As we approach a new year, many of us strive to complete the traditional resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking and eat healthy. While maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle are important, we tend to overlook a major piece of our health; our smiles. Beautiful teeth and gums can not only help you look younger, they can help you lead that healthy lifestyle so many of us wish achieve once the ball drops. When it comes to correcting or simply maintaining an already beautiful smile, there are several treatment options available in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry, which will be individually tailored or combined with other treatments. As we count down to the New Year, our patients seek out quick treatments to get their smiles shining just as bright as the twinkling ball drop. Some treatments we suggest to get your pearly whites ready for the New Year include, enamel recontouring, cosmetic injectables, and gum gap restoration.
Correcting a misaligned smile is no longer only achievable through orthodontics. Enamel recontouring eliminates the need for braces and can be completed in one office visit. During enamel recontouring, a laser or sanding drill is used to shave small amounts of surface enamel, contouring your teeth into beautiful alignment. Sandpaper-like strips are used to access hard to reach locations between teeth to shape their sides. In some cases, Dr. Rozenberg may use resin bonding to complete your enamel recontouring. This procedure can be combined with porcelain veneers and offers immediate results.
While a straight and white smile can help you feel more confident, those of us who struggle with fine lines and wrinkles may still feel self-conscious that others aren’t seeing what really counts. Laugh lines, crow’s feet and nasolabial folds are commonly corrected with quick and noninvasive cosmetic injectables. Injectables and fillers such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm will swiftly fill those fine lines, giving you one more reason to smile!
No matter how straight or white your teeth are, if you do not take care of your gums, your pearly whites can suffer. Not maintaining regular flossing, dental bone loss, periodontal disease and genetics can all cause receding gums. Today’s innovative techniques can quickly treat and regenerate lost gum tissue using gum graft restoration. Traditional gum grafting surgery can be painful and requires sutures and extended downtime. Dr. Rozenberg performs gum graft restoration using Restylane, a common dermal filler used to fill facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane is injected into the gums to pump up gum volume and fill spaces left between teeth from receding gums, providing immediate, rejuvenating results.
Dr. Lana Rozenberg and our staff look forward to answering any questions you may have about smile rejuvenation. Contact us at our New York office at 212.265.7724, or you may request an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Rozenberg.