In the seemingly ever-evolving world of cosmetic dentistry, three major areas are normally addressed with regard to patient care: Teeth whitening, dental implants and periodontist approaches. Indeed, smile enhancement can yield sometimes rather dramatic effects on one’s overall appearance, with even the smallest of steps heightening confidence, self-esteem and the urge to literally want to smile more often. With modern advancements in dentistry as a whole, cosmetic dentistry procedures such as those performed by Park Avenue Dental can run the gamut from a basic color correction to replacing missing teeth and everything in-between.
At Park Avenue Dental, we let our patients explore their options by starting with familiar cosmetic dentistry procedures they’re comfortable with, eventually letting them learn more about what can be offered by our experts’ use of modern technology.
Teeth Whitening: What YOU Need to Know
Sometimes referred to as bleaching, teeth whitening can be approached from a number of perspectives. External tooth whitening encompasses bleaching “vital” teeth by way of direct contact with a safe and commonly-used whitening agent, either in a dental office or at home. Put succinctly, teeth whitening is possible and safe in most, if not all, situations.
Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder…that is indeed true. But let’s be honest here: Your smile is what creates an immediate, instantaneous, subconscious, visual impact on everyone you come in contact with. A brighter smile exudes the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness and approachability/warmth. Indeed, teeth whitening remains one of the most economical cosmetic dentistry ways to enhance your smile and immediate appearance.
Dental Implants: The Basics
Dental implants, when looking at their most basic function, replace the roots of lost teeth. A “dental implant” – along with a “crown” built on the implant – replaces a missing tooth or teeth while helping to maintain the bone support of adjacent teeth, thus extending their life span. Considered by dental professionals such as Park Avenue Dental a permanent service, implants can be expected, in most cases, to last a myriad of long years. We feel this is the optimum choice for replacing missing teeth, and a tooth replaced with a dental implant should be visually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Often utilized to correct irregularities in the gums, the periodontist approach to plastic surgery involves adding or removing gum tissue in certain areas, the objective being to provide a proper framework to the dental procedure. To put this in perspective, this is akin to an attractive frame and matting enhancing a beautiful painting.