Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry

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.

By Carrie Polster, DMD
January 25, 2016
Category: Oral Health

For some, teeth whitening procedures are strictly cosmetic. However, for some people, achieving the ideal smile is more than just teeth whiteningaesthetic. The boost in self-confidence that comes along with feeling great about your teeth is priceless. With a Zoom! Teeth Whitening procedure at your Midland Park, NJ dentist’s office, you can have the beautiful smile you desire.

What can I expect during a Zoom Whitening procedure? 
Zoom! whitening agents create chemical reactions with the teeth’s stains. These reactions break the bonds that hold the stain’s molecules. Your dentist applies whitening agents to the teeth, and directs a special light at the teeth. The procedure itself takes 45 minutes and is carried out in three 15 minute segments. New whitening agents are applied after each segment.

Is there a follow-up procedure? 
Most patients keep with followup procedures after Zoom Whitening. Some use at-home whitening touch up kits, and others schedule a second Zoom session.

When will I see results? 
The results of Zoom Whitening treatments are immediate. You will walk out of your dentist’s office with a smile up to ten shades whiter than before.

How can I keep my teeth white? 
The easiest way to keep teeth bright and white is to avoid things that cause staining in the first place. Coffee, tea, dark-colored foods like berries and smoking tobacco should all be avoided. Unfortunately, that is simply not an option for many people. Try consuming drinks like coffee at the same time rather than sipping the beverage throughout the day and following with swishing with water or brushing. This limits the contact the acids from the coffee has with your teeth. Be sure to brush and floss twice a day, and see your dentist twice a year for dental checkups and regularly scheduled cleanings. The examinations ensure your dentist finds any problems or conditions early. The cleanings keep your teeth free of plaque and tartar.

For more information on Zoom Whitening, please contact Dr. Carrie Polster, DMD at her state-of-the-art office in Midland Park, NJ. Call (201) 444-5675 to schedule your Zoom Whitening appointment today!