By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
August 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Yes, you can improve the appearance of your smile. Just ask Dr. Jeffrey Mason about cosmetic dentistry in his modern Hasbrouck Heights cosmetic dentistryoffice. No matter what your smile issues may be--dental stains, cracks, dark fillings--Dr. Mason can work with you in achieving a dramatically refreshed look. You'll feel better about yourself as you smile confidently through out your day. Learn what Dr. Mason offers and how these aesthetic treatments can change what the world sees and how you feel.

The definition of cosmetic dentistry

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, this specialized branch of oral health care takes healthy teeth and improves their appearance. Some cosmetic services also enhance the appearance of gum tissue, too, and cosmetic dentists study the entire facial appearance before beginning aesthetic changes.

For instance, during a cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Mason considers:

  • The health of the teeth and gums
  • Bite and tooth alignment
  • The condition of restorations such as crowns and fillings
  • The age of the patient (older teens and adults are the best candidates)
  • The width of the smile and how much gum tissue shows when smiling

In addition, Dr. Mason wants to clearly understand how the patient wants his or her smile to look. Proposed changes should be realistic and the resulting look, complimentary.

Featured cosmetic treatments

Dr. Mason and his dedicated staff offer many kinds of cosmetic treatments and often combine them with restorative treatments such as crowns, implants, and bridges, for a smile that reflects good health, oral function and beauty.
Used singly or combined into one comprehensive makeover, Dr. Mason offers the following services in his Hasbrouck Heights practice.

Composite resin bonding

This single-visit treatment uses a tooth-colored material composed of acrylic and glass particles. Strong and tooth-colored, composite resin fills gaps, chips, pitting and other surface defects so seamlessly no one could ever tell a problem existed.

Dr. Mason prepares the teeth with minor sanding to remove sharp edges and applies a conditioning and etching liquid. Then, layer by layer, he lays down the resin, hardening it which quickly and safely ensures a durable bond. Finally, the dentist trims and polishes the tooth.

Tooth-colored fillings

Also using composite resin, tooth-colored fillings give patients a cosmetically-pleasing alternative to dark metal fillings. Installed and cured in much the same way as bonding repairs, these restorations are long-lasting and enamel-sparing. Because they bond right to existing tooth structure, they require less enamel removal to place than amalgam restorations.

Professional teeth whitening

Performed in-office or at-home, teeth whitening removes stains from darkly-pigmented foods, beverages, prescription medications and smoking. Teeth and gums must be healthy to undergo this popular and cost-sparing treatment. Results are dramatic as the dental grade peroxide gel leaves teeth several shades brighter.

Looking for a change?

Then, why wait? Contact Dr. Jeffrey Mason today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. You'll love his concerned manner and artistic expertise. Call (201) 288-4447.