Scarsdale Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry in Scarsdale

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you are not 100% confident in your smile, we can help! Dr. Cox is an expert cosmetic dentist and has years of experience helping patients achieve the bright, beautiful smiles they have always wanted. At Scarsdale Smiles, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of every smile. Call today to book a cosmetic consultation!

Woman patient looking at her great smile in a mirror at the dentist

you deserve to Love Your Smile

Dr. Cox is an experienced cosmetic dentist with proven results

We offer a full range of cosmetic treatments for every need and every budget

With numbing and sedation options available, you can stay comfortable throughout your treatment

Cosmetic care can give you a more youthful appearance and restore your confidence

Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

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Who Is a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

When someone is interested in correcting aesthetic imperfections in their smile, the first thing we need to screen for is active oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Before we can prioritize cosmetic dental treatments, you need to be in good oral health. 

During your consultation, we will perform an oral exam and take x-rays to look for factors that would rule you out as a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. However, as long as you are in good oral health and would like to correct any cosmetic problems with your teeth, cosmetic dentistry is a great solution for you. 

Some patients may be better candidates for certain treatments while they’re not eligible for others. Teeth whitening, dental bonding, and tooth contouring are all minimally invasive treatments that are accessible to most people. 

However, if you are interested in veneers, we will need to ensure you don’t suffer from teeth grinding and that you don’t have severe damage to your teeth. In those cases, tooth restorations like dental crowns or dental implants may be a better option. 

What's The Difference Between In-Office & Take-Home-Whitening? 

We offer both in-office and take-home whitening at Scarsdale Smiles. In-office whitening is performed by Dr. Cox. During treatment, he will use a powerful whitening agent and UV light to brighten your smile by 5 or more shades in just one appointment. In-office whitening offers the fastest results, so it’s a good option if you want to whiten your teeth for an upcoming event.

Take-home whitening offers the same results, but over a period of about 2-3 weeks. We will create a set of custom-made whitening trays for you to wear in the comfort of your own home along with professional whitening gel.

How Can Bonding, Shaping & Contouring Enhance My Smile?

Dental bonding involves the application of a special type of dental resin directly to one or more of your teeth. After it is applied, Dr. Cox will shape and mold the resin until it looks just like a part of your natural tooth. Dental bonding can be used to treat misshapen, chipped, or slightly gapped teeth.

Shaping & contouring (enameloplasty) are sometimes used alongside bonding to gently buff away a thin layer of enamel from your surrounding teeth. This helps treat uneven teeth and provides you with better overall results.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers enhance your smile by replacing the front surfaces of your teeth. The veneer fits over your existing tooth after it has been trimmed, and this treatment can be used to correct a wide variety of cosmetic flaws. Whether you have severe stains, gaps in your smile, or small, uneven ,  misshapen teeth, veneers offer a long-lasting solution with a non-invasive procedure.

How Much Do Cosmetic Treatments Cost?

This answer will vary greatly depending on which treatment a patient is getting along with how many treatments they are getting. Other factors to consider are how invasive the procedure is, whether it requires anesthesia and special tools, and the expertise of the dentist. 

The most affordable cosmetic treatments are the least invasive, but also to be the most temporary. These include teeth whitening treatments, dental bonding, and tooth-colored fillings. 

Cosmetic treatments like veneers and porcelain crowns require more preparation, specialized tools, extra appointments, and the cooperation of an outside dental lab. If you come in for a consultation, we can discuss your options and find a solution that will fit into your budget.

Do You Offer Cosmetic Makeovers?

Yes! If you need multiple treatments to correct your smile, Dr. Cox can develop a customized treatment plan that will provide you with the best possible results. During your consultation, Dr. Cox will discuss your needs, preferences, and budget to determine the best course of action and which treatments are right for you. Call today to schedule your cosmetic makeover consultation!

How Is Cosmetic Dentistry Different From General Dentistry?

General dentistry maintains a focus on preventative care and restoring damage from dental trauma or tooth decay. In other words, general dentistry prioritizes your oral health and the condition of your teeth, while cosmetic dentistry focuses mostly on the appearance of your teeth. 

There is often an overlap between these two focuses, as many treatments offer both cosmetic and restorative benefits. While dental bonding can cover up discoloration or alter the shape and size of your teeth, it can also repair chips and cracks or worn-down enamel. 

Likewise, patients often want to choose the most aesthetic materials when it comes to tooth restorations to repair damaged teeth. We understand that patients often want a well-rounded approach to their teeth. As much as it is important to maintain good oral health, it’s also important that you feel good in your smile.