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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

When people think about going to the dentist, they often imagine getting a cleaning or having a cavity treated. While many people rely on general and restorative dentistry services to maintain the health and function of their smile, there is a whole other line of dentistry that can be beneficial. Cosmetic dentistry addresses cosmetic flaws and blemishes to enhance the beauty of the smile.

At Astoria Dental Group, which serves individuals from Queens, NY, Long Island, and NYC, Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help patients achieve their ideal smile. These treatments utilize advanced techniques and top-rate technology that allow individuals to enhance their smile safely, comfortably, and effectively.

What Is the Goal of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment?

There are several areas of professional dental care, each of which focuses on its own unique goals. For instance, general dentistry is geared toward maintaining the health of the smile and preventing dental complications, while restorative dentistry focuses on treating oral health problems to restore oral strength and functions. Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dental care that centers on the appearance of the smile. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to treat or eliminate aesthetic flaws that are detracting from the beauty of the smile.

What Types of Issues Can Be Corrected with Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is an extremely versatile line of dental care. There are many cosmetic dentistry treatments that are available, and they can be combined as needed to address each patient’s unique needs and desires. Because of this, cosmetic dentistry can treat virtually any imperfection that compromises the appearance of the smile, including:

  • Dental stains
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Chips, cracks, and fractures
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Small or misshapen teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Worn or damaged teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Old, worn out dental restorations
  • Metal fillings
  • Excessive or uneven gum tissue
  • Gum recession

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

At Astoria Dental Group we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatment. The procedures that are best-suited for each of our patients is dependent on what type of aesthetic flaws they wish to address. Cosmetic dentistry treatment may include any combination of the following procedures:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Tooth-colored dental fillings
  • Laser gum contouring
  • Invisalign®
  • Dental implants

Will Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Oral Health?

The primary goal of cosmetic dentistry services is to enhance the smile so that individuals feel more confident about their appearance. Having said that, there are some cosmetic dentistry treatments that serve dual purposes. In addressing aesthetic blemishes, some cosmetic dentistry procedures also improve oral health, strength, or functions. Some of the cosmetic dentistry services that may be especially beneficial to oral health include dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, Invisalign, and dental implants.

Learn More

If your smile is keeping you from feeling fully confident about your appearance, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. To discuss your aesthetic goals with a cosmetic dentist at Astoria Dental Group, send us a message online or call (718) 215-0510 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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