We offer an array of Cosmetic Dentistry services:
• Porcelain Veneers
• Dental Crowns
• Teeth Whitening
• Tooth Colored Fillings
• Porcelain Inlays
a cost effective, and immediate, option for repairing chipped, cracked or stained teeth is dental bonding. Composite resin is formulated to match the shade of your teeth and applied over the area that needs repair. The resin is cured with a special light, sculpted to blend in with your existing tooth, and polished to a natural looking shine.
Sometimes the best way to cosmetically hide defects, discoloration, cracks, chips, or misalignments is with a porcelain veneer. This thin shell of porcelain covers the front portion of the tooth, hiding the underlying issue. Each veneer is custom fabricated and is indistinguishable from the remaining natural teeth.
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this. A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework.
A crown completely covers a tooth above the gum line. This is in contrast to a dental veneer, which only covers a tooth's front surface and needs natural tooth structure to support it. Therefore, if a tooth is missing a significant amount of structure above the gum line, a crown would be the restoration of choice.
because the outer layer of the tooth is porous, it is susceptible to staining from dark liquids, foods, and tobacco. Regular consumption of coffee, red wine and soda can have damaging effects on your teeth. Age also plays a factor in tooth color, as teeth darken over the years from every day wear and tear. Unfortunately, sometimes discoloration is a result of genetics -- the thicker the dentin, the more yellow the teeth. Our tooth whitening process lightens most discolorations, providing a beautiful smile.
Tooth Colored Fillings:
Just because you suffer from cavities, doesn't mean everyone needs to know. We offer composite, tooth colored fillings to hide those imperfections. This type of filling also provides added benefits. Because of the composite's durability and resistance to fracture, less tooth structure is removed while preparing the tooth, resulting in a smaller filling than that of amalgam. If you already have an amalgam filling, Dr. Safai can remove it and replace it with the camouflage composite filling.
Often a tooth may be weakened due to grinding, decay, or another form of damage, but does not require a full crown or filling. A porcelain inlay may suffice for repair/cover. It is a more conservative approach that can produce a natural looking smile
Correct your smile with braces that are virtually invisible. Using advanced 3-D technology, Invisalign enables you to straighten your teeth without the application of traditional braces. The treatment is completely removable. Take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss or for special occasions.
Call or stop by our Wyckoff office today to learn how a cosmetic dentist can improve your smile.