Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Many of our patients are on the hunt for the perfect smile. They know, though, that not every cosmetic dentist in the Upper East Side can perform the procedures they want. They also know that there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures available, but they may not know which one is best for them. To help you and all of our Upper East Side patients, we have assembled this list of cosmetic dentistry FAQs.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that has the primary goal of improving the aesthetics of your smile. That said, not all cosmetic dentistry procedures are entirely cosmetic. Many of these procedures – such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, Invisalign, etc. – have functional results that can help improve your overall dental health.
My Teeth Are Too Small – Can This Be Fixed?
This is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry FAQs. Patients look at their smiles and feel like their teeth are too small and their smiles are overwhelmed by their gums. In most cases, your teeth are actually not too small. Rather, your gums descend farther than normal down onto your teeth. Gum contouring is a simple procedure that a cosmetic dentist in the Upper East Side can perform to give your teeth and gums more balance.
And, if your teeth are actually fairly small, or you are unsure about gum contouring, you may also opt for porcelain veneers. In this case, your veneers will be slightly longer than your teeth, giving you the balanced look you were hoping for.
What If I Need Multiple Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?
If you have multiple problems that you would like to correct with your smile, we will be glad to work with you to find the best, most cost effective solution. For example, if you have a gummy smile (as we discussed a moment ago), and you want your teeth whitened and straightened, your best option may be to take care of everything at once with porcelain veneers.
Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in the Upper East Side Today
These are only a few of the most-asked cosmetic dentistry FAQs we hear at our practice. If you have more cosmetic dentistry FAQs for us, please feel free to call us at William Schlesinger, DDS today at 212-517-4660.