Cosmetic Dentistry in Northport, NY

In our Northport, NY dental office, our cosmetic dentists consider cosmetic dentistry an art form, approaching every smile with thought and care. They are not satisfied until you have the beautiful smile you deserve.

Our dentists simply want you to have a fantastic smile following every cosmetic dental treatment and procedure. They want you to love your smile as much as they loved creating it.

Whether you want whiter teeth or brand new dental implants, Northport Family Dental has you covered, and we’ll even show you an extreme close up of your new smile using our state-of-the-art intraoral camera.

Further, all custom coloration of your porcelain restorations happens right inside our Northport dental office. This means our dentists can supervise your restoration right down to the color. It also means faster cosmetic appointments because we don’t have to send out materials and wait!

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Northport, or if you want to schedule a consultation, contact our dental office at (631) 754-1107. You can also schedule an appointment online for your convenience.

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What types of cosmetic dental options do you offer?

At Northport Family Dental, we offer a variety of cosmetic dental options to help you achieve your best smile.

Sometimes patients opt for a single treatment or choose a few. For example, you can have a professional teeth whitening prior to restorations, and then choose a whiter and brighter restoration to match your smile.

Our popular cosmetic dental options include:

  • Dental crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Professional teeth whitening

Is cosmetic dentistry right for everyone in Northport, NY?

Most healthy adults are good candidates for cosmetic dentistry. However, Dr. Jeffrey Rubin or Dr. Olivia Quinn will take a thorough health history and examine your teeth and gums to be certain that cosmetic dentistry is right for you.

Sometimes, if you have certain health conditions or periodontal disease, you may need treatments before undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure.

Following your oral exam, Dr. Jeffrey Rubin or Dr. Olivia Quinn will let you know whether you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Also, prior to or following your oral exam, you can ask the dentists specific questions or discuss any concerns.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is an aesthetically appealing cosmetic dental option, and it makes a weak tooth stable.

A dental crown is a cover that fits over an existing tooth. Sometimes patients opt for a dental crown because they want to conceal tooth damage. A dental crown will camouflage the following cosmetic issues:

  • A small tooth crack
  • A small gap between teeth
  • A discolored tooth
  • A short tooth

However, dental crowns also help a tooth damaged by a failed root canal or a major infection. Sometimes a large cavity, for example, weakens your tooth to the degree that a dental filling will not keep the tooth strong enough.

Will my dental crown look fake?

Your dental crown will blend in so seamlessly with your other teeth that no one will even realize you’ve had dental work performed unless you mention it!

In our Northport dental office, our dentists color your crown to match your other teeth. They also artistically shape the crown, so it blends in perfectly with your smile.

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin and Dr. Olivia Quinn have placed many crowns, and have many satisfied patients as a result. With their new crowns, they are confident, and they can enjoy smiling and indulging in all their favorite foods again.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that one of our top Northport cosmetic dentists surgically implants in your jaw. This implant bonds with your jawbone over several months and creates a sturdy base for your life-like tooth restoration.

When the implant is healed, one of our dentists places an abutment and your beautiful new restoration.

Your restoration tooth will look just like a natural tooth. Just as they do with dental crowns, our dentists make sure your new restoration looks exactly like your other teeth. And dental crowns just happen to be the gold standard for tooth replacement. Easily, the most life-like replacement tooth available today.

How do I take care of my dental implant?

A dental implant is very sturdy and meant to last for life…if you take care of it. This means adopting a good oral hygiene routine, which includes:

  • Brushing twice per day
  • Flossing once per day
  • Visiting our Northport dental office at least twice per year for exams
  • Having professional teeth cleanings every six months.

This is the same advice we give patients who do not have a dental implant. The best practices guidelines, set forth by the American Dental Association, mirrors our advice.

The reality is that even a full mouth of restorations will not prevent gum infections or periodontal disease.

However, dental implants require no special maintenance.

What is a porcelain veneer?

A porcelain veneer is a thin but strong cover bonded to the front of your tooth. It is a versatile cosmetic dental option for those who want to alter the appearance of their teeth.

Porcelain veneers hide a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including:

  • Small chips in teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Small spaces between teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Slightly misshapen teeth

Porcelain veneers look very natural and give an even length and appearance to your teeth, which enhances your smile.

Veneers also seamlessly blend for discretion.

Is cosmetic dentistry painful?

At Northport Family Dental, our team makes sure you’re comfortable and numb before our dentists perform any type of dental procedure.

Additionally, our compassionate dentists work hard to keep you comfortable, too.

However, anytime you have a surgical procedure—in the case of dental implants—expect some swelling and discomfort for a few days after.

Our dentists provide follow up instructions to help keep you comfortable and pain-free at home, too. Usually, over-the-counter medication is sufficient to see you through.

You’ll find—like our patients have suggested—that a day or two of minor discomfort is well worth a new smile.

What is your professional teeth whitening process?

woman smiling at camera | cosmetic dentist northport nyAt Northport Family Dental, we have found that our patients get the best results with take-home whitening.

A customized tray, taken from a mold of your mouth, is designed to cover the surfaces of your teeth for consistent results. This tray holds our prescription-strength whitening gel.

Our dental hygienist will show you how to place the whitening gel in the tray in a way that helps prevent it from seeping out and irritating tender gum tissue.

For your peace of mind, it's also comforting to know that you have an experienced professional to turn to if a problem develops. Also, when a whitening system is prescribed by a dentist, you know you’re a good candidate for this treatment.

You whiten your teeth on your own time and at your convenience!

Will professional teeth whitening gel burn my mouth or make it dry?

Our Northport patients love our professional teeth whitening treatments. They love being able to whiten their teeth on their own time with their custom tray and prescription-strength whitening gel.

The whitening gel does not burn your mouth or make it dry. In fact, our custom trays mean that the gel—when used correctly—only comes in contact with your teeth and not your tissue.

However, if you experience tooth sensitivity, don’t worry. Simply call our dental office, and we will advise you. Usually, we tell patients to take a short break from whitening their teeth, and the sensitivity goes away.

Why is professional teeth whitening better than store bought?

Store-bought kits and strips do not have prescription-strength ingredients. This means they will not whiten your teeth to the degree that a professional whitening treatment will.

Additionally, store-bought strips and pastes can cause gum sensitivity.

With professional teeth whitening treatments in our Northport dental office, you get optimal results, and you know the ingredients are safe and prescribed by a dental office. You also know that a skilled dentist is just a phone call away.