Completely Change Your Smile with Woodside Queens Dentists
From routine cleanings and fillings to cosmetic dentistry, Michael J. Weiss & Associates is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand more about our Woodside Cosmetic Dentist office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our most common cosmetic dental procedures:
Woodside Teeth Whitening
Tooth whitening, or bleaching, is a treatment you are probably already familiar with. Here your Woodside Queens dentist will brighten any teeth which are stained or discoloured. This problem is common amongst smokers, but might also be caused by medication or by regular consumption of certain foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine. Depending on the method you choose, treatment can be completed in a single appointment lasting less than an hour, up to a typical maximum of around two weeks. Your Queens Boulevard dentist will offer chairside treatments such as laser whitening, or alternatively, you might prefer to complete the course of treatment in the comfort of your own home using a professional home whitening kit.
Porcelain Veneers with Woodside Cosmetic Dentists
Gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can now be treated with wonderful results and very conservatively using porcelain veneers. Veneers are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin laminates or shells, typically porcelain, of approximately the same thickness as a contact lens. They are fitted to the front surface of your existing teeth, creating a uniform look. This is a popular treatment because the veneers themselves are both aesthetically and physically durable, maintaining their look and feel for a very long period of time. Veneers are one of the most popular Woodside cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Dental Crowns and Caps
Dental crowns – also known as caps – are artificial coverings used to reconstruct damaged teeth, restoring them to their original size, shape, and colour. This treatment requires two visits. Firstly, your Woodside family dentist will prepare the affected tooth by removing a significant part of it, leaving only its hard inner core in the form of a stump. A dental technician will then construct your permanent crown according to an impression of the affected tooth. During this time, you will be provided with a temporary crown. On your second visit, your permanent crown will be ‘cemented’ onto your original tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
Dental Bridges with Michael J. Weiss & Associates in Queens
Dental bridges are very similar to dental crowns in terms of preparation, and in the materials and methods used to construct them. The primary difference is that, where dental crowns are used to reconstruct damaged teeth, dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. The teeth either side of the gap are prepared in much the same way as for a crown. The bridge is then fixed onto these two teeth, a hollow crown between them bridging the gap left by the missing tooth.
Woodside Queens Implant Dentistry
Dental implants are considered the most durable, functional, and natural solution for replacing missing teeth. Whereas a bridge will affect adjacent teeth, dental implants involve introducing a titanium post into the jaw, providing a stable root over which a crown can be placed. The results are permanent, leaving you with a natural-looking smile, and the confidence to eat the foods you love without worrying about sustaining damage to your reconstructed teeth.
If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in Woodside, Queens, you have come to the right place. Our dedicated staff will cater to all of your dental needs in a comfortable and patient focused environment. At our Queens Boulevard dental practice, you will receive the highest quality Woodside cosmetic dental treatment.