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Bright White SmileHow your dentists in the Upper East Side, NY, can give you a fantastic smile

If nature gave you a great smile, you are lucky. If nature didn’t provide you with the smile you deserve, you can rejuvenate your smile. The answer is cosmetic dentistry! Today’s cosmetic dentistry combines both art and science to give you an outstanding smile. The dentists at Upper East Smiles in Upper East Side, NY, can help you achieve your best smile.

There are several procedures to choose from to rejuvenate your smile. Whether you have chips, cracks, yellowing, staining, or just an aging, dull smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure designed just for you and your smile. Consider:

Professional teeth whitening to brighten up a yellowed, stained smile. You can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter, and your beautiful results can last up to 5 years! Treatment is quick too; the in-office procedure takes only about an hour. Professional teeth whitening products have been rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness, so you know they will be gentle and work very well.

Tooth-colored fillings to fix damaged teeth. Tooth-colored fillings use composite, a liquid resin which can be color-matched to your tooth enamel, so your new fillings will blend perfectly with your smile. The composite can be sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth, and then the material is hardened with a special ultraviolet light. Your new fillings will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Dental implants to replace a single or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are completely stable because they are fully embedded in bone. They look just like natural teeth, and you care for them like natural teeth too, by brushing and flossing. They become a permanent part of your smile.

Porcelain veneers if you want a dramatic, beautiful smile. Veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain which are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth. They cover cracks, fracture lines, staining, discolorations and many other unsightly aesthetic issues. They are the ultimate way to give you a celebrity-perfect smile quickly and easily.

To find out more about whitening, tooth-colored fillings, implants, veneers, and other cosmetic procedures, call the dentists at Upper East Smiles in Upper East Side, NY. Rejuvenate your smile by calling today!

By Upper East Smiles
September 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry TeethDiscover the benefits of getting cosmetic dentistry in Upper East Side, NY.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that studies report that people with attractive smiles are perceived as more successful and more confident. So, does your smile exude confidence or is it lacking in that department? If you are dealing with cosmetic flaws then you may be hiding your smile more than you would like. Don’t worry; this is where our Upper East Side, NY, cosmetic dentists can help.

Cosmetic dentistry is used to enhance and even improve the overall look of one or more teeth by altering the shape, length or color while also hiding common imperfections and flaws. Cosmetic dentistry is a great option for someone who has a healthy smile but is dealing with aesthetic problems that affect their appearance and may make them feel self-conscious.

You could benefit from cosmetic dentistry if:

  • You have stains and discolorations
  • You have an uneven or asymmetrical smile
  • You have worn teeth that affect the overall shape of your smile (often from teeth grinding)
  • You have a gap between teeth
  • You have teeth that are slightly overlapping or misaligned
  • You have cracks, chips or fractures in a tooth
  • You have a malformed or misshapen tooth
  • You have a “gummy smile” (the result of excess gum tissue)

If you are dealing with any of these issues above then our Upper East Side, NY, dentist can help you. We offer a full range of cosmetic services that fit your goals, lifestyle and budget. Cosmetic dentistry can provide you with subtle changes or it can completely makeover your smile.

The most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening: Great for removing stubborn yellow stains from your teeth
  • Gum reshaping: Ideal for those looking to reduce excessive gum tissue
  • Tooth contouring: Great for buffing away minor defects and improving the shape of a tooth
  • Dental bonding: Perfect for covering small chips, cracks, stains and gaps between teeth
  • Porcelain veneers: Ideal for covering multiple or severe cosmetic imperfections
  • Dental implants: A tooth replacement that both looks and functions like a real tooth

If you are interested in discussing what cosmetic dental treatment would fit your needs then it’s the perfect time to call our Upper East Side, NY, cosmetic dental office to let us know that you are interested in getting cosmetic dentistry. Let Upper East Smiles help you get the smile you so rightfully deserve.

By Upper East Smiles
August 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
DentalMagicTransformsSmiles

Magician Michel Grandinetti can levitate a 500-pound motorcycle, melt into a 7-foot-tall wall of solid steel, and make borrowed rings vanish and reappear baked inside bread. Yet the master illusionist admits to being in awe of the magic that dentists perform when it comes to transforming smiles. In fact, he told an interviewer that it’s “way more important magic than walking through a steel wall because you’re affecting people’s health… people’s confidence, and you’re really allowing people to… feel good about themselves.”

Michael speaks from experience. As a teenager, his own smile was enhanced through orthodontic treatment. Considering the career path he chose for himself — performing for multitudes both live and on TV — he calls wearing an orthodontic device (braces) to align his crooked teeth “life-changing.” He relies on his welcoming, slightly mischievous smile to welcome audiences and make the initial human connection.

A beautiful smile is definitely an asset regardless of whether you’re performing for thousands, passing another individual on a sidewalk or even, research suggests, interviewing for a job. Like Michael, however, some of us need a little help creating ours. If something about your teeth or gums is making you self-conscious and preventing you from smiling as broadly as you could be, we have plenty of solutions up our sleeve. Some of the most popular include:

  • Tooth Whitening. Professional whitening in the dental office achieves faster results than doing it yourself at home, but either approach can noticeably brighten your smile.
  • Bonding. A tooth-colored composite resin can be bonded to a tooth to replace missing tooth structure, such a chip.
  • Veneers. This is a hard, thin shell of tooth-colored material bonded to the front surface of a tooth to change its color, shape, size and/or length; mask dental imperfections like stains, cracks, or chips, and compensating for excessive gum tissue.
  • Crowns. Sometimes too much of a tooth is lost due to decay or trauma to support a veneer. Instead, capping it with a natural-looking porcelain crown can achieve the same types of improvements. A crown covers the entire tooth replacing more of its natural structure than a veneer does.

If you would like more information about ways in which you can transform your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about the techniques mentioned above by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Teeth Whitening,” “Repairing Chipped Teeth,” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.”

By Upper East Smiles
July 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
SpiceUpYourTeeth

As a member of the best-selling pop group Spice Girls, Mel C (AKA Sporty Spice) enjoyed her share of musical superstardom. At the band’s peak in the Nineties, the young singer’s signature look featured baggy sweatpants, an assortment of tattoos, a nose stud and a gold-capped incisor, front and center in her mouth. Today, Melanie Chisholm is still singing — but now she’s a mom, an amateur triathlete… and that gold tooth is just a memory. Not only that, her smile looks more evenly spaced and whiter than it did when she was referred to as the “tomboy” of the group.

What happened? In our view, it all boils down to changing tastes — plus a little bit of help from dental professionals. As the “wannabe” singer proves, there’s no single standard when it comes to making your teeth look their best. Your own look is unique to you — and your smile can reflect that individuality.

For example, crowns (caps) are substantial coverings that may be placed on teeth when they are being restored. They are available in three types: gold, all-porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. The latter two are tooth-colored, while the gold is — well, shiny like gold bling. Which one is right for you? In many cases, it’s your choice.

Likewise, dental veneers — wafer-thin shells that can correct cosmetic issues by covering the surface of your teeth — can be made in a variety of shades. Their hues may range from natural ivory to Hollywood white, and everything in between. What’s the best color for you? Only you can say.

Some people opt for a “smile makeover” that uses small irregularities in the spacing and color of teeth to create a more “natural” look. Other folks want a perfectly even, brilliant white smile that dazzles the eye. Still others are looking to match or restore the smile they once had — perhaps even re-creating a signature gap between the teeth. As long as there are no other dental issues involved, the choice is yours.

So if you’re unhappy with your smile — or if you feel it doesn’t reflect the person you “wannabe” — why not talk to us about a smile makeover? Just call our office to schedule a consultation. You can learn more about this topic in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

By Upper East Smiles
August 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

A smile you love is an important part of your confidence and self-esteem. However, cosmetic dentistryit may take some help from your cosmetic dentist to help you get to this point. Cosmetic dentistry is versatile and often does more than just approve the appearance of your smile. Upper East Side Smiles in New York, NY, offers many different kinds of cosmetic dentistry procedures to beautify your smile and help you get the look you will love.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are a permanent and effective tooth replacement method. Unlike other methods like dental bridges, dentists surgically place implants into the bone under the missing tooth. The implant becomes part of the mouth after a process called osseointegration in which the bone grows around the implant to anchor it into place. A replacement tooth sits on top of the implant, providing a natural look.

Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to get a rejuvenated look without the commitment of other, more complex cosmetic procedures. Whitening sessions last about an hour and can provide dramatic results. Depending on your preference, whitening treatments can also only subtly tweak your smile. Your dentist can help you choose the best strength for your treatment based on your desired results.

Bonding and Reshaping
Dental bonding and reshaping improve the appearance of small imperfections in the smile like chips or misshapen teeth. The procedure uses composite resin materials molded then bonded directly onto the tooth to correct its shape and a dental drill with various bits to reshape or tweak its appearance. Reshaping can also be performed on its own to change the shape of a tooth.

Cosmetic Dentistry in New York, NY 
Upper East Side Smiles offers these cosmetic procedures and more. If you think a cosmetic dentistry procedure could benefit you and your smile, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that cosmetic dentistry is right for you and determine which treatment will help your smile most. Often, two or more procedures can complement each other to give your smile a whole new look.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry, please contact Upper East Side Smiles in New York, NY. Call (646) 864-1808 to schedule your appointment with your cosmetic dentist today!