119 East Main Street Gouverneur, New York 13642

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Do you have damaged or discolored teeth? Are you looking for a treatment for crooked teeth? Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that enhances the appearance of the smile. Additionally, cosmetic dental treatments can actually improve patients’ oral health. Many patients are more motivated to care for their teeth and gums at home once they reach their cosmetic goals. Our dental office provides cosmetic dentistry services in Gouverneur, NY. Dr. Nicholas Gardner collaborates with his patients to fully understand their current oral health problems, budget, and cosmetic goals. Using these aspects of care, he creates customized treatment for each individual.

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Q&A: Cosmetic Dentistry in Gouverneur, NY

Learn more about cosmetic dentistry as we answer frequently asked questions about common cosmetic treatments:

How many porcelain veneers do I need?

About four to ten dental veneers are common for patients who want to address the teeth in the smile line. Every patient is different, so they may only need one or two veneers for damaged, crooked, or discolored teeth. However, to address the majority of the teeth in the smile line, we recommend that number for the best results.

Can bonded teeth be whitened?

Like other cosmetic options like veneers, bonded teeth cannot be whitened. Teeth bonding treatment uses a biocompatible material that cannot be whitened by professional or store-bought whitening treatments. A bonding treatment can be used to cover discolored teeth. Over many years, bonded teeth can become dull or discolored. If you have old bonded teeth but need a new treatment, contact us and we can help.

When will I see results from teeth whitening treatment?

With in-office teeth whitening treatment, patients can see whitening results after just one visit. It will take several weeks for patients to see visible results with take-home whitening. However, take-home options benefit patients who may require a different concentration of whitening gel or those with sensitive teeth.

How does Invisalign compare to braces?

Traditional braces are best for patients with moderate to severe orthodontic problems. Invisalign benefits patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues who are able to care for their own aligners. Clear Invisalign aligners need to be removed and cleaned. However, Invisalign aligners are also discreet and require fewer visits than braces. At regular visits, patients with braces ned their brackets tightened and may require new wires, which can poke and irritate the gums. Invisalign aligners also allow patients to eat whatever they like without restrictions. Hard, sticky, or crunchy foods can damage braces. However, because Invisalign aligners are removable they are easier to use and do not have restrictions.

Request a Dental Appointment Today

Do you want cosmetic dental care for a brighter, straighter smile? Contact us today. New patients can call (315) 203-1772 and current patients may contact us at (315) 287-7900. Feel free to schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Gardner on our website today. If you have any further questions or current oral health problems you would like to discuss with us, let us know at your next visit. We are always happy to help.


Nicholas F. Gardner, DDSGouverneur, NY Dentist119 East Main Street Gouverneur, New York 13642


New Patients (315) 203-1772

Current Patients (315) 287-7900


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