My Teeth Are Stained: What Are My Cosmetic Dentistry Options? By Alex Hecht on December 14, 2023

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You’ve recently noticed stains on your teeth or a distinct yellowish discoloration that makes you want to hide your smile, not show it off. Naturally, you go for special toothpaste, whitening strips, and other at-home, off-the-shelf efforts to bring some brilliance back, but those techniques haven’t done anything for your teeth or your confidence. It’s time to turn to dependable cosmetic dentists.

Our dental team in Woodrow, on the South Shore, understands the power of cosmetic dentistry and we are here to share some of the most popular procedures that can give you the dazzling results you’re after. Let’s take a look at some of your cosmetic dentistry options for yellowed or discolored teeth.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter whitening products and DIY methods simply can’t compare the dazzling results you can get from professional, in-office teeth whitening. In as little as one appointment, your dentist can apply a specialized gel for a powerful, safe bleaching effect. Our practice offers several teeth whitening options — including Philips Zoom!®, BriteSmile®, and KöR® — that our dentists can review with you to find the best fit.

Dental Bonding

This standard procedure is used for several cosmetic issues. It involves your dentist applying tooth-colored resin over the front of your teeth to conceal defects and make them appear whiter and brighter.


Wafer-thin porcelain shells can be placed over your front teeth to mask stains and discoloration, giving your smile a whiter, brighter appearance. If you’re after a particularly dazzling smile, your dentist may recommend professional teeth whitening treatment first. Then, veneers can be matched to the new-and-improved shade of the surrounding teeth.

Dental Crowns

From protecting a tooth weakened by decay from breaking to supporting a tooth with a large filling, there are many reasons dentists place dental crowns. Whether this solution is used in a restorative or cosmetic treatment plan, you can count on contributing positively to your smile. While crowns will be shaded to look natural, you won’t have to worry about yours sporting unsightly stains.

Smile Makeovers

Perhaps stains aren’t the only cosmetic concern you have with your smile. You may feel self-conscious about crooked, uneven teeth or a gummy smile. There may be other facets of your smile you want to change — and have them changed all at once. Fortunately, our dentists can develop a customized treatment plan that incorporates several cosmetic dentistry procedures and gives you a full smile makeover!

Are You Tired of Stained Teeth? Turn to Us for Cosmetic Dentistry!

As you can see, there are several options to choose from when it comes to getting your smile stain-free. However, which is right for you will depend on several factors that are best discussed with a trusted dentist. That’s where our team steps in.

We’ll take the time to talk about issues you find in your smile and work to develop a personalized treatment plan that accounts for your goals, budget, and oral health at large. To get started, reach out to the team at our dental office in Staten Island, NY, today.

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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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