Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

by | Mar 22, 2022 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you want to improve the look of your smile? Try cosmetic dental treatments at Corbin Dental. Dr. Bruce and Richard Corbin work with patients to meet their budget, needs, and cosmetic goals. Cosmetic dental care impacts the appearance of the smile and patients’ oral health as well. Drs. Corbin provides cosmetic dentistry services in Oyster Bay, NY. Receiving a brighter or straighter smile can also encourage patients to maintain the health of their smiles. In addition, patients are more likely to brush and floss twice a day or schedule regular visits after their cosmetic care.

cosmetic dentistry in Oyster Bay, NY

Q&A: Cosmetic Dentistry in Oyster Bay, NY

Read answers to commonly asked questions about cosmetic dental care:

What is the Snap-On Smile?

The Snap-On Smile is a removable dental appliance that we provide for patients with discolored, crooked, or missing teeth. We take dental impressions of your smile to send to a dental lab. Once the appliance is complete, it simply snaps onto the teeth. Like dental veneers, the Snap-On Smile addresses the appearance and function of the smile. However, it offers a more affordable option to address full arches of teeth.

Can I whiten deep tooth stains?

Do you have teeth that do not respond to whitening treatment? Are your stubborn tooth stains impacting the look of your smile? Drs. Corbin offer dental veneers and tooth bonding treatment to brighten the smile. Many patients with deep tooth stains may have intrinsic stains or stains caused inside the tooth. Veneers and dental bonding treatment cover the enamel and may also be color-matched to blend in with the smile.

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that we bond to the front of each tooth. Tooth bonding treatment uses a biocompatible material to cover tooth discoloration. Porcelain veneers are more permanent, while dental bonding treatment is a more economical option for patients.

What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign uses discreet, clear aligners to straighten the smile. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not come with dietary restrictions. The Invisalign aligners may be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss. In addition, because patients can fully clean their smiles, they do not need to worry about food stuck in metal wires or brackets. Invisalign treatment also typically has a shorter treatment time than traditional braces.

When will I see results from whitening treatment?

Patients who choose our in-office whitening option will receive results within just one office visit. During our Zoom! teeth whitening treatment, we use whitening gel and light to penetrate enamel stains. It will take three 15-minute sessions for patients to see the best results. Patients who choose take-home teeth whitening may take a couple of weeks to see results.

Improve Your Smile Today

Do you want a brighter, straighter smile? Contact our Oyster Bay dental office at (516) 922-5888 and our Bayside dental office at (718) 395-3458. You may also schedule a dental appointment at our Bayside office or a dental appointment at our Oyster Bay office here. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit.