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Smile Makeover

NYC Smile Makeover: Dental Guide To Romance

Beautiful Smile, Unlimited Possibilities!

Do you think first impressions matter on a job Interview, first date, or business presentation? Of course, they do!

People who look well, happy and confident achieve at a higher rate than those who don’t. If you have ever felt intimidated about smiling, speaking, eating and even kissing; a smile makeover in NYC will not only restore your facial cosmetic, it will add self-confidence, esteem, and success in all of your efforts.

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A smile makeover is designed to enhance your smile. The best candidates for these procedures are those dissatisfied with certain aspects of their teeth. While the goal of the dental makeover is to improve the appearance of your smile all dental pathology is also eliminated during the treatment. “We cannot build a palace in a swamp.” 209 NYC Dental is a smile design center that is well-qualified to create your perfect smile.

What is a Smile Makeover?

Smile makeover or smile design is a cosmetic dental treatment or series of dental procedures, often performed on multiple teeth, to achieve a harmonious, beautiful look to the teeth and mouth.

How do I decide if I need a smile makeover?

Numerous dental concerns can be solved with a smile enhancement:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • A “gummy” smile, uneven gum line
  • Cracked, chipped, broken or uneven teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Eroded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth, overbite, open bite, crossbite, crooked teeth
  • Missing teeth

How long does a smile makeover take?

The length of a teeth makeover procedure depends on the patient’s health and the current condition of their teeth. It may be simple, and the desired results may be achieved in one visit. It also can be extensive and require several dental appointments and various procedures to be done successively.
For example, if you want to have a white “Hollywood Smile” and there are no dental concerns, laser teeth whitening may give you your desired smile in under 2 hours in our smile makeover center. However, if the reason for your yellow teeth is medication-induced stains, likely treatment here will be porcelain veneers. This procedure takes two visits to complete.

During your complimentary consultation

During your complimentary consultation with our smile makeover dentists, your concerns and treatment options will be discussed. By the end of your visit, you will understand your treatment choices, their duration, and the cost.

If you feel uncertain, please talk to our knowledgeable treatment coordinators. They will be able to guide you through the process and answer a lot of your questions.

Smile Makeover Cost in NYC

Many patients want to know smile design prices in NYC. However, the smile makeover cost will vary depending on the treatment, the skills of the dentist, the materials used and of course the extent and scope of the case. Before receiving any treatment, our NYC smile makeover dental and aesthetic center offers a free smile makeover consultation. It is after your consultation and finalized treatment plan that the exact cost, out of pocket expense and payment options will be clearly, quietly and privately explained to you.

If the cost of your treatment totals $5000 or more, you will receive a complimentary teeth whitening. Often when patients come to us, they have worries about financial aspects of their dental care. Our experienced treatment coordinators will guide you through the process and will present you with the personalized payment options that will afford you to get the best dental care at very reasonable fees.

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Will a smile makeover be covered by my dental or medical insurance?

209 NYC Dental accepts major PPO insurances including Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and much more. Depending on the individual Insurance policy guidelines dentally & medically necessary procedures may be covered. If the procedures are performed to improve aesthetics with no existing dental or medical concerns, no insurance coverage is generally available. In either case, we will always submit a treatment plan for pre-approval to your insurance company. Our billing department works hard on getting treatments approved.

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Smile Makeover Options

The dental procedures that may be incorporated into smile design and makeover are broad. There is widespread belief that porcelain fillings, veneers, and crowns are the only treatment option for all unsightly dental issues. Often patients go online looking for “porcelain veneers for gaps before and after photos” or for crooked teeth, and when they come to us, they are pleasantly surprised that they don’t have to file down their natural, healthy teeth to achieve a celebrity smile.

Smile Makeover for Gaps, Crooked Teeth, Overbite, Open Bite, Cross Bite

Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges used to be the only option for adults not willing to go through the embarrassment of wearing braces to fix any issues related to malocclusion. However, with the advancement of Invisalign, it has become the most conservative and reliable alternative. It is a lengthy process that may take last 6-12 months, but it is well worth the effort.

Dr. Ahn has the highest rating for Invisalign completion cases. He is a Master. In his hands, you don’t need to worry about being transferred to another dentist to finish your case or ending up with wire braces. See our beautiful Invisalign before and after photos.

Invisalign for crowded teeth - before & after

Smile makeover for small teeth and gummy smile

If you have little teeth, you may have a gummy smile or your teeth may be small and out of proportion. A smile makeover to create larger teeth is easier than you might think at 209 NYC Dental, led by Jin Wang, board-certified periodontist, and Ben Ifraimov, top rated cosmetic dentist. A treatment option here may be cosmetic gum reshaping to raise your gum line and porcelain veneers to increase the size of small teeth. It is a fast procedure that is completed in two to three visits. Check out smile makeover images.

Smile makeover for long teeth

Gum Grafting is strongly recommended for those who have experienced receding gums, where a part of your tooth’s root is exposed. A gum graft procedure can treat one or more areas of recession. Often teeth like this may be covered with a composite bonding, tooth-colored filling. However, this treatment is neither permanent nor aesthetic. The bonding material changes color as you drink and eat colored food and the long root is still there. Bonding eliminates the sensitivity that may be experienced when the root surface gets exposed. Gingival grafting treats the cause, the pathology and the cosmetic concerns with one easy predictable and long-lasting procedure.

Smile makeover for medication-induced stains

While some medication may be successful in treating acne and skin infections, the drug may cause staining of the teeth. In most cases, medication-induced stains do not respond to traditional teeth whitening procedures. The likely smile makeover option here is porcelain veneers. See our smile makeover veneers before and after’s. Veneers are placed on the front surfaces of your anterior teeth. The most common veneers are porcelain veneers, they are made of tooth-colored ceramic. Depending on the number of teeth restored the patient may choose its shade. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, please check out our service page for pros, cons and complete process.


Smile makeover for missing teeth

Dental Implants: These artificial teeth are often chosen as a solution because they look and feel like your natural teeth. Implants are titanium “ roots” that are gently inserted into the bone, an abutment (post) and crown are then affixed to the implant, and this missing tooth is restored. A restored implant becomes part of the patient’s body. It looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Their durability is exceptional.

Dental bridge to replace missing teeth

Smile Makeover with Crowns and Onlays

Smile makeover dentists at 209 NYC Dental use porcelain ceramic crowns and onlays to resolve tooth issues such as chips, broken teeth, uneven edges, change the shape, color and size of teeth and restore missing teeth. We use the concept of “adhesive dentistry” to preserve as much of the original tooth as possible. Porcelain, EMAX, restorations are the state of the art restorative material that we use to create the radiant, natural and translucent smile that we are all striving to achieve. Our laboratory technicians are masters in the art of dentistry with decades of experience. We use 3-D scans and photography to deliver the most amazing results.

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How do I decide who is the best smile makeover dentist in NYC?

If a patient is in need of a smile makeover in New York City, we would always recommend getting treated in a multi-specialty dental office. Having various specialists under one roof will ensure that a patient is getting the best dental procedure to resolve the underlying issue.

For example, if the patient has teeth crowding or spaces between teeth,  a cosmetic dentist may recommend porcelain veneers as a quick solution to the problem. However, as we previously discussed the best treatment in such cases may be Invisalign braces. By going Invisalign route, you will accomplish getting your teeth straightened, having the smile you desire, solving dental health issues that malocclusion may cause, but most importantly your teeth remain untouched.

Or, if you have missing teeth, your options to restore them are various. A cosmetic dentist may diagnose a bridge. Only in rare cases, it is the only choice. If teeth surrounding the missing tooth are healthy implant dentistry is the most conservative and long-lasting option here.

Thus the correct diagnosis and treatment planning is crucial in obtaining the best results for that particular patient. Taking into account what treatment is the most beautiful, longest lasting, least invasive and most cost-efficient defines a great cosmetic smile makeover dentist or dental practice.

How do I decide who is the best smile makeover dentist in NYC?

One should ask colleagues and friends who have had successful treatment for a recommendation. Looking for 5-star reviews is also a barometer as to what esthetic dental group should do your work.

Other benefits of getting full mouth rehabilitation in multi-specialty dental practice:

  • The treatment is properly coordinated among all the specialists involved
  • The patient will be working with the same group of professionals throughout the treatment
  • There are significant cost savings due to the reduced number of consultations and preliminary visits.
  • A multi-specialty dentist office may offer more payment options as compared to receiving treatment at various offices
  • Patients have multiple treatment options and are not pushed into one modality.
  • Patients are treated as a “whole person” not as individual concern

Does having the dental technology make a difference in treatment?

The best smile design makeover practices in New York City have advanced technologies such as an in-office lab, digital x-rays with the panoramic machine, intra-oral cameras, and 3-D scanners.
Having this technology is a good sign that the practice is dedicated to learning and implementing the latest treatment techniques.

Owning the top of the line equipment is an indication the dentists care for the patient’s comfort while providing the treatments and willing to invest in the technology despite its high cost.

Having appropriate diagnostic equipment like digital x-rays and the panoramic machine will ensure that you are getting a treatment that is medically safe and that no dental pathologies are overlooked.

The office should also accommodate disabled patients by being wheelchair accessible. We are proud to say that having wheelchair accessibility was always significant for 209 NYC dental and we regularly see disabled patients.

Smile makeover side effects

Although there are minimal side effects associated with teeth makeover treatments, some patients are at risk for gum tenderness and minor discomfort following the treatment. These unpleasant side effects can be combated with over-the-counter pain medicine.  These manageable side effects are usually minor in nature.  You should be able to return to work or your daily routine one day after the smile makeover treatment, or in some cases immediately

What is the difference between Smile Design & Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Smile makeover, smile design, full mouth rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction – all these terms mean that the patient may require a significant amount of work to improve their smile. Often such treatment will require the involvement of various specialists (Periodontist, Implantologist, Cosmetic Dentist, Invisalign Specialist) to achieve aesthetic and functional results. However, the difference between the two is a smile makeover is a procedure that you elect to have performed while a full mouth rehabilitation is medically necessary due to severe dental or medical concerns.

Smile Design vs Full Mouth Rehabilitation

If there is no insurance coverage available we offer flexible payment options regardless of insurance coverage:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Care Credit Interest-Free Financing
  • In-office Payment Plans may be available depending on the length of the treatment

Is it Safe to Get a Smile Makeover Through Group Coupon Websites?

If you want a quality smile makeover treatment, it’s not a good idea to use Group Coupon deals. An excellent procedure will require an extremely experienced cosmetic dental team and advanced equipment.  Thus searching for the absolute lowest cost is not the most important criterion that one should look for this type of complex work. Excellent results, reasonable fees, and a commitment to support the work in the future seem to be the formula that works well for most patients and 209 NYC Dental smile design center.

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Please review our Before and After pictures and our video to discover why 209 NYC Dental is the right office for you to have your smile makeover. In the smile gallery, you will see samples of everything described above and more.

If you would like to create a smile that impresses your family and friends, consider the cosmetic dental designers at 209 NYC Dental for your smile makeover procedures. Located in the heart of Midtown New York City, our multi-specialist team is trained to provide a comprehensive approach to dental care at their award-winning smile makeover dental aesthetic center.

You will leave us smiling.

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Author: Dr. Ben Ifraimov

About Dr. Ben Ifraimov

Dr. Ben Ifraimov is a top cosmetic and restorative dentist in New York City, providing the highest caliber of care for his patients at 209 NYC Dental in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. Dr. Ifraimov has extensive training in all areas of dentistry, providing the most advanced treatments for an array of oral health issues, including implant restorations, crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers and onlays, cosmetic bonding and Zoom whitening, as well as routine cleaning and examination, gum disease care and treatment, and treatment of dental emergencies.

What Our Patients Are Saying

With over 1000 reviews from all over the web with an average rating of 4.9 we are proud to be in the Manhattan Dental Elite.

This is a wonderful dental office with very professional and friendly staff and up to date technology. They took me at a very short notice when I needed emergency dental work, they were so nice and accommodating. The office itself is bright and modern, all staff are welcoming! All doctors are absolutely fantastic! The best part is that they have all Dental specialists at that office, so they’ll be able to help you with any dental issue without you leaving the office. I highly recommend 209 NYC Dental!
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This is the first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienists and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan. I always look forward to my teeth cleanings and if I need work done, I know I'm in great care. Also, Dr. Ahh did my Invisalign and I've never been more proud to smile!
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Oxanna is the absolute best hands down best cleaning ever!!! Dr Wang and Laura are simply amazing! I would never go anywhere else this place is top-of-the-line
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I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
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