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Cosmetic Dentistry – Long Beach, NY

Boost Your Confidence By Enhancing Your Smile’s Beauty

Your smile is often the first feature that people notice about you. It can set the tone for entire relationships by making a lasting impression. If you don’t feel confident about letting your grin show due to dental discoloration, damaged teeth, or other cosmetic imperfections, other people may be able to sense that. Our team offers several custom-tailored options for cosmetic dentistry in Long Beach, NY that are specially designed to enhance the appearance of your grin, so you can let it unabashedly shine.

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Why Choose Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

Animated porcelain veneer placement

If your smile has a variety of cosmetic flaws, such as slight misalignment, dental damage, and severe discoloration, porcelain veneers may be a great option for you. Each veneer is custom-crafted to fit over the individual teeth that you’d like to improve the appearance of. Once the thin, durable shells are placed over the surface of your teeth, they act to alter the shape, size, and alignment of them to make your grin appear complete and even.

Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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In the past, repairing a broken or severely decayed tooth meant having to get a noticeable and cumbersome metal crown or filling. Today, we utilize natural-looking, custom-shaded materials that are durable to craft restorations from, including porcelain and composite resin. Not only do they flawlessly incorporate with the rest of your smile, but they are also gentler on your gums and minimize dental sensitivity, providing you with more comfort.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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Accidents that cause broken and damaged teeth are common occurrences. Even if it’s a small amount of damage, having a chipped tooth can cause your self-esteem to decline. Cosmetic bonding is a cost-effective, fast, and non-invasive cosmetic solution to help you regain your completed grin. Using a tooth-colored composite resin, our team will sculpt the portion of your missing teeth and chemically bond it to your existing enamel.

Teeth Whitening

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Are you tired of using over-the-counter teeth whitening kits that promise you big results but hardly ever deliver? At Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth, we offer professional in-office and take-home teeth whitening that uses highly concentrated and effective ingredients. Our teeth whitening systems have been clinically tested and proven to be safe and offer noticeable results, so you can rest assured knowing that investing in professional treatment isn’t a gamble!

Gum Recontouring

Closeup of smile after gum recontouring

Do people tell you that you have a gummy smile? If your teeth aren’t the primary feature of your grin like you want them to be, it may be due to excess gum tissue that’s covering them up. Using our Waterlase dental laser, we’re able to gently and precisely re-sculpt your gumline to reveal a proportionate, beautiful smile that you approve of. Using our advanced technology, the recovery period for this treatment is short as well!

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Maybe you’d love to boost your confidence by enhancing your smile’s beauty, but you’re worried about whether you’ll be able to afford the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Long Beach. Rest assured that transforming your grin doesn’t have to break the bank. At Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth, not only do we provide cost-effective treatments, but we also offer financing options to help our patients fit the cost of their new smiles into their budgets. Below, you’ll find some information that can be helpful when considering how much cosmetic dentistry costs.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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What would you like to improve about your grin? Is it the color, size, or shape or your teeth? Or it is a combination of these things? Naturally, the price of your smile transformation will depend on the services you choose to achieve your desired results. When you meet with your cosmetic dentist in Long Beach for a consultation, we’ll recommend the treatments that will best meet your goals. Here’s a basic breakdown comparing the costs of some of our most popular cosmetic dental services:

  • Teeth whitening – Whether you choose the take-home or in-office option, our professional whitening systems are both quick and affordable methods of dramatically brightening your smile. However, they can’t alter the size or shape of your teeth.
  • Cosmetic dental bonding – Bonding can fix minor tooth stains, chips, gaps, and more. Although inexpensive, the results will need to be redone every few years, increasing your long-term costs.
  • Veneers – While veneers are far from the cheapest cosmetic dentistry option, they’re arguably the most versatile. These thin porcelain shells can conceal virtually every aesthetic flaw at once, and they can last for 15+ years.
  • Gum recontouring – The price of gum recontouring can vary, but since gum tissue almost never grows back, the results of your “gummy smile correction” will likely be permanent.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be Worth the Investment

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Cosmetic dentistry is actually about more than simply having a prettier smile. When you feel proud of your pearly whites, you’ll naturally want to show them off more. People will flock toward you because of your positivity and confidence, which could lead to improvements in your social, romantic, and even professional life. Plus, research suggests that, if your teeth look great, you’ll be more inclined to take care of them, potentially saving you money on treatments for cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Although dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic procedures since they’re seen as elective, we have other methods of helping you fit the cost into your budget. For one, we accept low- to no-interest payment plans through Lending Tree. Qualified patients can split up their costs of treatment into monthly chunks that make it much more manageable.

We also have our own in-house dental plan as an alternative to insurance. By paying one flat fee per year, you not only receive FREE preventive care and one emergency exam, but you also get a 10% discount on any other procedures completed at our office, including cosmetic treatments. Just sign up and start saving!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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If you’re used to visiting the dentist only for routine dental checkups, the idea of cosmetic dentistry may sound somewhat foreign to you. Even if you’re aware of popular services like teeth whitening, we understand if you have questions about other treatments we offer at Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth! Below, you’ll find answers to some of these questions for your convenience. If you have other concerns or you’d prefer to speak with one of our dentists in person, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

When you’re receiving care in the hands of a trained professional, such as Dr. Glen, Dr. Benny, or Dr. Gala, you can have confidence in your cosmetic treatment. Keep in mind that not all cosmetic services are ideal for everyone. That’s why our team always takes the time to speak with you one-on-one and provide an honest assessment of which procedures may not be right for you. If you have an underlying oral health issue, cosmetic dentistry may not be possible. For example, we wouldn’t want to place a veneer over a decayed tooth as it will only make treatment of that tooth much harder later. While cosmetic dentistry at dental offices may be safe, we cannot say the same thing for over-the-counter products which can not only be ineffective, but damage enamel and gum tissue.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The lifespan of your cosmetic dentistry depends on a few key factors. Some services tend to be more costly if they are capable of lasting much longer (i.e. veneers over dental bonding). A service like bonding or teeth whitening is designed to be affordable, but won’t last as long without a touch-up in the future. However, some treatments can provide more permanent results, including gum recontouring (or cosmetic removal of excess gum tissue). Alternatively, the results you get from Invisalign can last a lifetime, but it will depend on how committed you are to wearing your retainer. Having positive oral hygiene also has a major impact on the longevity of your cosmetic dentistry.

Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry So Popular?

Over the course of history, dentistry was mainly focused on prevention and treating issues like decay and gum disease. However, dentistry has become modernized over the last few decades, allowing technology and techniques to flourish outside of these traditional disciplines. Now, the average person has better oral health than ever. That means more people can complete services designed to specifically address cosmetic concerns, whether it be chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration. Additionally, cosmetic dentistry is no longer exclusively for the wealthy thanks to materials and expertise becoming more accessible to the public.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Change Your Life?

Fixing minor imperfections may seem unnecessary at first, but cosmetic dentistry can offer more benefits than you have thought about previously. For example, when you’re happy with your smile’s appearance, you’re generally more likely to take better care of it to ensure it continues looking that way. That means you will probably become more dedicated to brushing, flossing, and routine checkups than you were before. You may also feel more motivated to quit smoking or other habits that not only damage teeth, but can be harmful to your well-being. In the case of straightening teeth with Invisalign, you prevent additional stress on your jaw joints since your teeth and bite are better aligned.

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