Cosmetic Dentistry

Surgical Dentistry & Laser Dentistry located in Yonkers and Thornwood, NY

Consider cosmetic dentistry if you want to improve the color, position, or general appearance of your teeth or smile. At Riverside Dental in Yonkers and Thornwood, New York, family dentist and oral surgeon Gemini Master-Patel, DMD, and her team offer various cosmetic dentistry services, including veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants. Call the nearest office today to request a cosmetic dentistry consultation, or book your appointment online.

I wish my smile looked different. Should I consider cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry uses restorations, orthodontic appliances, or whitening gels to improve your smile’s appearance. 

The Riverside Dental team uses cosmetic dentistry to treat various aesthetic concerns, including:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Tooth discoloration and stains
  • Small gaps or spaces between the teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth

As long as your teeth and gums are healthy, you can benefit from treatment. If you have cavities or gum disease, the team treats those conditions first.

Do veneers count as cosmetic dentistry? What are other examples?

The Riverside Dental team offers various cosmetic treatments, including:


Veneers are cosmetic shells bonded to the surfaces of your teeth. They cover small imperfections, like gaps between the teeth or stains that don’t improve with whitening. 

Teeth whitening

Whitening treatments use gels or removable trays to eliminate stains or discoloration caused by drinking coffee, using tobacco, or poor oral hygiene. The Riverside Dental team offers in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening kits.

Dental implants

Dental implants are inserted into your empty tooth sockets. They replace your natural tooth roots and provide a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures. 


A crown is a cap bonded over a damaged or severely decaying molar (a tooth at the back of your mouth). A crown restores your molar’s size and appearance, allowing you to bite and chew. 


Riverside Dental might recommend a bridge if you lose a permanent tooth to extraction or trauma. A bridge is a restoration with a false tooth and two crowns. The tooth fills the gap in your smile, and the crowns prevent the bridge from shifting. 


Invisalign uses clear removable aligners to straighten crooked or crowded teeth. It’s a quicker and more comfortable orthodontic treatment than traditional metal braces.

The Riverside Dental team might recommend one or several cosmetic procedures, depending on your goals.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Undergoing cosmetic dentistry at Riverside Dental offers various benefits, including:

  • An enhanced smile
  • Brighter and whiter teeth
  • A balanced and symmetrical smile
  • Concealed chips and cracks

Cosmetic dentistry can even improve the shape and position of your teeth.

These factors can make it easier to brush and floss, ensuring your smile stays healthy for years.  

Call the nearest Riverside Dental office today to request a cosmetic dentistry visit, or book your appointment online.