Full-Service Cosmetic Dentistry in Peekskill
Cosmetic dentistry can boost your self-confidence and give you a beautiful, healthy smile. Seeing a dentist who cares about your dental health and function as well as your overall well-being allows for a more comprehensive approach to cosmetic treatment.
Dr. Alfred S. Bassin and his compassionate team know just how important a functional and visually-appealing smile can be towards your quality of life. We take great pride in providing you with cosmetically-focused services that improve the conditions of your smile and bring out your natural beauty.
Whether you need a minor procedure like teeth whitening or a complete smile makeover, we work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets all your needs. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!
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Fundamentals of Cosmetic Dental Care
Establishing a solid foundation for optimal oral health is the first step. Healthy smiles free of conditions like decay, infection, or gum disease set the stage for additional treatments to create a truly radiant smile.
Because cosmetic dentistry is so versatile, procedures often focus on improving the health of your teeth in addition to enhancing the appearance of your smile. At our practice, treatments such as fillings, crowns, and dentures are used to preserve the structure of your natural smile, as much as possible.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services Available at Our Office
Your smile is unique and brings joy to everyone around you. Whether you want to remove unsightly dental stains or a complete makeover, you’ll find the treatment you need at our office.
Here are some of the cosmetic services you’ll find when you visit our practice:
Dr. Bassin understands that you may be hesitant or embarrassed to share your dental concerns. We work closely with you and encourage you to voice your hesitations, and in doing so, you can count on us to treat you with respect, regardless of the condition of your teeth.
How Much Does Cosmetic Dental Care Cost?
Just as every individual is unique, so is their cosmetic treatment plan. Because of this, the overall cost of your care depends greatly on your situation. During your consultation, we will thoroughly examine your smile and provide all the necessary information about anticipated costs and treatment time.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Smoking, dark-colored foods and drinks, certain medications, and the aging process can rob your smile of its brightness. With professional teeth whitening the use of specialty-formulated solutions to eliminate discoloration is a convenient, safe, and effective way to get a smile you can be proud of again.
If you want fast and bright results for an upcoming wedding or special event, we recommend chairside teeth whitening. This method involves two or three applications of the powerful whitening gel directly onto your teeth while keeping your lips and gums protected.
The peroxide solution gradually breaks down the staining molecules with oxygen. It then enters the tooth enamel and dentin where it works to remove discoloration. Professional teeth whitening does not harm the structure of your teeth and can produce dramatic results.
Take-Home Whitening Treatments
If you can’t fit an office visit into your schedule, try our home whitening kit. Our dentist will provide you with custom trays designed to take home so that you can whiten your teeth at your complete convenience.
Professional whitening trays are different from those you can purchase over-the-counter because they are custom-fitted and are less likely to expose your gums to the whitening agent. These trays are safer and use a more powerful whitening agent than over-the-counter kits.
If you are in good overall health and do not have any serious dental or oral health problems, you are most likely a good candidate for professional teeth whitening.
However, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have moderate to extensive tooth sensitivity, we may recommend another treatment before whitening.
Stains Best Removed by a Professional
In-office whitening is ideal for removing discolorations caused by:
- Poor oral Hygiene
- Consumption of dark-pigmented foods and drinks
- Tobacco use
Go Beyond Whitening with Porcelain Veneers
Teeth with more severe staining – such as deeper discoloration, inside the inner dentin, typically do not respond well to bleaching treatment. Cosmetic procedures such as veneers may be an ideal option for deep-seated staining caused by medications or trauma.
If you feel that nature did not give you a perfect smile, porcelain veneers may be able to provide you with one. Veneers are very thin pieces of long-lasting, tooth-shaped porcelain bonded to the surfaces of your teeth. These porcelain shells can reshape your teeth completely and change your smile.
How Can I Be Sure Veneers Will Look Like My Natural Teeth?
During the veneer process, we take precise impressions of your smile in the selected area where your future restoration will be placed. These images are sent to a trusted dental lab as a blueprint to follow when fabricating your custom veneers.
During the consultation, we also work closely with you to decide the shape and shade of your veneers, ensuring they are almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
In addition to providing you with a uniform and visually-appealing smile, veneers can also address numerous dental limitations.
7 Reasons to Use Veneers
- Create dental uniformity
- Whiten deep-seated tooth discoloration
- Mask cracked or chipped teeth
- Reshape small or large teeth
- Close unwanted or uneven spaces
- Lengthen short or worn teeth
- Align crooked teeth
Composite Fillings as Cosmetic Solutions
In addition to enhancing your smile’s appeal, our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and structurally-whole for as long as possible. We can restore the strength and function of a slightly-damaged tooth with composite fillings without sacrificing its beauty.
Our fillings can be matched to your tooth shade and become almost invisible to the rest of your natural enamel. They bind well to teeth and can fit in smaller spaces, preserving more of your tooth’s original structure.
Versatile Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are beautiful and strong! They can be used to reshape a moderate to extensively-damaged tooth completely. When placed over a compromised tooth, porcelain crowns appear natural, making them almost undetectable. They are durable, protective, and work on almost any tooth.
Crowns are used for root canal therapy, dental implants, and other restoration treatments. Porcelain is the material of choice for crowns because it is natural looking and extremely durable. When a tooth cannot be properly restored with a filling, inlay, onlay, a crown is often the best option.
Get a Makeover with Smile Design
Smile Design, or a smile makeover, is the process of improving the overall appeal of your smile through one or more cosmetic procedures. Common treatments included in the Smile Design process are veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening.
When helping you create your ideal smile, we take into consideration all the factors that can impact your smile. These include facial features, skin tone, hair color, teeth shape, alignment, length, and shade, as well as gum tissue and lips color.
Smile Design can be used for numerous reasons. To find out how this comprehensive approach to cosmetic dental care can help you, please feel free to contact Dr. Bassin and his team today!
7 Essential Tips for Maintaining Your Smile Design Results
Regardless of whether you chose a quick enhancement or a comprehensive smile makeover, it is important to take care of your results in between dental visits, so they remain long-lasting. Here are seven helpful tips.
- Avoid chewing on things that are not food, or using your teeth as tools
- Wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth
- Maintain a high nutrient and vitamin-rich diet
- Limit or avoid over-consumption of staining foods and beverages
- Quit smoking
- Brush and floss properly and regularly
- Keep up with your six-month oral exams and teeth cleanings
Start Getting a New, Beautiful Smile Today!
Dr. Alfred S. Bassin and his team provide the kind of cosmetic dental care that encourages you to show your smile off to the world. For quality cosmetic solutions that are designed to highlight your unique features, contact our team today!
Call Us: (914) 737-1515 Request Appointment