If you felt self-conscious about your teeth and your overall smile, you were likely pretty happy to wear a mask and cover up your insecurities. However, as mask mandates come to an end and life starts to go back to normal, you might feel a little anxious about taking off your mask, and it’s not related to the pandemic, it’s due to feeling insecure about your smile.
At B & D Dental Excellence, we can help you achieve a smile you can’t wait to show off—without a mask.
Common Problems You Loved Hiding Under Your Mask
If you enjoyed wearing a mask because it helped you hide the problems with your teeth, it was likely due to one or more of the following reasons.
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Missing teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gummy smile
- Crooked, gapped, crowded, or misaligned teeth
- Unnatural looking restorations
- Amalgam fillings or crowns
How Cosmetic Dentistry in Rockland County Can Help
If you’re not ready to show your smile in a maskless society yet, that’s okay. At B & D Dental Excellence, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you achieve your goals.
One of the easiest ways we can enhance your smile and hide a year’s worth of stains is with professional teeth whitening. We offer our professional products for use in-office or in the comfort of your home. If you choose to whiten in our office, the treatment is around an hour and can brighten your teeth up to several shades. This is the fastest treatment and is ideal for patients who want instant results.
We also offer a take-home whitening kit that involves wearing custom whitening trays for several weeks until you achieve your desired results. This option is more gradual but allows you to whiten on your own time.
One of the best cosmetic dentistry solutions for patients who want to address multiple problems such as staining, misshaped teeth, or cracked or chipped teeth can benefit from porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain sheets that cover the front of your teeth. We can color, shape, and size them to completely provide your teeth with a brand-new appearance. The treatment takes two appointments to complete and your results will last for years to come. Porcelain veneers are highly durable and do not stain.
Inlays or Onlays
Other cosmetic dentistry treatments we can use to enhance your smile are inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are like partial crowns that only cover a portion of your tooth. They’re ideal for damaged, worn, or cracked teeth. Or teeth with overly large fillings. Inlays and onlays can replace missing tooth structures and improve the overall appearance of a tooth.
When you lose a natural tooth, the last thing you want to put on display is a toothless grin. Fortunately, dental implants can help you replace your missing teeth and give you all the benefits of natural teeth like jaw bone stimulation. The dental implant is surgically placed inside your jaw and a false tooth is attached. We can use dental implants to support single crowns, bridges, and full-arch dentures. Your fake teeth will function just like natural teeth. The implants secure your false teeth in place so you never have to worry that they will fall out.
In the past, metal fillings were the norm. Although they added strength to teeth after removing tooth decay, they did not look natural. Metal fillings were also prone to cracking teeth. We can replace your metal fillings with white fillings for a more natural appearance. If you have any tooth decay, we will also remove it and use white fillings to restore your teeth. Your teeth will look natural and nobody will even notice you have a filling.
Dental Bridges and Crowns
Dental bridges and crowns can help replace missing teeth. If you have existing teeth remaining, we can attach a dental bridge to two natural teeth using dental crowns. Additionally, we can use crowns to restore broken, worn, and damaged teeth back to full appearance, strength and function. Our dental crowns are custom-made to complement your entire appearance and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
When too much gum tissue shows when you smile, it’s known as a gummy smile. With gum recontouring, we can remove the excess gum material to help your teeth look longer and to get rid of your gummy smile.
When you lose an entire arch of missing teeth, dentures are the ideal replacement option. At our dental office, we offer a variety of denture options including FOY® Dentures. FOY® Dentures use neuromuscular techniques to help you look younger while replacing your missing teeth. We also offer implant dentures and partial dentures. Talk to Dr. Dunayer to find out which solution is best for your missing teeth.
The last way we can help you feel confident in your smile with cosmetic dentistry is by straightening your teeth with Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to slowly shift your teeth into their desired position. We can straighten crooked, gapped, crowded, and misaligned teeth. The clear aligners are nearly invisible and you can remove them to eat and brush and floss your teeth!
Book a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation in Rockland County Today
If you’re ready to feel confident in your smile when the mask comes off, our Rockland County cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dunayer, is ready to help. Please contact our dental office at (845) 627-7645 to book a consultation. Dr. Dunayer will examine your teeth, discuss your concerns, and recommend the best treatment options to achieve your goals.