Garden City Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr. Nancy Tobin
Smile Artistry for Garden City
Don’t worry. Whatever is detracting from your smile can be restored to a natural, attractive appearance.
Mother Nature doesn’t always create beautiful smiles . . . but with her eye for design and expertise in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Nancy Tobin does!
Dr. Tobin offers the following smile enhancing cosmetic procedures:
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of translucent porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, correcting a variety of problems from gaps to chips. Strong, long-lasting and natural-looking, porcelain veneers provide the ideal balance of form and function; they restore teeth to health, strength and size, while also enhancing the appearance of your smile.
ZOOM 2 Advanced Power Whitening – Offering the ultimate in effectiveness, convenience and comfort, ZOOM 2 Advanced Power Whitening dramatically whitens teeth in one short visit. First, the ZOOM! whitening gel is applied to the teeth, then activated by a special light. Teeth typically become six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more.
Nite White – Prefer to whiten at home? Nite White is for you. You will receive custom-made trays and prescription level whitening gel. You fill the trays with the gel, then wear them over your teeth for 20 minutes per day. In a week, your teeth will be whiter!
If you have chipped, broken or stained teeth, dental bonding is a conservative treatment option with maximum impact. First, the surface of your tooth is etched and a bonding liquid is applied. A resin material is then placed on the tooth and sculpted into the desired shape. Bonding can often be completed in a single visit and the results are amazing.
A custom-made restoration, a crown or “cap,” completely covers the tooth. It is used to return a damaged or decayed tooth to health and strength; a cap can also be used for cosmetic purposes, returning a tooth to a natural attractive appearance.
A custom-made appliance, a bridge is used to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. The appliance consists of one or several ceramic teeth with a dental crown on either side. The appliance is securely held in place when the crowns are cemented on adjacent healthy teeth. The artificial tooth (or teeth) replace the missing teeth, returning the smile to a natural appearance.
When it comes to your teeth, metal is out! Made of composite resin, tooth-colored fillings restore teeth to strength, health and a natural appearance. A safe, strong alternative to amalgam these restorations look just like your original teeth, so there’s no ugly silver in your smile.
An inlay or onlay is a much more conservative restoration for the tooth than a metal filling. While traditional fillings can reduce tooth strength up to 50 percent, inlays and onlays made of high-strength porcelain or ceramic can actually increase tooth strength by up to 75 percent, lasting from 10 to 30 years. An onlay restores inside the cusp of the tooth; an onlay is a larger restoration, and restores inside the cusp as well as over one or more sides of the tooth.