Treatment for a Jutted Tooth Can Improve Your Smile
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do you have teeth that jut out or protrude, making it seem like you have “buck teeth”? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, our doctors at Astoria Dental Group in Queens, NY can help improve your smile and restore your self-confidence.
We provide treatment for a jutted tooth through a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including Invisalign® and porcelain veneers. There’s no reason to live with a smile that you aren’t proud of when treatment is readily available and easily accessible at the hands of caring and qualified dentists.
If time is not an issue and you wish to straighten your natural teeth, we offer Invisalign®. This innovative treatment eliminates uncomfortable and obtrusive metal brackets and wires often associated with orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, customized aligner trays to discreetly straighten your smile.
Each tray fits seamlessly over your teeth and should be worn for about two weeks (at least 20 to 22 hours a day) before upgrading to the next tray in the series. Trays are designed to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment.
Fashioned from smooth, BPA-free plastic, these aligner trays provide a comfortable solution to restoring your smile. Most patients can achieve a more balanced smile in about 12 to 18 months.
For patients who desire an affordable solution, we offer dental bonding. The severity of your jutted tooth will depend on whether this is a good alternative for you. Dental bonding uses composite resin to cover the existing tooth, and is often chosen for patients who need a quick fix and only have minor to moderate imperfections.
Composite resin is tinted to match the natural shade of the tooth. This cosmetic dentistry treatment requires an eye for detail and artistic precision to deliver optimal results. During the procedure, the composite resin is applied in layers over the affected tooth, delicately molded to provide good results. In between each layer, a special curing light is used to harden the resin to ensure optimum strength and durability. In most cases, dental bonding can be completed in just one office visit.
This cosmetic dentistry treatment uses thin, customized shells of porcelain to cover the teeth. Although more costly than dental bonding, it delivers longer-lasting results. It can also provide faster results than Invisalign®. In most cases, patients can achieve a transformed smile in just two visits. During the procedure, your teeth will be gently reshaped to ensure optimal placement and a seamless fit.
Once the teeth have been prepared, impressions will be taken of your teeth for a dental lab to use in fashioning your customized veneers. Made from medical grade porcelain, each veneer will be made for durability and match the natural aesthetics of your smile to deliver realistic results. Once the veneers are completed, the doctor will permanently bond them in place.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you have teeth that are preventing you from smiling confidently, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss which treatment option would be best suited for your individualized needs. You can contact us online, or give us a call at (718) 278-1123.