There's no need to settle for a smile that doesn't live up to your expectations. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, it's easier than ever to cosmetic dentistryimprove your smile. Dr. Carrie Polster, your Midland Park, NJ dentist, shares information about several popular cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Teeth whitening

Have you ever looked at old photograph of yourself and wondered what happened to your teeth? Aging and stains caused by drinking wine, coffee, tea and cola can make your teeth look dull and yellow. If you have just one hour to spare, you can lighten your teeth by three to eight shades with a professional in-office teeth whitening treatment. We also provide take-home trays to keep your teeth white. Your Midland Park dentist also offers take-home kits if you prefer to whiten your teeth at home.

Dental veneers

Dental veneers offer one of the more innovative ways to change the appearance of your teeth. These thin porcelain shells fit over the front of teeth and cover a variety of flaws. Chips, discolorations, gaps and crooked teeth disappear the moment your dentist attaches the veneers to your teeth. They're also a good alternative to teeth whitening and can offer dramatic results.

Crowns and bridges

Crowns and bridges are an excellent choice if you've lost a tooth or need to restore a damaged or broken tooth. Crowns are designed to fit over your teeth and cover all sides of a tooth, unlike veneers that only cover the front surfaces of teeth. Dentists use them to support teeth weakened by cracks and dental procedures, restore short or broken teeth, and hide imperfections.

Multiple crowns make up a bridge and are used to replace missing teeth. Artificial teeth are suspended between two crowns that that support your bridge.

Composite bonding

Tooth-colored composite resin repairs chips and other defects, fills gaps, builds up teeth that have become eroded and can even change the shape of teeth. The resin can be molded into any shape, but hardens quickly after it's applied to your teeth.

Dental implants

It used to be that once a tooth was gone, it was gone for good, but that's no longer true, thanks to dental implants. Implants replace your entire tooth from the roots to the crown. This long-lasting replacement option will definitely give you something to smile about.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can revitalize your smile in just one or two visits. Call Dr. Polster, your Midland Park, NJ dentist, at (201) 444-5675 to schedule your appointment.

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