Cosmetic

At Woodside Dental Care, we offer cosmetic dental services in Queens. Patients can benefit from having a single procedure or having a full smile makeover. We understand that a persons' smile can transform their entire appearance, restore self-confidence, and make it easier to speak clearly. Whether your goal is to improve your appearance or to improve the functionality of your teeth – we can help.

Understanding Your Desire to Change Your Smile

We take the time to get to know each patient and the goals that the patient has for his or her smile. This process often involves correcting a problem with how a particular tooth, or teeth, appear. Thanks to modern dental techniques, we can help patients to accomplish these goals in a painless method that produces dramatic results. Gone are the days where people have to live with a smile that they do not like or are embarrassed to show off. Even people with crooked, damaged, or stained teeth can experience the stunning transformations available when working with Maribel Montes, DDS, Melvin Velazquez, DDS and Sylvia Arsuaga, DMD.

We work with adults of all ages and commonly hear that older patients feel like it is too late to improve their smile. It is never too late to receive cosmetic dental care. Adults of all ages are delighted to find that there are many ways to restore their damaged teeth and replace missing ones. While, in years past, there may have been very few options available for replacing missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry has opened the door to solutions that are permanent, durable, and natural looking. To find out what procedures will work best for you, call 1(718)898-6010 and schedule a consultation.

According to the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, the top cosmetic dental treatments are:

  • Teeth Whitening — Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dental procedure for lightening (bleaching) teeth.
  • Dental Bonding — Dental bonding is an option for fixing a broken tooth, chipped tooth or cracked teeth.
  • Dental Implants — Dental implants are considered by some to be more attractive than dentures for replacing missing teeth.
  • Dental Veneers — Veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed for closing gaps or disguising stained teeth that don’t respond well to whitening treatments.

The Truth About Cosmetic Dentistry

Some people hear the word cosmetic and assume that we only treat people that are looking to create a Hollywood smile. The cosmetic field of dentistry involves much more than creating a stunning appearance. It is true that most Hollywood stars use cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smile, but these procedures accomplish far more than that.

Beyond basic cosmetic procedures aimed at changing a person's appearance, cosmetic dental procedures can restore the functionality of teeth and the self-confidence of our patients. We can help people after they damage their teeth in an accident. The American Dental Association reports that the majority of adults that damage their teeth, do so while playing sports. Thus, anyone can have a tooth break or chip at any time – regardless of how careful they are. Car wrecks, accidents at home, and workplace injuries are additional ways to damage teeth. When one does damage a tooth, it is important to visit a dentist that understands how to restore teeth in a natural way.

A new study shows that a great smile can make you 20% more attractive and people with beautiful smiles make, on average, 12% more money each year.

The Truth About Cosmetic Dentistry

Some people hear the word cosmetic and assume that we only treat people that are looking to create a Hollywood smile. The cosmetic field of dentistry involves much more than creating a stunning appearance. It is true that most Hollywood stars use cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smile, but these procedures accomplish far more than that.

Beyond basic cosmetic procedures aimed at changing a person's appearance, cosmetic dental procedures can restore the functionality of teeth and the self-confidence of our patients. We can help people after they damage their teeth in an accident. The American Dental Association reports that the majority of adults that damage their teeth, do so while playing sports. Thus, anyone can have a tooth break or chip at any time – regardless of how careful they are. Car wrecks, accidents at home, and workplace injuries are additional ways to damage teeth. When one does damage a tooth, it is important to visit a dentist that understands how to restore teeth in a natural way.

Queens, New York Cosmetic Dentist

We can make restorations that appear so natural, no one can tell that there are artificial teeth in the patient's smile. This can be a lifesaver for people that want to live an active lifestyle and maintain the appearance they had prior to the accident. We do, however, recommend that if you damaged your tooth, you call 1(718)898-6010 to schedule an appointment right away. The faster you can come into our dental office, the more options you will have for restoring the damaged tooth. This is especially true if you had a tooth fall out and are trying to save it.

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Why You Should Consider Dental Cosmetics

If you do not like the appearance of your smile, you do not have to live with it. While many people long for a beautiful, white and symmetrical smile, few realize just how easy it is to get one. Using dental cosmetics, we can transform ordinary, damaged or dull smiles into something truly beautiful.

The Differences Between Dental Cosmetics and General Dentistry Services

Most general dentists will focus on preventative care and restorations; which we provide as well. However, we also provide solutions that can improve the way your teeth and gums look. At Woodside Dental Care, we believe that you do not have to choose between the two. You can have a full set of teeth that allows you to eat without any problems and speak clearly, while also looking highly attractive. Our efforts will influence which solutions we suggest when it comes to repairing teeth or providing preventative dental care.

Dental Cosmetics: Restorative Solutions

If you have cracked, chipped, broken, or lost a tooth, we recommend that you visit our Queens office for dental cosmetics. Our restorative solutions make it possible for you to keep your natural teeth in place while restoring their structure and appearance. We can provide restorations that are nearly impossible to tell apart from your natural teeth. A perfect example of how we apply this strategy is in the material we use to place dental crowns. When you visit our dental office with a cracked tooth, we can provide you with a tooth-colored crown as opposed to a silver one. The level of support and durability will be there but the appearance of your tooth will be enhanced.

Dental Cosmetics for Teeth Replacement

Woodside Dental Care offers several solutions for replacing missing teeth – all of them natural looking. Whether you have lost one or several teeth due to decay, age, infection or an accident, we can replace them using dentures, a dental bridge, or dental implants. We will ensure that no matter which solution you select, the fit will be exact and the appearance as natural as possible. However, if you want a tooth replacement solution that looks and behaves exactly like a natural tooth, you may want to consider dental implants. An implant is the only dental cosmetic solution that replaces both your lost root and tooth. Through the process of osseointegration, the jawbone will provide the same level of stability to your implant and replacement tooth that it did to your natural one. You will then have the ability to eat all off your favorite foods and maintain an active lifestyle. Patients will be able to enjoy the long-term benefits of this and all of our tooth replacement solutions.

Dental Cosmetics for Oral Health

Improving the appearance of your smile can actually improve your oral health when it involves restoring damaged teeth or straightening them. A cracked or chipped tooth has the risk for an infection to set in and for the damage to spread. Crooked teeth are also more difficult to clean. Food can become stuck between the teeth, making it hard to remove the bits of food while brushing and flossing. This creates additional opportunities for plaque to build up and tooth decay to set in. At Woodside Dental Care, we find that dental cosmetics can be an effective solution for both restoring and straightening to improve oral health.

Dental Cosmetics Solutions

We use a variety of cosmetic solutions to improve the health, appearance and functionality of teeth. A comprehensive examination and consultation will help determine the solutions that we choose. A few of the solutions we recommend on a regular basis are:

  • Improving health
  • Teeth whitening to remove stains and bring back your youthful appearance
  • Dental bonding to restore minor damage
  • Dental veneers to cover the surface of the teeth and create a stunning smile while also correcting small cracks and chips
  • Tooth-colored dental crowns to restore and protect teeth that have been cracked, chipped, or have lost a lot of enamel
  • Dental bridges as a secure solution for partial tooth loss
  • Dental implants for a permanent way to replace missing teeth

At Woodside Dental Care we also recommend that you include regular preventative care in any plan that you have for improving your smile. Clean teeth will naturally look much better than teeth that are dirty and unhealthy. Brushing and flossing at home are important first steps; but they are usually not enough to keep your teeth in good health. Visiting our Queens, NY dental office will help. During these appointments we will remove built up plaque and tartar from your teeth, look for signs of cavities and infections, and treat any oral health conditions right away. This will help to keep your teeth strong so that they are less likely to become damaged and require a restoration.

Dental Cosmetics You Can Depend On

Our goal is to keep you in the best possible oral health so that you can maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime. Our team is compassionate and gentle. We will work to find solutions that are perfect for your individual needs and provide you with dental cosmetics that work to keep you smiling now and as you age. Whether you have lost a tooth or are dealing with an infected and damaged one, we can help. To schedule an appointment to speak with Woodside Dental Care call 1(718)898-6010. We look forward to assisting you.

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Here are a few such solutions that we may discuss during your consultation

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an excellent restorative solution in the form of a ceramic cap. We create the dental crown after taking an impression and measurements of the teeth. We customize each dental restoration to match the individual's teeth for a perfect fit. After customization, the crown will blend in with your surrounding teeth, and prevent anything from directly touching the tooth. A crown is a type of cap that commonly protects chipped, cracked, damaged or eroded teeth. A crown can also correct common aesthetic problems by closing gaps between teeth, changing the shape and size of teeth, covering dark stains, and making teeth appear to be straighter. Crowns are long-lasting with an average lifespan of fifteen years or longer, making them incredibly popular. Before placement, we need to prepare the tooth. When you visit our Queens dental office, we will remove a portion of the enamel from around your tooth so the crown can surround it without making the tooth overly large. We will then attach a temporary crown using water-based glue. When the final crown is ready, you will return so we can bond the crown in place. Once complete, your tooth will be fully functional and beautiful.

Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or several teeth, dental bridges are an ideal solution for replacing them. For this procedure to work, you need to have remaining healthy teeth that can serve as anchors for the bridge. We secure a dental bridge by placing dental crowns on the two teeth surrounding the missing one. These crowns hold the bridge and new tooth in place. Those suffering from major tooth loss may not be a good candidate for dental bridges, since a dental bridge requires healthy, natural teeth to hold it in place. Otherwise, they are a good non-surgical solution for tooth loss and can look completely natural. If you live in the Queens area and are tired of wearing dentures or are considering tooth replacement options, we invite you to call 1(718)898-6010 and learn more.

Dental Implants

At Woodside Dental Care, we often discuss the benefits of dental implants with our patients. It is important to deal with tooth loss as soon as possible. After losing the tooth, the jawbone will no longer receive stimulation from that area. Without stimulation, the body begins to think the jawbone is no longer necessary and leaches calcium from the area. This process of resorption can lead to devastating changes in the face, creating a sunken appearance. Dental implants are the best solution for preventing this since an implant replaces both the tooth and root. In this procedure, we will implant a titanium rod under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. The bone and metal will fuse together through the process of osseointegration. Once the process is complete, we can secure an artificial tooth to the post. The result is a tooth that looks, feels, and behaves entirely natural. If you lead an active lifestyle and do not want to be constrained by tooth loss, dental implants are the best option for you. If you live in Queens, NY, you have access to dental care, and we recommend that you call to learn more about this innovative procedure.

Dental Veneers

One of the most common dental procedures is the placing of dental veneers. This type of cosmetic dental care is popular because of the variety of issues it can correct. A veneer is a thin shell that we bond to the surface of the tooth. We will only need to remove a small portion of the enamel prior to the bonding procedure, making veneers less invasive than placing dental crowns. Veneers can create beautiful smiles for everyone, including celebrities, college students, brides, and grandparents. We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment with Woodside Dental Care to learn more about this option.

Clear Aligners

An important part of cosmetic dental care is straightening teeth. We have a variety of solutions that can change the appearance of teeth to make them look straighter. Most of these do not, however, actually straighten the teeth. Clear braces is a procedure that involves wearing clear aligners that have been custom created to address your specific dental challenges. By wearing each aligner for a prescribed period, your teeth will move that much closer to being straight. Many people enjoy this solution because the aligners are nearly invisible.

Professional Teeth Whitening

At Woodside Dental Care, we recommend professional teeth whitening as one of the first procedures you try. By whitening your teeth, you can remove signs of aging, along with any stains. We can complete this treatment right away, and give you quality results that you can be immediately be proud of for your smile. While store-bought whitening kits work, they provide a less dramatic result and take longer to work, making an in-office solution the preferred option among our patients.

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Queens NY, schedule an appointment to visit Woodside Dental Care. You will be delighted with the level of patient care that you receive along with the stunning results. You can schedule an appointment by calling Woodside Dental Care at 1(718)898-6010.

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Definition of Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology

Allograft
An allograft is a graft of tissue from a donor within the same species as the patient that is not a genetic relative.
Alveolar Ridge
The alveolar ridge is the bony ridge for one of the jaw ridges located on the roof of the mouth or on the bottom of the mouth.
Autograft
An autograft is a graft of tissue from one portion of an individual’s body to another.
Bleachorexia
Bleachorexia is when people continue to abuse teeth whitening solutions without consulting professionals, causing significant damage to their enamel and gums in the process.
Cap Splint
A cap splint is a plastic or metallic device that professionals may use to treat mandible or maxillary fractures and cover crowns of teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that increases the extent of a tooth structure for restorative or esthetic purposes.
Dental Crown
A crown is an artificial tooth, usually consisting of porcelain, which covers the top of the implant to provide people with an aesthetically pleasing and fully-functional tooth.
Dentin Hypersensitivity
Dentin hypersensitivity is when the enamel wears down on the tooth enough that the dentin faces exposure and will cause great levels of pain when a person applies pressure to the tooth or drinks hot/cold beverages.
Dentist
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.

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A wide variety of options are available to improve tooth function and how your smile looks. Ask us about what options are available.

Like most services, the cost varies on the amount of time necessary and the difficulty of the procedure(s). Generally, improving a smile requires a combination of treatment options such as bleaching, reshaping gums, and using bonded materials (resin or porcelain) to improve the appearance of the teeth. A great way to start is by having a consultation with our dentist to determine how you can reach your goals.

Most dental insurance has very low total benefits per year. Most insurance companies may offset the cost for regular checkups but probably will not pay toward cosmetic services. We will work to maximize your benefits and may have suggestions for alternative methods of financing so you can obtain the treatment of choice. Learn more about dental insurance and financing.

A great smile should improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about pretty smiles though. New techniques and materials are available for back teeth as well as those seen when you smile.

This varies with each individual, depending on the need. Sometimes, you can dramatically improve your oral health and appearance in just a couple of visits. Discuss your goals and concerns, so that we can develop the best plan for your individual situation. If you start today, a new smile can be yours sooner than you think.

Our dentist will work with you in choosing the right look for you. A smile enhancement can look both dramatic and natural. We can use photographs (in a process called cosmetic imaging) and models to show you what to expect. Sometimes, we can place trial material directly on your teeth to help you visualize the change.

With good home care and regular visits, modern materials can last for many years, and possibly decades. Like most things, excellent maintenance will extend the life of your dental restorations.