Cosmetic Dentistry in Rockaway, NJ

A friendly, self-assured smile can set the stage for your interactions in business and social settings.

When you feel positive about how you look, people notice. In fact, people usually respond to a bright smile positively. Studies have suggested that bright, straight teeth are not only considered more attractive, but people with straight teeth are often more successful. According to the survey, they are more likely to land a big interview or get asked out for a second date. All because of a beautiful smile!

When you’re bothered by cosmetic dental issues, you might find yourself hiding your smile. Even if you don't realize that you're self-conscious, it still comes through when you meet people. Smiling not only impacts your sense of self but also how people perceive you. Your Rockaway cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stephen Kao, is highly-skilled in the art of creating a beautiful smile that reflects your style and personality.

Call West Main Complete Dentistry to schedule a smile evaluation to determine what options are best for you.

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Serving Our Rockaway, NJ Community

woman covering mouth | Cosmetic Dentistry in Rockaway NJ | West Main Complete DentistryGetting the perfect smile might have once been reserved only for the rich and famous, but these days anyone can obtain a dazzling Hollywood smile. You have many options available to achieve your smile goals, from teeth whitening to changing the size and shape of your teeth. Whatever your smile goals are, Dr. Stephen Kao will work closely with you to stylize your options.

Cosmetic dentistry blends science and art in a harmonious mix, taking into account the curves and lines of your face to craft the right shape and balance. Together we will exceed your smile expectations!

Smile with Confidence

At West Main Complete Dentistry, our team will work with you to find solutions that allow you to relax, smile with confidence, and enjoy your life. Cosmetic dental problems come in all shapes and sizes, and we can address them all:

  • Yellow or brown stained teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped or missing teeth
  • Crooked or overlapping teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

If any of the above smile flaws resonate with you, we want you to know that these dental issues are minor. The good news is that we can fix them, and allow the true beauty of your smile to shine through. No matter what the current condition of your teeth might be, we can put you back on track. 

Cosmetic Dental Options

If you want to look your absolute best, there are plenty of options to consider when it comes to cosmetic dental treatment. Fixing your dental flaws can be quicker than you thought. After scheduling a dental consultation with our Rockaway dental office, Dr. Kao can go over your current smile condition and walk through your smile goals. We offer cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, tooth-colored fillings, and dental bonding that will correct any of the above problems and many more.

  • Teeth whitening – Are you unhappy with a dull smile that’s lost its youthful appearance? Our convenient professional take-home whitening kits will have you loving your smile again in no time.
  • Porcelain veneers – Veneers are popular because they can be used to mask a wide variety of dental problems. From misaligned teeth to severe staining of the enamel, veneers can help.
  • Tooth-colored fillings – The composite material used for these fillings looks very natural and can be matched to your natural tooth color. These characteristics also make dental bonding an excellent choice for repairing small chips, cracks, and other minor cosmetic dental problems.

How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

woman getting veneers | Cosmetic Dentistry in Rockaway NJ | West Main Complete DentistryGetting your teeth whitened by a trained professional can be safe and effective. In-office teeth whitening works by custom-fabricating a tray that fits around your teeth. The peroxide solution that your Rockaway cosmetic dentist uses is more effective than store brands and can whiten your teeth faster and more intensely. Most teeth whitening sessions take up to an hour, and with proper maintenance, can last up to a year. Touch-ups are always available if your teeth start looking dull.

How Can I Maintain My Bright Smile?

Getting your teeth whitened improves your appearance and can make you look younger. It’s natural to want to maintain your white smile. The good news is that you can keep that brightness for up to a year. Here are some tips on supporting that dazzling look:

  • Avoid foods that may have stained your teeth in the first place (coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauce, sodas, etc.)
  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day
  • See your dentist for a professional dental cleaning

What Dental Issues Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to fix smile imperfections. The veneers are thin, translucent, “shields” that adhere to the front surface of your tooth. Many patients who want to hide badly stained teeth that can't be whitened opt for veneers. We also use them on chipped, cracked, disfigured teeth. If you have wide spaces between your teeth, veneers can help close the gaps.

How Do I Care for My Veneers?

Caring for your veneers is as simple as caring for your natural teeth. Thankfully, there’s not a rigorous or specialized routine that you have to adhere to. With proper care, your veneers can last 15 years or longer. Many of our patients have found success following the recommended tips:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day
  • Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Avoid eating hard foods or candies
  • Avoid drinking sodas or staining beverages
  • Avoid smoking

Fixing Chipped or Cracked Teeth

teeth whitening graphic | Cosmetic Dentistry in Rockaway NJ | West Main Complete DentistryRockaway dental patients with chipped or cracked teeth might only need dental bonding, which can be effective if the damage to your enamel is minimal. Cosmetic bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin that bonds to your tooth. Dr. Kao can shape the bonding material to look like your natural tooth, followed by curing the resin so that it can harden.

Once you have undergone the procedure, bear in mind that dental bonding is not as strong as natural enamel. Be careful when biting down on hard things like ice, your nails, candy, or even your office pen.

Finding the Solution that Fits Your Needs

Your smile is unique to you, which is why your smile makeover is personalized to fit your personal case. At West Main Complete Dentistry, we work with your budget and timeframe so that we can find an appropriate and cost-effective smile solution that makes you happy. Don't hold yourself back before you've even taken the first step; you might be surprised what is available to you—and how much better your smile can look.

Visiting our Rockaway dental office doesn't just have to fit into your oral health routine. We want our patients to utilize us a cosmetic resource for getting the attractive and fantastic smile they deserve. It might be easier than you ever imagined. The first step is calling our Rockaway dental office and scheduling an appointment.