Cosmetic Dentistry

Modern Dentistry of New England offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments to help you improve your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is focused on not only enhancing the beauty of your smile but also on improving the function of your teeth to help you enjoy better oral health. Our dentist and team are dedicated to helping you enjoy a healthy, naturally beautiful smile, and with the advances in dental techniques and technologies, you now have more options than ever before!

We may suggest cosmetic dentistry if you are looking to improve the beauty of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry might be the solution you need if your smile is flawed by imperfections such as:

  • Cracked, chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
  • Gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Discolored, yellowed, or stained teeth
  • Very worn teeth
  • Slightly misaligned or uneven teeth
  • One or more missing teeth
  • Teeth that appear too long, too short, or too pointed
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Cracked, chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
  • Gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Discolored, yellowed, or stained teeth
  • Very worn teeth
  • Slightly misaligned or uneven teeth
  • One or more missing teeth
  • Teeth that appear too long, too short, or too pointed
  • Misshapen teeth
Dr. Sherif Gabr may recommend cosmetic dental bonding if your teeth are chipped, cracked, stained, or have space between them. This treatment can help improve the beauty of your smile and the function of your teeth. Dental bonding is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, our skilled dentist places a composite resin material directly onto the surface of your tooth. Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in your tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is then hardened, trimmed, and polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be comfortable and painless. Our dentist may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. We will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking effect. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth. For more information on cosmetic dental bonding and how we can help you improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.

If you have a gummy smile, Dr. Sherif Gabr can provide a cosmetic gum recontouring treatment to remove the excess gum tissue and help you achieve a more beautiful smile! Thanks to laser dentistry, we can even reshape your gums with minimal pain and discomfort!

Cosmetic gum surgery, which is also known as gingivectomy or crown lengthening, is a simple treatment we may recommend if your appearance is affected by what is sometimes called a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is one in which the teeth appear abnormally short because of excessive gum tissue. The gum tissue may appear too bulky, or it might look like the gums come down over your teeth too far. In most cases, a gummy smile is the result of excessive gum tissue covering teeth that are a normal length and shape. To correct this problem and give you a smile you can show off with pride, our dentist may recommend cosmetic gum surgery. During this treatment, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure and giving your smile a more aesthetic appearance. Cosmetic gum surgery usually requires just one visit to our office.

If you have a gummy smile or your gumline appears uneven or asymmetrical, cosmetic gum surgery may be a good choice for improving your appearance. Our dentist will help you determine whether cosmetic gum surgery is right for your smile. Call us today to learn more and schedule your individual consultation!

If your teeth are misaligned, our dentist can provide an Invisalign® treatment! These clear aligners can improve your smile while allowing you to retain a naturally beautiful and professional appearance. Invisalign® is a great choice if you are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten your smile. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of your teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gradually, gently guided to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned. In general, Invisalign can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. Our orthodontist may recommend Invisalign to correct:
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped and spaced teeth
  • Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite
During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. This treatment may be good for you if you are an adult, or if you are interested in receiving a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are also very comfortable because they are custom made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed in order to eat, brush, and floss. We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about Invisalign.

Modern Dentistry of New England offers porcelain dental veneers to help correct and improve the imperfections in your smile. Our dentist offers custom-made veneers to provide you with a beautiful, natural smile.

Dental veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Our dentist may recommend dental veneers to correct several types of smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. Resin veneers can also be matched to your natural tooth color. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off.

Our dentist may recommend dental veneers if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We may suggest veneers to:

  • Close large spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored
  • Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
  • Correct slightly crooked teeth

Restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn or fractured
We invite you to call or visit our office today to learn more about custom dental veneers and how we can enhance your smile. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have many cosmetic or functional problems with your teeth, or if you want to greatly enhance your smile, Dr. Sherif Gabr may recommend a smile makeover to completely redesign your smile. This customized procedure incudes a wide range of cosmetic and restorative treatments to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

If you are interested in a smile makeover, you will receive a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan that focuses on enhancing the beauty of your smile. A smile makeover consists of multiple cosmetic and restorative dental treatments that are combined to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Depending on your personal dental needs and your goals for your smile, your smile makeover may include any of the following treatments:

  • Dental bridges
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures (complete and/or partial)
  • Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening
Our friendly dentist may recommend a smile makeover if only one treatment will not give you the beautiful results you deserve. By combining multiple cosmetic treatments, we can ensure that you achieve the attractive, healthy smile of your dreams. A smile makeover might be right for you if your smile is flawed by:

  • Missing teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Broken, fractured, or chipped teeth
  • Very worn teeth
  • Yellowed, discolored, or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth

Decayed or damaged teeth
Based on your individual dental needs and desires, we will help you create a personalized treatment plan that meets all of your goals. To discover whether a smile makeover is right for you, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation with our team. We look forward to transforming your smile!

Whitening your teeth is one of the quickest and easiest treatments available to brighten your smile and improve the appearance of your teeth. Our dentist provides both in-office and at-home teeth whitening in Bristol, Connecticut. One of teeth whitening systems that we are proud to use is Kör® Whitening, which has been trusted for years and proven to provide consistent, satisfying results.

We are pleased to offer Kör® Whitening as a take-home teeth whitening treatment. Whether you are looking to whiten your teeth for a wedding, graduation, job interview, or to eliminate an embarrassing smile, the Kör® Whitening take-home kit can do the job while conveniently meshing with your lifestyle. With both a day-time and night-time treatment available, you can find the one that works best for you.

Kör-Night™ provides effective teeth whitening at the lowest cost. This 2-week treatment whitens your teeth with 16% carbamide peroxide to give you noticeable and long-lasting results. This kit includes a Kör impression of your teeth, the creation of your Kör-Seal whitening trays, whitening gel for 2 weeks, and whitening gel for periodic touchups.

Kör-Day™ allows you to whiten your teeth as you go about your daily life. Our dentist may recommend this whitening kit if you prefer not to wear, or cannot wear, the Kör-Night™ whitening trays. The daytime treatment may also be your best option if you have extreme tooth sensitivity and cannot wear whitening trays for long periods of time. For 2 or more weeks, you will wear your whitening tray once or twice a day, using a whitening gel with 9% hydrogen peroxide. The daytime teeth whitening kit includes your Kör dental impression, whitening tray, whitening gel, and touch-up gel for after the treatment is complete.

Kör® Whitening is the first teeth-whitening system that refrigerates whitening gel prior to application. Whitening gels are unstable chemicals, and at room temperature, they can begin to degrade, making them less effective. With constant refrigeration from the manufacturer to our office, and then to your house, Kör® Whitening provides consistent results that are 100% effective and permanent. In addition, Kör® Whitening uses a desensitizer to help eliminate increased tooth sensitivity, which is often a side effect of teeth whitening. This means that your treatment can provide both maximum comfort and results.

If you would like to know more about our teeth whitening options, we invite you to contact our office today and schedule your time to meet with our caring dentist.