Your smile is the first impression that you leave on those around you. There are many components that go into creating a beautiful smile. The color of your teeth, their alignment, their shape and size, even the appearance of your gum tissue, they all matter. Any imperfections in your smile can dull it, diminishing your confidence. At National Dental Oakland Gardens, we can help to repair the quality of your smile with a smile makeover.
Teeth WhiteningThere are several over-the-counter options that claim to whiten your teeth, but these products (toothpaste, gels, strips) are only effective for minor stains and don’t often achieve the desired results. At National Dental, we offer both chairside whitening and take-home trays. Chairside whitening is performed in our office and takes only an hour of your time. When finished, your teeth are several shades whiter. Take home trays allow you to whiten your teeth on your own time. The trays are worn for 4 to 8 hours per day. Results are usually noticeable within a week.
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Invisalign®For many years, metal braces have been used for straightening crooked teeth. Invisalign® provides an invisible alternative. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of aligners to coax your teeth into proper alignment. This helps you to avoid the embarrassing “metal mouth” that comes with traditional braces. Treatment time with Invisalign® is usually shorter than with traditional braces, often taking less than a year.
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Dental BondingBonding uses a composite resin material to fix a variety of small dental imperfections – cracks, chips, gaps and more. Composite resin is made up of plastic, fine glass and other materials, and it matches the color of your natural teeth. The procedure is quick and simple, completed in less than an hour. Moreover, it requires minimal preparation of your teeth, using an acidic gel to create a rough texture on your teeth. This helps the material to better bond with your teeth.
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Porcelain VeneersVeneers are thin shell-like restorations that are designed to cover the visible surfaces of your teeth. Their job is similar to bonding – fixing minor dental issues. At National Dental, our veneers are made of porcelain, which is not only stronger than composite resin, it can also more closely match the color and light reflecting properties of your tooth enamel.
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Dental CrownsCrowns are designed to cover, or cap, the entire visible surface of your teeth. They not only provide an aesthetic fix, but they also have a functional purpose. They are made to protect teeth that have suffered more serious damage, which compromises the health of your mouth. Ceramic crowns are the best option for cosmetic use. Ceramic can be stained and finished to match the color of your surrounding natural teeth, and it will provide you with similar light-reflecting properties of natural enamel.
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Dental ImplantsDental implants are the latest option available for replacing missing teeth. Unlike any other option (dentures or bridges), they require a surgical procedure. A titanium rod is implanted into your jawbone. As your jaw heals, it fuses to the titanium rod, transforming it into a strong, stable “root” that supports your replacement teeth. Implants offer numerous benefits over other options, including providing a permanent solution to tooth loss and protecting the integrity of your jawbone.
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Aesthetic Gum LiftsYour teeth are not the only factor in your smile. Your gums also play a role. When you have excess gum tissue, it can make even the most perfect straight, white teeth appear small, diminishing the quality of your smile. An aesthetic gum lift is a procedure designed to remove excess gum tissue, restoring a natural gum line, making your teeth appear longer, and giving you back your smile.
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With the quality of your smile restored, you can leave the lasting impression you’ve always wanted. Call National Dental Oakland Gardens at (718) 407-0574 to schedule your consultation today!