A recent study by Wakefield Research shows that more than one-third of Americans are unhappy with their smile, but very few realize they can change it. As a prominent cosmetic dentist with two convenient Bronx locations in New York City, Nishita Gandhi, DDS, has the skill and experience to transform your smile with cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers, a smile makeover, cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening, and more. Call Nishita Gandhi, DDS, or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Some people were born with straight, white, healthy-looking teeth, but many of us need a helping hand to get there. Unlike restorative dentistry, which restores function to your teeth, cosmetic dentistry treats areas of your smile that you’re uncomfortable showing off.
These cosmetic treatments are designed to change and rebuild the shape, size, length, and color of your teeth, so you can finally achieve the version of your smile you’ve always wanted.
Cosmetic dentistry fixes a number of aesthetic dental concerns in your smile, including:
There are plenty of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to help you achieve your smile goals.
Dr. Gandhi performs a broad range of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments at her offices, such as:
Cosmetic bonding is one of the most cost-effective dental procedures and requires very little preparation. Dr. Gandhi recommends this simple treatment to close gaps in your smile, repair small cracks or breaks, or change the shape, length, or shade of your teeth.
First, Dr. Gandhi shade matches a composite resin to your teeth, then applies the putty-like material to your tooth. Next, she hardens the material with an ultraviolet light or laser. Before you leave, she reshapes and polishes the bonding material until it looks perfect.
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain restorations that bond to your teeth. The process for placing veneers is very similar to cosmetic bonding. However, because veneers are created in a lab beforehand, your teeth must be prepared for placement.
First, Dr. Gandhi removes a small bit of enamel from your teeth to make room for the porcelain veneers. Then, she takes highly accurate impressions and sends them off to the lab. Once they are ready, she cements the veneers to your teeth at your second appointment. Unlike cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers are completely stain-resistant.
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic treatment available. Dr. Gandhi offers both in-office and at-home whitening treatments to suit your lifestyle. If you opt for an in-office treatment, Dr. Gandhi uses a peroxide-based gel that lightens your teeth by up to three shades in 60 minutes. For the at-home treatment trays, Dr. Gandhi must take impressions of your teeth to create a set of custom-made bleaching trays.
If you’re unsure which cosmetic procedure suits you best, you can work with Dr. Gandhi to create the smile of your dreams. Dr. Gandhi uses photos, digital X-rays, and impressions to design your perfect smile. Once she completes the design, she can help you choose the right cosmetic treatments to reach that goal.
Call Nishita Gandhi, DDS, or book an appointment online today to learn more.