Cosmetic Procedures

If a patient is not satisfied with their smile or the appearance of their smile, Dr. Mitchell Gardiner or Dr. Christopher Di Turi might suggest a cosmetic dentistry procedure at their Shrewsbury, New Jersey office. These procedures can correct any flaws and give the patient a more complete and beautiful smile. Please feel free to contact Shrewsbury Dental Associates to schedule a consultation with any of our great dentists.

Veneers

Can correct

  • Cracked, chipped, fractured or broken teeth
  • Gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Misaligned or Uneven teeth
  • Misshapen teeth or teeth that appear to be too long, short or pointed

A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain or composite material contoured to imitate the natural look of teeth. Veneers are comparable in strength to your natural tooth enamel.

Dr. Mitchell Gardiner or Dr. Christopher Di Turi may recommend veneers to correct small gaps, misalignments or discoloration of natural teeth.

While a honor student at New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Di Turi was involved with some of the initial porcelain veneer research studies. During the 1980s they initiated the concept of using adhesive promoters and chemical coupling agents to get better adhesion of porcelain veneers to teeth. He continued that level of enthusiasm regarding adhesive promoting via coupling agents well into his post-doctoral education and research endeavors. He initiated the concept of adhesively coupled full porcelain crown restorations to teeth.

The dentists will customize the shape, size, and color so that they seamlessly match the look and feel of your adjacent natural teeth.

We welcome you to call our office to learn more about veneers and to schedule a consultation with our dentists to see if veneers are the right solution for your smile.

Porcelain Inlays

Reasons for Inlays:

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings

An inlay made of composite, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain material that are custom made to your individual needs. Inlays made of porcelain are the most popular because they most closely resemble your natural tooth color and structure. A porcelain inlay is made of the highest quality materials by our professional dental laboratory.

If Dr. Mitchell Gardiner or Dr. Christopher Di Turi, determine that you are a  good candidate for an inlay, they might suggest this restoration to address your individual needs. Inlays are typically are used to minimize the need of prep work to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma or to replace defective silver and composite fillings.  They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Porcelain Onlays

Reasons for Inlays:

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings

An onlay made of composite, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain material that are custom made to your individual needs. Onlays made of porcelain are the most popular because they most closely resemble your natural tooth color and structure.

An onlay differs from an inlay in that it addresses the biting surface of your tooth. A porcelain onlay is made of the highest quality materials by our professional dental laboratory.

If Dr. Mitchell Gardiner or Dr. Christopher Di Turi, determine that you are a  good candidate for an onlay, they might suggest this restoration to address your individual needs.

Like inlays, onlays are typically are used to minimize the need of prep work to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma or to replace defective silver and composite fillings.  They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Teeth Whitening

Can correct

  • White spots caused by fluorosis
  • Normal wear on tooth surface
  • Stained teeth due to medications
  • Yellow stained teeth due to dark drinks

Our office offers a teeth whitening (or bleaching) service for those who wish to brighten the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

If you are interested to whiten your teeth there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most effective method is using our in-office tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth considerably.

As any tooth whitening system will only work with natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, or any other restorations. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

This process is not permanent as the some liquids you drink, like coffee, tea, and wine, will stain your teeth possibly reversing the whitening process. A patient can use touch up applicators to help maintain the brightness of your smile or come back into our dental office every several years.

Tooth Reshaping

Can correct

  • Uneven teeth edges
  • Normal wear on tooth surface
  • Chipped teeth

Tooth shaping, actually known as esthetic tooth recontouring, is a technique to reshape and restyle broken, uneven or jagged front teeth. Dr. Gardiner and Dr. Di Turi are experts in restoring your front teeth by removing small chips or uneven edges to give your teeth a more consistent look.

This painless procedure will easily correct any minor cosmetic issue that you may have. Do not let jagged or uneven teeth cause you not to smile.

Recontouring is an extremely effective way to round off pointy or jagged teeth, correct minor crowding of teeth, or to correct small defects or flaws.