Essential Steps for Cosmetic Dentistry By Alex Hecht on June 17, 2021

beautiful smileSmiles with noticeable flaws can cause people to want to hide during life’s most important moments. Life can be more beautiful with a smile that matches.


Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of teeth. The science and art of cosmetic dentistry includes applying treatments that whiten and brighten teeth or correct other imperfections. You may combine one or more of these procedures for a smile makeover. Solutions like at-home teeth whitening treatments are tempting, but can lead to long-term, irreversible damage or even perform poorly. Cosmetic dental treatments are safest and most efficient when performed by dental professionals. 


Let's look at the first three essential steps for cosmetic dentistry. In Staten Island, NY, Drs. Jason and Alex Hecht enhance smiles with state-of-the-art equipment and attention to detail. Their knowledgeable team provides gentle care at every stop of your smile journey. Optional sedation can be added before treatments to calm nerves and fears associated with dental offices.

Initial Consultation

At your initial consultation, our dentists will examine your teeth and review your ultimate smile goals. They will inspect the current health and appearance of your teeth. 


After your examination, our dental team will suggest further actions. If your teeth are healthy and do not require additional work to restore your oral health, cosmetic dentistry procedures may commence. 


Some cosmetic dentistry treatments to consider are: 

Teeth Whitening: To dramatically improve the shade of your smile, our dentists provide multiple teeth whitening treatments to fit your budget and needs.

Dental Bonding: Dental bonding hides minor damage.

Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers instantly conceal flawed teeth for a natural-looking solution that can last a lifetime.

Invisalign®: Invisalign clear aligners are the gradual and discreet way to perfectly align teeth.

Resolve Existing Problems

Conditions like cavities and gum disease must be resolved before cosmetic treatment can begin. Your oral cavity must be in optimal condition to provide a foundation for successful, long-lasting cosmetic dentistry.


Patients with missing teeth can discuss a complete smile makeover with their dentist that includes restorative dentistry, such as dental implants or a dental bridge. 

Be Patient with Your Timeline

Transforming your smile safely and effectively requires time and patience. Some smile makeovers and dental reconstructions consist of multiple procedures over an extended period. The amount of time it takes to perfect your smile will depend on your goals and needs.


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A smile makeover can improve the way others view you, but more importantly how you view yourself. If you do not feel comfortable with the way your smile looks, ask our dentists about what steps you can take to perfect your smile safely.

Have more to smile about with restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you have questions regarding possible restorative or cosmetic treatments, call (718) 705-4434 or message us online to schedule an initial consultation in Staten Island, NY. Our practice has helped many patients just like you experience an exciting new level of self-confidence thanks to cosmetic dentistry treamtents performed alone or in combination.

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Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

To set up a consultation or learn more about our services, reach out to our office online or call (718) 705-4434.

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