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Konstantine Trichas DDS, LLC
(732) 503-8914

Cosmetic Dentistry In Basking  Ridge, NJ

We can provide digital images or even a tangible mockup of your new smile that you can actually wear. Yes, it’s pretty amazing! A smile makeover is one or a combination of several cosmetic dentistry services that we offer here in one convenient Basking Ridge, NJ office.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry which includes many different processes that serve to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums. The primary focus of cosmetic dentistry is on achieving an enhancement to your appearance, with regard to color, positioning, size, and your overall smile appearance. Many people avoid smiling altogether because they feel self-conscious about what they consider to be a poor smile. This kind of smile is one which includes teeth that may be discolored, cracked or chipped, or possibly misshapen.

A great many people have tried to improve their smile at home by using teeth whitening products which just don't seem to deliver the results that you'd like to have. You might also feel embarrassed about teeth which have gaps in the front, or teeth which are smaller than usual or somehow misshapen. If you have feelings of embarrassment like this when you smile, you should realize that you're certainly not alone.

A study which was conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists found that more than 33% of all American adults consider their smiles to be unsatisfactory. Many of these people also cover their teeth when they talk or smile, because they don't wish them to be seen by others. Almost 50% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 conceded in this same AAO study that they untagged themselves in Facebook photos because they were embarrassed about their smiles.

Cosmetic data can overcome many of the problems you might have with your smile, including cracks, chips, discoloration, and several other cosmetic flaws as well.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures We Practice In Basking Ridge, NJ Office

INVISALIGN®

Invisalign is a system of teeth straightening which uses clear aligners to incrementally change the position of teeth, with a desired end result in mind. This process has not been around for a long time, but it has already become extremely popular because it completely bypasses the need to use traditional metal braces. Many people resist the idea of wearing braces because of the embarrassment and sometimes the teasing that went along with wearing metal braces.

With these clear aligners from Invisalign, you still have braces which are correcting your teeth positioning, but they are virtually invisible in your mouth. This eliminates all the embarrassment you might once have had to endure. In addition, the aligners can be removed at meal times and for cleaning, so they are not fixed in position as metal braces would be. Provided that you keep them in place for 20 hours each day, Invisalign aligners well help you obtain much straighter teeth and a better smile.

SMILE MAKEOVER

People who need their teeth straightened or their bite realigned will generally require some kind of a smile makeover which calls for orthodontic treatment. Sometimes this involves an underbite, an overbite, or a crossbite, all of which are mal-positionings of the teeth or jaw. There might also be over-crowdedness as teeth come in, or there might be too much room between teeth, which causes unsightly gaps.

Spacing and crowding are generally the two biggest reasons why people might need a smile makeover and treatment from an orthodontist. An orthodontist can check your teeth alignment at a scheduled appointment, to see if it's normal or not. Any patient having a serious enough malocclusion may need to undergo treatment to have it modified so that you end up with fully aligned bite.

PORCELAIN VENEERS

Veneers are thin shell-like coverings that are placed over the front teeth in order to achieve a much more desirable smile, covering abnormally small teeth, gaps between the teeth, and chipped or discolored teeth. Dental veneers in general are used as coverings for the front teeth, to give them a more classical-looking shape.

Porcelain veneers are custom-made coverings that fit over your teeth, and they are the strongest and longest-lasting veneers that can be used. They have a very natural-looking appearance, and are virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth. One of the advantages of using porcelain veneers is that less tooth enamel will have to be removed than would be necessary when installing a crown or cap. Porcelain veneers are also very stain-resistant, so you can expect them to provide you with a whiter smile for a long period of time.

TEETH WHITENING

If your smile just isn't bright enough after regular brushing and flossing, you may need to undergo teeth-whitening in order to remove stains or discoloration. There are a number of things which will cause your teeth to become discolored, including certain kinds of food and beverages, or tobacco usage. It's entirely normal for your teeth to become discolored through aging as well.

In order to whiten your teeth, your dentist will use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These are bleaches that will break up stains on your teeth, causing your teeth to become brighter. The teeth-whitening options that you might use at home are not nearly as effective as the process used by your dentist. So if you really want to have a dazzling white smile, you should consult with your dentist about whether you are a good candidate for the process.

Using dental implants can improve your smile significantly, because dental implants will provide a permanent anchor for a replacement tooth, and fill in the gap left by a missing tooth. The great thing about implants is that they are titanium posts that naturally fuse with your jaw to actually become part of it. That means you have a rock-solid anchor for the replacement tooth which gets installed over the post to improve your smile. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch of upper or lower teeth. The benefit to the patient is a very natural-looking replacement which improves your smile significantly

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(732) 503-8914
41 Stonehouse Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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