Cosmetic Dentistry in Pomona & Brooklyn
A&R Advanced Dental Group provides cosmetic dentistry in Pomona and Brooklyn, NY. Call 845-364-9400 (Pomona) or 718-376-1666 (Brooklyn) to learn more and schedule your appointment.
We blend art and science in the field of cosmetic dentistry. This allows us to ensure the oral health and tooth functionality of traditional dentistry while focusing closely on the aesthetics of your smile. We can create a smile that is both beautiful and useful.
We use the latest technology along with our skills and experience to design the smile that is right for you. If you have any existing dental disease, we will treat it first. Then we will work with you to craft and implement a treatment plan that may include one or several cosmetic procedures to meet your goals and desires.
Common cosmetic procedures include, but are not limited to:
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are considered the gold standard in modern tooth replacement. A single implant can replace one tooth, while just a handful of implants can replace an entire upper or lower arch. Dental implants are more functional and more aesthetic than dentures, and reverse jawbone loss in those who are missing teeth.
Dental veneers are thin shells that are bonded over your existing teeth to hide gaps, discoloration, chips, or other flaws. They can also improve the size and shape of your teeth. Dental veneers are available in a variety of materials, of which dental porcelain is the most natural and aesthetic in appearance.
If your teeth are heavily damaged or decayed, dental crowns may be used to preserve the teeth after the damaged structure is removed. The crown is carefully color-matched and precisely fitted to match the adjacent teeth. Today’s crowns are durable, strong, and extremely natural looking. We also use CAD/CAM technology to fabricate crowns in the office on the same day.
There are several styles of dental bridges, all designed to replace one or a few missing teeth in a row. The bridge may be attached to the adjacent natural teeth or to dental implants. Dental bridges use highly aesthetic porcelain replacement teeth to fill in the gap and create a beautiful smile that is also functional.
Many common foods and beverages, as well as tobacco, can stain or darken your teeth. Professional teeth whitening is an easy way to restore your teeth to their original shine. It may be performed in the office or at home, and is often done before veneers are placed, so that the veneers can be color-matched to your bright white teeth.
Relatively inexpensive but surprisingly aesthetic, dental bonding uses composite resin to improve the appearance of a tooth that is stained or chipped. Bonding may not last as long as other options, but its low price point and ability to be completed in a single visit can make it an excellent choice in some situations.
If you have a gummy or toothy smile, gum contouring can help balance the appearance of your teeth and gums. Contouring may be performed alone, or can be used along with crowns or veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns, on average, last up to about 10 to 15 years. With exceptional care, a dental crown can last up to 20 years – maybe more. That means brushing your teeth at least twice per day, flossing at least once per day, and visiting your dentist for a professional cleaning every six months. It also means giving up bad habits such as eating ice, chewing on pen caps, and biting your fingernails.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Professional teeth whitening is safe as it is done in the care and presence of a dental professional. This option gives you the safest and best results.
Is replacing a tooth only necessary for cosmetic purposes?
No. Whether you lost a tooth or had it extracted, filling the open space with an artificial tooth replacement is important to support the surrounding teeth. Otherwise, you may encounter some issues with your oral health down the road. Without the tooth, the surrounding teeth may begin to shift causing a misaligned bite. Your teeth may become crooked, encounter uneven wear and tear, and experience bouts of clenching and grinding.
How do you care for dental veneers?
Caring for dental veneers is easy – and important. You will want to develop a good oral hygiene routine, including brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste, flossing daily, and following it up with mouthwash.
Does dental insurance cover dental implants?
Unfortunately, no. Most dental insurance plans will not cover the cost of dental implants. However, if you are considering implants, contact your insurance provider to discuss your benefits.