Cosmetic Dentistry

Aside from achieving a healthy smile, many are concerned with having a smile that compliments their appearance.  Within his Brooklyn cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Amirian and his colleagues utilize the advances of modern dentistry to help patients achieve their perfect smile.  Experienced in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Amirian and his staff can help patients straighten, brighten, or repair their smile.

One of the key features of his tech-savvy office is the implementation of SNAP Instant Digital Imaging.  With SNAP, Dr. Amirian and his staff can show patients what the outcome of their cosmetic dental procedure will be without ever touching their teeth.  At the initial consultation, Dr. Amirian and his colleagues encourage patients to express their cosmetic concerns as he offers feedback on possible treatment options.  Following the consultation, a digital photograph will be taken, and within minutes, patients can have a printed digital image rendering what their smile would look like with cosmetic dental treatment.

These 3D renderings enable patients to visualize their treatment prior to scheduling any permanent procedure.  Because Dr. Amirian and his staff place a high emphasis on patient-focused care, the ability for their patients to understand the scope of treatment visually is especially significant.

Before & After

Cosmetic dentistry can involve:

    • Bonding – reshapes chipped or uneven teeth to perfect the aesthetic appearance of the smile.
    • Dental bridge – fills in the space of a missing tooth with a pontic, or false tooth, fused between two crowns that attach to adjoining teeth.
    • Dental implants – restore the functionality of teeth while enabling patients to confidently smile one again.
    • Gum lift – a cosmetic procedure that involves raising and sculpting the gum line to create a symmetrical appearance to the teeth.
    • Smile makeover – a transformation of the smile that involves several cosmetic procedures to restore the appearance of the teeth.
    • Teeth whitening – the dentist uses peroxide gels to brighten the shade of teeth.
    • Veneers – porcelain or otherwise fabricated laminates that are bonded on top of teeth.

If you think cosmetic dentistry techniques can improve the appearance of your smile, contact our office today.  We look forward to helping our patients achieve confidence in their smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Get Porcelain Veneers in Brooklyn


Have you been dreaming of a perfect dazzling “celebrity” smile? It is not uncommon for patients to ask for a movie star smile.  In fact, most people want bright white teeth, aligned perfectly straight.  Unfortunately, not everyone has the ideal set of natural teeth.  With modern dental technology and Dr. Amirian and his staff’s knowledge and experience, porcelain veneers can help any patient achieve the smile they desire. Working with superior technology and the industry’s top dental labs, his Brooklyn cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice awards patients complete smile makeovers.

Utilizing the best porcelain veneers in Brooklyn, Dr. Amirian and his talented team can design a beautiful new natural looking smile.

The benefits of visiting Dr. Amirian’s Brooklyn cosmetic dental practice for porcelain veneers:

  • Digital software is utilized to create a 3D rendering of your smile makeover.
  • A diagnostic wax model is created of your makeover as well as a stone model so you can visualize what your results will be prior to any work being performed.
  • Temporary materials are used to create a temporary veneers over existing teeth which will show the end result.
  • You can “try out” the new veneers and make desired changes prior to the permanent veneers being applied.  This trial period lasts 2-3 weeks.
  • Dr. Amirian’s final result will be a gorgeous smile that utilizes technology and resources that will exceed your expectations.

Who is a candidate for veneers?

Dr. Amirian and his colleagues have helped numerous patients with their desire for a movie star smile.  Our Brooklyn porcelain veneer candidates come in various forms but namely, they suffer from:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Stained teeth.
  • Gaps between teeth.
  • Worn down teeth.
  • Discolored teeth due to large fillings or smoking.
  • Crooked teeth.
  • Buck teeth.
  • And many others.

Lumineers

Lumineers are an ideal veneer for teeth that are stained, chipped, or misaligned.  Because they can be applied in a relatively short amount of time and do not require any sedatives or drilling, Lumineers are patients’ number one choice in veneer treatment.

Lumineers – Contact lens thin veneers that preserve natural teeth.

Schedule your consultation today, and be one step closer to the movie star smile of your dreams!  What do you have to lose?

Smile Makeover

Contact our Brooklyn Dental Office to find out more about complete smile makeovers!

LUMINEERS®

Cosmetic Dentistry in Brooklyn – Brooklyn Heights – Manhattan


Getting LUMINEERS® in Brooklyn are an excellent option for people who are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of their teeth.  These ultra-thin, porcelain slips fit perfectly over teeth, making them look cosmetically perfect and completely beautiful. An off-white or crooked smile can cause serious confidence problems.  LUMINEERS® are a fantastic alternative for patients wanting a beautiful smile without surgery, harsh chemicals or painful treatments.

For LUMINEERS® to be applied, the underlying teeth, bone and gums must be healthy. Patients with gum disease or tooth decay must be treated prior to LUMINEERS® placement.  Unlike dental veneers, LUMINEERS® can be left in place for over 20 years or removed upon request to expose the intact original teeth.  LUMINEERS® can be fitted in just two appointments, and instantly add pizzazz to the smile.

Here are some of the problems that LUMINEERS® can solve for our Brooklyn patients:

  • Large gaps between the teeth.
  • Misaligned teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Stained teeth.
  • Uneven gums and teeth.
  • Unnatural looking bridges and crowns.

How can LUMINEERS® benefit me?

At Brooklym Dental, we have found that LUMINEERS® provide a wide range of advantages over similar treatments. The most meaningful advantage to anxious patients is that no painful alterations of the teeth are required prior to the LUMINEERS® application. The covers themselves are so thin and unobtrusive that speech and eating are seldom affected.

Here are some of the other advantages of LUMINEERS®:

  • Last over 20 years.
  • No harsh drilling of inner tooth mechanisms.
  • No injections.
  • No pain or discomfort.
  • Only two dental visits required.
  • Option to place multiple LUMINEERS® at one time.
  • Perfect, pearly-white teeth.
  • Thickness of a contact lens.
  • Totally reversible treatment.

Are LUMINEERS® strong enough?

LUMINEERS® are constructed from Cerinate® porcelain, which is known for its exceptional strength.  Even though LUMINEERS® are thinner than dental veneers, they are less likely to break or chip.  Additionally, Cerinate® porcelain can be color-modified and balanced. This means that different levels of opaqueness and translucency can be utilized.

How are LUMINEERS® applied to the teeth?

One of the main reasons LUMINEERS® are so easy to fit is that little etching has to be done beforehand.  With veneers, many teeth might have to be permanently altered or drilled to ensure the best fit.  However, LUMINEERS® offer a beautiful end product without any drilling, anesthesia or extensive etching.  This factor alone can reduce the time in the dental chair by almost half, when compared to traditional veneers.

During the initial visit, Dr. Amirian will take bite impressions and X-rays to determine the exact way the teeth fit together.  The dentist also thoroughly examines the teeth to ensure that no tooth decay and no signs of gum disease are present.  Together, the dentist and patient choose the color of the LUMINEERS® and the desired level of transparency.  The bite impressions are sent to the laboratory to be custom-crafted.

The LUMINEERS® are bonded to the teeth at the second appointment.  If bonding substance has oozed out from beneath the LUMINEERS®, this is carefully removed using a beveled featheredge margin.  Once the LUMINEERS® are in place, the Dr. Amirian polishes them until they are completely smooth.  The advantage of this smoothness is that bacteria and staining agents cannot easily adhere to the surface of the LUMINEERS®.

The LUMINEERS® are finally separated.  Up until this point, they are still attached where the bite impressions suggest teeth would naturally join.  The treatment is finished, leaving a beautiful white smile, and perfect, healthy teeth.

If you have questions or concerns about getting LUMINEERS® in Brooklyn, or want more information about how to improve your smile, please contactour practice.

FAQ

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about cosmetic dentistry.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?
A: If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth or simply want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to a more beautiful, confident smile.Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular in the last several years, not only due to advances in cosmetic dental procedures and materials, but also because patients are becoming increasingly focused on improving their overall health.  This includes dental prevention and having a healthier, whiter, more radiant smile.

There are many cosmetic dental procedures available to improve your teeth and enhance your smile.  Depending on your particular needs, cosmetic dental treatments can change your smile dramatically, from restoring a single tooth to having a full mouth make-over.  Ask your dentist how you can improve the health and beauty of your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic Procedures:

Teeth Whitening: Bleaching lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored by age, food, drink, and smoking.  Teeth darkened as a result of injury or taking certain medications can also be bleached, but the effectiveness depends on the degree of staining present.

Composite (tooth-colored) Fillings:  Also known as “bonding”, composite fillings are now widely used instead of amalgam (silver) fillings to repair teeth with cavities and also to replace old, defective fillings.  Tooth-colored fillings are also used to repair chipped, broken, or discolored teeth.  This type of filling is also very useful to fill in gaps and to protect sensitive, exposed root surfaces caused by gum recession.

Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are thin custom-made, tooth-colored shells that are bonded onto the fronts of teeth to create a beautiful individual smile.  They can help restore or camouflage damaged, discolored, poorly shaped, or misaligned teeth.  Unlike crowns, veneers require minimal tooth structure to be removed from the surface of the tooth.

Porcelain Crowns (caps): A crown is a tooth-colored, custom-made covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.  They are ideal for teeth that have large, fractured or broken fillings and also for those that are badly decayed.

Dental Implants: Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically placed into the jaw to replace one or more missing teeth.  Porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures can be made specifically to fit and attach to implants, giving a patient a strong, stable, and durable solution to removable dental appliances.

Orthodontics: Less visible and more effective brackets and wires are making straightening teeth with orthodontics much more appealing to adult patients.  In some cases, teeth can be straightened with custom-made, clear, removable aligners in place of braces.

Thanks to the advances in modern dentistry, cosmetic treatments can make a difference in making your smile shine!

 

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?
A: Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the fronts of teeth.  They are very durable and will not stain, making them a very popular solution for those seeking to restore or enhance the beauty of their smile.Veneers may be used to restore or correct the following dental conditions:

  • Severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces
  • Worn or chipped teeth
  • Slight tooth crowding
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large

Getting veneers usually requires two visits.  Veneers are created from an impression (mold) of your teeth that is then sent to a professional dental laboratory where each veneer is custom-made (for shape and color) for your individual smile.

With little or no anesthesia, teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the front surface of the teeth to allow for the small thickness of veneers.  The veneers are carefully fitted and bonded onto the tooth surface with special bonding cements and occasionally a specialized light may be used to harden and set the bond.

Veneers are an excellent dental treatment that can dramatically improve your teeth and give you a natural, beautiful smile.

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?
A: Since teeth whitening has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, there are many products and methods available to achieve a brighter smile.Professional teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.  Over-the-counter products are also available, but they are much less effective than professional treatments and might not be approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).

As we age, the outer layer of tooth enamel wears away, eventually revealing a darker or yellow shade.  The color of our teeth also comes from the inside of the tooth, which can become darker over time. Smoking and fluids such as coffee, tea, and wine can also contribute to tooth discoloration, making teeth yellow and dull.  Sometimes, teeth can become discolored from taking certain medications as a child, such as tetracycline.  Excessive fluoridation (fluorosis) during tooth development can also cause teeth to become discolored.

It’s important to have your teeth evaluated by your dentist to determine if you’re a good candidate for bleaching.  Occasionally, tetracycline and fluorosis stains are difficult to bleach and your dentist may offer other options, such as veneers or crowns to cover up such stains.  Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is also important to evaluate any old fillings, crowns, etc. before bleaching begins.  Once the bleaching is done, your dentist can match the new restorations to the shade of the newly whitened teeth.

Since teeth whitening is not permanent, a touch-up may be needed every several years to keep your smile looking bright.

The most widely used professional teeth whitening systems:

Home teeth whitening systems: At-home products usually come in a gel form that is placed in a custom-fitted mouthguard (tray), created from a mold of your teeth.  The trays are worn either twice a day for approximately 30 minutes, or overnight while you sleep.  It usually takes several weeks to achieve the desired results depending on the degree of staining and the desired level of whitening.

In office teeth whitening: This treatment is done in the dental office and you will see results immediately.  It may require more than one visit with each visit lasting 30 to 60 minutes.  While your gums are protected, a bleaching solution is applied to the teeth.  A special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent while the teeth are whitened.

Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity after having their teeth whitened.  This sensation is temporary and subsides shortly after you complete the bleaching process, usually within a few days to one week.

Teeth whitening can be very effective and can give you a brighter, whiter, more confident smile!

Our Doctors

Viren Abreo, DDS

Dr. Abreo is committed to transforming the lives of his patients through their smiles and oral health.  He is passionate about providing high qualit [...]

Aaron Moskowitz, DDS

Dr. Aaron Moskowitz is a caring dentist with a gentle hand. He graduated at the top of his class from NYU Dental School. As with all of the dentists a [...]

Daniel Cohen, DDS

Dr. Daniel Cohen was born and raised in Warren, New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelo [...]

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