Cosmetic Dentist – Maspeth, NY
Achieve Your Dream Smile with Transformative Cosmetic Treatments
Our patients’ overall well-being is our top priority, which means we pay attention to more than just their oral health. Dr. Lorber, your cosmetic dentist in Maspeth, and the rest of our team understand that the way your smile looks can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Beautiful, healthy teeth and gums can help you smile with confidence. An attractive smile can even make others perceive you as being younger and more approachable than individuals who have significant aesthetic flaws in their teeth.
If you are ready to say goodbye to the imperfections in your smile and hello to a new level of confidence, contact our team today to schedule your cosmetic consultation. After we examine your mouth and talk to you about your goals, expectations, and budget, we may recommend one or more of the following services:
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that get permanently attached to the front of your teeth. Their purpose is to disguise a broad range of aesthetic flaws, including cracks, chips, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and small gaps between the teeth. Veneers are custom-designed for each patient. They’ll look completely natural, so you won’t have to worry that your new smile will seem fake or overdone. The porcelain is also much more resistant to stains than real tooth enamel. It usually takes only two appointments in our office to completely transform your smile with veneers, and you can expect the results from your treatment to last for 10 – 15 years or longer!
Ordinary activities like coffee and wine consumption can cause your teeth to take on a yellow, dull appearance. Other factors, including genetics and smoking, can also rob your smile of its luster. Over the counter whitening products may do little to nothing to fight stains and help you achieve a brighter smile. Our in-office whitening treatment, on the other hand, can make your teeth up to 14 shades whiter in a single appointment! During the procedure, a powerful peroxide gel works with a special light to penetrate the teeth and destroy even deep-set stains. Following your treatment, we’ll provide you with a take-home touch-up kit so you can maintain your new glow for years to come.
Traditional metal fillings are effective at treating cavities, but they have the major downside of making your teeth look dark and spotty. In contrast, tooth-colored fillings are made out of a flexible composite resin that is the same color as the surrounding enamel. Once your filling is in place, no one is going to notice that it’s there! Tooth-colored fillings are also better for your oral health than their metal counterparts since they are less prone to leakage and other issues. Tooth-colored fillings can last for several years before they need to be replaced.
Cosmetic Gum Lifts
Your smile’s overall appearance is about more than just your teeth. Your gums should act as a subtle frame for your teeth, but in some people, excessive gum tissue can lead to a smile that is disproportionate. We can correct this “gummy” appearance by gently trimming the gums, revealing more of your natural tooth structure. We often use a soft tissue laser for this procedure, which is minimally invasive and comes with a short recovery period. In other cases, we may need to use traditional surgical methods to perform the gum lift.
A smile makeover is not a cosmetic treatment; rather, it is a treatment plan that puts you on the path to your dream smile. Dr. Lorber and our team will examine your mouth, discuss your goals and expectations, and recommend a series of treatments that can correct even the most severe aesthetic issues. Your smile makeover plan may include any of the above-listed cosmetic services. Achieving optimum results may also require that you undergo some restorative and orthodontic procedures. The entire process may last anywhere from a few weeks to a year or longer, but your fabulous new look will be worth the wait!
Would you like to learn more about the cosmetic services we offer? We’ll be happy to educate you with personalized answers to your questions, short educational videos, and more. Schedule an appointment today to get started on your path to a new smile and new confidence. We welcome patients from Maspeth, Middle Village, and al the surrounding areas to visit our modern, comfortable dental office.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Research has proven time and again that people with straight, white teeth are usually perceived as healthier as well as more successful and attractive. Because of this, it can benefit you greatly to undergo any of the various cosmetic dentistry services we offer. We understand that you may have a few questions about some of these treatments, which is why we’ve decided to answer some of our most frequently asked cosmetic dentistry questions.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?
If you’re unhappy with any of the aesthetic aspects of your smile, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Generally speaking, you’re eligible for cosmetic treatment as long as your mouth is free of infections. This means that if we examine your mouth and find issues like gum disease or tooth decay, we’ll have to address those prior to revamping the appearance of your pearly whites.
Why Do Teeth Become Stained?
Dental discoloration most commonly occurs as a result of habits, such as tobacco use or overconsumption of staining foods and drinks like tea, coffee, wine, berries, or darkly pigmented sauces. However, more deep-set stains can develop for other reasons, like physical trauma, use of certain medications, or accidentally ingesting too much fluoride during childhood. Even the natural process of aging can discolor teeth; as we age, the enamel thins, revealing the yellower layer of dentin underneath.
No matter the cause of your stained teeth, we offer various treatments, like veneers and teeth whitening, to make your smile dazzlingly bright!
Will My Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry?
There is no answer to this question that holds true for every patient because each insurance plan is different. While it’s worth noting that the majority of dental insurance plans don’t cover the cost of a purely cosmetic service, there are always some exceptions. For example, a tooth-colored filling toes the line between cosmetic and restorative dentistry, so it might be covered at up to 80%. Our team would be more than happy to take a look at your plan and maximize any benefits you may have.
How Long Will It Take to Achieve Results?
The treatment time for cosmetic dentistry varies from patient to patient depending on several factors, mainly which service(s) you’re undergoing. Some treatments, like teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings, can improve your smile in just one visit to our office. Others, such as Invisalign, may take multiple appointments over the course of several months to complete. During your consultation, we can go over the details of your treatment and develop a personalized timeline to give you an idea of how long it will take to transform your smile.