Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


A beautiful smile can be one of your greatest assets. It is one of the first things people notice about you, and it is an important part of the first impression you make when you meet new people. If you are self conscious about your smile, you are not alone. Many people have one or more cosmetic dental problems which detract from an otherwise beautiful smile. Fortunately, the radiant, dazzling smile of your dreams is within your grasp.

Dr. Frank DePaola and his talented team of Hoboken cosmetic dentists have extensive experience correcting a wide variety of common cosmetic dental problems. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, please call 201-792-9400today to schedule a consultation with us today to find out more about the many cosmetic dentistry options available to you.

Chipped or Cracked Teeth

Chipped or cracked teeth can detract from the appearance of your smile, especially when these issues affect one of your front teeth. Fortunately, chipped and cracked teeth are easily addressed in one of two ways. For minor chips, dental bonding can be used to restore the appearance of your tooth.

For more serious chips and cracks, or if you would like to address other cosmetic flaws at the same time, Dr. Frank may recommend porcelain veneers to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are very common. If you would like to address both the functional and aesthetic issues associated with crookedness, Invisalign may be your best option. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Since the aligners are clear, others will not even know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

If you would like to correct the appearance of crooked teeth but do not want to commit to the time necessary for orthodontic treatment, Dr. Frank may recommend porcelain veneers. In just two visits to our Hoboken cosmetic dentistry office, your porcelain veneers procedure will give you the appearance of a beautiful, straight smile. For this reason, porcelain veneers are often called “instant orthodontics.”

Stained or Discolored Teeth

Over time, the foods you eat will cause your teeth to become stained or discolored. Certain lifestyle choices such as smoking cigarettes or regularly drinking coffee, tea, colas, or red wine can make this discoloration even more pronounced. Dr. Frank offers the Zoom! 2™ tooth whitening system to restore a dazzling, bright smile. With Zoom! 2™, you can brighten your teeth by up to 8-10 shades.

For chemically stained teeth that are resistant to tooth whitening, Dr. Frank may recommend porcelain veneers to accomplish your aesthetic goals.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth result in a variety of serious functional and aesthetic issues that can jeopardize your long term oral health. You should always replace a missing tooth as soon as possible. Otherwise, the adjacent teeth may shift to fill in the gap, and you may also experience bone loss in your jaw which may lead to the loss of additional teeth down the road.

Dr. Frank generally recommends dental implants for all patients who are suitable candidates, since they provide the most effective replacement for your missing tooth. However, if you are not able to accommodate a dental implant or if you do not want to commit to the time necessary to complete the treatment, dental bridges may be an effective option.

Gapped Teeth

Gapped teeth can mar an otherwise beautiful smile. Small gaps can easily be corrected using dental bonding. For larger gaps, Dr. Frank may recommend porcelain veneers to achieve your aesthetic goals. If your gap is the result of alignment issues with your bite, then Invisalign may be your best option.

Gummy Smile

If you have too much gum tissue showing, it can make your teeth look too small. Dr. Frank offers laser dentistry solutions to correct a gummy smile, restoring greater balance between the appearance of your teeth and gums.

Please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your initial cosmetic dentistry consultation. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken, Jersey City, and throughout Hudson County, New Jersey.