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Complete Cosmetic Dentistry in East Harlem

mature couple at cafeWhen you look in the mirror, are you happy with the smile you see? Whether you feel that the shade of your teeth could be brighter or there are multiple things about your smile you would like to improve, cosmetic dentistry can help!

At the dental practice of Geghani Shahinyan, DDS, our dentist and his dedicated team understand how much a stunning smile can benefit your life in many ways. This is why our New York, New York dentist offers a full range of customizable cosmetic treatments that combine proven procedures with innovative technology.

Each cosmetic service we provide is designed to improve your smile’s function and health and highlight your natural beauty. Dr. Shahinyan truly enjoys helping others and has been serving individuals and families throughout East Harlem and the Upper East Side since 2008.

No matter your current oral health situation, a beautiful, lasting smile is within your reach! Call the dental office of Geghani Shahinyan, DDS, today to schedule your cosmetic consultation!

CALL US: (212) 534-3626 REQUEST APPOINTMENT


Cosmetic Dentistry Services from Dr. Geghani Shahinyan

We believe that oral health and dental beauty go hand-in-hand. This is why we provide cosmetic dentistry services that combine comprehensive solutions to help address many issues.

From deep discoloration and missing teeth to excess gum tissue, our team can help you achieve a smile that is healthy and beautiful. Dr. Shahinyan works closely with our in-office periodontist, Dr. Valerie Klein, so that patients can completely rebuild their smiles after tooth loss.

We proudly offer the following services:


The Benefits of Amalgam-Free Cosmetic Dentistry

Close up portrait of a beautiful young african american woman smiling and looking up outdoorsOur cosmetic treatments are crafted from natural-looking, body-safe materials at trusted local labs. This is because we are an amalgam-free practice. Our fillings, crowns, inlays, onlays, and other solutions only use high quality materials that are durable, safe, and beautiful.

In addition to providing amalgam-free materials, they also deliver lasting strength and durability. This is especially helpful for our cosmetic and restorative treatments. Amalgam-free materials such as composite resins and porcelain offer many benefits, such as preserving the natural beauty of your smile after decay, damage, or tooth loss. This helps make your treatment reliable and discreet.


What Are My Options for Professional Teeth Whitening?

With the safe power of Zoom whitening, we can lighten your smile by up to eight shades right here in our office!

woman patient checking out her smile with mirror in dental officeThis straightforward procedure involves a member of our team applying the whitening solution directly to the surfaces of your teeth. We protect your gums and lips with a mouthpiece as we use a curing light to activate the whitening gel. Typically, we repeat the solution application every 15 minutes in increments of three, totaling your treatment to about an hour.

If you wish to whiten your smile, but do not have to the time to receive treatment at our office, we also provide personalized take-home whitening kits. A quick, one-time office visit is all that is needed to take impressions of your smile for custom whitening trays.

These kits come with a powerful whitening solution that you apply in the convenience of your home. Your trays also provide easy touch ups when you need them. This is especially helpful for quick enhancements before a wedding, job interview, or yearbook picture!

How Did My Teeth Become Stained?

Dark foods and drinks, like red wine, soda, and tomato sauce, contain pigments that can easily stain your teeth. While smoking and using tobacco products are common causes of stained teeth, they are not the only reasons. Other forms of tooth discoloration happen in the dentin, the layer past the surfaces of your teeth. This kind of yellowing can be a result of trauma, genetics, or taking certain medications.


What are Porcelain Veneers?

man choosing shade for dental veneer treatmentVeneers are thin yet durable pieces of porcelain used to create a stunning and more uniform smile. Because veneers are placed on the front surfaces on your teeth, they can help address multiple aesthetic issues all at once.

With veneers, Dr. Shahinyan can help with severe tooth discoloration, minor chips, cracks, dental gaps, and even mild forms of misalignment. These porcelain shells are completely customized to mimic the best aspects of natural teeth, providing you with a picture-perfect smile.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Because veneers are made from the highest quality porcelain materials, they can last up to 10-15 years. The longevity of your veneers depends on your oral hygiene, diet, and whether you visit our office every six months for preventive care.


Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help with Missing Teeth?

Absolutely! Believe it or not, a beautiful and full smile is still achievable after tooth loss. We help make this possible by providing dental implant placement and lifelike dental restorations.

Our solutions for replacing missing teeth include:

  • Dental implants, which can replace one to all missing teeth in your smile permanently
  • Porcelain crowns to replace a single missing tooth using one dental implant post
  • Fixed bridges, which can replace one or more missing teeth in a row
  • Partial dentures made to replace multiple teeth lost in a smile
  • Complete dentures complete a single arch or an entire smile of missing teeth

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Just about any healthy adult can make a great candidate for dental implants. However, because implant posts need support from the jawbone, a full and healthy jawbone is essential for successful treatment.

If your jaw is too weak or thin to hold implants, Dr. Shahinyan offers bone grafting treatments that add bone to the area of the jaw in need of implant placement.


Renewing Dental Function and Appeal with Fillings, Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns

3d render of tooth with crown, filling, and onlayFor minor chips, cracks, and small cavities in teeth, our white composite fillings are a great way to restore aesthetics and reshape tooth enamel. Fillings can also restore areas in your enamel where we’ve removed decay. The white composite materials used for our fillings are matched to the shade of your teeth for seamless treatment.

Porcelain inlays and onlays are best used for the areas where moderate damage has occurred or a large area of decay was removed. Both inlays and onlays are fabricated using a solid piece of porcelain. These aesthetic restorations are strategically designed to provide a perfect fit.

Dental crowns are ideal for treating teeth with large amounts of decay or damage. These lifelike restorations work by encasing the entire structure of a damaged tooth, helping to preserve and protect it. By using porcelain materials, our crowns can mimic the natural look, feel, and function of a tooth.

How Else Can Crowns Improve My Smile?

In addition to their aesthetic and functional benefits, crowns are extremely versatile. This means we can use crowns as a standalone service or in combination with other treatments.

Portrait of happy mature man with white, grey stylish short beard looking at camera outside cafeWith porcelain crowns, Dr. Shahinyan can help your smile in the following seven ways:

  1. Strengthen weak teeth
  2. Reshape worn or short-looking teeth
  3. Replace a single missing tooth with one dental implant
  4. Protect teeth after a root canal
  5. Repair teeth with severe chips, cracks, and fractures
  6. Cover teeth with deep enamel discoloration
  7. Restore a tooth’s overall appearance and function

Achieve Your Best Smile Yet, Today!

At the dental practice of Geghani Shahinyan, DDS, our entire team loves helping patients enjoy a beautiful smile with cosmetic dentistry. Whatever you are looking for, we have the treatments, technology, and skill to help you achieve your dream smile no matter the complexity of your needs!

Contact us today to schedule your consultation! We happily serve those living and working in East Harlem, Upper East Side, and surrounding Central Park communities!

CALL US: (212) 534-3626 REQUEST APPOINTMENT

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