Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates offers a full array of cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to fix aesthetic issues and keep your teeth looking fresh and healthy. Cosmetic dental treatments are primarily geared toward correcting the appearance of your teeth, with a focus on helping with misalignments, chips, stains, and other cosmetic problems. However, they can also serve a dual purpose in correcting minor functional issues in addition to improving the overall appearance of your smile.
The following links will take you to more detailed descriptions of porcelain dental veneers, teeth whitening, and other procedures offered by our New York City cosmetic dentist. Please contact Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates to schedule an appointment.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic solutions among individuals seeking to make their teeth fuller, healthier, and more youthful. Made of durable ceramic porcelain, veneers are secured to the front surface of one’s teeth to mask a number of perceived dental imperfections, including gaps, chips, stains, and even minor misalignments. They are custom-designed to match surrounding teeth for a natural appearance — best of all, porcelain veneers can last for decades with proper oral hygiene.
Over time, consuming certain foods and beverages on a regular basis can lead to gradual yellowing or darkening of the teeth. For individuals who smoke cigarettes and/or use any other tobacco products, this effect can be accelerated or even worsened. Fortunately, teeth whitening can be an excellent option to lighten the teeth by up to eight shades or more. With several professional-grade teeth whitening techniques available at our practice, Dr. Oelbaum and our team can give you a whiter, brighter smile in as little as one office visit.
Cosmetic bonding using composite resin can restore both form and function to the teeth by repairing chips and cracks, masking discolorations, and reducing the appearance of gaps and spaces between teeth. To perform this treatment, a durable tooth-colored resin is applied in layers to the affected tooth (or teeth). Next, a high-intensity light is shone onto the teeth to harden the resin. The composite material is then shaped and polished for a natural-looking outcome. Cosmetic bonding has been used to treat minor aesthetic concerns for many years, and our experienced team can help determine if this option would be the most appropriate solution for your specific needs and goals.
Tooth-colored fillings address cavities and decay with a strong material that looks just like your natural teeth, unlike the metallic amalgam fillings that were once the standard in dentistry. These fillings are superior to their metal counterparts because they do not contain any traces of mercury, which was found to be a potential health risk caused by amalgam fillings. Once decay has been removed from the affected tooth, a strong composite material is used to fill the cavity, helping to strengthen the tooth while protecting against further decay. The shade of the composite resin blends in seamlessly with the treated tooth, as well as your natural, surrounding teeth to achieve an optimal aesthetic result. Tooth-colored fillings can be used for both pediatric patients and adults, and they can also replace old metal fillings for those seeking a more cosmetic upgrade.
In many cases, enhancing the appearance and function of your teeth go hand in hand. Restorative dentistry treatments like dental bridges, dental implants, implant bridges, and porcelain crowns can help strengthen and protect your teeth to completely revamp your smile. Our high-quality restorations can address and resolve dental issues experienced by patients at any age, from children and adults to older patients who require senior dental care.
Porcelain crowns can be highly effective dental restorations that repair and/or support damaged, weak, or cracked teeth. Made from metal-free porcelain materials, dental crowns have a number of uses, including protecting the tooth structure, anchoring a dental bridge, topping an implant, and repairing chipped or stained enamel. They are crafted to match the shape and color of your surrounding teeth to appear indistinguishable among the rest of your smile. Best of all, porcelain crowns are typically very durable and long-lasting with good care.