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Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Cosmetic, Family, and General Dentistry in Bernardsville, NJ

A beautiful smile makes a great first impression and boosts your confidence – in some cases, it even improves your oral health. At Proud to Smile Dentistry in Bernardsville, New Jersey, Patricia Swaintek-Lamb, DMD, Karima West, RDH, and the team offer the latest in cosmetic dentistry to help you fill in smile gaps, brighten dull teeth, or straighten crookedness. If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, call today or use the online tool to set up your cosmetic dentistry consultation.

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes procedures that enhance the look of your smile. Cosmetic procedures upgrade worn, damaged, misaligned, and discolored teeth. 


While cosmetic procedures focus on the appearance of your smile, they also may improve your mouth’s function. When teeth are better aligned and shaped, they’re easier to keep clean. Plus, a balanced smile helps with speech and chewing abilities. 


What are common cosmetic dentistry treatments?

At Proud to Smile Dentistry, you can improve your smile with the following cosmetic procedures:

Gum recontouring

Gum recontouring permanently evens out your gumline, reducing the appearance of receding gums or “long” teeth. 


Porcelain veneers

Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain applied to the surface of your teeth. They create a uniform smile when you have irregularly shaped teeth, chips, discoloration, or other imperfections.


Dental crowns

Dental crowns are like caps that cover damaged or irregular-looking teeth. 

Dental bonding

Dental bonding uses tooth-colored cosmetic resin to repair chips, close gaps, or improve the shape of a tooth. 


Tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored fillings protect teeth that have experienced a cavity.


Invisalign® and Spark® clear aligners

These clear aligners correct the misalignments and general crookedness of your bite. 

Porcelain inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are more detailed than fillings. An inlay fills the area where a cavity had been between the cusps of a tooth. The onlays fill in larger areas. 

Opalescence® teeth whitening

When you have yellowing and discoloration due to certain beverage or food choices, aging, or smoking, teeth whitening brings back a brighter smile. 

You can combine several of these procedures to create a complete smile makeover. 


How can restorative dentistry improve the cosmetics of my smile?

Restorative dentistry focuses on treating damaged or missing teeth to improve your smile's overall health and appearance. This can include treatments like fillings, dental implants, bridges, and crowns. 

Restorations fill gaps in your smile, which helps keep your teeth properly aligned. They also make oral hygiene easier and discourage plaque build-up. A complete smile is more aesthetically pleasing and boosts your confidence. 

Contact Proud to Smile Dentistry to learn how cosmetic dentistry can revitalize your smile. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment.