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January 03, 2018

Metal braces? Ceramic braces? Invisalign®? Six-Month-Smiles®? With all of the orthodontic options available these days, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your needs. Take our short quiz to learn more about the options available at our Manhattan office and which solutions may be suitable for you. Then call our office at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation and learn more.


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December 20, 2017

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted directly into jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. Replacing the roots of missing teeth is important for the preservation of both bite strength and facial structure. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that work to address both of these problems.

When a tooth is lost through trauma, infection, or decay, its root is lost as well. Tooth roots secure teeth into the jaw, but also serve to signal the body to continue fortifying bone around the teeth. When a root is gone, those signals cease...

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December 13, 2017

If you already have your two front teeth, what could your smile possibly hope for during the holiday season – assuming, of course, your smile could hope? How about perfection?

Maybe your two front teeth are crooked. Maybe there are spaces between them. Perhaps other teeth in your mouth are functionally limited and aesthetically displeasing due to crooked presentation, uneven shapes and sizes, severe staining, or chipped or cracked enamel. All of these issues can be addressed with porcelain veneers – and at NYC Smile Design, we offer the strongest, most natural-looking...

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December 05, 2017
Financing Cosmetic Dentistry | NYC | Manhatan

Can you use your FSA or HSA for cosmetic dentistry? Most likely not. These plans are designed to cover the cost of medical and dental expenses not fully covered by insurance. They seldom include procedures that would be considered aesthetic-only. However, it is possible to use your flexible or healthcare spending account for restorative services with functional benefit.

While your FSA or HSA cannot be used for tooth...

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November 28, 2017

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for men and women struggling with dental phobia to get the treatments they need for a healthy smile without nervousness or anxiety. If you feel anxious prior to dental appointments or if your nervousness about routine dental care prohibits you from seeking professional services, please call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation and learn about our sedation dentistry options.

Beyond Dental Phobia


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November 24, 2017

Manhattan Porcelain Veneers | Facelift Veneers | Dental Face Lift New YorkPorcelain veneers are used to address myriad cosmetic imperfections. Placed over the front of the teeth, veneers can fix:

  • Irregular tooth shapes and sizes
  • Crooked tooth presentation
  • Gaps in between teeth
  • Chipped or cracked tooth enamel
  • Severe tooth staining

Porcelain veneers can also be used to...

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November 10, 2017

Ceramic Braces Cost NYC | Financing Invisalign Manhattan

Ceramic braces are one of the most popular alternatives to traditional metal options. Shaded to match your teeth in color, ceramic braces are much less noticeable than silver alternatives. New York City dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib use clear arch-wire for ceramic braces as well, helping ensure they are as unobtrusive and unnoticeable as possible.


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November 03, 2017

If your teeth look dingy, yellowed, or stained, they can make you feel self-conscious, less confident, and unwilling to smile. Fortunately, these issues can easily be dealt with long before this year’s holiday parties. All they require is a call to NYC Smile Design to schedule a teeth whitening treatment.

Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib offer fast, safe, and incredibly effective in-office teeth whitening with Zoom! We also offer customized take-home kits that, if started soon, can still have your teeth bright and beautiful in time for upcoming holiday celebrations....

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October 27, 2017

Life is full of milestones. Your first day at a new school. Your first kiss. The first time you fall in love. Your first experience with failure. Your first experience with overcoming exceptional odds. All of these moments are worthy of pause and reflection. All of these moments build memories and inform who you become – who you are and where you’re going.

Your smile is not just among the first things that people notice about you, it is among the first things people begin to identify you by. Some of life’s milestones come without warning. Others can be planned for. The latter deserves full attention to detail – even seemingly...

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October 17, 2017

The placement of dental implants at our Manhattan office is virtually painless. Thanks to advancements in both implant technology and topical anesthetics, we are able to place dental implants without heavy sedation and, while some mild discomfort may linger for a day or two following implant placement, over-the-counter medications are typically enough to address the problem until it subsides on its own.

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of having dental implants placed, we would be happy to discuss your ...

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