Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry procedures from your dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, can improve your smile

Do you want to change your smile? If so, you need to find out about cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry goes far beyond conventional restorative treatments, offering specific treatments that are designed to enhance your smile and give you a look that you are proud to show off. Here at Dr. Jeffrey Mason's office in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options for you to choose from.

So, how do you decide which cosmetic dentistry option is right for you? Your dentist can help—here is just a small sample of the many cosmetic dentistry procedures for you to consider:

Professional teeth whitening, if you want to brighten a dull, aging smile; with professional teeth whitening, you can achieve dramatic results, whitening your smile up to 8 shades brighter. Your results will last too, even up to 5 years! The procedure is safe because the products have been rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

Dental bonding, if you want to repair or hide small chips, cracks, or other signs of wear-and-tear; bonding uses composite, a unique liquid material that can be color-matched to your teeth and sculpted to match the contours of your teeth. After placement, the composite is hardened with an ultraviolet light. The final result is a beautiful, virtually invisible dental restoration.

Porcelain veneers, if you really want to make your smile pop; veneers are thin laminates of exquisite, sparkling porcelain that are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are conservative because your dentist removes very little tooth structure, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers. Porcelain veneers can hide both minor and major damage including chips, cracks, areas of lost tooth structure, discolorations, and more.

No matter what you want to change about your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is right for you. To learn more about these and other cosmetic and restorative dental services, call Dr. Jeffrey Mason in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, today at (201) 288-4447.

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
November 07, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Wondering how our Hasbrouck Heights dentist can transform your smile?

If you don’t feel confident with your smile the way it is then perhaps you’ve decided that cosmetic dentistry may be the best option for you. smileOur Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Mason prides himself on providing cosmetic dentistry that doesn’t just improve smiles but also confidence. Here are some of the top cosmetic dentistry options to consider.

 

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers aren’t just for the rich and famous. Anyone struggling with imperfections in their smile, from discolorations and chips to gaps between teeth and slightly crooked smiles, might benefit from porcelain veneers. These thin enamel-like shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to fix many common cosmetic imperfections. Whether you wish to fix a couple of teeth or all of them, veneers may be the best way to do it.

 

Teeth Whitening

The years aren’t always kind to our teeth. If years of smoking or coffee drinking has caused you to develop a yellowing smile out Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, cosmetic dentist can get your smile dramatically whiter in about one hour.

Chairside teeth whitening combines a powerful whitening gel with a special dental light that activates the gel and helps it break up stains. Teeth whitening is the perfect cosmetic enhancement before a big job interview, wedding, anniversary or special event.

 

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth then you may be wondering what the closest thing is to a real tooth. The answer is a dental implant. Implants are small titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where they function like tooth roots.

The metal post will integrate with the jawbone over the course of several months, after which our dentist will place a dental crown over the implant. Implants can also be used to fully support and hold partial and full dentures in place.

Mason Dental Associates of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, is here to provide you with the comprehensive dental care you’re looking for, whether you want teeth whitening, dental implants or a simple teeth cleaning. If cosmetic dentistry is what you’re after call us today for a consultation at (201) 288-4447.

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
December 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Are you proud of your smile? If minor imperfections or discolorations mar your teeth, you may want to consider making over your smile with veneersveneers. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Mason explains how you can benefit from veneers.

A simple way to improve your smile

Thin porcelain veneers cover the front surfaces of your teeth and are used to conceal a variety of imperfections. Unlike some other cosmetic dentistry treatments, they require no changes to the structure of your tooth. In fact, only a very small layer of tooth enamel is removed to ensure that your veneers fit well without feeling with bulky.

Veneers are incredibly versatile

Porcelain veneers are regularly used to address these cosmetic issues:

  • Minor Damage: Veneers offer a simple way to hide small chips and shallow cracks in your tooth enamel.
  • Small Imperfections: Is the surface of a tooth a little uneven or bumpy? Adding a porcelain veneer will make the tooth look perfectly smooth.
  • Spacing Issues: Even a very small gap between your teeth can make you dislike your smile. Veneers hide slight gaps and are an excellent choice if you have a slight space between your front teeth.
  • Discolorations: Teeth can change color if you've experienced tooth trauma, have a large filling or took tetracycline as a child. Erasing those discolorations is as easy as attaching a veneer to the front of the tooth with dental cement.
  • Unusual Looking Teeth: Ideally, all of your teeth will be roughly the same size and shape. Unfortunately, all of us aren't lucky enough to come by a perfect smile naturally. If you would like to change the appearance of a crooked, twisted or pointed tooth or lengthen a short tooth, veneers are a good option.
  • A Dull Smile: Yellowing can occur due to aging, genetics or smoking, or from stains from foods and beverages. Although teeth whitening offers an effective way to brighten teeth, results only last a few years and may not be quite as dramatic as you had hoped. Adding veneers to all of your teeth offers a more permanent solution. Since veneers are very resistant to staining, you won't have to worry that your smile will become dull again.

Veneers are smile changers! Call Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Mason at (201) 288-4447 to schedule an appointment to discuss veneers.

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Most of us wouldn't think of buying a new car without a “test drive.” It's a serious investment, so you want to make sure you're comfortable with your new ride.

Like an auto purchase, the plan you and your dentist agree on to cosmetically enhance your teeth and gums — a “smile makeover” — is a significant investment. Wouldn't it be nice to “test drive” your future smile before you undergo any procedures?

Actually, you can — two ways, in fact. For one, your dentist could use computer imaging software that alters a photo of your face to show how your smile will appear after dental work. These computer enhancements are a great planning tool for making decisions on the look you want to achieve.

But even the best computer images only provide a static, two-dimensional representation of your new smile. It can't capture all the angles and movement dynamics of any proposed changes. That's where the other way, a trial smile, is a true test drive — you can see your future smile in action.

With a trial smile, your dentist temporarily places tooth-colored material called composite resin on your teeth to simulate the proposed changes. The resin can be shaped and sculpted to create a life-like replica that you'll be able to view in all three spatial dimensions. What's more it will give you a chance not only to see what your new smile will look like, but to actually experience how it feels in your mouth.

Creating a trial smile is an added expense and it's only available during your consultation visit — the dentist will need to remove the resin before you leave. But you'll still be able to get a good impression of what your final smile will be like. You'll also be able to take photos you can show to family and friends to get their impressions of your proposed new look.

A trial smile allows you to know beforehand what your dental work investment will provide you, and even fine-tune your makeover plan before work begins. With this particular kind of “test drive” you'll have greater assurance that you'll be happy and satisfied with the end results.

If you would like more information on trial smiles, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Testing Your Smile Makeover.”

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
October 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Are you interested in dental veneers?veneers

Your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Mason, can help your answers and tell you more about dental veneers and how they may enhance your smile.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain or plastic shells installed to the front of your damaged teeth. They can cover a variety of issues, including:

  • Stained teeth or discolored as a result of unhealthy and/or unhygienic choices, such as not brushing or flossing, drinking too much coffee and/or tea, or smoking and chewing tobacco. There are some things that may cause the staining of your teeth but aren't actually bad for your like antibiotics that have tetracycline.
  • Mishappened teeth, such as worn down or chipped teeth, crooked or irregularly shaped teeth, and uneven spacing, like gaps between teeth or overcrowdedness.

How do you get veneers?

You will need to go to your Hasbrouck Heights dentist so that he may conduct a full dental examination. The examination will help him assess the health of your teeth, find any problems, like cavities, and decide if you're a good candidate for veneers.

Dr. Mason will create a custom plan for your teeth. If your teeth and gums are in good overall health but he finds a few cavities, he will need to clean them out and seal them before installing any veneers. Then he will make a mold of your teeth to send to a lab that will design your veneers.

The next time you come into his office, he will shave some enamel from the surface of the teeth that will have veneers placed on them, then bond the veneer on the surface with a special type of cement. The cement is hardened using a laser. You will have two-week adjustment period after that, where the veneers will start to change their shape and size. A follow-up appointment is necessary after these two weeks and if all is good, then finally your teeth are all done!

If you have any questions about veneers, call your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist, Dr. Mason, at 201-288-4447.