Two Ways to Bring out the Best in Your Smile
- Posted on: Mar 15 2021
Your smile is highly influential to your sense of self-confidence. Imperfections can impact emotional and physical health. They can alter the way you care for your teeth, chew, speak, and also how you behave around others. You don’t have to hide your smile. Even if you’ve historically avoided seeing the dentist due to fear, we can help you. At our sedation dentistry practice in NYC, patients have numerous options for bringing out the best in their smiles. Here, we discuss a couple of popular treatments.
For many adults, Invisalign can be a wonderful alternative to braces. While there are limitations to this teeth-straightening treatment, Invisalign has successfully corrected mild to moderate misalignment for millions of people. Its primary benefit is that it works using clear, nearly invisible aligners. The external appearance of teeth is therefore unaffected. Additionally, because aligners are removable, it is easier to maintain optimal oral health throughout treatment.
Invisalign treatment involves sophisticated imaging, 3-dimensional models, and treatment planning. A series of aligners are made in a unique dental lab. Each set of aligners fits over teeth to apply necessary pressure that progresses movement as prescribed in the treatment plan. Aligners should be worn about 22 hours a day. They are switched every few weeks. Treatment may last from 6 to 24 months depending on the degree of straightening required. The result of Invisalign treatment is a healthier, more attractive smile.
Tooth loss can significantly impair chewing and speaking function. Losing even one tooth poses a risk to optimal oral health and confidence. Dental implants represent one of the most remarkable advancements in restorative dentistry. These fixtures are the closest thing to natural tooth structure. They do not replace missing teeth; they replace missing roots so that the artificial tooth is fully stable and functional.
Dental implant treatment is a multi-stage process. First, using dental x-rays and impressions, the dentist determines the size and location that is ideal for the implant post. This fixture is inserted under appropriate anesthesia and/or sedation, so the patient is completely comfortable. The implant post requires a couple of months to fully integrate into the jawbone. After that time, a connector called an abutment and the artificial tooth are affixed as needed to reinstate a natural look and feel. The result of dental implant treatment is a restored sense of confidence and natural chewing function.
Dr. Louis Siegelman offers the services that you need to feel great about your smile, as well as the services that can help you feel great about seeing the dentist! To schedule your visit, call (212) 974-8737.
Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry