Q&A: What’s Aesthetic Dentistry?

Staten Island cosmetic dentistDeciding whether you’re ready to make a change to your smile? Then it’s time to start talking specifics. And by specifics, we mean finding a dentist that’s going to deliver the results you really want. The first step is finding someone with cosmetic dental expertise. Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term that describes a bounty of appearance-transforming procedures – some more right for you than others.

It’s this potential for variable treatment that makes your choice of dentist so important. Dr. Michael Ricciardi offers aesthetic dental treatment to create results that are both natural-looking and carefully tailored to your wishes. When you put your fate in the hands of an aesthetic dentist, you can be confident that your final smile will impress, without looking over-the-top or compromising function. Read on to learn more about how this is possible.

Aesthetic Dentistry vs. Cosmetic Dentistry

When most people talk about altering their teeth in superficial ways, they label that practice “cosmetic dentistry.” But this isn’t exactly what most patients really want. Cosmetic treatment is technically significant in nature, and noticeable as some kind of dental work. A standard resulting smile follows the sort of Hollywood ideal that has many Americans interested – identical white, straight, symmetrical front teeth.

The problem with that outwardly pretty smile is that it won’t look like you. We don’t like dealing in standard smiles. We want you to emerge from treatment with a grin that’s personal. That’s why aesthetic dentistry is our standard.

Aesthetic treatment takes a smile’s function, appearance, and personality into account. It’s only possible with a highly talented dentist, who possesses an eye for an individual’s aesthetic strengths. Your aesthetic makeover will strengthen your teeth as it transforms. We will take your wishes under close consideration to influence the final grin. And once your dental work is in place, you won’t look like you’ve actually had work done. Your smile will be ideal, but the changes will be subtle.

Aesthetic dentistry is what Dr. Ricciardi delivers to every patient who walks through our practice door.

Determining Your Perfect Smile with our Staten Island Team

What will your smile look like? It’s up to you.

Prior to receiving any kind of cosmetic treatment, you will need to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Ricciardi will talk to you about your frustrations with your current teeth, and your goals for the upcoming treatment. He’ll let you know what will work best with your face, and what kind of expectations are realistic. We will never provide treatment that compromises the strength or function of your teeth.

Depending on your smile makeover, treatment could take some time. We will outline a treatment plan, and discuss the variety of procedures that may be involved. They could range from something as simple as teeth whitening to something surgical like dental implants. Once combined, these treatments will result in the perfect smile that you’ve been seeking. And with that in place, you’ll feel more confident, comfortable, and ready to take on the world.

Aesthetic Treatment Options

Some of the most common cosmetic/restorative procedures include

Your treatment could involve any number of these, but we will never proceed without running everything by you. We want all of our patients to feel completely comfortable with treatment prior to getting started. If you’re ready to begin a conversation, just get in touch with our practice. We can’t wait to help you achieve your aesthetic dreams.

For examples of our past work, visit our Smile Gallery!

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