Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S.
General Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Lower East Side, New York, NY
With the right cosmetic dentistry procedures, you can change nearly every aspect of your smile. From your teeth’s shape to their color to their alignment, cosmetic dentistry procedures at Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. on the Lower East Side of New York City can help you achieve the gorgeous smile you want. Use the online scheduler or call the office to book your cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry that focuses on appearance rather than functionality. You need good general oral health to have cosmetic dentistry procedures, so you may need other non-cosmetic procedures like fillings or root canals to achieve good oral health before you have cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening or veneers.
What can I do about cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth?
When your tooth is cracked, chipped, or has some other type of cosmetic defect, veneers may be the solution you need. Veneers can make your tooth look larger, change its shape, and conceal gaps.
Veneers are thin porcelain sheets that are made in the exact shape of your tooth. They completely cover your tooth’s front side, creating an aesthetically superior version of your natural tooth.
Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. offers two options for veneers. If you want your new veneer immediately, in-office veneers are available. If you can wait, an off-site laboratory makes your veneers, and you return for a second appointment so your dentist can affix the veneer to your tooth using dental cement.
What can I do about discolored or dark teeth?
There are a couple of possible solutions. Teeth whitening can help with most types of darkening and discoloration, including stains caused by:
- Red wine
There are a few situations in which teeth whitening may not help, including severe stains due to some types of medications. In this case, veneers can be an excellent solution because your dentist at Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. can make the veneers in any shade you need.
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover involves several cosmetic dentistry procedures at once. If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look when you smile, a smile makeover might be the perfect way to help you gain confidence.
Smile makeover procedures can change nearly any aspect of your mouth based on your needs, including:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental implants
- Gum contouring
While the main goal of a smile makeover is aesthetic, smile makeovers can also improve your oral health in some cases. For example, dental implants replace teeth to give you a full smile, but they also help prevent alignment issues and bone loss.
Click the online scheduler or call Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. to make your appointment now.