At Lux Smiles, we believe that your smile is a reflection of your personality. We also know that its appearance can affect your self-confidence and your quality of life. For this reason, Jai H. Shin, DDS, offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments at his Manhattan, New York, practice. Veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, Invisalign®, and dental crowns can all improve your self-assurance so that you feel more confident smiling and talking in front of others. Dr. Shin has years of experience and a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. He will carefully plan your treatment to achieve stunning and personalized results.
If you want to improve dental stains, chipped or misshapen teeth, misalignment, or similar issues, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. However, because cosmetic treatments are primarily intended to enhance the look of your teeth, it is important that you have good oral health before undergoing treatment. Fortunately, after Dr. Shin treats any decay, gum disease, and related concerns, you will typically be a candidate for cosmetic procedures.
When you first come to our office, you will have a complete consultation. Dr. Shin will inquire about your concerns and goals for treatment, and he will also evaluate your dental health history and examine your teeth and gums. Then he can help you choose the right treatment for natural-looking, personally tailored results.
Dr. Jai H. Shin offers a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments at his Manhattan, New York, practice, including veneers, bonding, Invisalign®, and more.
Porcelain veneers are a very popular option because they can achieve a variety of effects. These custom-made, wafer-thin shells are attached to the front of your teeth. Once they have been bonded in place, veneers can conceal minor to moderate imperfections, such as small chips, hairline cracks, and internal discoloration. They can also make teeth look longer, larger, or straighter.
Dental bonding is often preferred as an inexpensive alternative to veneers. It may also be more appropriate if you have suffered enamel erosion. To complete the procedure, Dr. Shin will apply a tooth-colored dental composite to your teeth, using the material to hide flaws and even reshape your teeth. Once the material hardens, it will be polished to match the rest of your smile.
Invisalign® is an outstanding treatment option if you are concerned with misalignment or gaps between your teeth. Dr. Shin will design a series of aligner trays, custom-crafted to fit your teeth. These aligners are more discreet than traditional braces, and most people will not be able to see them at all. Typically, the treatment is also more comfortable than braces, since the aligners will exert less force on your teeth and are made of a smooth plastic. At the same time, Invisalign® can correct many of the same problems as standard orthodontic treatment.
Dental crowns are usually considered a restorative option, but they can also improve the look of your smile. These restorations may be recommended for very worn or irregularly shaped teeth. Crowns are meticulously designed and customized for a lifelike appearance. Dr. Shin works with a top-notch lab that uses the latest materials so you can expect your crown to blend beautifully with your smile.
Find out how our cosmetic treatments can enhance your appearance and self-confidence. Contact our office today to book a consultation.