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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
February 23, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental bonding  

Get the smile you want with bonding

If you have teeth that are less-than-perfect and you don’t smile as much as you used to, it might be time to think about dental bonding, the modern way to get a new, more beautiful smile. Dental bonding is a technique used by cosmetic dentistry experts like Dr. Carrie dental bondingPolster in Midland Park, New Jersey. She would like to help you discover how to get the smile you want with dental bonding.

Dental bonding uses a liquid resin material called composite which can be color-matched almost perfectly to your existing teeth. This means your dental bonding will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Composite resin can be used to repair small cracks and chips in your teeth or excessively worn teeth due to aging. Composite dental bonding is also the perfect fix for larger cosmetic issues including:

  • Slightly overlapped or rotated teeth
  • Closing small gaps or spaces between your teeth
  • Darkly stained or yellowed teeth due to aging, smoking or coffee
  • Discolored or grayed teeth due to medications like tetracycline

For dental bonding treatment, Dr. Polster will prepare your teeth with an etching agent, which creates tiny holes in the tooth surface for retention of the composite. The etchant is rinsed, and then Dr. Polster applies the composite material and it is hardened or “cured” with a special ultraviolet light. As a final touch, Dr. Polster will shape and polish your new composite bonding to perfection. Usually, there is no need for anesthetic because bonding is a minimally invasive procedure.

The end result from Dr. Polster is that you will have the smile you want quickly and comfortably. Composite bonding is also usually far less expensive than other cosmetic treatments. Dental bonding is a great solution to a new smile. Call Dr. Carrie Polster your cosmetic and family dentist in Midland Park, New Jersey for a consultation and find out what dental bonding can do for you. Call today and get the smile you want!