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Cosmetic Dentistry

Howard I Fine, DMD -  - General Dentist

Howard I Fine, DMD

General Dentist located in White Plains, NY

If you feel self-conscious because you have crooked, stained, or damaged teeth, cosmetic dentistry could give your confidence a real boost. Dr. Fine, practicing in White Plains, New York, is an experienced dentist who excels in performing cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you need help to improve your smile, call Dr. Fine today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry involves treatments that are designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and gums and help you feel confident when you smile. Dentists who carry out cosmetic dental procedures have completed additional training to ensure they have the advanced skills they need to perform cosmetic dentistry safely and effectively.

What is teeth whitening?

Many Americans view white teeth as a sign of good health and attractiveness. Most people would prefer their teeth to look white, but there are many reasons why teeth can start to look yellow, including:

  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Tooth decay
  • Poor brushing technique
  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Tooth injuries
  • Antihistamines
  • Hypertension pills
  • Antipsychotic drugs

Teeth whitening treatments can restore your teeth from yellow to sparkling white. The teeth whitening products Dr. Fine uses contain a safe form of bleach that breaks down stains without damaging your teeth. The results of the teeth whitening treatment can last up to five years in some cases.

What are veneers?

Veneers are artificial covers that go on your teeth to disguise blemishes caused by:

  • Worn enamel
  • Discoloration or staining
  • Damaged surfaces
  • Decay
  • Uneven alignment
  • Irregular spacing

Each veneer is a thin shell that’s made to look as natural as possible. Resin and porcelain veneers are available, but porcelain provides a more natural finish.

Dr. Fine uses custom-fitted veneers that match the shape and appearance of your teeth, so no one can guess which teeth have veneers on them. Your veneers should last many years if you look after them properly.

How do I choose a cosmetic dentistry treatment?

The best way to decide which cosmetic dentistry procedures would benefit you most is to arrange a consultation with Dr. Fine. He has the skills and experience to advise you on suitable treatments that will provide the most significant change to your appearance.

Not all cosmetic dentistry procedures are ideal for all patients. For instance, gray or brown teeth won’t respond to teeth whitening treatments. You might also need advanced dental work done first, such as tooth implants or root canal treatments.

If you’re interested in finding out how to make your smile bright, white, and attractive, call Howard I. Fine, DMD today, or book an appointment online.