Even those of us who have great oral hygiene, who get regular checkups and cleanings and who strive to keep our teeth and gums healthy may not have a flawless smile. After all, your healthy teeth may have sustained some damage, leaving you with a cracked or broken tooth. You may have gaps or misalignment and you may have discolored teeth that prematurely age your face or look unhealthy.

Fortunately, Dr. William Schlesinger, DDS offers cosmetic dentistry at his Upper East Side, NY office and it can be used to perfect your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is about the appearance of your teeth and gums, but the function of some of your teeth can be improved or restored through cosmetic treatment.

Consider porcelain veneers. They are a fast and effective way of dealing with a long list of cosmetic issues. They are thin, but incredibly durable shells of porcelain that have been custom made to meet your specific needs. They can be used for smiles that are slightly misaligned, for wider gaps between teeth and for broken or chipped teeth as well.

Porcelain veneers are so strong and long lasting that they can be bonded to a broken or chipped tooth and restore function. They are an ideal way to provide teeth whitening as well, particularly for patients with difficult or deep set stains.

Our in-office teeth whitening is very effective, but if your teeth are stained deep in the enamel, the use of veneers can provide instant relief from that staining.

In addition to porcelain veneers and whitening, our cosmetic dentistry includes full smile makeovers that involve several treatments. We also provide inlays or onlays that can be used to replace your old metal fillings or correct chipped or broken cusps. If a tooth is severely damaged but not suited to a new crown or filling, we can offer you bonding that permanently restores a tooth. Lastly, for the budget conscious we offer a “snap on smile.”

Essentially, cosmetic dentistry is the next step after the general dentistry needs of your teeth and gums have been handled. Once any disease or decay has been addressed, Dr. Schlesinger can meet with you to discuss what should be done to restore and improve the looks and function of the teeth and gums.

If you have further questions about cosmetic dentistry, give us a call at 212-517-4660. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.