Keeping teeth healthy and looking their best involves a partnership between the patient and an excellent cosmetic dentist. Our Grymes Hill cosmetic dentist DiBona & Scamardella Dental Studio not only offers Staten Island residents superior cosmetic dental services but also a full range of general, restorative and implant dentistry services at our state-of-the-art offices that features the latest in dental technology. Cosmetic dentists not only fix the way teeth look but also use those procedures to enhance the oral health of our patients’ teeth. For instance, our practice often uses porcelain veneers to fix the appearance of cracked or chipped teeth or even discolored teeth by placing a porcelain shell over the front of a tooth. Not only does this improve the look of the tooth but it also helps protect the tooth from decay and evens out the patient’s bite.
Our Grymes Hill cosmetic dentist has several programs to help whiten our patient’s teeth. We give our patients the choice of whitening their teeth in our office or at home where they can do the whitening program at their convenience. Our doctor will take impressions of the patient’s teeth and use it to have custom made whitening trays for each patient. These trays hold the bleaching agent snugly against the teeth whether the whitening is done in our office or at home. When the trays along with a professional strength bleaching solution are used at home they are generally kept in the mouth for 2 – 3 hours for a week or two. Another whitening option our practice uses is the Zoom! whitening system. This treatment is done in our office and only takes about an hour to complete. Our doctor will spread a whitening gel on the patient’s teeth and use a light developed by Zoom! to activate the bleaching agent in the gel. After 15 minutes the gel is wiped off and the whole procedure is repeated two or three times depending on the degree of discolor of the teeth. After only an hour the Zoom! system whitens teeth an average of 8 shades, so the results of Zoom! are dramatic.
Our Grymes Hill cosmetic dentist knows that a smile full of crooked teeth or a malocclusion does not look its best. To assist patients that need orthodontic treatments but do not want traditional braces our practice offers the Invisalign system. Instead of braces that are bonded onto the teeth Invisalign uses clear plastic trays called aligners. Invisalign creates a series of aligners from 3-D images that our doctor sends the company. Each aligner gently moves the teeth further into the proper position. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and tooth brushing. Make an appointment to see our doctor for a consultation to see how we can improve your smile.