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Cosmetic dentistry procedures dramatically improve the color, shape and even alignment of selected teeth. At Personalized Dentistry in Parlin, NJ and serving the Sayreville area, our dentist, Dr. Bhawna Bhatti, helps people reach their smile goals. Would you like to know what aesthetic procedure is right for you?
As unique as your fingerprint
That's your smile. It expresses your personality and no one else's. Plus, there's something else.
According to research cited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people base first impressions on smile appearance. If it's bright and shiny, you're attractive, approachable and smart. If it's dull, dingy and crooked, you're not so friendly or competent.
The cosmetic dentistry consultation
So, to match up who you are inside to how your smile looks on the outside, explore what our cosmetic dentist can do. Think about the changes you wish to achieve. Then, see Dr. Bhatti about a smile makeover. Simple or extensive, smile makeovers may address:
- Tooth color, shape, and size
- Flaws such as chips and cracks
- Alignment issues such as overbite, tooth rotation, gaps, crowding and protruding front teeth
- Unattractive, failing restorations (old crowns, metal fillings)
Your consultation will include a complete dental exam, X-rays and other imaging as needed. Good oral health is the proper foundation for any smile makeover.
Wondering what Dr. Bhatti offers? Here are just some of her aesthetic treatments. Some combine the best of cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Bonding with tooth-colored composite resin repairs small enamel defects, restoring optimal tooth shape and size quickly and economically in just one visit.
Tooth whitening, offered as an at-home or in-office procedure, this affordable service removes years of deep dental stains using concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel.
Porcelain veneers, thin shells of translucent ceramic, disguise larger tooth defects and strengthen enamel. too. Veneers are permanently cemented on the front side of teeth, improving their appearance, shape and size.
Invisalign clear aligners straighten teeth with a series of custom-fabricated acrylic appliances which are comfortable, removable and almost invisible. Adults and teens quickly reap the many health benefits of smiles which look really good.
Snap-on Smiles are fully removable prosthetics which give people the perfect smiles they've always wanted without the extensive time and expense orthodontics involves.
Dental implants replace missing teeth with state of the art titanium screws inserted into the jaw for superior anchorage of posts and crowns. Dental implants also improve jaw bone quality for maximum oral-facial strength, balance and appearance.
Porcelain crowns, or caps, restore chipped, infected, heavily restored or malformed teeth with natural-looking and resilient ceramic. They support teeth above the gum line.
Tooth-colored fillings are made from realistic, strong and flexible composite resin. They substitute for old metal fillings, restoring tooth decay and beautifying tooth structure.
Make the right decisions
See Dr. Bhawna Bhatti at Personalized Dentistry in Parlin, NJ and serving the Sayreville area, for a friendly and informative consultation your smile appearance. She'll outline your choices and help you decide what services are right for you. Call the office today at (732) 721-3311.
Restore your smile with dental implants. Whether you have a small gap from a single missing tooth or a larger gap due to several missing teeth, dental implants can help. Dental implants serve as anchors for replacement teeth and can be used in conjunction with a dental crown or bridgework. At Personalized Dentistry in Parlin, NJ and serving the Sayreville area, Dr. Bhawna Bhatti is your dentist for dental implants.
Dental implants are small screw-like posts placed directly in the bone of the jaw. Over the course of three to six months, the implant and bone permanently fuse together. Once fused, the implant is ready to securely anchor an artificial tooth in place. When replacing a single missing tooth, a dental crown is attached to the dental implant and fills in the gap where the tooth was missing.
Dental implants can also be used to permanently anchor a dental bridge in place. When used in conjunction with bridgework, two or more implants are strategically positioned to hold the dental bridge securely in place. In most cases, the bridge will likely consist of crowns and pontics, both types of artificial teeth. The crowns can be attached to the implants to hold the bridge in place, while the pontics fill in the remaining gaps.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The benefits of utilizing dental implants to close the gaps in your smile are numerous. In addition to restoring your smile, dental implants also help improve several of the problems that can occur when teeth are missing. Dr. Bhatti can help you decide if dental implants are the right option for closing the gaps in your smile. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Smile Restoration — Dental implants permanently fill the gaps in your smile by serving as secure anchors for artificial teeth.
- Reduced Strain — Dental implants reduce the strain on existing teeth that have been compensating for missing ones by redistributing biting and chewing functions across a full set of teeth.
- Restored Facial Contours — Dental implants restore the natural shape of the face by providing support for facial muscles that can begin to sag and droop when teeth are missing.
- Improved Speech — Speech can be altered by a gap in your smile when the tongue slips into the gap while speaking. Filling in the gap with dental implants can improve speech by correcting tongue placement when speaking.
Dental implants make it possible to permanently close the gap in your smile. For more information about dental implants schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhatti by calling Personalized Dentistry in Parlin, NJ and serving Sayreville at (732) 721-3311.