Cosmetic Dentistry

A smile creates a powerful and lasting first impression, and is vitally important to a person's overall appearance. When you smile other people will quickly notice crooked, chipped, or miscolored teeth. The purpose of Cosmetic dentistry is to provide a natural, healthy, and beautiful smile. To achieve that smile a dentist has to take into account patient's overall facial features, size and shape of existing teeth, tooth alignment, and color. Dr Shimanovsky has had extensive training in Cosmetic dentistry, and attends yearly conferences with American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to keep abreast of the latest and best techniques. This ensures that her patients achieve beautiful and natural smiles.

patient with new porcelain veneers

There's usually a number of options to get a great smile.  If your existing teeth are somewhat crooked or misaligned, but otherwise are in excellent shape, with no chips or discoloration, then an orthodontic treatment using Invisalign would be the optimal choice.  Invisalign process uses transparent, almost-invisible aligner trays to move your teeth into perfect alignment.  This can take as little as a few months, but depends on how much movement is required.  Dr Shimanovsky would be happy to discuss the details with you.

If your teeth have chips, cracks, or other imperfections,  show signs of wear, are discolored, have some decay, or have already been through dental restoration, then veneers or crowns would be the option for cosmetic treatment.  Veneers are used when teeth are in good overall shape, with little wear or  damage from chips, cracks, or decay.  In this case a thin layer of front surface of the tooth is removed, and a ceramic shell is bonded to the tooth.  Please look at  porcelain veneers page for additional details.

If existing teeth have more significant wear or damage then a treatment with dental crowns would be required.  In this case more tooth structure is removed all around the tooth, and a ceramic shell is bonded over the whole tooth.

When placing veneers or crowns on a number of adjacent teeth excellent results are achieved because there is less constraint from existing teeth and the doctor has more freedom to correct color, shape, and symmetry of teeth.

Regardless of which option is utilized, in the end you will have a strong, well functioning, and great looking restoration, and, most importantly, an awesome smile.


The photos below are of actual patients of Dr. Shimanovsky. Please browse through them to see the beautiful new smiles of her patients.

Slide the middle line of each image from one side to another to see the comparison between before and after

Case 1

This patient had discolored and chipping composite veneers. New porcelain veneers provide a uniform, natural-looking and beautiful smile

Case 2

old failing silver/mercury fillings are replaced with tooth-colored biocompatible materials.

Case 3

New smile is achieved with porcelain crowns and veneers

Case 4

Patient had a number of old failing crowns, and a number of teeth that needed treatment.  A full mouth reconstruction resulted in a great smile

Case 5

Patient had severely worn-down, misaligned teeth, and was in constant pain. Full-mouth reconstruction corrected teeth alignment and bite, eliminated pain, and resulted in a beautiful smile.

Case 6

Beautiful results after Invisalign treatment


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