Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

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While a beautiful and visually-stunning smile is something that is highly-desired, dental appeal goes far beyond what you see on the surface. Radiant smiles, free of damage, infection, and decay can significantly improve your oral health and overall quality of life.

At Coram-Selden Dental Group, our team of skilled cosmetic dentistry experts applies their passion for helping people by providing cosmetic services designed to support your health and happiness as well as your natural aesthetics.

Whether your needs are more complex or you’re looking to enhance your smile’s beauty quickly and effectively, our comprehensive variety of cosmetic dentistry services can get the job done right. To schedule a consultation with our experienced team, call our Selden office today!


What Cosmetic Dentistry Services Do You Offer?

We love helping patients achieve a smile they’re proud of, and because of our many specialties, we can provide a wide variety of comprehensive services to deliver the best results.

Our cosmetic services include:

Which Cosmetic Treatment is Right for Me?

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You may want a whiter, straighter, and more symmetrical smile; however, you may not realize that beautiful smiles aren’t possible without an established foundation of good oral health first. Healthy teeth and gums help set the stage for radiant smiles, and our full team of specialists can perform anything from strategic root canals and gentle tooth extractions to effectively treating periodontal (gum) disease and restoring dental implants.

Once the health of your smile is confirmed, we take the time to learn what your goals for treatment are and discuss all your available options. We also use this appointment to factor in all your personal preferences, concerns, and lifestyle habits when creating your treatment plan. This includes paying close attention to your physical features, such as your hair and eye color, skin tone, the shape of your lips, and the way your mouth moves when you smile and speak.

Depending on what you wish to accomplish, your treatment may involve more than one service or visit in combination with other treatments to achieve your dream smile.

Will My Cosmetic Results Last?

The longevity of your cosmetic results depends heavily on several factors – which treatment you had done, which materials were used, and how well you take care of your smile after your treatment is complete.

At our Selden dental office, we insist on only using prime materials, like composites, ceramics, and porcelain that are known for their natural look and durability. This allows our team to ensure your results remain as aesthetically-pleasing as they are strong and reliable.

Porcelain Veneers

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Whether you have a few slightly crooked teeth, severe discoloration, or have minor surface damage throughout your smile, veneers are an effective way to achieve your perfect smile almost instantly.

Veneers are thin, durable shells of porcelain that are often used to mask a wide range of multiple aesthetic and structural dental limitations.

How do Dental Veneers Work?

With dental veneers that are completely tailored to you, we:

  • Cover the six most noticeable teeth in your smile at the front of your mouth
  • Mask visible issues such as unwanted stains, crooked teeth, misshaped enamel, and gaps between teeth
  • Make your smile look whiter, straighter, and fuller
  • Can sometimes prevent the need for additional cosmetic work as veneers mask the teeth behind them

When bonded to the surfaces of your natural teeth, veneers provide a brand-new look to your smile almost instantly. It’s important to note, however, that these porcelain shells do not repair badly damaged, decayed, or crooked teeth. They are best for covering small chips, gaps, and irregularities that are basic cosmetic concerns.

Designing and Placing Your Veneers

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Veneer treatment commonly takes two treatment visits to complete, with a detailed consultation appointment prior to those.

At your consultation, we will discuss what you like about your current smile, what you want to change, and your expectations for treatment. If you’re a candidate for veneers, we will go over your veneer plan completely, discussing with you how your veneers work.

Your first treatment appointment, also known as the “prep” appointment, will include gently buffing away the outer layer of enamel on your front teeth. Then, we take digital impressions of your smile which are sent to a trusted lab, where a team of skilled ceramists fabricates your veneers. In the meantime, we place temporary veneers over your teeth to minimize any discomfort.

In about two weeks, your permanent, customized veneers are ready, and we’ll invite you back to our Selden office to bond them into place.

Am I a Candidate for Veneers?

To be an ideal candidate for veneers, you must have a healthy smile, with teeth free of damage or decay, and gums and other soft tissues free of disease and infection. To schedule your veneer consultation, contact Coram-Selden Dental Group Today!


Professional Teeth Whitening

Are you feeling a little embarrassed or less-than-satisfied with the current shade of your teeth? Are you hoping for a quick smile enhancement before an important social event or interview? Look no further than professional teeth whitening!

We offer take-home and in-office whitening using specialty-formulated whitening solutions that are safe and effective.

In-Office Whitening with Philips Zoom! ®

When you’re short on time and have enamel stains you’d like addressed quickly, our chair-side teeth whitening is a perfect choice. For whitening at our office, we use the power of Philips Zoom, which can lighten your smile by eight shades in just 45 minutes!

During your procedure, we apply the product directly to your teeth, making sure your gums and lips are protected first, then use a special curing light to activate the whitening agent in the Zoom solution. This is administered in three fifteen-minute increments until the desired shade is reached.

4 Notable benefits to In-Office Teeth Whitening

  1. Safe, effective, and predictable results
  2. Even application of whitening solution
  3. Maximized comfortability and fast smile transformation
  4. Quick improvement promotes self-confidence

Take-Home Whitening Kits with DayWhite®

Being able to brighten your teeth in the convenience of your own home is both comfortable and stress-free, especially if you have a demanding or hectic schedule.

The only appointment needed is for us to perform a detailed cleaning and take impressions of your smile, so your whitening tray is a perfect fit. We will also make any adjustments to your custom trays, making sure the gel will rest closely against your teeth for even results as you whiten at home.


4 Advantages to Take-Home Whitening

  1. Brighten your smile at your own pace
  2. Whitening kits sold through our dentists are safer
  3. Total comfortability and customization of treatment
  4. Continued access to our teeth whitening specialists

What You Should Know Before Whitening Your Smile

Having your teeth whitened by our team can provide you with the best results with the least chance of tooth sensitivity and other side-effects. Because over-the-counter products are more of a one-size-fits-all approach, treatment is not customized to your needs or your teeth.

This means these products are not monitored or distributed through professionals, so the whitening agents found in them are often less potent, which can lead to overuse, uneven whitening, and potential enamel damage.

Invisalign Clear Braces

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Invisalign braces allow our Selden patients and of-age family members to enjoy healthier, straighter, more appealing smiles without having to wear traditional metal braces. At Coram-Selden Dental Group, we offer Invisalign with no referrals necessary. Every aspect of your orthodontic care is completed right here at our office!

How Invisalign Works

Instead of using metal brackets and wires that are noticeable and uncomfortable, Invisalign gently moves your teeth into ideal positions using pinpointed pressure and strategically designed clear aligners. Each translucent set of trays snaps comfortably over your teeth, guiding them into alignment. The pressure used is less than what you might feel with metal braces, and your aligners are changed out every two weeks.

You’ll bring your clear trays home with you, changing them out as directed. As you do, you’ll start to notice your teeth looking and feeling straighter, until your treatment is complete.

Who is Invisalign for?

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Originally, Invisalign was made for adults who underwent traditional orthodontic treatment with braces before, but experienced relapse. With modern Invisalign technology, this clear aligner treatment can be effective for adults and responsible teens.

Invisalign made for teens mimics the classic system but is designed for adolescent patients that might need help remembering to wear their aligners for the required 22 hours a day. If your teen or pre-teen has a fully developed smile and is responsible enough to keep up with proper oral hygiene, then Invisalign might be right for them.

To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, schedule your consultation at Coram-Selden Dental Group. Our team will evaluate your unique situation, examine your current oral health, and work with you to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

What if My Smile is Damaged and Needs Help?

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When your smile has been affected by decay, trauma, or tooth loss, you deserve smile restoration from a team who can help you achieve optimal oral health and beauty once more. From white, composite fillings to porcelain inlays, onlays, and dental implants, we can rehabilitate your smile, no matter the complexity of your current needs.

At Coram-Selden Dental Group, we also specialize in traditional and implant-supported prosthetics, explicitly created for replacing one to all missing teeth in your smile. Each crown, bridge, and denture prosthetic we provide is crafted using the highest-quality porcelain materials and fabricated at a trusted outside lab.

When Your Smile Needs Repair

In addition to highlighting your smile’s beauty, we always aim to keep your teeth healthy and preserve your dental structure and function as much as possible. For teeth that have minor to more notable damage, wear, or decay, we offer the following:

White, Composite Fillings help restore the strength and functionality of teeth with minor damage without compromising natural appeal. Before application, our team matches the filling to your tooth shade. We will then apply and shape it directly to the vulnerable area of your tooth, providing protection and discreet aesthetics.

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays are specifically designed to fit your teeth that need repairing. They’re an excellent option for addressing larger areas of decay and damage not substantial enough to need a crown. Porcelain materials help preserve beauty while the inlay or onlay protects the remaining tooth structure.

Porcelain Crowns are used on teeth that have suffered an extensive amount of damage or are more-severely decayed. Crowns work to protect vulnerable teeth from future harm by encasing the entire structure, and their high-quality materials can withstand the constant pressures of everyday use.

When Your Smile Needs Replacing

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Whether due to an accident, genetics, or advanced gum disease, missing teeth not only hinder aesthetics and self-confidence, they can significantly impact daily eating, speaking, and function. At our Selden dental practice, we provide a comprehensive way to replace any number of missing teeth with Straumann ® dental implants.

Dental implants are titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots once surgically-placed into your jawbone by our skilled team. The posts fuse with living bone and tissue in a process known as osseointegration. This bonding process allows dental implants to become a part of your jawbone, providing a secure and lasting foundation for your chosen prosthetic to be attached.

Our available prosthetics supported by implants include:

  • Single-Unit Crowns for replacing one missing tooth in your smile completely
  • Fixed Bridges for replacing one to several missing teeth for lasting smile uniformity
  • Partial & Complete Dentures for restoring up to an entire smile of lost teeth

When prosthetics are attached to implants, they not only offer lasting durability, but they also help provide permanent preservation of your natural facial features, stabilize neighboring teeth, and even promote proper digestion. These factors are vital for restoring self-confidence, protecting natural beauty, and improving your overall quality of life.

Achieve Your Healthiest and Most Beautiful Smile Today!

If you or a loved one are unhappy about your current smile, call our Selden dental practice today. Our comprehensive cosmetic treatments and compassionate approach have allowed us to enhance countless smiles across Selden, Port Jefferson Station, Centereach, Farmingville, and our Suffolk County community since 1975.


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