Cosmetic Dentistry

Pauline Vu, DDS -  - Dentist

The Chelsea Dental Group

Pauline Vu, DDS

Dentist located in Chelsea, New York, NY

Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist
Serving patients throughout Chelsea and the New York City area, Dr. Vu provides people with access to the best cosmetic dentistry has to offer. At The Chelsea Dental Group, Dr. Vu offers services such as teeth whitening, orthodontics, crowns, and veneers.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry covers numerous services which have been created to improve the look of a person’s teeth, gums, and smile. Services included in the cosmetic dentistry family are whitening, the application of crowns or veneers, addressing crowding or alignment issues, and remodeling a person’s mouth as a whole. The most frequently performed are teeth whitening and the use of crowns or veneers to make teeth which cannot be whitened with topical applications appear white. Cosmetic dentistry can help patients with achieving the smile they desire in order to help them feel confident and proud of their teeth and gums. It can also be used to preserve teeth and gums so they can look and function at their best for many years. 

What Procedures Fall Under Cosmetic Dentistry?

Procedures often requested by patients under the term cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Crowns- These are used to cover metal fillings, stained teeth, and broken or chipped teeth
  • Veneers- These can cover deep stains, correct gaps, hide cracks or chips, and help teeth appear straighter and more uniform in size
  • Teeth Whitening- this is done to remove surface stains and discoloration
  • Orthodontics- This is a combination of procedures which are used to address issues of crowding and alignment. This can be closing gaps, moving teeth into place, and shifting teeth which are overlapping.

These issues and others can be treated with the help of a dentist. The dentist will also go over all of the available options with patients to ensure they are choosing the option which fits their needs best.

What if I Have More Than One Dental Problem?

Full mouth makeovers or rehabilitation is designed to treat patients who have multiple dental and cosmetic issues. These treatments can correct or address a person’s smile and mouth as a whole. This treatment plan will be crafted by the dentist and will be aimed at ensuring optimal function of a person’s mouth while fixing any cosmetic problems. For a person who has issues with crowding, discoloration, chipped teeth, and gaps a full mouth makeover can be the best option. Here the doctor will use a combination of veneers or crowns, orthodontic options, and whitening to fix the combined issues.


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