Cosmetic Dentistry in East Longmeadow, MA
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice in both social and business settings, so having a beautiful one is something to strive for. Unfortunately, close to 34% of all Americans dislike their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you achieve a smile you’ll be proud to show off. We offer a range of personalized cosmetic dentistry services at East Longmeadow Family Dental Center.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that is dedicated to improving the appearance of your smile. People who benefit from cosmetic dentistry procedures include those who have:
- Gaps between their teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Discolored teeth
The best candidates for cosmetic dental procedures include people who are free of oral diseases like cavities and gum issues.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services at East Longmeadow Family Dental Center
At East Longmeadow Family Dental Center, Gregory Zirakian, DMD, offers advanced cosmetic dentistry services.
Crown and Bridge
If you are missing one or more teeth between healthy teeth, you can get your beautiful smile back with a crown and dental bridge procedure.
Crowns are caps that fit over your teeth. They are frequently used to cover imperfections, but they can also provide support for a traditional dental bridge. At East Longmeadow Family Dental Center, we offer natural-looking porcelain crowns.
A traditional crown and bridge procedure uses at least two crowns, one on each side of the gap the missing tooth or teeth have created.
The best candidates for this cosmetic dentistry procedure include people who:
- Are missing one or more teeth
- Have damaged teeth
- Have healthy gums
- Follow good oral hygiene practices
To prepare the teeth to receive the crowns, Dr. Zirakian has to remove some of their enamel. He can then cement the crowns in place to secure the false tooth.
Crowns and bridges can last for up to 15 years if you follow good oral hygiene practices and set up regular appointments with Dr. Zirakian.
Over time, drinks and substances like red wine, coffee, tobacco, and soda can stain your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry offers the chance to fade or even eliminate those stains with several procedures.
At East Longmeadow Family Dental Center, Dr. Zirakian uses trays with special bleaching solutions to whiten your smile.
You will need two visits for this type of procedure. During the first appointment, Dr. Zirakian will make molds of your teeth so the lab can create trays that will fit your mouth.
At your second appointment, you will try the trays, and Dr. Zirakian will make any necessary adjustments.
You can wear the trays with a whitening solution at home for 30 minutes twice a day, or you can wear them throughout the night. The length of the treatment will depend on the level of staining your teeth have.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure, so you will have to repeat it to maintain the tooth color you want. You can help the process by reducing your intake of drinks like coffee or red wine.
Dental veneers are custom-made shells that fit over the surface of your teeth. They can help conceal:
- Misshapen teeth
To be a good candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure, you must be in good oral health and be free of cavities and gum disease.
Dr. Zirakian provides porcelain veneers at East Longmeadow Family Dental Center. These veneers can last for many years and require the same care as your natural teeth.
To get veneers, you usually need no more than two visits to the center, and most people do not require anesthesia.
Dr. Zirakian will remove a small amount of enamel so the veneers can fit correctly over your teeth. Then, he will make impressions to send to the lab. With a shade chart, he will choose the veneer color that most closely matches the rest of your teeth.
At your second appointment, he will place the veneers over the selected teeth and offer instructions on how to care for them.
Although porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, you can help keep them looking their best by limiting your consumption of red wine, coffee, and soda.
During a dental bonding procedure, Dr. Zirakian uses tooth-colored composite resin to enhance your smile by:
- Repairing chips
- Closing gaps
- Camouflaging tooth discolorations
- Changing the shape of your teeth
The same type of resin used in dental bonding also works for restorative dental procedures, like filling in cavities.
Unlike veneers, dental bonding does not require a lot of enamel to be removed.
For the procedure, Dr. Zirakian chooses the color of the resin that best matches your natural teeth. He roughens the surface of the tooth and applies a conditioning liquid to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth.
Then, he applies the resin material and shapes it before using a special light to harden it in a matter of seconds. Dr. Zirakian will polish the resin so that it matches the rest of your teeth.
Getting Cosmetic Dentistry Services
The first step is to reach out to Dr. Gregory Zirakian at East Longmeadow Family Dental Center for a free consultation. At this appointment, he will get your medical history and examine your mouth to see what cosmetic procedures can offer the results you want.
He can also explain the costs of the procedure. We offer affordable payment options, including in-house financing, to help you get the treatments you want.
Once you decide on a procedure, Dr. Zirakian will give you instructions on how to prepare.
Improve Your Smile Today
Whether you have stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth, you can get help by turning to a cosmetic dentistry professional.
At East Longmeadow Family Dental Center in East Longmeadow, MA, Dr. Gregory Zirakian offers cosmetic dentistry services at his state-of-the-art facilities. With almost 40 years of experience and a dedication to providing compassionate care, he is one of the leading experts in the area.
Give your smile a boost by calling East Longmeadow Family Dental Center today for a free consultation.
- What Cosmetic Dentistry Options Do You Offer?
- What Teeth Whitening Options Do You Offer?
- Are There Side Effects to Teeth Whitening Treatments?
- Do You Offer Dental Bonding?
- What are Veneers?
- What Issues Can Veneers Correct?
- How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
- How Long Does the Porcelain Veneer Process Take?
- Is the Porcelain Veneer Process Painful?