Questions about Cosmetic Dentistry

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


What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry that addresses aesthetic issues with your smile. Your cosmetic dentistry restorations will improve the health and function of your teeth and gums just like general dentistry restorations do. However, an equal focus will be placed on the appearance of your results to help you achieve the beautiful smile you desire.

What aesthetic issues can be addressed by cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can address just about any aesthetic issue you may have with your teeth and gums, including:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Teeth that are too short or too long
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gummy smile

For more detailed information on the problems that cosmetic dentistry can correct, please read our Common Cosmetic Dental Problems page

Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your smile or if you feel self conscious when smiling, then you are most likely a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Hoboken cosmetic dentist Dr. Frank DePaola can help you address just about any aesthetic issue with your smile using the most advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures available. In many cases, you may have to address any oral health issues affecting your teeth and gums before moving forward with your desired procedure. At your initial consultation, Dr. Frank will perform a thorough oral health examination before recommending the appropriate treatment plan to accomplish your goals.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover consists of one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures intended to improve the appearance of your smile. Your smile makeover will be customized to address your unique oral health needs and aesthetic goals. Dr. Frank may recommend one or more of the following procedures as part of your smile makeover:

Will my cosmetic dentistry procedure be covered by insurance?

Most cosmetic dentistry procedures are considered elective and therefore they are often not covered by insurance. However, Dr. Frank offers a variety of financing options to help you fit your desired procedure into your budget. Our team will discuss these options with you in detail during your initial consultation.

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.