Cosmetic Dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Most think of tooth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but Dr. Navarro, a smile design leader based out of East Islip, can provide much more.
Dr. Navarro has a vast knowledge of smile design. His use of the most advanced technology combined with 30 years of experience and artistic approach to restoring smiles is second to none. Dr. Navarro can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem, and confidence. A beautiful smile and whiter smile are an arm’s length away.
Cosmetic dentistry has evolved from simply replacing and restoring damaged teeth to covering a wide scope of esthetic procedures. Today’s cosmetic dentistry includes tooth whitening, bonding, tooth-colored restorations and fillings, porcelain veneers and Dental Implants. You may be surprised by how dentistry has evolved and what can be done by an experienced cosmetic dentist.
Tooth whitening or bleaching is one of the most popular areas of Cosmetic Dentistry. Whiter teeth can attribute to a youthful look, and even subtle changes in shading can make someone look years younger. Several factors can contribute to the darkening of teeth, including the effects of age, certain foods and drinks, smoking, and medications.
When it comes to tooth whitening, Dr. Navarro has found excellent results with Opalescence whitening systems. He has used other whitening systems before such as the One Hour Zoom Whitening but witnessed unimpressive results and found that the process took far longer than the quoted “one hour”. The Opalescence Whitening System provides professional whitening in convenience of your home using custom trays made just for you! It has been proven to safely and effectively whiten your teeth, help prevent cavities and improve the overall health of your enamel. This system is also very user-friendly – involving only a few quick and easy steps- and then a whiter smile is all yours!
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures, and is important in treating chipped teeth. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Tooth bonding or dental bonding uses a special tooth-coloured resin which is applied to the tooth then hardened using a special light. This bonds the resin to the tooth either to restore it or to improve the appearance of the tooth.
Tooth-colored restorations contain no mercury. They are bonded to the tooth and therefore help prevent fractures on teeth. Amalgam (silver-mercury) fillings expand and contract differently than your natural teeth do, which may crack and break the teeth they are in. Composite restorations can be contoured to the exact bite, are readily repairable, and look completely natural. Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
Porcelain veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can straighten, reshape, and whiten the appearance of your teeth. They can also close gaps between your teeth. Best of all, you can have the smile of your dreams in as little as two to four dental visits.
You can choose a smile design that is sporty, natural or has that Hollywood look. Creating the perfect smile for you requires a blending of precision dentistry, perfect planning and an artist’s eye for detail. Porcelain veneers are the perfect answer for those who want a dazzling, white, beautiful smile. Voted Long Island’s Best Cosmetic Dentist, you can rest assured that the staff at our East Islip office will only use the best veneers in creating your perfect smile.