Cosmetic Dentists in West Seneca
If you don’t fall in love with your smile every time you see it, let the skilled cosmetic dentist and team at Applegate Dental of West Seneca, NY help. Our team knows how much cosmetic dentistry can impact the way people feel about themselves, the impression they make on other people, and the number of times each day that they smile. Our goal is always to help patients smile more! If you’re unhappy with any aspect of your smile, let us help. Contact our friendly team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. During this evaluation, we’ll review your smile, answer your questions, and help you establish a treatment plan that delivers the results you want on your schedule and within your budget. Keep reading or give us a call to find out more about cosmetic dentistry from our skilled team.
Porcelain veneers may be the simplest way to transform smiles while maintaining the maximum amount of natural dental structure. Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain placed over the front of teeth to conceal any number of smile flaws seamlessly. Most patients should plan to have porcelain veneers placed over the course of two appointments. At your first visit, we remove a small amount of surface enamel from teeth and capture impressions of your prepared smile. Using these impressions, our dental lab crafts a set of custom veneers. Until this final veneer is returned, we place a temporary set to allow patients to get used to the look and feel and to protect teeth. Patients return once the final porcelain veneers arrive, and we exchange the temporary for the custom cosmetic solution.
Metal-free restoration materials blur the line between cosmetic and restorative care offering seamless repair for damaged or decayed teeth. Crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and other dental restorations can be crafted from a number of materials including metal, gold, and porcelain bonded to metal. While these solutions are durable, they mar smiles, and those patients who are sensitive to metal may experience significant irritation or reject the restoration all together. Metal-free, all-ceramic dental restorations offer patients a durable, cosmetically superior solution with the added bonus of being ideal for those patients with sensitivities or allergies to metal.
It’s no secret that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services available. Take a walk down the oral hygiene aisle at your local grocery store or pharmacy and you’ll see a wide variety of whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels all promising dramatically whiter smiles in an instant! Unfortunately, these products are typically unable to the deliver on these promises. Professional teeth whitening in our office or using custom take-home whitening treatments delivers dramatically brighter smiles in as little as one hour. Unlike over the counter whitening agents, our professional whiteners are able to be administered in higher doses because we’re able to protect soft tissue from the possibly damaging effects. Additionally, we’re able to keep neutralizing saliva away from the teeth, so the stronger dosage of whitening is active longer. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation to find out more about professional teeth whitening.
When you smile, do your teeth look “gummy” or uneven? In many cases, we’re able to remove a small amount of gum tissue to reduce the overwhelming effect of gummy smiles or even out the gum line making smiles appear more even. The process is relatively straightforward. Using our state-of-the-art Biolase soft tissue laser, we carefully remove small amounts of gum tissue while the laser simultaneously cauterizes the site for minimal discomfort during the procedure and reduced healing time following treatment.
Traditional dental x-rays are captured using high levels of radiation, developed using hazardous chemicals, and viewed on specially crafted light boards. Stored in large, cumbersome filing systems, traditional x-ray images were invaluable but not ideal for storing or providing to specialists and insurance providers. Digital x-rays offer higher definition images of underlying dental structures with less radiation, no hazardous chemicals, and they are immediately viewable on chairside monitors. High-definition digital x-rays allow our team to see the earliest signs of oral health concerns like tooth decay or gum disease, recommend more precise treatment plans, and help patients keep their natural dental structure intact for life. Additionally, we’re able to enlarge, color-code, and otherwise enhance these images to help patients better understand the areas for concern and treatment options.