Many patients have a number of questions and concerns. We’d like to take this opportunity to answer some of the most common questions that patients have about cosmetic dentistry. We will not be able to address all concerns in great detail, but this will provide a good overview for the unfamiliar.
PORCELAIN VENEERS FAQs
Porcelain Veneers Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Eugene Stanislaus is please to provide state-of-the-art porcelain veneers and first-rate service to patients in Brooklyn, NY and surrounding areas. Our team is committed to providing in depth and accurate information about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options so that patients can make well informed decisions about their dental health. As you browse through these frequently asked questions, do not hesitate to contact our office for answers to questions you may have regarding porcelain veneers or other cosmetic treatments that we offer. You can also schedule your risk and worry-free consultation for a one-on-one informative meeting with a cosmetic dentistry specialist.
Why do patients have porcelain veneers placed?
How do porcelain veneers compare to other smile makeover options?
Do I need a porcelain veneers dentist to place my veneers?
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Why choose porcelain veneers?
Primarily, patients choose porcelain veneers to enhance or restore the appearance of their smile. Many patients seek a dramatic renovation of their smile while others desire a more subtle improvement. In both cases, porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for smiles with aesthetic shortcomings. Smiles with discolored, chipped, crack, or slightly crooked teeth could all benefit from treatment with porcelain veneers. Contact our office in Brooklyn, NY to schedule your no-obligation consultation with an experienced porcelain veneers dentist today.
Learn more about when porcelain veneers are appropriate, who may be a candidate for veneers, and patient testimonials about their veneers makeovers.
How do porcelain veneers compare to other treatment options?
In general, porcelain veneers are one of the most advanced cosmetic dentistry treatment options available. Veneers have the ability to completely and dramatically alter a patient’s smile in just two office visits. Porcelain veneers are more attractive and longer lasting than dental crowns and dental bonding and they do not require several months of treatment like Invisalign® to correct misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers can also improve the overall shape of teeth unlike dental whitening which only bleaches stains in the enamel of the tooth. As with any dental treatment, porcelain veneers have inherent risks as well as innate benefits to patients. Prospective patients should consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist when planning treatment to improve their smiles.
Do porcelain veneers require a cosmetic dentist to place my veneers?
Only a specially trained and highly experienced cosmetic dentist is qualified to provide veneers. Dentists specializing in porcelain veneers are well equipped to meet or exceed their patients unique treatment goals by providing natural-looking veneered smiles that can last for many years. Dr. Eugene Stanislaus is pleased to offer the services of a highly regarded team of porcelain veneers dentists. Under our care you will receive top-notch service from the dedicated team of dental professionals for which the practice is known.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers usually depends upon a number of factors including the type of veneer, quantity of veneers being placed, dental health insurance coverage, and even the geographic location of the dentist can affect costs. our Brooklyn dentist provides a variety of porcelain veneers financing options in order to conform to our patient’s individual needs. Contact Brooklyn Heights Dental for more financing information.
Smile Makeover FQAs
Smile Makeover FAQs
At Dr. Eugene Stanislaus’s cosmetic dentistry practice in Brooklyn, we have the tools, experience, and expertise our patients can count on to achieve the smiles of their dreams. We understand that a smile makeover is a serious investment of time and money for many of our patients, so Dr. Eugene Stanislaus and our team always take the time to answer any questions our patients may have until they feel fully confident in their treatment plans. On this page, you’ll find some of the smile makeover questions we receive most frequently. You can use this page to learn more about smile makeovers, then visit our Smile Gallery to view some of the stunning results Dr. Eugene Stanislaus has achieved for our patients.
Frequently Asked Smile Makeover Questions
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a series of cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to address multiple aesthetic issues to enhance the beauty of a smile. Common issues Dr. Eugene Stanislaus can remedy with a smile makeover include stained teeth, crooked teeth, gaps, missing teeth, or cracked or chipped teeth. At Dr. Eugene Stanislaus’s smile makeover practice in Brooklyn, we work closely with each patient to understand his or her goals, then create a treatment plan customized to suit their unique needs.
Can I afford a smile makeover?
Dr. Eugene Stanislaus and the team at our Brooklyn practice firmly believe that a beautiful smile should be within everyone’s reach. To make sure our patients get the care they need at a price they can afford, we are happy to offer a number of payment and financing options for cosmetic dentistry treatment. If cost is a concern for you, be sure to let us know. Dr. Eugene Stanislaus may be able to suggest alternative treatments that will help you achieve a stunning smile at a price you can afford.
I have a chipped tooth. What can Dr. Eugene Stanislaus do for me?
Brooklyn Heights Dental offers a number of options to restore beauty and function to broken teeth. Porcelain veneers can be fitted over broken teeth to mask any imperfections and add strength. Some patients may be better served with cosmetic dental bonding to hide cracks or chips, as bonding is a faster and often more affordable option. If a tooth is severely damaged, Dr. Eugene Stanislaus may suggest that you have that tooth extracted and use a dental implant to replace it. Regardless of the extent of aesthetic and structural damage, Dr. Eugene Stanislaus has the ideal solution for teeth that are cracked or chipped.
I hate that my teeth are stained, but don’t have time for in-office tooth whitening. Does Dr. Eugene Stanislaus offer a more convenient option?
A smile that is bright and white is very important, and we understand that not everybody has time to sit for in-office tooth whitening. Dr. Eugene Stanislaus also offers a number of at-home whitening options so that our patients can brighten their smiles when it works best for them. Contact us to learn about at-home options like tray bleaching, paint-on whiteners, and tooth whitening strips.
I am missing a few teeth, but I hate the idea of wearing dentures. Is there another tooth replacement solution for me?
Yes! While removable dentures are the best tooth replacement option for some patients, many of Dr. Eugene Stanislaus’s Brooklyn-are patients choose to fill the gaps left by missing teeth with dental implants. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent—they never need to be removed for eating or cleaning, and they look and feel just like your natural teeth. To learn more about dental implants, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eugene Stanislaus.
My teeth are a bit crooked, but I don’t want to deal with the hassle and appearance of braces. Can Dr. Eugene Stanislaus help?
Invisalign® clear braces allow us to straighten patients’ smiles without the look and inconvenience of traditional metal braces. Invisalign® treatment involves the patient wearing a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually shift the position of their teeth. Invisalign® aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, so they are much more convenient for our patients than braces are. What’s more, treatment with Invisalign® often requires fewer office visits than braces, and Invisalign® can straighten a smile in just about the same amount of time as braces. For teeth that are only minimally crooked, our cosmetic dentist may also be able to apply porcelain veneers in just two office visits.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions
Patients considering teeth whitening may understand the general facts about what it accomplishes, but they often have legitimate questions about the specifics involved in the teeth whitening process, the effectiveness of treatment, and the causes of teeth becoming stained or discolored. Expert cosmetic dentist Dr. Eugene Stanislaus is happy to answer those questions and to alleviate any concerns that may arise. The following list represents the most common questions he encounters from patients considering teeth whitening treatment. Our cosmetic dentistry office proudly serves the Brooklyn, NY and neighboring areas and will be integral in addressing any questions or concerns that you may have about teeth whitening in person and in greater detail. We hope that you will find the following frequently asked questions helpful in clarifying the facts about teeth whitening treatments.
Causes of tooth discoloration?
How does teeth whitening work?
Am I a candidate?
Side-effects of teeth whitening
What does it cost?
What does Dr. Stanislaus offer?
Take home whitening
What are some common causes of tooth discoloration?
Tooth discoloration and staining can come from a variety of sources. Usually a combination of factors are responsible for the overall discoloration of teeth. Foods like beets, blackberries, blueberries, tomato based red sauces, and curries have been known to have an impact on tooth color. Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark colas can adversely affect the color of teeth as well. Tobacco products like cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars are also common culprits that cause stains on teeth. It is also important to note that the natural aging process can discolor teeth by the wearing down of enamel and exposure of the yellow colored underlying dentin.
How does teeth whitening work?
Generally, chemical teeth whitening consists of exposing teeth to specialized bleaching agents that oxidize the stains from teeth. These bleaching agents contain substances that assist in the removal of surface staining on the enamel of teeth. The result is teeth that look several shades whiter and much brighter.
What makes a good candidate for teeth whitening?
Ideal candidates for teeth whitening include patients that primarily have surface stains on teeth and that have healthy teeth and gum tissue overall. If the origin of discoloration of the tooth involves deep staining within the structure of the tooth rather than surface staining then another, more appropriate cosmetic dentistry treatment will most likely be required.
What are the possible side-effects to teeth whitening treatment?
Some patients may experience increased sensitivity in teeth following treatment. In such cases, our cosmetic dentist can administer a desensitizer to reduce the sensitivity. To further reduce sensitivity following treatment it is best to use a soft bristled toothbrush and to rinse the mouth with lukewarm water. Dr. Eugene Stanislaus will gladly discuss these issues in more detail at our Brooklyn, NY office.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The cost of teeth whitening treatments can vary based on several factors. Your goals and your unique individual dental circumstances will dictate which treatment option is best for you. Our treatment options vary from laser treatments to more traditional teeth whitening methods. When compared to total smile makeovers, you will find that teeth whitening treatments are an affordable option for you. If you do find our teeth whitening treatments to be cost prohibitive then we certainly offer a wide range of financing options and payment plans to conform to most budgets.
Are teeth whitening treatments effective?
Teeth whitening treatments are very effective. In just a single treatment your teeth will be several shades whiter and will present a much brighter smile. Our teeth whitening treatments can lift years of stains from your teeth whether you choose treatments in our office or the comfort of your home. Studies also show that those who have had their teeth whitened tend to take better care of their teeth after treatment.
Which teeth whitening treatments does your practice offer?
There are lots of different options available for teeth whitening but our Brooklyn, NY practice prefers to focus mainly on in-office teeth whitening, take-home style teeth whitening, teeth whitening strips, and laser teeth whitening treatments.
What is in-office teeth whitening?
In-office teeth whitening is comprised of treatments that are confined to and performed in a cosmetic dentistry office. These treatments will be performed by a trained cosmetic dentist and a dental care assistant. Learn more about in-office teeth whitening.
What is take-home teeth whitening?
Take-home teeth whitening treatments are professional-grade teeth whitening kits that your dentist explains how to use and then sends home with you so that you can administer the treatment at your leisure in the comfort of your own home. Learn more about take-home teeth whitening.
What are teeth whitening strips?
Teeth whitening strips are an extremely convenient method of teeth whitening that involves the use of specially designed strips that adhere to the front surfaces of your most visible teeth. The adhesive is a combination of a “bleaching” formula with a sticky component that allows the strips to act on teeth. Teeth whitening strips improve the whiteness of teeth by reducing the appearance of surface stains. Learn more about teeth whitening strips.
What is laser teeth whitening
Laser teeth whitening is a procedure that involves the use of specialized dental lasers that activate or enhance the effect of bleaching or oxidizing agents. Laser teeth whitening treatments are quick and very effective on even the most stubborn of stains. Learn more about laser teeth whitening.
Which teeth whitening treatment is best for me?
Excellent question! The most effective way to determine the most appropriate treatment for you is to allow Dr. Eugene Stanislaus or one of his highly qualified associates at their Brooklyn, NY practice to interpret your individual dental circumstances in order to present you with viable options to achieve your teeth whitening goals. A quick, easy, and totally free of cost consultation will ensure that you get the best treatment for your unique situation.
Where can I learn more about the teeth whitening treatments?
For more comprehensive information regarding teeth whitening treatments that we offer here at our Brooklyn, NY practice and how dental bleaching treatment can enhance the appearance of your smile, contact Brooklyn, NY cosmetic dentist Dr. Eugene Stanislaus to schedule your free consultation. The experience and dedication of the team at Brooklyn Heights Dental will be immediately apparent.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilizes clear plastic aligners, in lieu of metal braces, to achieve the same great results.
By wearing a series of removable clear braces, your teeth will gradually move into the desired position resulting in the confidence producing smile that you have always wanted. You can remove your Invisalign aligners for comfortable eating, easy cleaning, and special occasions.
How do Invisalign invisible braces work?
Your personal diagnosis will determine your unique treatment strategy. Each set of clear plastic aligners is laboratory-created using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology. Until desired results are achieved, you’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks before replacing it with the next customized set of aligners. In this gradual and calculated treatment, your teeth will become progressively straighter week by week.
Why is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign clear braces by Dr. Eugene Stanislaus are practically invisible and they straighten teeth without being as obvious and restrictive as traditional metal braces. Also unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear braces are comfortable and lack the metal and wires that can cause long-term discomfort and painful mouth sores. Invisalign clear braces allow you to practice your normal dental hygiene routine without interference because they are completely removable! After treatment with Invisalign clear braces, you won’t be able to contain your beautiful smile and you’ll have no reason to hide it any longer!
Is Invisalign only for adults?
Certainly not! Invisalign has shown consistently great results for pre-teens, teenagers, and adults of all ages. In fact, Dr. Eugene Stanislaus has treated patients ranging from 11 to 80 years old with Invisalign at his Brooklyn, NY office! This treatment has been proven to work for almost anyone who is committed to wearing the invisible aligners as directed except when eating, brushing, and flossing. By following just a few simple steps, Invisalign will transform your teeth into a remarkable smile.
How do I get started with my Invisalign treatment?
After your free initial Invisalign consultation and evaluation, you’ll meet with our cosmetic dentist to discuss your goals for treatment and the process for achieving those goals. Full face digital x-rays, orthodontic photographs, and custom impressions of your teeth will be taken to create a 3-D digital replica of your mouth.
Dr. Stanislaus will then draw from his training and experience and to plan and create your personalized Invisalign treatment plan. After 4-5 weeks of computerized design, you will return to our Brooklyn, NY office for your first set of customized clear plastic aligners. Your doctor will be able to show you an extrapolated model of how your teeth will look at the end of your Invisalign treatment. Then you will be able to showcase your new and improved smile to your friends, family, coworkers!
Contact Dr. Eugene Stanislaus in Brooklyn, NY.
To learn more about the Invisalign clear braces system or to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Eugene Stanislaus, contact Brooklyn Heights Dental in Brooklyn, NY now!
Cost / Financial FAQs
Whether you’re visiting Brooklyn Heights Dental for emergency care or coming in for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Stanislaus is committed to making treatment affordable. Our financing options for cosmetic dental care include:
Whenever possible, we work with patients to help them maximize their insurance benefits. It is important to note that while some programs offer coverage for cosmetic treatments, others do not. Meeting with an experienced member of our front office team can help ensure you know the numbers before choosing a particular treatment. If you have any questions about your dental insurance coverage, please let us know and a staff member will get you the information you require.
Dental Fee Plan:
Brooklyn Heights Dental is proud to office an in-office dental fee program, designed to make cosmetic treatments accessible and affordable to all patients. With this financing approach, you’ll just pay apportion of your overall treatment costs each month. This program is ideal for patients pursuing multiple cosmetic dental treatments at once as well as Invisalign
Third Party Financing with CareCredit and Citi Health
Does your dental insurance only cover part of your treatment? We are happy to offer a variety of interest-free* and low monthly payment plans through CareCredit. Use CareCredit just as you would any other credit card and you only have to apply once!
Our cosmetic dentistry practice also accepts Citi Health Cards, another form of third party healthcare financing that provides patients with flexible payment plans for procedures only partially covered by dental insurance.
In addition to these financing and insurance options, Brooklyn Heights Dental accepts most major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard as well as personal checks and cash. For more information about paying for upcoming dental care, contact Dr. Stanislaus and his team today! We’re proud to be Brooklyn’s choice for affordable cosmetic dentistry.