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Common Myths about Staten Island Family Cosmetic Dentistry

Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many so-called Staten Island cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic.  Dental procedures such as tooth replacement are smile-enhancing and, more importantly, prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A Staten Island Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges are an Staten Island dental cosmetic procedure that have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages for  dental patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. New York tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: At-Home Kits are as Effective for Staten Island Tooth Whitening Than a Professional Dental Solution

At Fred Hecht DDS, we offer our dental patients teeth whitening treatments that provide a much greater level of whiteness than at-home kits. At-home kits may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Call us at (718) 761-5757 to set up an appointment so we can determine the best solution for you.

Myth #5: Staten Island Braces are the Only Way to Straighten Teeth

Braces are often part of a transforming dental makeover for our teens and adults alike. However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, porcelain veneers can reshape your teeth and dramatically improve your smile. And the best thing about veneers? They offer instant results!

Dr. Fred Hecht
patient comfort
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave.
Staten Island, New York 10314
(718) 761-5757

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