may also undertake the following restorative procedures for cosmetic reasons:
- Crowns: A dental crown is a cap that covers a prepared natural tooth. Teeth may need crowns due to decay, trauma, root canals, or aesthetic reasons. Crowns can provide attractive and natural-looking restorations of compromised teeth.
- Bridges: A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth to bring back your smile. The dentist anchors them using crowns or implants on either side.
- Dental Implants: An implant is the most realistic option for tooth replacement. Implants last for years and can be cared for like natural teeth. They reduce bone loss that occurs with missing teeth and can help to prevent a "sunken" look. Our office works with professionals to bring you dental implant services.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Many patients need more confidence in the appearance of their smiles. They may be ashamed of smiling in public due to stained, broken, and missing teeth. Cosmetic dentistry enhances a flawed smile and creates a brilliant first impression.
Cosmetic dentistry is not only aesthetic, but it can also improve your oral health. Teeth whitening kills bacteria and provides health benefits.
Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, ask us how we can transform it with cosmetic dentistry techniques.
Candidates for cosmetic dentistry are in good oral health. They should be free of severe gum disease or excessive tooth decay. The dentist may treat these conditions with restorative procedures before cosmetic work begins.
Why Choose Smile Shack?
Dr. Shack and Dr. Tran offer a full selection of dental services with compassion and expertise. We make our patients feel at home using aromatherapy techniques. We have created a friendly, welcoming office environment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
Can cosmetic dentistry improve my oral health?
While cosmetic procedures primarily work on the visual aspects of your smile, they can also boost your oral health. For example, correcting misaligned teeth makes it easier to keep them free of plaque, lessening the chance of dental decay and gum disease.
How long does Invisalign® take to straighten teeth?
Invisalign® typically takes about 12 to 18 months. After just a few months, you will begin to see noticeable results. Wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours daily, except when actively eating or drinking.
Do veneers hurt?
Placing veneers is generally a comfortable procedure. The dentist removes a layer of enamel to prepare the tooth surface for the veneers.
How can I keep my whitened teeth looking their best?
Care for your teeth as the dentist instructed. Brush at least twice a day. Avoid staining foods and beverages as much as possible. If you drink coffee, tea, or red wine, brush or rinse your mouth immediately afterward.
If you receive Shack Glo® whitening, you will have an at-home Glo light to touch up your smile.
Call Smile Shack Today
Call our Port Jefferson Station office at 631-928-7500 to discuss options for cosmetic dentistry and enhance your beautiful smile.