Having a beautiful smile is worthwhile for many social and self-esteem related reasons, but Smile By Design also wants you to know that the words “cosmetic” and “restorative” go beyond a gorgeous set of teeth. Minor and serious health concerns can surface when teeth are not straightly aligned. For example, digestion starts in the mouth, and the motion of chewing activates the enzymes which help break down your food before being swallowed. Missing teeth may make it harder for your stomach and gut to process these meals, thereby causing stomachaches and other indigestion. Another example of the harm a misaligned mouth can cause is an unbalanced jaw which can negatively alter spinal, muscular, and breathing functions. Smile By Design’s dental clinic in Brooklyn wants to help you avoid these maladies and improve your overall health through targeted care, so take a look at some of the procedures we offer below to help you and your family.
Keep the metal for the music
Crowns help protect damaged teeth and prevent any further decay, but why is “metal free” such a big deal when it comes to your crown? First of all, metal-free crowns look more like natural teeth when interacting with light, and any gum loss that might happen will show a more natural, tooth-like color versus the metal typically seen in non-ceramic crowns. Smile By Design also uses ceramic crowns because they require less removal of the original teeth and are made of bio-friendly materials which are less likely to cause undesirable reactions from your gums.
A bright idea
Special meetings, weddings, or just an overall desire to have a more brilliant smile may spur you on to seek out whitening options for your teeth. Whitening toothpastes, take-home kits, and all the rest require time and may even leave questionable results. However, Smile By Design’s in-office whitening procedure lasts 45 minutes and is guaranteed to give you a naturally brighter smile. The treatment is done under the supervision of our dental specialists, and rather than enduring the sensitivity that patients might experience during the whitening, we provide a desensitizing material to make sure you leave our office in a comfortable state.
The most convenient way to straighten your teeth
Invisalign has become one of the most popular dental care trends for a variety of reasons, one of which is its flexibility to not only shape your teeth, but also mold to your lifestyle. Put in the trays or take them out whenever you need to, and there is no age too old to benefit from Invisalign. Beyond the aesthetic and logistical benefits, using Invisalign might also help reduce periodontal disease that can happen when proper care isn’t being used during traditional treatment with metal braces.
A plan for your entire face
Only a few of us are lucky to have had all of our dental work done by the same dentist our entire lives, but for the rest a series of implants, fillings, veneers, or other care were done with different styles and methods, and over time these teeth might no longer fit the conditions of our mouth. This mismatch can lead to bruxism (grinding of the teeth), enamel erosion, tooth decay, general oral sensitivity, and even cause your face to change shape. Smile By Design can offer you a comprehensive plan for a full mouth reconstruction that not only produces a more aesthetically pleasing smile and face, but also a path towards a longer, healthier life.
More than just filling in the gaps
Many patients believe dental implants are used solely to hide holes in their smiles, and although the idea of what is considered to be a beautiful set of teeth could be debated, we at Smile By Design know that implants serve more for everyone than just social reasons. Dental implants prevent bone loss and actually stop your face from changing shape. In addition, implants help to balance pressure loads inside your mouth while eating, thereby preventing even more stress on other teeth.
A good cover story for your smile
If your teeth are chipped, worn down, misshaped, or beyond the help of normal whitening procedures, then Smile By Design can outfit you with porcelain veneers in no time. A portion of the tooth’s exterior is removed to make room for the veneer, and a digital scan of your mouth is taken for exact measurements. Our in-house laboratory can then fabricate your veneers within two hours or less, and you can be fitted with your new restoration during the same appointment. Most dental clinics require a few days or even weeks between visits, but Smile By Design offers same-day care so you don’t have to walk around town worrying about your smile.
Smooth operating for long-term health
Some patients may be surprised that Botox is commonly used at dental clinics outside of trendy or hip areas. In addition to reducing smoker lines around the mouth and softening “gummy” smiles, Botox has beneficial effects on reducing facial, neck, and oral pain. Grinding teeth and leftover unpleasantness from injuries can be temporarily relieved using Botox, and this treatment combined with Smile By Design’s whole-approach to reducing pain can put you on the right track towards a more permanent wellbeing.
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