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Five of the Most Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Here at 3V Dental Associates in Port Washington, we pride ourselves on the ability to improve everyone’s smile, one appointment at a time. While we champion visiting our dental team at least once a year for your annual dental cleaning and checkup, we’re proud to offer some of the best cosmetic dentistry services in Port Washington and Long Island!

Cosmetic dentistry is a form of professional dental care that focuses on improving your smile. In most cases, cosmetic dentistry is an elective service rather than an essential dental service, but many cosmetic dental services provide restorative benefits as well!

Below are just a few cosmetic dentistry services we provide at our Port Washington dental office.

Inlays and Onlays

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Inlays and onlays are also known as indirect filings. Indirect filings are made in a dental lab, and are used in cases when the tooth can no longer support a traditional dental filing.

Inlays and onlays are made from composite resin and attached to the tooth with dental cement. This form of cosmetic dentistry provides support to help strengthen and restore the teeth, while being proactive against further tooth decay.

Bonding

Bonding, or composite bonding, is a commonly used cosmetic dental procedure when repair of a decayed, damaged, or discolored tooth is needed. Bonding allows for your dentist to drill out your tooth decay, then they’ll apply the composite onto your tooth’s surface. From there, your cosmetic dentist shapes or sculpts the composite into the correct shape. Essentially, this form of bonding covers the damage to your tooth and provides the cosmetic appearance of a healthy tooth.

Did you know that dental bonding is one of the more cost effective cosmetic dentistry procedures looking to reduce the negative appearance of the results of tooth decay, or chipped or cracked teeth?

Cosmetic Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers are most commonly manufactured from ceramic, and provide a replica of your natural teeth. While veneers are manufactured and not natural teeth, they provide a practically spot-on replica of your natural teeth.

Some of the most common issues resolved by dental veneers are crooked or misaligned teeth, cracked or damaged enamel, or repairing gaps in one’s smile.

Teeth Whitening

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One of the most common and cost effective forms of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. We would all love to have a brighter, whiter smile, and 3V Dental makes that happen for hundreds of Port Washington teeth whitening patients each year!

At 3V Dental in Port Washington, our dental team uses Zoom! Teeth Whitening to bring your smile back to life.

Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance.

Cosmetic Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a cosmetic dental procedure that’s used in the event there is tooth loss. Your cosmetic dentist here at 3V Dental inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the location of the missing tooth, which will be your anchor for your new dental implant. Dental implants are designed to match your current teeth, so they don’t stand out by looking overly fake.

Thinking about choosing a local cosmetic dentist for your next procedure? Contact our local Port Washington dental team today to schedule your cosmetic dental consultation.