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I have yellow, stained or somewhat discolored teeth

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Tooth Whitening / Bleaching
Staten Island tooth whitening and bleaching at AK Dental Arts for discolored teeth

Stained or discolored teeth can be caused by coffee, red wine, soda, tea, tobacco and some medications. It can be tempting to brush more vigorously if you have stained teeth, but this can remove the enamel from your teeth, causing further discoloration and serious dental problems. Whitening safely lightens the color of the teeth, and can last for up to five years. The most effective and safest method of tooth whitening is dentist-supervised.
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Bonding

Bonding is a quick and easy way to repair minor faults in a tooth – whether from discoloration, cracking, or chipping.
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Veneers

Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Read more about porcelain veneers…

Lumineers

Stronger and thinner than other veneers, Lumineers can fix gapped teeth, teeth that slope inward, and teeth that are too small.
Read more about Lumineers…

Schedule a free consultation with one of the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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I have gray, black, silver (mercury) or dark and unsightly dental fillings in my teeth

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Composite Fillings
Staten Island dental veneers and Lumineers at AK Dental Arts to improve your smile when you have gray, black, silver (mercury) or dark dental fillings.

Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth’s color – so they become invisible when applied. Composite dental fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented.
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Bonding

Bonding is a quick and easy way to repair minor faults in a tooth – whether from discoloration, cracking, or chipping.
Read more about dental bonding…

Veneers

Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Read more about porcelain veneers…

Lumineers

Stronger and thinner than other veneers, Lumineers can fix gapped teeth, teeth that slope inward, and teeth that are too small.
Read more about Lumineers…

Porcelain Crowns

A dental crown can restore a tooth to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance, maintaining the shape of your face and a normal bite and jaw movement. Crowns are used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for large dental fillings, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth. Porcelain crowns can match the color of your own teeth, for a natural look with no metal showing at the gumline.
Read more about dental crowns…

Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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I have crowns or bridges that appear dark at the edge of my gums, teeth are not natural looking

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Veneers
AK Dental Arts on Staten Island NY offers porcelain crowns can match the color of your own teeth, for a natural look with no metal showing at the gumline.

Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Read more about porcelain veneers…

Lumineers

Stronger and thinner than other veneers, Lumineers can fix gapped teeth, teeth that slope inward, and teeth that are too small.
Read more about Lumineers…

Porcelain Crowns

A dental crown can restore a tooth to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance, maintaining the shape of your face and a normal bite and jaw movement. Crowns are used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth. Porcelain crowns can match the color of your own teeth, and are natural looking with no metal showing at the gumline.
Read more about dental crowns…

Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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My teeth have surface pitting or defects

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Composite Fillings
Staten Island dental veneers and Lumineers at AK Dental Arts.

Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth’s color – so they become invisible when applied. Composite fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented.
Read more about composite fillings…

Cosmetic Reshaping and Teeth Polishing

When teeth have minor staining or surface pitting, this simple procedure can restore the beauty of your teeth without anesthesia.
Read more about cosmetic reshaping and polishing…

Bonding

Bonding is a quick and easy way to repair minor faults in a tooth – whether from discoloration, cracking, or chipping.
Read more about dental bonding…

Veneers

Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Read more about porcelain veneers…

Lumineers

Stronger and thinner than other veneers, Lumineers can fix gapped teeth, teeth that slope inward, and teeth that are too small.
Read more about Lumineers…

Crowns

A dental crown can restore a tooth to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance, maintaining the shape of your face and a normal bite and jaw movement. Crowns are used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.
Read more about dental crowns…

Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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I have red, sore, swollen, receding and/or bleeding gums

Staten Island Gum Disease Treatment at AK Dental Arts for red, sore, swollen, receding and/or bleeding gums.

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. Warning signs include red, swollen or tender gums, bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, gums that pull away from teeth, loose or separating teeth, pus between the gum and tooth, persistent bad breath, a change in the way teeth fit together when biting and a change in the fit of dentures. There might not be any discomfort until the disease has spread to a point where the tooth is unsalvageable. Frequent dental exams catch gum disease early.
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Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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My oral health routine could be improved, but I don’t know what to do

Staten Island preventive dentistry at AK Dental Arts for preventative dental care and improved oral health.

Please visit our Care for Your Smile page and the following sections of our website for preventive dental care and oral health advice:

Dental Cleanings & Checkups

Periodic checkups, cleanings and x-rays can help spot problems early, avoid costly and time-consuming treatment and maintain your dental health and smile.
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Avoiding Gum Disease

You can help to prevent gum disease and improve your oral health by removing plaque through twice-a-day brushing, daily flossing and professional cleaning. If you have special needs, we can design a personalized program of home oral care to meet your needs.
Read more about gum disease…

Bad Breath
Staten Island Children's Dentist at AK Dental Arts in Staten Island NY - learning effective oral health routines at a young age help children have healthy teeth.

Following a few simple solutions to bad breath may address the problem.
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Children’s Preventive Dentistry

Our practice is based on preventive care, and we teach good oral care that will enable your child to have a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Many children learn their best oral hygiene habits here, including brushing, flossing, and feeling comfortable in a dentist’s office. We provide fun facts and good oral health behaviors in a way that children understand and remember.
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Care for Your Smile

Taking care of your smile is an investment in your comfort, your confidence and your health.
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Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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I have gaps or spaces between teeth

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Dental Bridges
AK Dental Arts on Staten Island NY - help for gaps and spaces between teeth - get a beautiful smile.

Bridges attach to existing teeth or to implants, and can fill the space left by a missing or removed tooth and help to maintain a full set of teeth for healthy eating, to maintain the shape of your face, to maintain tooth spacing and protect remaining teeth, to improve speech, and to maintain a normal bite and jaw movement.
Read more about dental bridges…

Dental Implants

Lost an entire tooth due to an accident or past dental problems? Dental implants allow you to maintain a full set of teeth for healthy eating, to maintain the shape of your face, to maintain tooth spacing and protect remaining teeth, to improve speech, to maintain a normal bite and jaw movement and to present a beautiful smile to the world. In many cases, we can place an implant and you can have a replacement tooth on the same day.
Read more about dental implants…

Veneers

Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Read more about porcelain veneers…

Lumineers

Stronger and thinner than other veneers, Lumineers can fix gapped teeth, teeth that slope inward, and teeth that are too small.
Read more about Lumineers…

Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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I have chipped teeth, worn down teeth with rough edges, or broken teeth OR they seem out of proportion: too small, too short, too large or too long

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Cosmetic Reshaping and Teeth Polishing
AK Dental Arts on Staten Island NY - help for rough edges or broken teeth - get a beautiful smile.

For minor chips or rough edges, this simple procedure can restore the beauty of your teeth quickly and without anesthesia.
Read more about cosmetic reshaping and polishing…

Bonding

Bonding is a quick and easy way to repair minor faults in a tooth – whether from discoloration, cracking, or chipping.
Read more about dental bonding…

Veneers

Veneers can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks in broken teeth, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Read more about porcelain veneers…

Lumineers

Stronger and thinner than other veneers, Lumineers can fix chipped and worn teeth.
Read more about Lumineers…

Crowns

A dental crown can restore a tooth to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance, maintaining the shape of your face and a normal bite and jaw movement. Crowns are used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.
Read more about dental crowns…

Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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I have missing teeth

Dental Bridges
Bridges attach to existing teeth or to implants, and can fill the space left by a missing teeth or a removed tooth and help to maintain a full set of teeth.

Bridges attach to existing teeth or to implants, and can fill the space left by a missing teeth or a removed tooth and help to maintain a full set of teeth for healthy eating, to maintain the shape of your face, to maintain tooth spacing and protect remaining teeth, to improve speech, and to maintain a normal bite and jaw movement.
Read more about dental bridges…

Dental Implants

Lost an entire tooth due to an accident or past dental problems? Dental implants allow you to maintain a full set of teeth for healthy eating, to maintain the shape of your face, to maintain tooth spacing and protect remaining teeth, to improve speech, to maintain a normal bite and jaw movement and to present a beautiful smile to the world. In many cases, we can place an implant and you can have a replacement tooth on the same day.
Read more about dental implants…

Dentures

When extraction of all teeth is necessary, dentures can provide a second chance at a beautiful smile and help to maintain nutrition, maintain the shape of your face and improve speech. Sometimes complete dentures are not necessary, and partial dentures can replace multiple missing teeth, secured to your remaining teeth with clasps. With immediate dentures, you can have a full set of teeth while you are waiting for your gums to heal and your bone to realign after having teeth removed. No matter which kind of dentures you choose, you can be assured to receive natural-looking dentures that match your facial structure and desired tooth color.
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I can see my gums when I smile

An assessment of the relationship between your upper and lower jaws can help determine what options may be available for the best cosmetic approach to improve your smile.

Schedule a free dental consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out what we can do to improve your smile, your self-confidence and your life.

Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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I have prior dental work that appears unnatural; I’m self-conscious and the appearance of my smile inhibits me from laughing or smiling; I would like my smile to match the rest of my image

Using the latest cosmetic processes and materials, we are often able to replace or adjust existing / prior dental work to appear more natural and to give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off.

Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out what we can do to improve your smile, your self-confidence and your life.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.