Cosmetic Dentistry on the Upper West Side
Our cosmetic dentists on the Upper West Side of Manhattan provide a range of cosmetic dental procedures. Call us at 212-787-4860 to schedule an appointment.
Cosmetic dentistry can be transformative to your smile and your confidence!
Our conveniently located NYC 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’re one of the leading providers of cosmetic dentistry in Manhattan. We’ll help you visualize and attain the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. 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, using tobacco, and 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.
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 by using a specialized curing light.
Composite veneers involve filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material 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.
Cosmetic Services May Also Include:
FAQs About Cosmetic Dentistry
on the Upper West Side
What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry has both social and health benefits. You’ll feel more confident with a beautiful smile and many of our cosmetic services also shave years off of your appearance. When you’re not afraid to smile, you may even find more opportunities in social and business situations. Research demonstrates a correlation between healthy teeth and overall health and patients who have cosmetic dental treatments have reduced pain and infection.
What does cosmetic dentistry include?
Typically, cosmetic dentistry involves the addition of a dental material to teeth or gums—bonding, porcelain veneers (laminates), crowns (caps), or gum grafts—or the removal of tooth structure or gums, also known as enameloplasty and gingivectomy. Orthodontics is also considered cosmetic dentistry. Moving teeth is sometimes a better and more conservative option than removing tooth structure. Clear aligner therapy has become very popular in the last 15 years, as many of our Upper West Side patients are professionals who don’t want to be seen in the boardroom with metal braces. Aligner therapy can be used by itself or with other cosmetic services for ideal treatment.
How do celebrities get their teeth so white?
As cosmetic dental practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we help brighten the smiles of many celebrity patients. Both veneers and teeth whitening are popular for creating smiles with star power, but those on the A-list have a few other tricks up their sleeves. Women have the advantage of using lipstick to enhance their white smile. Celebrity makeup artists know to stay away from lipstick that has an orange hue and instead choose colors that are in the blue-red category or dark red. One of our favorites lipsticks to enhance the white color of teeth is Chili by Mac, as well as Ruby Woo. For the rest of us, eat healthy snacks like cauliflower and broccoli florets, carrots, and apples. These crunchy foods will help keep plaque and stains to a minimum so you can show off your pearly whites.
How much is teeth whitening in NYC?
Teeth whitening treatment in NYC can range from $125 for Go Trays, a prepackaged home whitening system, to $750 for the KöRwhitening system that involves custom-fitted trays made from a dental scan that creates a 3D model. The system includes refrigerated whitening gel that the patient wears at night for 2 weeks, followed by an in-office whitening system that takes about an hour. A third choice can be one of the in-office whitening procedures like Boost, which costs about $450. Ask your dentist which is the best choice for you.
What’s the difference between over-the-counter whitening products and professional teeth whitening?
The results obtained at the dental office are far superior to the over the counter products which usually have additives to increase shelf life, may increase sensitivity, and have much of the whitening gel leak out of the trays during use. Custom fitting whitening trays and fresh whitening gel excel at removing intrinsic stains in the teeth. This also makes the in-office treatment to remove the extrinsic stains much better.
If you are searching for a cosmetic dentist on the Upper West Side, call 212-787-4860 to schedule an appointment.