Earl L. Estwick, DMD, PC

446 Route 304, Suite C • Bardonia, NY • 845-623-4887

Cosmetic Dentistry

Let Your Smile Introduce You

Cosmetic Dentistry Comparison

The very first characteristic people notice about you is what they see: and that would be your smile. No matter where you live, what your age or job, good impressions make life a lot easier.

Over time our teeth can become discolored from food, coffee, tea, and even some medicines to name a few causes. Let us show you how versatile we are when it comes to creating a smile you can be proud of at an affordable price in less time than you may think.

Depending on the extent of damage to your teeth, we offer several options:

What we can do for your smile

Veneers

Veneers are a great alternative to cracked, discolored or chipped teeth. They are a thin porcelain covering custom made to redesign and reshape your entire mouth or a portion. They can cover your cracks, revise the appearance of misaligned teeth, and even eliminate unsightly spaces.

The process spans two or three visits to our Rockland County, NY, dental practice. We take molds of your prepared teeth and send them out to a highly specialized and certified lab to fabricate the coverings. In the meantime, we provide you with a temporary covering that looks just like the real thing! When your custom veneers are bonded to your natural teeth, the only way strangers will know you had cosmetic repairs is if you tell them. Your teeth will feel and look natural for years to come.

Porcelain Crowns

Teeth occasionally can be weakened due to damage or extensive cavity repairs. Often referred to as “caps”, they cover the entire visible surface of the tooth. They strengthen and protect the tooth as well as matching the color of the surrounding teeth. Porcelain is a strong and durable alternative to other less permanent options.

Teeth Whitening and Bleaching

Teeth can easily be compared to doing laundry. Even if you wash your laundry after one wearing, over time the colors and whites become stained and lose their luster. You correct the laundry problem with additives. Unfortunately, even brushing with good toothpaste can still leave your teeth dull and discolored. It comes from the food we eat as well as drink. Over the counter products are often risky and extremely short-term approaches: if they work at all. Tooth enamel can be damaged if such dental products are applied improperly, leading to tooth sensitivity and inflammation of the gums, if not destruction of the tooth itself.

Our proven process can bring back the natural color of your smile and even go lighter, if you prefer. It is competed in two steps: first we make a mold of your teeth that are fashioned into reusable gel trays. Next, we give you a whitening solution that you will use for a short period over a few days. Our experience has been that this process is effective in bringing teeth 4-8 shades lighter.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Are you embarrassed when you open your mouth and feel as if there is a glare from your fillings, or everyone notices them? In years gone by, mercury was the filler of choice for dental caries (cavities).