Whether you know it or not, people take note of your teeth when you smile. In fact, the condition of your smile can make or break their first impression of you. An imperfect smile can affect your confidence and your oral health. At National Dental Douglaston, we can restore the beauty of your smile, your oral health, and your confidence, with cosmetic dentistry.
Teeth WhiteningAt National Dental, we offer two types of teeth whitening - chairside whitening and whitening trays. Chairside whitening is done in the office. We apply a bleaching agent to your teeth and use a special light to enhance the effects, which are noticeable almost immediately. For whitening trays, we provide you with a set of custom trays and a bleaching agent to take home. You whiten on your own time, and results can be in about a week.
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Dental BondingDental bonding involves the use of composite resin, which is made of a plastic and glass mixture. This procedure is used to fix minor dental imperfections, such as small cracks and chips or gaps between your teeth. Composite resin can also be used to fill cavities. The material matches the color of your teeth and is a highly affordable option. It is also quick, simple and pain-free. The material is simply applied to your teeth, shaped, dried and polished.
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Dental VeneersAt National Dental, our veneers are made out of porcelain. These thin shells are designed to cover the front portion of your visible teeth and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your natural smile. Much like bonding, veneers can cover some minor imperfections, such as small cracks and chips, gaps, discoloration and misshapen teeth. They are more affordable than composite resin bonding, but porcelain is stronger and able to withstand normal biting forces.
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Dental CrownsWhen you have a damaged or weakened tooth, a crown can help to keep the tooth intact and prevent bacterial infection and eliminate the need for an extraction. While there are many different types of materials that can be used for crowns, ceramic crowns are by far the best cosmetic option. Ceramic can be designed to look just like a natural tooth, right down to the shine and color. Crowns do involve the removal of some of your enamel, which ensures a proper fit, but they are an excellent restorative for compromised teeth susceptible to further damage or infection.
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Periodontal TreatmentWe offer several periodontal treatments that can help to restore your smile. Scaling and root planing removes gum disease, allowing your gums to heal. Gum lifts (crown lengthening) remove excess gum tissue, giving you a more natural gum line and longer, more natural looking teeth. Gum recontouring can reverse gum recession, as can gum grafts.
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If you find yourself self-conscious about your smile, and attempting to hide it at every given moment, National Dental Douglaston can help. Call us today at (718) 557-9882 to learn more about what our cosmetic dentistry services can do for you!