Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of cosmetic dental treatments, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dentistry are discussed.
Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance.
Today’s advanced techniques and materials can make a real difference. The skill, experience, and commitment of our practice using a unique combination of science and artistry can literally redesign your smile.
Dr. Marc Gainor, D.M.D., M.A.G.D. can now correct a wide variety of so-called “permanent” dental problems:
- Missing teeth, gaps between teeth, general bite dysfunction
- Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
- Unsightly, stained, or washed-out fillings
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or crowded teeth
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Cosmetic Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Common Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of oral healthcare focused on enhancing the appearance of your teeth, gums, mouth, and smile. It is not medically necessary for proper function but can significantly improve your self-confidence and appearance. In many situations, patients benefit from both restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
What are examples of cosmetic dentistry?
Many forms of cosmetic dentistry address different issues you may have with your appearance, including:
Please take a look at our cosmetic dentistry photo gallery, where you can see examples of some of our most popular cosmetic dental procedures:
What is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure?
Teeth whitening leads the pack in popularity with patients seeking cosmetic dentistry. Teeth whitening, sometimes called teeth bleaching, is relatively inexpensive and is a simple procedure that can be done in your dentist’s office or at home. It is non-invasive and effective for most kinds of discolored and stained teeth.
What is involved in a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is any combination of more than one cosmetic dental procedure to enhance your smile. Dr. Gainor considers your skin tone, hair color, the size, shape, and health of your teeth, gums, and the shape of the lips to create a smile makeover plan that transforms your smile.
What is the best smile makeover?
The best smile makeover varies depending on what result you are seeking. Dr. Gainor can create a comprehensive smile makeover treatment plan that works for you and your budget.
How much does a smile makeover cost?
It depends on the procedures you choose to enhance your smile. Teeth whitening is one of the least expensive options and gives almost immediate results. You can have your teeth professionally whitened during an in-office procedure for instant results or use custom-made dental trays to bleach your teeth at home.
Other procedures, including Invisalign teeth straightening, veneers, and bonding, vary widely in price depending on materials used, the extent of the work being done, and how much correction is needed. Dr. Gainor explains your options and discusses the costs involved at your initial smile makeover consultation.
How can I reshape my smile?
Invisalign trays gently reshape the alignment of your teeth over several months when you wear the trays all night and part of the day. While this is the most obvious way to reshape your smile outside of invasive surgery, there are other ways to reshape your smile, including:
- Veneers can reshape your teeth to appear more uniform in size and shape and eliminate gaps between teeth.
- Bonding provides greater reshaping than veneers and can transform your smile.
- A gum lift or gum contouring exposes more of your natural teeth for a bigger smile that is less “gummy.”
- Dentures and bridges can also reshape your smile, as the shape of your face tends to “cave in on itself” if you do not replace missing teeth.
If you are interested in a smile makeover or any form of cosmetic dentistry, please contact our office at Marc B. Gainor, DMD, MAGD Phone Number 212-246-1333 and ask for a smile makeover consultation.