Cosmetic Dentist – Mineola, NY

New Smile. New Confidence. New You.

The power of a stunning smile can’t be understated. In both professional and personal situations, a row of pristine white teeth sends a positive message and always makes the right first impression. If you’re looking to upgrade your smile or get rid of a few longstanding flaws, the team at Meadowbrook Dental Care is here to help using our array of cosmetic dentistry options. From minor touch-ups to dramatic makeovers, we’re ready to turn your goals into a reality that you’ll enjoy for a lifetime with cosmetic dentistry in Mineola, NY. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Meadowbrook Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Custom-Designed Treatment for Each Patient
  • Care from an Accredited Team of Experts
  • High-Quality, Long-Lasting Materials


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Dental veneers allow anyone to achieve a red-carpet-ready smile in as little as two appointments. Thin, custom-made shells of porcelain are bonded to the front of the teeth, masking any imperfections while creating a more uniform and attractive look. They can be used to cover stains, chips, cracks, and gaps all at the same time, and with minimal maintenance, they can easily be expected to last for 20 years.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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If you need a tooth to be repaired, you shouldn’t have to worry about sacrificing your smile’s appearance in the process. Instead of using fake metal crowns, we use porcelain restorations that both look natural and can be trusted to stand the test of time. In addition to fixing structural damage, our crowns can also be used to enhance oddly shaped or undersized teeth to create a more balanced and eye-catching smile.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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We can make a small stain, chip, or gap disappear in as little as an hour with cosmetic bonding. Your dentist will apply a small amount of composite resin to the compromised enamel and sculpt it to cover the offending area, leaving nothing but a flawless-looking tooth. After the resin has been hardened and polished, that’s it, and the results can be trusted to last for about 10 years.

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Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Straighter teeth no longer have to be realigned with the help of metal brackets and wires. Instead, we can use Invisalign Clear Aligners to fix overcrowding, gapped teeth, and misaligned bites. Using clear, plastic trays that are customized according to your smile’s needs, you can watch as your teeth move without the bulky metal causing a distraction. On average, Invisalign can produce results in as little as 12-18 months.

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Teeth Whitening

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You’ll find plenty of teeth whitening products on store shelves these days, but most of them are long on promises and short on results. If you want a guaranteed way to achieve a brighter smile, then the most dependable method is one of our professional treatments. You can choose between a quick in-office procedure or a custom-made take-home kit, both of which use a bleaching gel multiple times stronger than anything you can buy on your own. With either method, you’ll easily achieve a smile that is six to eight shades lighter!

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Gum Recontouring

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Is your gumline uneven, or does it overshadow your teeth when you smile, causing them to look undersized and out of proportion? Gum recontouring can address these kinds of problems directly by removing excess gum tissue to reveal previously hidden enamel. This results in longer, more shapely teeth, as well as a smile that has the perfect balance.

BOTOX® Treatment

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There are upwards of 30 different facial muscles you use to frown, smile, squint, glare, and make countless other expressions. As time goes on, these muscles can begin to become strained and bunch up, leading to fine lines and wrinkles that make you appear older than you actually are. These imperfections can also develop as a result of bad habits like smoking. In any case, our team at Meadowbrook Dental Care offers fast and effective cosmetic BOTOX treatment to turn back the clock on aging and restore your youthful glow.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Even if you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, you might hesitate due to the cost. That’s understandable, especially since it’s often not covered by dental insurance. Still, we at Meadowbrook Dental Care can help you figure out what works best for your situation. Our various treatments have different price points, so our team will surely find a way to give you cost-effective service.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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When it comes to beautifying your smile, you’re likely looking for one (or more) of these three benefits: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or differently shaped teeth. Our practice has treatments that offer all such things, including the following:

  • Gum Recontouring – A low-cost treatment, gum recontouring removes excess gum tissue that contributes to “gummy” smiles. Without the extra pink stuff in the way, your white enamel has more room to shine!
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – This option uses tooth-colored resin to reshape damaged teeth and hide smile flaws. It’s one of our cheapest services, though it doesn’t last as long as other treatments — usually about three to ten years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Per its name, this treatment whitens teeth and works for patients who want to remove tooth stains. While it doesn’t help with tooth shape or position, it’s relatively fast and has a mid-range cost.
  • Metal-Free Restorations – Ceramic crowns and fillings can protect teeth from damage and hide their fractured areas. In exchange, though, they usually have a higher price range.
  • Veneers – While one of the more expensive options, these porcelain layers transform many aspects of your smile at once. Plus, they can last for twenty years or more with proper care.

Cosmetic Dentistry Is a Worthy Investment

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True enough, cosmetic dentistry can be a big financial commitment. However, it’s a great long-term investment that pays off over time. If you’re the sort who feels self-conscious about your smile, cosmetic dental work can bring massive boosts to confidence and self-esteem. From there, you’re likely to experience better relationships, career advancements, and a higher quality of life. In short, the cost of treatment is outweighed by priceless benefits.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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As mentioned before, purely cosmetic dental care isn’t often covered by dental insurance. Fortunately, there are other ways to make treatment costs affordable.

For instance, take a look at our practice’s dental savings plan. In exchange for a low membership fee, this option gives you 20% off all our basic and major services — including cosmetic dentistry! Furthermore, it also offers unlimited consultations, examinations, and X-rays.

On the other hand, you could also take advantage of our flexible financing options. By working with services like CareCredit, Proceed, and SunBit, we allow patients to pay for treatments in monthly installments. That way, you can split the overall cost into more budget-friendly payments.

If anything we’ve said sounds good to you, try scheduling a consultation with our office to learn more. The team here at Meadowbrook Dental Care looks forward to seeing you, not to mention transforming your smile in a way that fits your budget!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Almost anyone can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. In fact, you’d likely qualify for it if you’re not super confident in your smile.

To be specific, the best treatment candidates tend to suffer from the following:

  • Stained or Discolored Teeth: While tooth stains can’t always be fixed with over-the-counter whiteners, professional whitening can get the job done.
  • Chipped or Cracked Teeth: If you want to cover up or hide damaged teeth, talk to us about porcelain veneers, dental crowns, etc.
  • Misaligned or Misshapen Teeth: With Invisalign, we can correct even the most crooked smiles. Plus, veneers are good at hiding unshapely teeth.

Of course, the best way to know whether you’d benefit from cosmetic dentistry is to attend a consultation with our office.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

You might fear that cosmetic dentistry gives you a pretty smile at the cost of a painful procedure. The truth, though, is that dentists make aesthetic treatments as comfortable as possible.

For starters, most cosmetic dental work is non-invasive. Services like bonding and whitening, for example, don’t even require a local anesthetic. As such, they tend to be painless.

On the other hand, even the more invasive treatments — porcelain veneers, etc. — don’t usually hurt. Though they might shave off bits of your enamel, the dentist will numb your mouth before that starts.

If you’re still a bit nervous, we can always add dental sedation into the mix. Not only does it help calm you down for a procedure, but it also reduces your body’s ability to feel pain.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth It?

In general, yes — cosmetic dentistry is absolutely worth it! Countless patients have noticed improvements in their daily lives thanks to its treatments.

You see, a person’s smile is one of the first things others notice about them. Intentionally or not, groups pass judgment on people based on their teeth. As such, friends and family are likely to view you as attractive, healthy, and successful if you have a nice smile.

How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?

Technically, the American Dental Association (ADA) doesn’t recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty. For that reason, it’s sometimes hard to find the right dentist for your smile needs. That being said, you should keep a few things in mind. They are:

  • Dental Training & Experience: Ask your dentist if they belong to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Those who do are current with the latest techniques and methods.
  • Dentist Reviews: When considering a dentist, read patient reviews of their cosmetic treatments. This information will give you an idea of what results to expect.
  • Dental Technology: Look into a dental practice’s technology. Those who have advanced tools will likely deliver excellent care.