Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, it’s easy to correct minor oral imperfections like tooth stains or chips and cracks. At DentAlign NYC: Kenn Kakosian DDS PhD, in Midtown East, Manhattan, experienced dentist Kenn Kakosian, DDS, PhD, offers various types of cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, cosmetic bonding, and teeth whitening. To make an appointment at the practice in New York City, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
Cosmetic dentistry uses various treatment techniques to enhance the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, gums, or smile.
Most cosmetic procedures are considered elective, but some provide the additional benefit of optimal oral health. For example, if you restore a chipped or decaying tooth with a dental crown, you can reduce the risk of complications and prevent the need for an extraction.
At DentAlign NYC, Dr. Kakosian offers a variety of cosmetic dental services, including:
Teeth cleaning is an outpatient procedure that removes plaque and tartar from beneath your gums and the surface of your teeth. It reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease while making your teeth appear whiter and brighter.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or ceramic bonded to the front of your permanent teeth. They make your smile appear more balanced and cover up minor oral imperfections like tooth stains or unusually shaped teeth.
Cosmetic bonding repairs damage to your enamel caused by trauma or decay. Specifically, it uses a tooth-colored composite resin to restore one or more teeth to their near-original appearance.
Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide gel, or another similar solution, to remove stains from the surface of your teeth. At DentAlign NYC, Dr. Kakosian offers in-office teeth whitening as well as take-home teeth-whitening trays.
If you’ve lost one or more of your permanent teeth, dental implants provide a long-lasting replacement option. Implants are titanium screws placed into your jaw during a surgical procedure. The implants integrate with your natural bone over time, providing a foundation for zirconia restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.
Invisalign provides a more discreet treatment option than conventional metal braces. It uses a series of clear, removable aligners to improve the position of your teeth and jaw, enhancing your smile and oral health.
To determine the type of cosmetic dentistry that will most benefit you, Dr. Kakosian reviews your dental health history and asks what you like and dislike about your smile. Afterward, he orders a series of oral X-rays and develops a custom treatment plan.
If you want a more balanced smile, Dr. Kakosian might recommend veneers. If you have crooked or crowded teeth, you might benefit from Invisalign.
To learn more about the various types of cosmetic dentistry, make an appointment at DentAlign NYC: Kenn Kakosian DDS PhD, by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.