Cosmetic Dentistry on the Upper East Side
Cosmetic dentistry can be transformative to your smile and your confidence!
Our office specializes in cosmetic dentistry. This means that we not only pay attention to the health and function of your teeth, but we also pay close attention to aesthetics. We want you to maintain great oral health but we also want you to have a beautiful smile and the confidence to smile often!
With our expertise, advanced technology and knowledge, we can help you visualize and attain the beautiful smile you want. Using one procedure, such as veneers, or perhaps a combination of procedures, we can transform your smile and help you have the confidence that comes with knowing your smile looks great!
Procedures used alone or in combination to create beautiful smiles include:
Teeth will naturally lose their brightness over time. Drinking coffee or tea, or using tobacco, as well as certain childhood medications can cause teeth to discolor or darken even faster than normal.
Whitening, also known as bleaching, is the procedure used to brighten teeth. There are two different ways to achieve a desired whiter smile: In-Office Bleaching and At-Home Bleaching.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact tooth movements our office plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth. To place a veneer, a thin layer of the original tooth enamel must be removed. Afterward, an adhesive layer is placed between the prepared tooth and the veneer. The adhesive is then hardened with the use of a specialized curing light.
Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to improve a tooth’s appearance. In order to bond a tooth, composite material is added to the tooth structure to adjust the size, shape, or color of the existing tooth.
This technique can minimize or eliminate stains, yellowing or spots by removing a very thin layer of the tooth’s enamel.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth. A cosmetic dentist can help with a variety of issues, from tooth whitening to repairing chipped or cracked teeth to correcting misalignments. Your smile is one of the first things people see, so it’s essential to take care of your teeth. If you've been looking for a cosmetic dentist in your area, you've come to the right place!
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Smile?
Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile by replacing missing teeth, repairing chipped or cracked teeth, closing spaces between teeth, and whitening yellow or stained teeth. These procedures improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments include:
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic Bonding
What are the Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures?
Whatever your aesthetic goals are, you should talk to your dentist about what's best for you. Your dentist can help you achieve the smile you want and avoid damaging your teeth or gums.
Some of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures are:
- Teeth whitening to remove stains or discoloration on the surface of teeth
- Invisalign to correct crooked teeth, gaps, or bite issues
- Porcelain veneers to change the shape, size, or color of teeth
- Reshaping or contouring tooth enamel to alter the length, shape, or position of teeth
- Bonding to cover up stains and fill in gaps between teeth
Which Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment is Best for me?
The best way to find out if cosmetic dentistry is right for you is to consult with your cosmetic dentist. They’ll go over your dental history, discuss your goals, and help you identify the right cosmetic treatment plan for your smile.
How Much Does it Cost to Undergo Cosmetic Dentistry?
The total cost of cosmetic dentistry depends on the specific procedure(s) you choose. For example, veneers can cost between $950 and $2,500 per tooth. Teeth whitening can be done at home with a kit from the dentist's office for about $300-$500. In-office teeth whitening can range from $650 to $1,000, and orthodontic treatments like Invisalign can cost between $3,000 and $8,000. The best way to get an accurate estimate is to consult with a cosmetic dentist who can assess your needs and goals for treatment.
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