Forest Hills Smile Makeovers
If you’re thinking about enhancing the way your smile looks, seeing a cosmetic dentist in Forest Hills like Dr. Gregory Mark is the first place to start.
Aesthetic dentistry brings together a combination of different cosmetic and restorative treatments to create a beautiful overall appearance that you can be confident of showing off.
Why Invest in a Smile Makeover?
Smile makeovers are truly an individual experience. People choose to address the appearance of their teeth for a variety of different reasons. It could be that they feel self-conscious about the way their teeth look and are embarrassed about other people seeing their smile.
Some of the people getting smile makeovers in Forest Hills do so because they’re looking to get a job promotion, are getting back into the dating scene, or it’s something they’ve thought about for a long time.
There’s no right or wrong reason for wanting to get a smile makeover. It’s truly an individual choice that you make on your own.
You may want to talk about different cosmetic options if you have aesthetic concerns such as:
• Broken or misshaped teeth
• Missing teeth
• Severe discoloration
• Teeth that are crooked or gapped
Individualized Care Plans
When you visit with Dr. Mark for a smile makeover consultation and exam, we’ll walk you through all of the different options available to address your specific concerns. Whether you want whiter teeth, need to close up a few gaps in your smile, or something else, we’ll have an opportunity to discuss the various choices that are effective for those issues.
As part of your smile makeover planning, we’ll take a series of X-rays and impressions of your teeth. It may be necessary to create what’s called a “wax up,” which is essentially a preview of our recommended course of treatment. Being able to see the modifications to your individual teeth can help you feel confident about moving forward with the final treatment plan.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Options
In most cases, Dr. Mark will recommend a variety of different cosmetic and aesthetic restorative treatments for the best overall impact. You may only need one or two of these, while other individuals require 3-4 or more.
Some of the most common Forest Hills cosmetic dentistry services we offer include:
Teeth Whitening — Professionally whiten your teeth to remove multiple layers of deep staining in your enamel. Whitening is usually the first step to a smile makeover, so that new restorations can be designed to match your brighter teeth. We offer both in-house and take-home whitening treatments.
Dental Veneers — Drastically transform the entire appearance of your smile. Veneers (porcelain, no-prep, or composite) are bonded over the front of your natural teeth, instantly changing the way they look. You can specify the exact color, shape, and size that you want your teeth to be.
White Fillings — Need to repair an area of tooth decay? Our white fillings are minimally invasive and custom matched to the natural color of your tooth. We can even put one on a front tooth without other people being able to tell.
Tooth Recontouring — Adjusting irregular edges or uneven teeth is simple. We can gently smooth the surface out for a more consistent tooth shape; no numbing is needed.
Dental Bonding — Bonding is perfect for efficiently patching over misshaped enamel or filling in gaps between your teeth. After we shape it to the tooth, a bright light cures it in place. It’s a simple and comfortable procedure.
Porcelain Crowns — Need to repair a badly damaged, broken, or decayed tooth? Our ceramic dental crowns are durable with the aesthetic appeal you can count on. Plus, we can place them over dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Invisalign Braces — If your teeth are relatively healthy, Invisalign can help to straighten them so that you can holistically enhance the look of your smile. You can even choose to whiten your teeth at the same time.
Requirements for Smile Makeovers
Before starting any type of cosmetic dentistry procedures, Dr. Mark will want to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Although restorative treatments like white fillings and crowns can repair damaged teeth, you wouldn’t want to put veneers or whitening products on teeth affected by issues such as gum disease and decay.
Your smile makeover plan can incorporate restorative treatments into the overall course of care. So simply having issues such as cavities or missing teeth will not fully eliminate the option of requesting cosmetic treatments.
Care and Maintenance of Your New Smile
As with any type of dental treatment, it’s common for aesthetic restorations to require ongoing maintenance and updates. To prevent wear or chipping to any porcelain or ceramic restorations, we recommend sleeping in a protective mouthguard at night (night guard or bite splint.) A simple impression of your new smile is all that we need to create the device.
Be sure to use a soft bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to clean your teeth twice daily, being sure to floss around each restoration at least once per day. Proper oral hygiene will help to prevent buildup and stain across your restorations and limit the chances of new decay from forming around the margins of your crowns, veneers, etc.
Financing a Smile Makeover
Part of every Forest Hills smile makeover is working within the budgetary needs of our patients. It may be that you want something straightforward and affordable, or you need a more complex and extensive treatment.
If any of your services qualify as restorative procedures, we can apply them to your remaining insurance benefits if applicable.
From there, we’ll make flexible financing options available so that you can make low monthly payments that fit your budget. Low-Interest and 0% interest options are available.
We have something for every budget. Our treatment plan coordinators are happy to answer any payment and financing questions that you may have.
For someone who is deathly afraid of the dentist, my nerves disappeared instantly. When I first arrived, Maria the receptionist was very welcoming and that was exactly what I needed in order to feel more comfortable. I was then taken in for X-rays and of course my nerves started up again but Marvin was very patient with me and reassured me that there was no rush. Ana then took me in for my cleaning and she explained everything to me step by step. Not once did I feel uncomfortable. Lastly, I met with Dr.Mark who is very knowledgeable and gave me my next steps to ensuring that my teeth stay healthy and my smile gets to where I want it to be. Overall, it was an amazing visit and I know I am in great hands!
Thank you Dr. Mark! Visiting Forest Hills Dental was the best decision! I recently moved to Queens from Long Island and did not have a dentist in the area. My situation was unique and I was told that not to many dentist would take on my issue. I made an appointment on line. Maria the receptionist called to confirm my appointment, when I explained what was going on and she immediately re-scheduled to get me in sooner to see Dr. Mark. While in the chair Dr. Mark explained everything that was going to happen with the procedure and made sure I was never in pain. I am so happy I found them. Thank you again for taking care of me!
This office exceeded my expectations. Very friendly staff. Dental hygienist did an amazing job cleaning my teeth and the Dr. was very knowledgeable and cares to explain everything in full detail to his patients